Once upon a time an English man and a Scottish woman travelled to a far off land called Australia to see what this Great Land had to offer. They had heard stories of the Great Sandy Desert, the Great Dividing Range, the Great Barrier Reef and even the Great Ocean Road but nobody had shared the secret of the Grape Wine-Ding Valley!
Why not they wondered, it seemed such a magical place?
It had a Chapel at the top of a Hill and a communion table like nothing they had ever seen before.
Everyone talked the same language about Cellar Doors that had funny names and even funnier staff like Tristan. He loved his job as he got to play his favourite music like Led Zeppelin and drink wine all day with his customers.
The English man and the Scottish woman were given honorary membership of the Black Sheep Club although the woman was sure she’d been a member of this club before when growing up! They were pleased there were no horses heads in evidence at Coriole’s Vineyard where the 2007 Sangiovese scored top marks. Liverpool won hands down at Goodieson Brewery but unfortunately the tourists lost the Battle at Bosworth.
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Once you’ve tired of The Grape Wine-Ding Valley, you can leg it down to Glenelg where you can almost imagine you are back in Manly.
Turn left, instead of right, and you’ll be hopping over to KI which coincidentally happens to be the title of the next Chapter! Till then, keep smiling and we’ll keep pootling.