We had booked a wine tour, so we set off in a bus around the region. The good organisation of these guys surprised me. The district is heavy into growing fruit, vege, grapes and a few olives. It’s a great place to spend time. We started out first picking up another group that were in some back country cottages , set back in a large block of bush these cottages belong to Cobb and Co. The cottages looked great I would love to own one myself.
A party of fifteen organized, it is off to an array of wineries to taste their wares. We started the day around 10:30 drinking our first drinks and were politely discussing them and cleaning the palate with water, even tipping some down the drain. We poured over tasting notes with polite conversations. The first winery saw wine being bought and the pattern remained for the day.
Most of the conversation apart from wine was on the impending “Opera in the Vineyard” which was taking place the next day somewhere in Stanthorpe. Apparently this is where everybody who is anybody was going on Sunday and the restaurants and camping accommodation was all booked out.
After lunch one winery began to merge into another. Some of the afternoon wineries gave us an insight into their manufacture and fermenting process. If I had been sober enough it would have been educational.
By the time we reached Kominos Wines the last on our list, Al and I were the only ones who went the distance, In honour of them we bought two bottles of their white Shiraz. A very nice drop as we were to discover some years later.