Experience: Adelaide [part 1] – Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre

I KNEW it was a good decision. Although my short vacation from the hectic Sydney environment was not enough, I must say that this three-day trip to Adelaide, the fifth largest city in Australia, was surely tiring but fun-filled and literally a pain in the ass (sitting most of the times at the backseat) but very fulfilling in terms of escaping the busy streets of the city.

First thing that shocked me is the 30-minute time difference. It put me onto confusion, although it is actually my Casio wristwatch at fault because I don’t know how to adjust it (well, don’t expect me to blame myself). My aunt, Tita Anne-Anne, and his hubby, Kuya George, welcomed me onto the domestic airport and we went straight home which is less than 15minutes away, to unpack all my stuff and have a Pinoy breakfast. How I loved the longganisa, beef tapa, egg, and the rice! It was totally awesome.

I wouldn’t want to post everything-in-one-go as it would only create a very long post, which is quite dragging for readers. Here’s the first part of the Adelaide wine-tasting adventures:

BAROSSA GOURMET WEEKEND. Yes, the NAB-sponsored Barossa Gourmet Weekend 2011 lived up to its promise to warm your senses. With a less than an hour drive from the city, it offered fabulous food and the famous Australian wines from the region.

Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre offered an amazing selection of wines for free tasting. Situated along the Barossa Valley Way on Rowland Flat, they also offer a wide range of platters that would match up the cozy drinks.

They also showcased a simplified step-by-step procedures in making wines, as follows:

The judgment: Jacob’s Creek Reserve Barossa Shiraz was the best. It is a mixture of complex flavours of mulberry, plum, chocolate and spice with excellent fruit length. Grapes used for the wine are grown in the Barossa region where the warm days and cool nights allow “optical development of intense flavour and complexity.”

Another great feature on the winery are old car models displayed on the vineyard.

From left to right: 1927 Chevrolet used as the delivery truck in the 1920’s; 1936 Blue Dodge; 1956 Chrysler Royale, purchased by the company in 1980 for a fund-raising event; and 1963 Bedford Truck used as Adelaide delivery truck.

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