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Day 133 - Saturday 15 September 2012

Adelaide

This morning we went to the local Post Office again to pick up our mail and were successful at the third try! Then on to the Westfield Tea Tree Plaza at Tea Tree Gully in the north eastern suburbs of Adelaide - a very large shopping centre about 10 kms from the caravan park. After a bit of shopping - shoes and clothes for Di and a book for David (he has now finished the Stieg Larsson Millenium Trilogy), we decided to have a coffee and a sandwich for lunch then continue on to the Barossa Valley wine district. As we drove towards the Barossa Valley we passed through an area with large areas of brilliant yellow canola flowers.

A splash of canola in the Barossa Valley

A splash of canola in the Barossa Valley

We stopped at the Tanunda Information Centre for some tourist info and found out that if we hurried we would just make the cooking demonstation at Maggie Beer's Kitchen in Nuriootpa. After the cooking demonstration we sampled some of the food that had been cooked, roasted onion wedges dressed with Vino Cotto, roasted baby carrots deglazed with verjuice, and mushrooms sauteed in nut-brown butter and deglazed with verjuice. On the kitchen wall there is a large painting of Maggie Beer and Simon Bryant (from ABC's The Cook and The Chef) painted by Barry McCann for the 2008 Archibald Prize. The painting was one of 40 finalists that year. Back in the shop we sampled some of the jams and chutneys before buying some of the produce.

Cooking demonstration at Maggie Beer's Kitchen

Cooking demonstration at Maggie Beer's Kitchen

Di making something out of nothing

Di making something out of nothing

Painting of Maggie and Simon in the kitchen

Painting of Maggie and Simon in the kitchen

Di at Maggie Beer's Farm Shop

Di at Maggie Beer's Farm Shop

After leaving Maggie Beer's Farm Shop we headed back to Tanunda and the Peter Lehman Winery for some red wine tasting. The Cellar Door was well patronised and we sampled a few of their excellent red wines. We decided to buy a few wines and bought two each of the 2010 Layers Red, the 2010 Portrait Shiraz and the 2008 Futures Shiraz. We also joined up as Futures Members to get an instant discount on our puchases. We returned to the caravan park via Lyndoch and Gawler.

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