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Surprise Trip to the Barossa Valley

On Saturday morning Alex and I got up early to drive to the beach, via the airport to drop his Mum off. As we pulled up to Terminal 4, Alex turned around in his seat and said ‘We’re going to Adelaide!’ (say whaaaa?!) and an hour later we were on a plane jetting off to South Australia! This sneaky Australian of mine is pretty good at planning surprises.

We spent Saturday being driven from winery to winery through the beautiful vineyards. I’d never done proper wine tasting before, and at the first cellar door I felt super awkward not knowing how to swirl the wine properly… and was I supposed to drink it or spit it out? However we relaxed into it, maybe a little too much…. as I was going through these photos, a good 50% of them were definitely on a tilt.

My favourite cellar door was Yelland and Papps, a small family-run place where we sat in their garden sipping wine as the sun started to go down. They seemed so passionate about their wines, and we bought a couple of bottles to take home. Another favourite place was of course visiting the cheese shop, where I was swayed to buy the triple-cream cheese ha. And a chocolate covered fig just because we had to reach the $10 card minimum, only for that reason. We had a quick scout around Maggie Beer as well, where they had the BEST condiments, pates, and sauces to try. I may have eaten half the jar of salted caramel.

It was so lovely to be soaking up some sun in just a tshirt again after a couple of cold Melbourne weeks.  And I feel like I know so much more about wine now! Just gotta start building up that wine collection instead of drinking it. Have you ever been wine tasting? 

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    May 27, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    Aw what an awesome surprise!! Looks like you had an epic time. I've been wine tasting around Canberra and it was really enjoyable – not a typical wine region but there are so many vineyards round there! x

    Jasmin Charlotte

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    twolittlepigs downunder
    May 31, 2015 at 1:37 am

    Looks so amazing!!! So so jealous, definitely putting it on the list! 🙂 great photos girl xo

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    Carly @ Let Us Wanderlust
    June 1, 2015 at 10:10 am

    You two are the absolute cutest! This is exactly the type of trip I'd love to take down to Adelaide and the Barossa! I've never been but Ty and I have talked about it for ages. Must make it happen! xx

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