Thursday, September 3, 2009

Snapshots from a traveler #12

So here I am in Australia, and though I've been here six days, it feels like I've been here ages. That's what Australia does: it sucks you in.

Now, I could be sharing a photo of Sydney Harbour in this space, but that has been done before. So instead I present a photo of the 131-year-old Shiraz vines at Tyrrell's Wines in the Hunter Valley.
I would have tried some of their Shiraz, but I got too tipsy on glass after glass of verdelho and chardonnay. That happens sometimes.

Tyrrell's Wines, Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia, September 2009.


The Blue Morpho said...

WOW! As an avid enophile I am totally impressed. As 131 year old vines, these would have been planted around the middle-end of the French wine blight. Wonder if there's a connection? I haven't done any research into that history, but it wouldn't surprise me if there was a motivation there. Safe travels!

Dianne said...

Jen, I did not know you were an avid enophile! Excellent. The fellow from the winery leading our tour did not mention the blight. But it is quite an interesting theory, and I wouldn't be surprised to learn that there was a connection. At any rate, I am always impressed to view flora that's been alive and thriving for more than a century.

Hope you guys are doing well!