Sunday, 16 June 2013

Gallivanting - Myrtleford & the King Valley # 2


Taken in the forecourt of Pizzini's Winery, this shot is indicative of the gulf that exists between the vineyards within the King Valley loose consortium. Of the nine wineries we sampled, Pizzini's is the most commercial by a wide margin. This is not to say it has compromised its product in any way, simply that it devotes more time, and therefore money, to the marketing and social hype of a food and wine weekend. Around the KV we also visited Gapsted, Brown Brothers, Boggy Creek, Dalzotto, La Cantina, and Sam Miranda. We also headed over, for my first time, to the Glenrowan Festival where we sampled Morrisons, Baileys, and the Taminick Cellars. I gather next year the push is on for us to venture closer to the border and take in the Rutherglen Festival. Two of us first went there in 1972, when the wines were young, and brash, and simply horrid. Yes, yes I know. Things MAY have changed in the ensuing 41 years.

7 comments:

FigMince said...

Hey, Julie – in 1972 everything was young and brash, and those wines may have been horrid, but everything else was looking up (including Gough on the way). Maybe because 1972 had one of the best soundtracks ever – it was a vintage year for great albums.

And yeah – things sure have changed in the ensuing 41 years (see ‘horrid’). But it looks like you’re having a great time.

Jim said...

The red makes it pop.

head in the sun said...

hey!
Maybe you are in some of these photos?!
http://ungardenedmoments.blogspot.com.au/2013/06/queens-birthday-holiday-weekend.html

Hilda said...

That's a great way to dress up a dining table! Love the red tin bin. :)

Joan Elizabeth said...

I see persimmons in the table decoration ... do you like the taste of them? I don't.

Julie said...

I like them, Joan, but only when they are gooey and over-ripe.

diane b said...

Gapsted is one of our favourite wineries and wines. Rutherglen wines are good now or at least they were when we were there quite some years ago. We belonged to a wine touring group for 15 years it was great fun. We don't go any more as Bill's heart gets excited when he drinks wine.