The stories of our Adventures as we taste wine, eat food, travel and stay. We hope you enjoy the stories as you follow along with us on our Adventures to find a decent drop a good feed and place for a nice kip.
Don't drink without pants on!
on the edge of Adelaide's
stunning Botanic Gardens the National Wine Centre of South Australia combines bold
architecture and a series of conference and meeting rooms.It also features a number
of outdoor terrace areas with views of the centre's courtyard and adjacent
National Wine Centre offers a number of wine events for the general public to
enjoy and although not generally public Koala thought he should attend an event
to experience first hand what was going on. He was told that he could enjoy the
best wines Australia
has to offer at Friday's Uncorked, a free entry event run fortnightly. There
was also a Wine Master Class that occurred in conjunction with the Uncorked
event but you had to book and it was not free. Koala went ahead and booked so
as to bring you all the inside scoop!
it turned out the Friday Uncorked event he attended featured the wines of TheLane Vineyards from the Adelaide Hill’s with none other than John Edwards
himself doing the Master Class. Koala was up for the challenge having signed up
for the Master Class and was immediately confronted with the cost. Having
attended numerous wine maker / owner exclusive classes over the years usually
ranging in price from $75-$150, this price came as a shock…. $20, yes that’s it
twenty dollars! These classes are definitely not intended to generate any
wines were fantastic and John was educational, entertaining and kept everyone’s
attention. Telling of how they got lucky with their first land purchase of
twenty acres and how they have grown to over two hundred. Along with delving deep into the wines he talked about the
overall philosophy of The Lane and provided an interesting and relatively
class was very intimate and only accommodated twenty people. The room acoustics
made for a lively setting and was attended with enthusiasm by a diverse crowd.
the class Koala attended the free open to the public Uncorked event where
people could purchase glasses of The Lane wines and listen to some acoustical
guitar and have some nibbles. There were a couple hundred people enjoying good
wine both inside and out in a great location.
are also meals at the winter wine dinners and the opportunity to learn the
fundamentals of chocolate and wine pairing at their wine classes.
fantastic facility with great events and really everyone should go and enjoy.
Oh yeah and learn to!
rates National Wine Centre of South Australia a “must do”!