a day off in Adelaide

Ah, onto another three day intensive, Teacher Training Level One. but not before a day off to visit the Adelaide country side with Lesley as our wonderful tour guide and Sienna, my dancing student/friend. We spent a lovely day in the Adelaide Hills wine region, and I was eager to sip and compare their wines with Oregon’s wonderful wine country. good morning wine tasting with Sienna Here we tried some really good wines, at the Chain of Ponds winery. My favorites were a crispy 2007 Pinot Grigio, a very drinkable 2005 Novello Nero, a blend of Sangiovese, Barbera, and Grenache, and a really yummy and rich 2004 Cab Sav–the Amadeus. With a wonderful and informative host to go with the wines, it was a great start to our day! And not only wine tasting, Leslsey took us to a local cheesemaker, Woodside Cheese Wrights, and we did another tasting there of mostly goat cheeses. I was in ecstasy, tasting six different cheeses, swooning over each bite as Lesley laughed at me, and Sienna was not thrilled with any of them. But then, she doesn’t much care for cheese…

We took a walk through an animal park and I got to visit with the chooks, emus, kangaroos, and peacocks on our way to lunch in a cute little town and on to another winery, not near as good as the first.

 so Australian, I love it! now, more dancing, and then on to Tasmania for a full on weekend of even more dancing, wine tasting, and a visit to a goat farm!

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