Australia 2008 http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/ Australia 2008 Adelaide - downtown photo taken from rental car Adelaide is a lovely little city. Great food. Great wine. Great people. Great scenery. The way a city should be. http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409504 4409504 Adelaide - rental car - shot taken on way to Clare Valley I had a rental car in South Australia, and a different rental car in Western Australia. Both were Toyotas, and peformed very well. http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409505 4409505 Barossa - new vines with drip irrigation http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409499 4409499 Barossa Valley - fermentation at winery 1 http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409506 4409506 Barossa Valley - fermentation at winery 2 http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409507 4409507 Barossa Valley - vines 1 http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409508 4409508 Barossa Valley - vines 2 http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409509 4409509 Barossa Valley - vines 3 http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409510 4409510 Clare Valley - a nice place where I had breakfast http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409500 4409500 Clare Valley - view from hill 1 http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409511 4409511 Clare Valley - view from hill 2 http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409521 4409521 Clare Valley - young vines with drip irrigation system http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409512 4409512 Coriole - cellar door entrance sign http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409513 4409513 Cullen Winery - entrance sign and welcome centre http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409514 4409514 d'Arenberg - famous restaurant http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409515 4409515 d'Arenberg - view from restaurant veranda http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409516 4409516 d'Arenberg - view taken from car park http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409522 4409522 d'Arenberg - vines http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409517 4409517 Evans and Tate - tasting bar entrance sign http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409523 4409523 Forest Hill Vineyard - vines 1 http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409518 4409518 Forest Hill Vineyard - vines 2 http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409519 4409519 Great Southern - road through forest http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409520 4409520 Great Southern - Southern Ocean off Albany 1 It was great fun to swim in an ocean so far away from home. It isn't even that cold, though the Antarctic is some several thousands kilometres away! http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409541 4409541 Great Southern - Southern Ocean off Albany 2 It was great fun to swim in an ocean so far away from home. It isn't even that cold, though the Antarctic is some several thousands kilometres away! http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409542 4409542 Grosset - cellar entrance sign - was closed when I visited http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409524 4409524 Henny My beloved grandmother. I only wish I could see her more often! http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409543 4409543 Howard Park Wines - cellar door entrance sign http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409525 4409525 Jim Barry Wines - welcome centre My compliments! http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409544 4409544 Juniper Estate - welcome centre http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409545 4409545 Kilikanoon - cellar entrance sign http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409546 4409546 Knappstein Wines - cellar entrance sign Not a good place to visit . They were one of very few places who charged me to taste their wines http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409547 4409547 Knappstein Wines - tasting centre Not a good place to visit . They were one of very few places who charged me to taste their wines http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409548 4409548 Leeuwin Estate - concert venue http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409549 4409549 Leeuwin Estate - tasting bar and restaurant My compliments! http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409550 4409550 Margaret River - vines 1 http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409526 4409526 Margaret River - vines 2 http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409527 4409527 Margaret River - vines 3 http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409551 4409551 McLaren Vale - olive tree They actually make a lot of olive oil in South Australia. Quality is good, but not as refined as Italy, Greece, and Spain http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409552 4409552 McLaren Vale - olive tree yard They actually make a lot of olive oil in South Australia. Quality is good, but not as refined as Italy, Greece, and Spain http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409553 4409553 McLaren Vale - vines 1 http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409554 4409554 McLaren Vale - vines 2 http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409555 4409555 McLaren Vale - vines and countryside http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409556 4409556 McLaren Vale - vines and hills http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409557 4409557 McLaren Vale - younger vines with drip irrigation system Drip irrigation is common in most winegrowing regions of Australia. Many quality growers, however, are starting to revert to 'dry farming' http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409528 4409528 Penfolds Magill Estate - barrels http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409529 4409529 Penfolds Magill Estate - winery http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409558 4409558 Perth - downtown water fountain http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409530 4409530 Perth - huge wine list at fancy downtown bistro I only wish the food was as good as their wine list. Contrary to both the venerable Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson, Perth still has, I believe, a long way to go in the way of fine dining! http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409531 4409531 Perth - interesting structure near waterfront http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409559 4409559 Perth - Scarborough Beach 1 http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409560 4409560 Perth - Scarborough Beach 2 http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409532 4409532 Perth - skyline http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409533 4409533 Perth - sweet little bird I also came across many kangaroos while in Australia ... in all cases, dead beside the highway! http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409561 4409561 Swan River cruise - expensive homes http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409534 4409534 Swan River - Freemantle Port http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409535 4409535 Swan Valley - Olive Farm Wines http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409562 4409562 Swan Valley - Olive Farm Wines - Tasting Room http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409536 4409536 Torbreck - entrance sign My compliments to Torbreck --- the best winery I visited while in Australia! http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409537 4409537 Torbreck - fermentation http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409563 4409563 Torbreck - Julian behind the tasting counter From this picture, I don't look entirely comfortable. Too much pressure to get a great shot! http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409564 4409564 Torbreck - lovely garden http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409538 4409538 Torbreck - winery operations While I was at Torbeck, everyone was busy making wine, the task(s) of which they take extremely seriously (though many of them, for some reason, have trouble understanding why their wines are so popular) http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409565 4409565 Two Hands - entrance sign http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409539 4409539 Two Hands - old vines http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409540 4409540 Two Hands - tasting bar My compliments! http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409566 4409566 Vasse Felix - cellar door entrance My compliments! http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409581 4409581 Vasse Felix - ducks wandering through vines 1 I have a very soft spot for ducks. They are so adorable ... and so delicious! http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409567 4409567 Vasse Felix - ducks wandering through vines 2 I have a very soft spot for ducks. They are so adorable ... and so delicious! http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409568 4409568 Voyager Estate - entrance off the road http://www.hitnerwine.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=4409582 4409582