This trip was about visiting places of all shapes and sizes. We literally pulled up outside Sally’s Corner on spec after making a call 20 minutes earlier as there was no website. Inside we met Allen Davies who at 78 yrs old is still looking after the vineyards at the back of his property and selling the 720 cases of wine made locally. You cannot buy his wine outside of this region never mind outside the country.
Allen talked to us about his wine and what it was like to run a small operation. In 2012 a hailstorm wiped out his whole vintage so it can be a precarious game. Even though this was a short stop it was great to speak to someone whose passion for making wine was still so strong after many years after retirement from his earlier career as a solicitor.
Amidst all the complexities of wines and the knowledge of his subject Allen made us smile when he said “There are only two types of wine. The wine you like and the wine you don’t like.”
Our favourite wine here was the Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2012.
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