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Vintage Festival

Bam! That month just flew by. I’m back blogging but haven’t returned to my regular routine yet. Still, IMK keeps me honest. Last month I shared some of the things I bought in the US and Mexico. Upon our return, we went for our regular holiday to the Barossa Vintage Festival and followed it up… >> Read more

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The New Barossa – Lunch At Flaxman Wines

After discovering Flaxman Wines a few years ago via the Good Food & Wine Show in Brisbane, we visited them last Vintage Festival for a fantastic private tasting. Many wines were tasted and quite a few dollars charged to credit cards as we enjoyed a relaxed afternoon set on the gentle slopes on the vineyard… >> Read more

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I’ve just returned from my fifth Vintage Festival in the Barossa Valley. An event that celebrates the end of the vintage in one of Australia’s premiere wine growing regions. After hard months of tending the vines and harvesting, the community is ready to open a bottle of wine or two and let down their hair… >> Read more

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Readers are perhaps a little weary of my endless praise of the Vintage Festival in the Barossa Valley. Just to show you that it’s not all flashy lunches and endless drinking (though that does make up a considerable part of my itinerary), today I’m going to tell you about two very different markets in the… >> Read more

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You’re hardly starved for choice in the Barossa Valley.  Local providores, markets, cafe and restaurants abound.  Throw in the huge array of cellar doors in close proximity and it would take you months, if not years to eat your way through it all.  So, as you can imagine, planning a visit to the biennial Barossa… >> Read more

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It’s been a big few weeks, what with the Vintage Festival in the Barossa Valley followed hot on its heels by the inaugural Adelaide Food and Wine Festival.  Over the coming weeks, I’ll be catching you up on my (hardly) bite sized adventures and it seems appropriate that I start with my last adventure, first…… >> Read more

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Barossan Style Fig Galette

Since arriving back in Australia, one thing I have been attempting to do is try new recipes on guests, rather than the falling back on old faves and standbys. Progress has been slow to date but got a big boost with the pantry stock up a few weeks ago. Just before I headed off to… >> Read more

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