For some people, wine plays an important part in their lives. Aside from perhaps a sweet tooth or liking for dessert wines, there are others who have a keen appreciation for all kinds of wine. Australia is widely known for its wine industry and among the many places in the world that offer wine tasting and additional entertainment, there are places in New Zealand that also encourage and produce wine.
Goff’s Creek Vineyard is one of those few wineries that offers wine-tasting and festival activities such as cheese and cheese tasting, a wine-making workshop and a picnic. It is located 30 kilometers north of Mont Cape in the heart of the Garden Route accommodation area. The entire workshop is done free of charge. The wine-maker, Kirsten Magnusson, intensive for three months on growing grapes to be able to make enough wine to share it with the select few select members.
“K Kirsten Magnusson is highly qualified as a winemaker. She did a lot of trial runs before settling on all of the key factors. Specific gravity is critical to the wine-making process and can produce excellent quality, consistent and pronounced flavors,” Peter Gordon, Owner of the vineyard said. “K Kirsten is very much the local expert on wines and I am very proud to call her and her husband Stan to the winery. Every day I am proud to greet new visitors and to tell them about the outstanding wines in the making. I am fully focused on providing comprehensive information to all who come in from various regions and deal with all three facets of the winery, soil, climate and Selection.”
The reasons why vineyard tours are often called wine country vacations are actually not that local. The wineries are in fact spread far and away from the main towns of the country. Depending on the time of day or night, the wineries are easily accessible through most rural roads in the country. They are easily attainable even during the festivals and other times when the locals engage in some wine tasting.
Like every other country, Australia has a vast selection of wines to try. So here are some of the best options you can choose from when it comes to tasting wine locally.
For a quick and easy-to-travel-from winery tour, you can make your way to the Barossa Valley region in western Victoria. It’s a great place to get a tour at a reasonable price, and you’ll have the chance to visit some of the most famous wineries in Australia like Stelzner, Drype and Chardonnay. There’s no shortage of art and wine makers in this region, so don’t be afraid toppings to bring your spouse and kids.
Most places close for a wine festival early, so you’ll have to wait a bit for selections in the main selection areas. Most places aren’t open later than that. The opening is usually Saturday around 3pm, but there can be last call as early as 2:30pm. The selection process is a bit more complicated here than at other places because of the concentration of wines available.
Seek and find the most reputable wine country tour operator. He or she should beskinned and should speak either good English or sufficient German, as the German-speaking part of Australia is a huge wine-making region.
ask for recommendations about the most common wines served at your destination. The most common choices could include Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillon, Riesling and Pinot Noir.
Select the wine that’s best suited to your schedule and your palate. Manneken Pis is the famed matatube of New Zealand, while a Pinot Grigio, along with a Courtyard Chardonnay, was named after Queen Victoria for her favourite collection.
After that, decide on your main requirements:
1. Entrance wine list.
2. Crusoe wine.
3. french cuisine.
4. or a combination of food from Acheburra (Winebere, German cuisine, translated from old French to English cuisine) and those from Orange (chard, fruits, preserves, cider made from squeezed juice of the fruit in stone ovens).
5. beer and cider.
8. Other drinks.
10. french dessert wines.
11. organic juices.
12. home-made ice creams.
13. Parma ham. 14. Cottage cheese. 15. Andouille sausage. 16. Venison, Sauau and Boereau. 17.avaaques. 18. Alsacian strawberries 19. All Inclusive meals (Wine, Venison, Dinner, Battery, Venison, Battery).