So much to do so little time to do it in, work, life, balance. Blah Blah Blah, where does it go?
Next stop was the Brook Wood Estate, where we purchased some Lime Splice butter and Dukkah of which we haven’t opened either yet. I don’t mind the Dukkah but I keep forgetting we have it, a bit of work involved here; break up the bread, select the oil, put it on a fancy plate; it sometimes just becomes too hard. Then of course you could always do what my friend did and lose the bread in the oil and try to pretend it wasn’t you.
The best thing about this place unfortunately wasn’t the wine but each to their own it was the cat. Who just so wanted some loving, apparently it wasn’t advisable to pick her up as she would scratch you, I have one of those at home called Molly, who reacts just the same, bloody selfish don’t you think, I thought cat’s were there for your needs not theirs
|Pretty pussy, just wanted some loving|
|Food! Hope I remember to use it before it expires|
Now next came the best bit, the Watershed Winery, what a great spot, great architecture, amazing building, I know they have great food as I have eaten there before, fabulous deck to lounge on, fabulous host. He was very informative, had us all out on the deck to let us know how the winery started, what direction they were going in, the different wines they produce, in a nut shell a great history lesson. They also have a dam that has enough water in it to supply the next three years water requirements
What I have discovered this trip is that I wish had the knowledge in the 70’s that they did, the skills would have helped to, as that was when the majority of the wineries were started in the region. At least I would have a full wine cellar, and by all accounts a pretty happy lifestyle, and not forgetting I would also be able to surf; take drugs; sometimes turn up for work when the waves weren’t happening, but I could be overcome from all the drugs I had taken, so maybe not.
Wine was great, bought a few bottles to!!
|This is standing on the deck looking towards the restaurant|
|The fabulous entrance|
|Silly of me not to take photos of the inside|
It’s all starting to become a bit of a blur now, I think we then rolled into the Cowaramup brewery for lunch. Had a brilliant grilled fish dish and sampled some beers. Michael bought a large bottle to take away that was basically filled with a six pack. He opened it the weekend after we came back and demolished the lot!!!! Needless to say he was very happy that night.
So back in the bus and moving along to the next activities, singing songs, giving Mandy some stick.
Mandy was telling us that without the backpackers they wouldn’t be able to operate the vineyards and are very grateful for their help. At seasons end a large part of their job is cutting the vines back ready for the new growth; they work long days just cutting the vines.
Some of the grape picking is done by machinery; however the older vines are hand picked, these vines are treasured, and is where you get your expensive, quality vino’s from
That’s enough for today, I tell you it was a very very busy day, I still haven’t finished, more soon
Am I boring anyone yet, are you still awake?