Wednesday 26 September 2012

Nuriootpa to Wallaroo

My favourite place at Nuriootpa was Maggie Beer's Farm Shop, you can purchase all her products here, as well as some small run specials and they have a picnic menu. The staff were really helpful and friendly and the whole place has a lovely atmosphere with peacocks wandering among the fruit trees and a large lake.
Being in the Barossa Valley there were vineyards everywhere. This area is renowned for it's Shiraz. Kellermeister Wines' Wild Witch Shiraz collected three trophies at the International Wine Challenge in London this year and was judged best international Shiraz, unfortunately it's a little out of my budget price at $70 per bottle.

Leaving the Barossa we travelled south through the Yorke Peninsula to the tiny town of Wallaroo on Spencer Gulf where the ferry that runs between the Yorke and Eyre Peninsula departs.

The town has probably the most rough and potholed roads I've ever seen but there does seem to be some work being done down on the foreshore where the kiosk has been recently upgraded and is now a really good cafe with excellent coffee and a good variety of cakes.

The local children also have contributed to brightening the streetscape with some interesting mosaics all with a nautical theme.