Category: Wine

Queenstown & Central Otago

After our Lord of the Rings adventures from the day before, we finally arrived in the Queenstown area. Queenstown itself is quite a large city and busy both in the winter and the summer. In winter it is a ski paradise and during the summer it is the […]

Margaret river wineries

Like I said in an earlier post, the natural pase of things in Western Australia seems to be to go hiking and than drinking. So, after two days of hiking it was time to check out Margaret River, the most famous wine region of Western Australia. The day […]

Hiking in WA

It is Sunday, December 23rd and I just enjoyed a very nice and may I say, well deserved beer. Why you may wonder? Because we have been hiking. No, not just walking around, we did some serious hiking… After leaving our forest lodge, we headed east to the Porongurup […]

Adelaide and Kangaroo island

On December 6th we woke up quite cheerfully and moved on to Adelaide. We checked into our hotel, dumped our luggage again and returned the car to the rental agency. Since we were downtown already, we hit the arcades for some lunch and shopping. Since I can’t buy […]

The Barossa Valley

After finishing the great ocean road in Port Fairy (where we saw neither elves nor obvious gays) we headed up North to Adelaide. We took the scenic route along the Grampians, which was great! We did some nice rock climbing and enjoyed the stunning views.   I mean, […]

Wombats, walks and wineries

We have moved up North and taken residence at the Edgewater motel. A nice enough place to stay, park our car and start our trips to Cradle Mountain National Park and the Tamar Wine route. The drive to Cradle mountain is actually a bit of an adventure in itself. […]

Drinking wine in Saint-Émilion

A little south of Bordeaux you can find this little place called Saint-Émilion. A small town with only 200 people left living there. It reminded me a bit of the ghost town I visited in California two years ago: Calico once housed hundreds of people, but since all […]

Stift Göttweig

As you can see from the pictures, Stift Göttweig is a huge abbey about a one-hour drive from Vienna. It lies on top of a hill around 450 meters above sea level, which means that you have a stunning view from the terrace overlooking the surrounding area. The […]