My Barossa Day #19 - Dreaming and imagining past journeys
A submission from Victoria McClurg, Barossa Valley Cheese Company
We're imagining and dreaming of those past journeys. The places we visit, and the family and friends we share our joys and sorrows with as we natter over a share plate or meander the shops hunting for treasures. Dreams will come true soon but until that day arrives, I’ll start to plan day one of my seven-day Barossa binge, because I can’t possibly fit in all my favourites on one day!
Watch out Ryan, because we're on our way to you at Fleur Social. Of course, the coffee is essential but if I can sneak in a little cream cheese bagel to get my palate going, I might have to sit for a while and savour the fact that at last, we can sit down in a café!
Heading east, towards my favourite town, we might take a little detour to our friends at Elderton Wines or Atze's Corner because it’s never too early for wine tasting….and I had the bagel! Even if we don’t feel like tasting, we’ll pick up a few bottles for later because quite frankly, the Barossa is about hunting and gathering.
We’ll park the car in Angaston and have a little stroll around the newly created (soon to be opened) Barossa Adventure Station. Are the bikes in the back of the car, not today, but I’ll try to remember to blow the cobwebs off mine and bring it with me next time because that looks like fun. The massive slide is going to be a cracker. Angaston is such a stunning little town, especially at this time of year as the leaves change and the colours are vibrant and varied. We’re going to take our time and walk the streets guided by the Angaston heritage walk, but I have a strong feeling that we’ll have some diversions into the plethora of shops as their attractive window displays beckon. It’s a fascinating town and has some hidden treasures to share that tell us the story of past and present.
Up one side of the street and down the other, we’ll land in front of one of my favourite lunch spots, Casa Carboni. The sense of family as we walk through those doors, is like a big warm hug which we welcome at this time of year. We let Fiona chose our wine to match whichever delicious dish Matteo has been creating this week. It’s a long, slow lunch full of laughs as we see our friends pop in for a cheeky bite to eat too, but at some point, we should start moving because the day is escaping us.
Do we visit more of our winery mates up the road or go for a walk in Kaiser Stuhl? I’ll have to check with my stomach because I need to make room for a visit to David Franz for drinks and snacks at Stelzer Road Supper Club tonight. The perfect finish to a perfect day one in the Barossa.