region. At last count, there are over 60 wineries, but only 13 of them have cellar doors. On our last visit to the region, two Fridays ago, we decided to pop into one of the wineries for some tasting. Neither hubby nor I had any knowledge of wines from the area, so we randomly picked two - Mount Ashby Estate (because I liked the name) and Southern Highland Wines (it was on the way to our friends' property in Exeter).
|a lovely spot for lunch|
|picture the fire roaring in winter|
Due to the cooler climate in the Southern Highlands and the higher altitude, wines produced are a lighter and not as full-bodied unlike those produced in the Barossa or Hunter Valley. The wine industry is also relatively young in the region too. The lighter style suits my palate and I was happy (with the quality not as a result of drinking too much!).
We went home with a dozen bottles of Chardonnay and Merlot to stock up our cellar. We plan to visit again and try out their lunch menu at the next visit.