Young lawyers cross-examine the Barossa
Every year a group of Adelaide and interstate young lawyers get together between Christmas and new year. Educated in Adelaide, some have moved interstate to find the type of work they wanted, but they love their reunions, generally built around a wine region tour. This time they chose the famous Barossa Valley.
Tour leader and driver Wayne, met them at their North Adelaide rendesvous point, then headed up the newly constructed Northern Expressway, which has reduced the trip from the city to Barossa to less than an hour. He then turned towards Seppeltsfield from Greenock and showed them the 120 year old Grenache bush vines that almost came to destruction in the 1980s vine-pull scheme. They called at the historic Seppelt Winery, Two Hands, Peter Lehmann and Grant Burge. The wineries would have been pleased with the purchases they made at the cellar doors. A leisurely lunch was enjoyed in the gardens of the renowned 1918 restaurant at Tanunda, and finally to Wayne’s own vineyard near Greenock where he took them behind the scenes in both growing grapes and amateur winemaking. Group organisor Alison, said they ‘talked shop’ a lot during the day, but still managed to take in the fabulous Barossa. “The Vin’s/Adelaide Mini Bus people did a great job and we will definitely tour with them again.” “Thanks for a great trip- accommodating, informative and friendly ” they wrote in the vehicle visitors book.