30.06.2014 - 30.06.2014
We walked into town via mcdonalds mccafe to borrow some internet connection and stopped at the pharmacy and post. Since when does it cost $2.60 to send a postcard? [Insert "I remember when..." old hag moment here.]
Angelo, Annalisa and Christopher picked us up at 1:30 for the Casella winery tour. Angelo's farm supplies them with grapes. What a production!
Les the Tour Guide greeted us in his hard hat, glasses and neon vest, and asked us to don the same. His golf cart took us to the original 3 bros farmhouse and site of first production. Now row after row of million gallon tanks line the grounds and a (new) brewery.
Kangaroo pin parting gift and a duo of Yellow Tail, one red, one white.
Even more impressive is Angelo's farm itself. In his ute he drove us through the vineyards, past the water tanks, into the shed, to the orange groves.
The grape vines are bare but the orange groves are ripe for the eating. Angelo plucked the fruits right from the trees.
Oranges, mandarins, grapefruits, oh my! So juicy, so delicious. The best I'd ever had.
We capped off our D'Aquino Farm tour with a visit to his parents' house where we met his mum, dad, and sister and ate limited batch Lindt.
Coreene and Ross' for BBQ. Beef steaks on grill, potatoes and lettuce. Chestnuts and oranges.
Bored them with wedding pics. Centerba made another appearance. Lauren was on the wagon, but m picked up her slack. Tales were spun, adding to the Days of our Griffith Lives.