Day Three started at Josef Chromy where we toured the vineyards with winemaker Jeremy Dineen, snacked on smoked boar fish and stood on holy ground where Sir Tom Jones once performed. The wines were great, with Delikat Riesling the star.
Next we visited Holm Oak in Tamar where we saw a fat pig named Pinot, almost got attacked by a native bird, dodged deadly tiger snakes in the Snake Pit vineyard and ate strange abalone. The wines, once again, were great, with The Wizard Pinot and Chardonnay standing out as the stars of the show.
When we pulled into Stoney Rise near dusk, pheasants and some hoppy hoppy thing took off. Joe Holyman gave us Boags XXX Ale and warned us not to try hugging wombats. “They’re a bit bitey,” he said. A good dude, Joe. His Holyman Chard and Pinot were awesome. Project X Pinot was stunning. He makes Amphora wine also; it was as gross as most Amphora wines. We left and headed out for Chinese food. Jet lag took us down early. —Andrew Myers
This story appears in the print issue of jan 2019.
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