Kilgour Winery Antipasto
Joy and Anne, Kilgour's owner
Friday 14 January 2006
14 January 2006
Clifton Springs, Victoria, Australia
Since we were up so late for the dinner party, we did not move very
fast in the morning. I got up about 7 and worked on updating the
webpages and processing the photos.
I called Phil on SKYPE and talked to Gwyneth and Rob.
After a breakfast of just fresh squeezed orange juice and tea, I interviewed Joy for the oral history project.
Then we went to Jirrahlinga Koala and Wildlife Sanctuary. It was not
natural like Serendip but did afford spectacular close ups of birds, wombats,
kangaroos and koalas.
It was an incredibly beautiful day and we headed for wine
tasting. The first place we tried was closed for a special event so we
went to "Ann's:" --Kilgour: the winery, restaurant and vineyard were
owned by the woman that carpooled with Joy and Barrie in transporting
their sons to school. All their wines were exceptional, and the pinot
noir was fabulous. We ordered antipasto for lunch -- mussels, prawn,
salami, cheese, olives, avocado, artichoke, dried tomatoes, corn on
cob, crusty bread and more.
We headed from there to still another winery,
Bellarine Estates. The girl who poured was originally from Austin! I liked the merlot.
Our final visit was to an olive grove, Manzanillo,
owned by former neighbors of Barrie and Joy where we chatted a long time and the owner, Renata, gave
joy olive oil and olives.
Barb pets koala
View from Kilgour patio
Joy, Renata and Barbara -- the broken anle brigade at the aolive grove owned by Renata and her husband
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