First of all we want to say that we hope you’re all keeping well and safe. Although we’re not through the tunnel yet, we can definitely see the light.
The South Australian Government is encouraging regional travel.
“COVID-19 travel restrictions in South Australia have recently been eased. Responsible road tripping to familiar, nearby regions for day trips or short overnight stays is now allowed. You can travel to regions, but social distancing practices should still be observed.
When visiting South Australia’s beautiful regions, think about going with ‘empty eskies’ and support the region by buying local. Drop into a local farm gate, stock up on artisan cheese, wine and charcuterie or buy take-away for a picnic in nature. This will help the regional economies rebuild from the challenging COVID-19 closures. Paying with tap-and-go instead of cash is advised.”
-southaustralia.com, May 2020, “COVID-19 South Australia Travel Restrictions and Recovery”, southaustralia.com/alerts/covid-19.
We’re so excited to welcome you back to the cellar door from next Friday the 5th of June, where we’ll be practising rigorous hygiene standards and social distancing.
We can tell you from experience that a night away from home, even if you’ve not travelled far, is a welcome change of pace. Last weekend we headed down to an Airbnb in Carrickalinga to chill out in different space, played board games, watched movies, walked on the beach and consumed a whole lot of local produce. As you can see from the pictures, it was awesome!
We’re looking forward to catching up with our South Australian friends over the coming weeks, but we haven’t forgotten our interstate friends. We’ll keep you up to date with everything that’s going on here, and we’ll see you as soon as we safely can!
Everyone’s favourite, Lotties is back just in time for winter with a new vintage.
Lotties is such a classic Barossa Shiraz and the 2016 really delivers. It’s vibrant and bold with four years barrel maturation softening the edges. 2016 has a remarkable nose that’s bursting with fresh red fruits, while the palate is rich and full with dusty tannins. Close your eyes as you drink 2016 Lotties and you’ll find yourself transported to a simpler time of years past, sitting in an ancient stone settlement in the Barossa Valley, wood fire raging, rain on the tin roof. 2016 Lotties is comforting and familiar, and never fails to deliver on depth and complexity.
A sophisticated aroma of redcurrant, eucalyptus and pepper, the 2016 Lotties tastes of blueberry and clove with a tannin profile that lends a sense of refinement. A spicy finish that is open and persistent makes for a Lotties vintage that cries out for bitey cheeses, bitter chocolate and robust red meats. An astonishing winter red!
We’re very excited to announce that the 2016 Lotties Shiraz will be released in the cellar door on the June long weekend. We look forward to seeing everyone for a tasting to celebrate re-opening.
We cannot thank you enough for your continued support.