Circumnavigating Australia — Barossa Valley; Tanunda and Lambert Estate

The beautiful Ursula sporting her Aussie sun hat

Two wineries down. One to go. But before we get there, let’s stop in the town of Tanunda for some refreshment at a great place for ice cream (and coffee) — Beans and Cream:

Beans and Cream, Tanunda

Beans and Cream was, quite simply, fantastic. Very interesting gelato and sorbet flavors from which to choose. Here’s a photo of some of their selection from Steempeak (unfortunately, Beans and Cream’s website does not do them justice):

Image obtained from this website

Onward, and upward. Next stop was Mengler Hill Lookout, which overlooks Barossa Valley.

Mengler Hill Lookout overlooking Barossa Valley and Sculpture Park

Up here at the lookout are two other attractions. One is Barossa Pioneer Memorial:

Barossa Pioneer Memorial

The other is the Barossa Sculpture Park:

Barossa Sculpture Park, Mengler Hill Lookout

But our time here was limited. It was approaching lunch, and ice cream will only hold you over for so long. Our next stop was Lambert Estate Wines:

Lambert Estate Wines

The founder of Lambert Estate is from Wisconsin. His name is Jim Lambert, and he was very entertaining when he dropped in on us during our lunch and wine tasting. His charming wife Pam also made an appearance. Let’s take a look at just one of the many vineyards here:

Lambert Estate vineyard

We’ll be returning for another look at Lambert Estate on Wednesday before heading on to Seppeltsfield Road. But for now it’s time to dig into lunch to go with our wine tasting. And what a spread it was. Each platter, one of which is pictured below, served two people. I shared this one with the gentleman across the table from me, and Ursula shared one with his wife:

A spread for two!

Everything you see above was locally produced. Now that’s impressive! And nobody left hungry.


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