The more the merrier!

Hello 2017!

Not only have we finally got our beautiful new maps on hand our little trail just keeps growing – proving that our little corner of the Barossa Valley truly is rich with experiences waiting for you.

Please take a moment to meet our newest members:

Scoot’n’Toot – the most fun you can have getting around the trail!

Steiny’s  Traditional Mettwurst – what’s the Barossa Valley without its small goods?!

Possum Cottage – a gorgeous self-contained cottage (directly opposite Barossa Valley Brewing – now that’s handy!)

Plus the gorgeous and historical Angaston Masonic Lodge and Angaston by the Winter Creek.

Now we really are spoiling you for choice!

 

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Wine in your pocket – we love the WithWine app!

Ok – wine apps are nothing new, we know there’s more of them than space on any phone… But this one – WithWine – is definitely worth making room for.

Not only does it help you find wines you’ll love – based on your friends recommendations – it helps you store & remember wines you’ve discovered yourself – just scan the barcode! Then – and now this is the great part – you can buy said wines right inside the app. No links – no 3rd parties – you buy direct from the producer right there. The thoughtful simplicity of this thing is amazing.

The best part is, the more of your friends that get involved, the better experience for everyone. I know I’m in (along with the rest of the office!).

At Turkey Flat we’ve signed up & our wines are all available to order now. (and if you order before December 10 you’ll receive them in time for Christmas too!)

Get on board & start discovering! 

The Pinery Fire…

Last week saw the devastating Pinery Fire sweep across rural land surrounding the Barossa Valley. The Bethany to Angaston Trail team send our deepest condolences to those who have lost everything – and our upmost thanks to the amazing volunteers who put their own lives on the line to help protect others during this time – and who will continue to work hard during the vast clean up and relief operations.

The impact this fire will have on our rural neighbours and the greater area will indeed be felt for a long time to come.

Our vines, wineries and surrounds remain unaffected by this tragic event, – from Cathy Wills at Barossa Grape & Wine Association:

“We have had several enquiries regarding the effect of the ongoing Pinery Bushfire and smoke taint on Barossa vineyards. While recognising the terrible loss of life, property and livestock in other areas, the stage of the viticultural season means that the risk of smoke impact on grapes is very low. Strong winds pushed smoke away quickly, with no vineyard areas reporting extended periods of dense smoke coverage.”

If you are planning a visit to the Barossa Valley you can rest assured that we are open for business and ready to give you a beautiful Barossa Valley experience.

 

For information on how you can help or donate head to the SA Government Relief Fund website 

Read the Barossa Council Media release from Mayor Bob Sloane here – Joint Media release – Pinery Fire

 

Turkey Flat City Cellar Door

2015 Turkey Flat City Cellar Door

Once again we’re heading to the big smoke to bring you the Turkey Flat city cellar door.

After great successes at The Queen’s Theatre over the past 2 years we have found a new home for 2015 – at the stunning Freemason’s Hall on North Terrace.

And to make things a little more exciting we’re launching our brand new white apéritif ‘Quinquina’. Perfect for lazy, sunny afternoons & evenings – it’s bright & refreshing with a crisp, slightly bitter edge. If a g&t is your thing – then this one is definitely for you!

Save the date for Friday October 30 & join us in the stunning surrounds of the Freemasons’ Hall – North Terrace, Adelaide.

Rob & the team from La Dolce Vita Catering will be bringing us some delectable eats to go with our wines:

10 inch wood-oven pizza – beetroot cured salmon, spring salad, mascarpone

Sticky duck bahn mi

Local Gulf Garfish, chips, homemade tartare

(yum!)

We can’t wait to share this amazing space with you, some of our amazing wines & delicious food.

FRIDAY 30 OCTOBER 2015 | 5pm | FREEMASONS HALL | 254 NORTH TERRACE ADELAIDE

Introducing ‘The Ancestor’ by Turkey Flat Vineyards

Turkey Flat Vineyards The Ancestor
Turkey Flat Vineyards The Ancestor with decanter by Nick Mount

Turkey Flat Vineyards are thrilled to be releasing their new shiraz, The Ancestor this August, the first wine made exclusively from their historic 1847 vines.

In 1847 Johann August Frederick Fiedler planted shiraz vines (amongst 72 varieties of grape vine) on his property at ‘Turkey Flat’.

It was the preservation of the same vines in the face of the 1987 vine pull scheme which prompted the Schulz family (now 5th generation owners of the Turkey Flat property) to begin a new more personal approach to winemaking. Thus, after years of hard work bringing the garden back to life, in 1990 Turkey Flat Vineyards was born.

Naming ‘The Ancestor’ refers, of course, to our own Ancestors who purchased the Turkey Flat property in the 1870s, although interestingly the vines themselves are classified as ‘Ancestor’ vines by the Barossa Old Vine Charter. The distinctive script on this label has been taken directly from the 1888 Schulz family butchers ledger, discovered while restoring their shop to become our Cellar Door in 1992.

2012 was an exceptional year by anyone’s standards; lower than average yields, no disease, ideal ripening conditions and a slow steady harvest in which to give each parcel of fruit careful individual attention. From this perfect season came the most exemplary fruit off the Ancestor vines and the decision that this vintage – and these vines themselves – needed to be honoured.

The Ancestor is an extremely limited release and will be made only in exceptional years. To register your interest in purchasing The Ancestor, please fill in this form. This wine will not initially be available online. Customers who register their interest will be contacted on the release date to finalise purchases.

The first vintage – 2012 – will be released on Monday August 10, 2015. Price per 750ml bottle is $150, with a maximum sale of 2 per person.