Wine and country

No. The Koala did not fall asleep because of too much wine and cheese.

But Suan almost certainly did. As designated driver, Mel dutifully abstained from swigging too much drink and sipped accordingly. But for Suan it was open season…Time to get the shotguns out of the cupboard! This was how it felt like when we drove through the Bellarine onto the Mornington peninsula during this part (read here) of the short road trip outside of Melbourne.

While it may not be quite France as we had experienced, it was whole different way to enjoy our own little ‘wine tour’ in Australia.

One of the advantages of driving your own is that you can select and winery you wish to stop at. And keep going for as long as you can. Well someone’s gotta “sacrifice”, but hey that’s for the greater good ain’t it? Packaged wine tours on the other hand bring you to that handful of places they have arrangements with. While you might get a little more attention than walk-in customers, you certainly have no choice of where to go! Unless you book a private tour where you let the operator knows where you’d want to go…

But the best private wine tour operator has got to be Mel! Because he will drive Suan anywhere she wants, stop anywhere she desires and dutifully drive her safely home.

Does this motivate you to jump out and do your own “private” wine tour drive now?