15 May JESSE’S MAY MUSINGS: Update from the Barossa Valley in May 2020
There is a certain magic that happens as the vines turn from vibrant green to an array of golds and maroons at this time of year.
The Barossa Valley floor currently resembles an autumnal toned, patchwork quilt. The shame is that largely we have been the only ones to see it.
Usually, long woollen coats, boots and even gloves, keep our visitors warm when visiting in May, but as you know, 2020 is far from a usual year.
No whooshing of cars passing on Barossa Valley Highway and no vibrant chatter in the cellar door.
The cafe, a skeleton with all it’s furniture moved away from the walls for painting; the Barossa Valley, largely in hibernation.
But as our friends slowly return to pick up Port and red wine ready for Winter, our team are as busy as ever behind the scenes.
Every morning there are plenty of online orders to pack and get on the crate for the postie to collect, local deliveries to put together for pick up, wine to be made in our brand new winery by Bronson Kies and 57 hectares of vines to look after and admire in all their golden beauty at this time of year.
The world is our oyster, as we take the time to contemplate how your experience will look when we are permitted to re-open for tastings, something that we rarely found time to do between the 8 or so groups we would welcome on any day.
It is a lonely space and a stark contrast to normal operations and we are craving the interaction with our customers, many of whom are dear friends.
Please let me know in the comments below how you are going, and what is happening at your place! I would love to hear from you.