My weekend did not begin until Saturday afternoon due to work commitments. When home time finally arrived at 3pm, home was not the destination I had in mind. Instead, I took off down Lobethal Road, savouring the beauty of the Adelaide Hills' winter landscape even as I sped towards my destination - Anderson Hill Winery, Lenswood. Friends, food, wine and warmth awaited me there.
[ADVERT]Delicious wood-fire pizza, sumptuous moist chocolate cake served with freshly whipped cream and berry coulis, and five varieties of beautifully crafted boutique wines tantalised my taste buds. Bursts of colour from talented local artists adorned the walls of the cellar door and an open fire pit provided extra warmth for rugged-up punters determined to brave the cold simply to feast their eyes on a smorgasbord of winter hues.
If you're like me and a resident of the Magill-Skye-Norton Summit area who hasn't explored much of South Australia's glorious wine region beyond the McLaren Vale and Barossa Valley, you should start with Anderson Hill. It is, after all, practically in our own backyard.