Adelaide has so many great experiences to enjoy, some of them well kept secrets. I write about how you can Live Like a Local.
Published June 29th 2014
Can you keep a secret? Free wine
Then next time you are in Willunga for a weekend you might notice the locals scurrying up High Street to a quaint historic cottage, Fall From Grace.This is where I went on a recent wet and wintry Friday night for the launch of Sew and Sew wines. Sew and Sew is the latest small producer that has popped up in the region to give wine lovers more to choose from. So much great wine, so little time. Sigh.
Gill the owner of Fall From Grace is passionate about educating people about wine and supporting small producers who do not have a cellar door. That is why Gill had her own "Fall From Grace" and left a well paid corporate career to follow her passion of wine education.
Fall From Grace at night
Fall From Grace is popular with the locals who gather on Friday nights to share stories of their week and enjoy wine and food from local producers. Cosy up to the open fire while you sip wines from local artisan producers. If the munchies strike you there are great local bar foods available. Choose from olives, cheeses, charcuterie and pate. I was offered a taste of a local handmade duck pate that made the Pinot Noir I was tasting sing.
Take the weight off your feet, sit down and relax. The person next to you could be the winemaker who can tell you about the blood, sweat, tears and love that has gone into crafting their wines. Believe me you have to have a lot of love to take on nature and be a wine grower or winemaker. I tasted the Pinot Noir and Shiraz and I enjoyed both. As I drove away through pouring rain and wild winds toward home I felt blessed to have Fall From Grace as my secret Friday night spot. Shhh, don't tell anyone else will you, it's just between you and me.
Wine education and tastings from local Artisan producers