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by Victoria Nicolitsi (subscribe)
Writer/Aspiring Editor.
Published September 14th 2011
Dressed like we just got home from a Friday night out, 15 of us welcomed the hot-pink stretch hummer limo we had for the next seven and a half hours of wine tasting, while I ducked my head and quickly hid behind the tinted windows.

Hummer SA
Our hot-pink hummer

I was displaying signs characteristic of Houdini for two reasons. One, the hummer pulled up to the curb at a sprightly 9 am. This is on a Saturday. As a recent uni graduate I don't get out of bed 'till 11 am on a Monday. Two, hot-pink hummers are not my thing. Truth be told, wine is not my thing. My friends, however, are my thing?

Fast forward one hour, two smoke stops, and two 'included in the package' bottles of champagne, and we arrive at the picturesque cellar door of Shingleback Wines. I tasted two whites, one red, and lounged on the leather sofas while waiting for some of the ladies to pay for their bottles.

Shingleback Winery
Shingleback Winery entrance

Shingleback Winery
front room of Shingleback Winery

Shingleback Winery
Shingleback 'Haycutters' Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon

We then bundled back into our now beloved hummer, and wiggled in our seats to the popular sounds and music videos of Christina and Britney, while nibbling on the provided fruit, cheese, and crackers. We then had a quick stop off to see some rogue Alpaca's, getting close enough for a photo but staying far enough to eliminate the risk of spit in our hair.

The lovely tastes of Woodstock Wines greeted us next, and three stops later we parked in the grounds of the best beef I've ever eaten. Sadly, for me more than you, I've forgotten the name of the place. But take assurance in the fact that McLaren Vale rules, and regardless of where you visit in the area you will be delighted.

Woodstock Winery
Woodstock Winery restaurant

Woodstock Winery
Woodstock Winery estate

After a quick send off shimmy, we sadly started for home. Stumbling into bed at 8.30 that night and not waking until 12 pm that Sunday, I now understand why you're meant to spit out the wine you taste, or go easier on the champagne and beer you're supplied.

As a now experienced wino, I recommend a bottle of Shingleback 'Haycutters' Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon, and Woodstock Grenache Rose. And I press you to find a better way to celebrate a Saturday than with a McLaren Vale wine tour. While considering your own wine tour, do keep in mind this was the early twenties version, and your day can be as wild or tame as you so desire.

Contact Hummer SA to book your own.
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Why? Because when you're done you will love wine, be able to recommend certain blends, and look and sound a hell of a lot more cultured than your spirit drinking mates.
When: Whenever you like.
Where: McLaren Vale, Clare Valley, Barossa Valley, Adelaide Hills.
Cost: From $100 per person, including champagne, beer, soft drinks, water, and cheese and fruit platters.
haha that was awesome vic, i want to go on a wine tour now, think ill be scrapping the pink limo though...
nice one.
By Anonymous
Thursday, 15th of September @ 11:33 am
love it!! and i love the mclaren vale and would usually skip the pink hummer but i think you've convinced me its a winner!! cant wait to read more!! <3
By Anonymous
Thursday, 15th of September @ 12:34 pm
I bought a bottle of Woodstock Grenache Rose and loved it ... thanks!!
By Anonymous
Thursday, 15th of September @ 02:21 pm
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