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Langhorne Creek's Goolwa Pop-up Cellar Door

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Wine and Art at Signal Point
There's a brand new place to visit in Goolwa, at The Goolwa Wharf, of course, where all good things are happening. It's Langhorne Creek's new Pop-up Cellar Door and it's a cracker.

You'll find it in the downstairs gallery at Signal Point. From the wharf, head up the steps, across the deck and through the glass doors. It's open every day until January 8, then Friday till Sunday throughout January.

Signal Point Deck
Signal Point Deck


I love to learn new things, especially if they are fun, and learning about wine is definitely fun. So I seized the opportunity to take myself off to the new pop-up for a bit of study.

Tasting mats help you navigate
Tasting mats help you navigate through the wines


I paid $10 for a 'wine flight' of generous pours comprising three whites and three reds. The wines are from the various wineries located in Langhorne Creek wine region including Bleasdale, Bremerton, Lake Breeze, Angas Plains, Temple Bruer, Windsong and more. The tasting wines are rotated so that you can visit more than once and try different brands and varieties. Guess who'll be going back again? For further study of course.

Wine flight
Wine flight


Goolwa is Australia's very first Cittaslow, or 'Slow Town'. Cittaslow is all about taking time out to think about what we should be doing and how we should be doing it. So I sipped slowly, read the wine notes and came to the conclusion I was doing exactly the right thing in the correct manner.

Sip
Sip slowly


There's always a fabulous exhibition at Signal Point, home of the South Coast Regional Arts Centre, sometimes more than one. So you can sip wine and enjoy art at the same time.

You may see the Cockle Train pass by too.

Cockle Train
Cockle Train


I tasted a special release Vermentino, an aromatic Pinot Gris and a sweet and sparky Moscato. The whites were followed, in due course, by my very favourite blend; Mataro, Shiraz and Grenache. Then a fruity Malbec and finally another blend of Shiraz, Cabernet and Malbec.

A nice place to relax
A nice place to relax


I knew that my $10 tasting fee was refundable on purchase so I felt a decision coming on. I planned to buy only one bottle since I knew I'd return for more but I enjoyed the Mataro, Shiraz and Grenache blend so much I bought two.

Take home a bottle or two
Take home a bottle or two


Allow yourself some time to settle in and enjoy the experience when you visit Langhorne Creek's new pop-up Cellar Door. You may well be enticed to visit the wine region itself. It's closer than you think.
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Why? Taste a variety of delicious wines from the Langhorne Creek region
When: Dec 27-Jan 8 daily. Then Friday-Sunday throughout January 2017. 10am-5pm.
Where: Downstairs Gallery, Signal Point, Goolwa Wharf Precinct
Cost: $10 for 6 tastings, redeemable on purchase.
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Fantastic article, well done on the award. I'm craving a drink now
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