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Published July 6th 2014
Make new friends at Minko Wines
Another little gem to discover in Willunga. Take a stroll up High Street Willunga and you will be tempted in to Minko Wines and Providore. The locally made crusty artisan bread on the table outside the shop was my downfall. Once inside I joined some visitors from Queensland who were wine tasting. They were trying to choose wine to take home to sunny Queensland.
Minko Wines & Providore
Minko Wines' passion is for growing their grapes using eco sustainable practices. And then producing handcrafted cool climate wines . They have a good range of wines, from Reds to Whites, Rose and Sparklings. Ever bought a bottle of bubbles and the fizz went out of it because you didn't drink it all? Well Minko Wines have that sorted. They use Zork closures for their Sparklings. What is a Zork? A resealable closure that will make the fizz last. Zork is my friend. As well as Minko's wines there are lots of tempting treats you can choose from in the cellar door.
Think olives, olive oil, dukkah, cheeses, dips. Buy some bread and goodies and you have a quick delicious picnic. Weekends you can find extra local produce. If you want to bring out your inner domestic goddess pick up some fresh pasta, pizza bases and sauces and go home and cook up a storm. The Queensland visitors were tasting reds as they were here to enjoy the winter. They bought a nice bottle of red. Just as well Minko Wines has a cosy open fire. There was plenty of winter to enjoy. It was 13c and drizzling rain outside.
Nice glass of red
After my "new friends" had recovered from a stranger asking if she could take their photo they were very excited. They were looking for things to do for their weekend away. Margo, Minko Wines owner, and I gave them so much information on what to do in the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula that they are planning to return for another visit. Us locals love to share our "backyard" with visitors.
I finally managed to drag myself away from wine tasting with my new friends and the cosy open fire. Of course I bought a bottle. I had a look in the basket out front for a specials pack. But the crisp 2013 Pinot Noir Savagnin Rose I had tasted was too tempting for me to resist. It was perfect to drink with the crusty bread I had bought spread with a local duck pate from the nearby Willunga Farmers Markets. Yum.