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Published January 31st 2016
A walk with a winery alongside
One Paddock Currency Creek Winery is just over an hours drive from Adelaide and just 14 kms from Goolwa. It has recently had a major revamp and is looking good. New owners Tim and Rachel Henderson have restyled the function rooms and refurbished the self-contained villas since taking over last August.
The winery is nestled in a picturesque area of the Fleurieu Peninsula right next to The Black Swamp Walk. How fortuitous. A walk with a winery alongside.
It's an easy walk, only 3kms through bushland and near a creek. Your reward, should you embark on this walk, will be lunch at the winery, or a wine tasting at the Cellar Door, or a cheese platter, perhaps even all three. Why not?
So park your car in the carpark next to One Paddock and head down the hill towards the valley. Follow the arrows.
You'll come to a gate (which you will close after you), and then some cautionary information and a small map from Trails SA. The walk is 'open' each day from 9am-5pm and you are encouraged to register at the winery before you begin.
Tim and Rachel are originally from South Australia and returned last year after spending time in Queensland. I spent a delightful half an hour or so, tasting wines while Tim filled me in on the winery revampment and current happenings. They are about to open for Sunday lunches (perfect idea after a Black Swamp Walk) in addition to hosting functions. Six villas, adjacent to the winery, can accommodate 12 people, perhaps after a function.
I tasted the Winery Road Sparkling Cuvee, the Creek Station Sauvignon Blanc (my favourite), the delightful 'Bob Under the Vines' Rose (named after winery dog, Bob, who sadly passed away recently) as well as a light Shiraz and a more complex Shiraz blend. Did I mention the Merlot?
A nice summation of this place to visit.Went there several times many years ago,but never did the walk...but I think it is time to revisit,do the walk...but not in summer..I bet there are plenty of snakes hidden besides the track.I have never been inside the villas,but they always looked inviting...I must take a look next time I am there.
This is an interesting area,that most travelers bypass..one can do an interesting round trip through Clayton,Milang,Langhorne Creek and Strathalbyn, then to Ashbourne.Currency Creek, back to One Paddock Villas.
All head towards Goolwa onto Victor and back.