Taking the advice of a couple we met yesterday, we went to visit Loxton. Loxton was about 40km from Lake Bonney, our camp. So we hopped in the car, back through Berri. As you arrive in the main street of the little town, there are some old buildings. We went down and had at a look at the Pioneer Museum, but decided not to go in as we were still recovering from all the Museums we had seen along the trip.
After morning tea, we went to Loxton house, unfortunately only the grounds were open as the house is only open on Sundays for guided tours. So we left Loxton and drove past another Murray River lock and onto Monash. Monash had a fantastic playground there for the kids and a chocolate shop.
Our good friends, the Henderson’s had recommended 919 Wines as a worthwhile visit. Now that the yard-arm was past noon it was time to visit. So we popped over to Glossop and followed the signs. It’s a very nice drive through the vineyards to the winery. As we were getting out of the car Jenny, made her way in from the arduous task of harvesting the grapes to set up and take us through the tasting. They have a wonderful selection of wines, and later on we found out that Eric has been Australian Winemaker of the year. Jenny is also writing a cookbook at the moment, and provided us with some fantastic recipes to match with some of the wines. We bought a couple of bottles and it could easily have been more but for the limited space. We let Eric and Jenny get on with their next task of crushing the grapes. We wish all the best with the new vineyard they had just purchased and the next vintage. We will be joining the friends of the cellar door, when we have more storage space.