A 'CHANGE IN THE GUARD WITH BAROSSA WINE 'ROYALTY'
A week after Their Royal Highnesses graced the Barossa Valley, Barossa News On Line got to speak with REAL Barossa ‘royalty’ - the undisputed ‘King’ of the iconic Jacob’s Creek brand, Pernod Ricard’s Chief Winemaker, Bernard Hickin - and his ‘heir apparent’, Pernod Ricard’s up-and-coming Chief Winemaker, Ben Bryant.
Our video at left is a teaser to our discussion...(runs approx 3 minutes, best viewed at its current size...).
For the interview in its totality, click on the big red audio button below to hear it in our exclusive podcast......
...And while we were there, we took another look around the superb Jacob’s Creek Visitors’ Centre, just to make you jealous of our mid-week interlude! (hmmm...what were you doing? Looking at computer screens, or dodging traffic....?) TIME TO GET UP TO THE BAROSSA again for a lazy afternoon at Jacob’s Creek! CHECK OUT OUR SHORT VIDEO BY CLICKING HERE TO SEE OUR 'PLACES TO VISIT' PAGE!
ROYAL VISIT A RESOUNDING SUCCESS
The Barossa Valley turned on the charm to greet his Royal Highness Prince Charles and his Consort, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, on their Royal Highnesses' first stop on their 2015 Australian tour.
Barossa locals turned out in their thousands to greet the Royal couple as they visited Tanunda before moving on to Seppeltsfield.
On our video we take a look at the Royal stop-over - from the ‘people's’ side of the security barriers. It was fascinating to see what the average person sees, looking over the shoulders of the dignitaries - and the phalanx of men with shaved heads, sunglasses and wires in their ears..... (runs approx 6 minutes, best viewed at its current size...)
...Then we wondered why we bothered!
We turned around and found our own 'royalty' - Hedley, from Angaston!
....or was it HRH cunningly disguised so he could slip off on his own, away from the missus, for a tipple or two?
You be the judge!
British Royalty and Australian wine royalty - Their Royal Highnesses to visit Seppeltsfield
Their Royal Highnesses Prince Charles and his Consort Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, are visiting South Australia's premiere wine and food region, the Barossa Valley, in South Australia this second week of November.
After the formalities at Tanunda, the region's central town, their Highnesses are to be whisked away to the historic Seppeltsfield Winery where they will take lunch at the famous Fino Restaurant, now a part of the refurbished Seppeltsfield Cellar Door - a part of the iconic winery's historic Bottling Hall.
So see where their Royal Highnesses will be - then plan your own visit
to Seppeltsfield - and relive the Royal Experience!
Check out our video on where their Royal Highnesses will take lunch in the Barossa on their visit to Australia (runs 2 mins 15 secs, best viewed at its current size).