From time to time we organize a big party at Two Hills Vineyard; that’s what we did on January 2nd, 2011. We invited some of our neighbours, friends and family to spend an afternoon with us.
We were very lucky, the weather played along. The second of January turned out to be a splendid summer’s day. We were busy preparing the food, cooling the wine, getting soft drinks for the kids and so on.
We put out the garden furniture. I prepared the grill which is a man’s job in Australia. The “barbie” as they call it, is something like the holy grail for the weaker sex, the hormone driven, muscular men of down under.
According to some expert witnesses, I did well. Not bad for a “semi-vegetarian”, I guess. We had lashings of food and buckets of wine. In the following I will introduce some of our guests.
fltr: Ruby, Helen, Jenny, Timo and Michael
fltr: Heidi, Steve, Brownie, Helen and Michael
The kids table
Netsi and Stacy
Rhonda, Jenny and Hilary (background Timo and Richard)
Our lovely neighbours, Richard from down and Hilary from up the road
And now some cool dudes:
Timo (should anybody say winemakers cannot play cricket)
Cricket was the game of choice of the kids and adults alike
Australian crayfish from our dam
Persian spicy mango by Ali
Meagan’s Pavlova, the Australian dessert
Men in black
Busy talking friends
Rhiannon and Bill
My love for turbans always shows when I have got a few drinks.
I do not have photos of most of the food. I was just too busy. The yabbies (a kind of Australian crayfish) came from our dam where we caught them with nets. They were superb. I just got one of them.
We drank of lot of our 2004 Merlot and other wines and beers.
Thanks folks for following our invitation and making our day.
It was splendid indeed.
See you at Two Hills next year.