Once again, we were blessed with wonderful autumn weather for yesterday’s run from Clarendon Oval to Bremerton Winery. John Firth organized this run and he did a wonderful job of it in enticing 19 cars and 35 people to attend.
It was pleasing to see how many of us arrived at Clarendon Oval early and took the opportunity to have morning tea (some picking up morning tea from the Clarendon Bakery) and plenty of time for catching up with each other and welcoming new members. A warm welcome to Jenny and Robert Collins who joined the MX5 Club yesterday and Bronwyn Lewis and Barry Taylor who enjoyed our company so much at the McLaren Vale Vintage & Classic that they joined up immediately after that run.
When it was time to start the run, the cars were split into two groups and we were lucky that there was very little traffic en route to Newman’s Horseradish Farm at Langhorne Creek where we stopped for sampling of the Horseradish products and wines.
NEWMAN’S HORSERADISH FARM
Ann Meakins gave us an informative talk about how they farm and produce the Horseradish products and wines and it was great to see that nearly every one of us walked away with a bag full of products. Thank you to Ann and staff for looking after us so well.
We then drove up the road to Bermerton Winery, where Lucy Willson greeted us and explained how the day’s lunch and wine tasting would proceed. Lucy gave us a talk on how the winery had started, what type of grapes they grew and the types of wines they produced. We were all offered two wines for tastings, a white and a red and were free to go to the counter to sample other wines on their menu, which many of us did.
Bremerton Winery had offered to give a bottle of wine as a prize if we entered their mailing list, we all joined, and lo and behold, who won the wine, but Jenny Bolto, again.
Bremerton Winery did a wonderful job in looking after us. Thank you Lucy and the staff of Bremerton Winery. The platters and pizzas were delicious and were consumed with relish along with some of their wines.
Some of us left the Winery with boxes of wines, trying to fit them in our little boots.
Once again, thank you John Firth for organizing such an interesting run and enticing so many of our members out for a mid week run.
Written by Poppy Hawkins (Social Secretary)
(Editorial Post Script: It was one of those days that felt rewarding for being in the Club. The weather was ideal, everyone seemed relaxed and very affable and the pace of the activity was laid-back. Thoroughly enjoyable day out. Well organised John Firth!)