Sarah and Denis Round the World travel blog

Coonawarra vineyards (famous for it's cabernets)

Some of you may recognise these buildings from Wynn's labels

White grapes waiting to be picked

The buildings now house the cellar door, admin and premium wine cellar

Two tonnes worth of grapes being unloaded into the crusher

The crusher also separates the grapes from the stalks (here white grape...

The stalks are then loaded up

Rotating fermenting vats

A pneumatic wine press which squezzes out the juice using a big...

White and red grape waste after pressing (used for fertiliser)

Start of the tank farm at Wynn's where the wine is stored...

Each tank holds 133,000 litres (white jackets cool white wine to prevent...

When ready, barrells are filled for the wine to mature

Wood store at Wynn's

Premium limestone wine cellar under the three gables


After our cross-country drive that at times took us past pink salt lagoons, pelicans and on unsealed roads we got to Wynn's late afternoon for our last winery tour. To our amazement and delight they were actually unloading grapes into the crushers. This now meant that through all the 4 visits we have done in Australia we had now seen the wine-making process from start to finish. Superb !

After an obligatory tasting we ended up in Jail in Mount Gambier an hour to the south. See next entry. Still solid.



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