Monday, 5 October, 2015
We start out a bit later today as it is not as full-on as some of the others. Our first destinations are two wineries in the nearby area.
The winery is a very old Convent from the 1500s that has been converted and restored.
He then took us on an extensive tour of the winery and the grounds. There was moisture in the air and some of the paths / rock stairs were quite slippery. For whatever reason I did not take any photos on the tour. So we go back into the winery for the tasting.
We thank our generous host and drive off in the bus to our next stop, a second winery.
The guys start out on a tour but it is raining and I am not feeling up to it so I take a seat under cover from the last photo. I am joined by a few others as well. After a while, we are called down into the cellar for lunch – fulsome as ever.
That lunch was very good, thanks Chinchilla. We get back on the bus to go back to our relative lodging. For those of us at the Lodge, it is goodbye to Juan Carlos, our bus driver for the last 6 days, who has finished his allowable stint. I cannot remember much about the afternoon but I suspect that I crashed for a while as well as working a bit on the Blog.
Tonight, Frank is putting a BBQ on at The Lodge.
A similar circumstance happened on the Basque trip where Frank threw in some Ribs amongst a bunch of seafood and they were the absolute food highlight of the trip. Here the Quail was juicy, tender and very tasty. Frank partially boned the Quail and just BBQed them with lemon according to Julie.
Well done Frank, that BBQ was sensational and the Quail was divine. Off to bed as we are on the road again tomorrow.