Grapes and Quail

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.

Prickly Pear over looking the valley

Prickly Pear over looking the valley

Arriving at our first winery - DV

Arriving at our first winery – DV

In the winery

In the winery

The winery is a very old Convent from the 1500s that has been converted and restored.

Link to DV winery history

Ancient Religious artwork

Ancient Religious artwork

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.

Table set-up for our tasting after the tour

Table set-up for our tasting after the tour

Our Host

Our Host

Josh organised chairs for Sue, broken leg, and me, old fart

Josh organised chairs for Sue, broken leg, and me, old fart

Wine 1 we tasted

Wine 1 we tasted

Wine 2

Wine 2

Wine 3

Wine 3

Wines

Wines

We thank our generous host and drive off in the bus to our next stop, a second winery.

Our winery

Our winery

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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.

Chinchilla meaning is the same in English and is a small rodent

Chinchilla meaning is the same in English and is a small rodent

In the cellar for lunch

In the cellar for lunch

Some of their colourful wines

Some of their colourful wines

The Lineup

The Lineup

Starter with Rose

Starter with Rose

Not sure

Not sure

Potatoes with olives and other goodies

Potatoes with olives and other goodies

Peppers

Peppers

The Cellar and its Wines

The Cellar and its Wines

Tomato Salad with Pine Nuts

Tomato Salad with Pine Nuts

Another Tomato salad

Another Tomato salad

Ah, Vino Tinto at last

Ah, Vino Tinto at last

Fish

Fish

Totrilla (potato omelot) with lovely green peppperw

Totrilla (potato omelot) with lovely green peppperw

More Vino Tinto, ole!

More Vino Tinto, ole!

Don't recall

Don’t recall

Lamb Stew

Lamb Stew

Feed the man meat

Feed the man meat

Creme Caramel

Creme Caramel

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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.

Snags - Chorizo. Very good.

Snags – Chorizo. Very good.

Snags served

Snags served

Quail - to me the highlight dish for the entire trip

Quail – to me the highlight dish for the entire trip

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.

Mushrooms

Mushrooms

Lamb ribs

Lamb ribs

Iberian Pork

Iberian Pork

Well done Frank, that BBQ was sensational and the Quail was divine. Off to bed as we are on the road again tomorrow.

About beauperi

Gourmand & Wine Connoisseur.
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One Response to Grapes and Quail

  1. Lois says:

    You certainly won’t be fading away..lots of food

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