The McLaren Vale Cheese and Wine Trail starts here at Blessed Cheese. A progressive picnic matches South Australia's finest artisan cheese with wines from the regions best wineries.
With its idyllic Mediterranean-style climate, proximity to stunning beaches and wealth of food, wine and hospitality experiences, McLaren Vale is the perfect destination for a quick get away or luxurious weekend stay.
Trying to recreate 'Ligurian' olives in Mclaren Vale..In Provence they remove the bitterness with wood ash (made into a slurry with boiling water to make it caustic) cool..then soak for 4 days. after a wash they look like this. Then the usual brine.. they are pretty close to the real thing.. Keep air away the whole time and they keep these spectac colours. fruity and delish.