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PCV South Australia Tour

Let me tell you a bit about our recent Porsche Club of Victoria tour to the South Australian wine districts.

Stamford Grand Rooftop Car Park - Glenelg SA

The Porsche Club of Victoria organised a five day trip to the South Australian wine districts. Some 25 cars / couples signed up. While some left Melbourne before or after the official kick-off morning, some ten cars met at leafy Deer Park at 7.30 AM sharp, ready for the drive west. Following the obligatory drivers briefing we were also told to contact Alf, senior member and our-meister if we had any issues. Hard to do if you weren’t face to face with him as our enterprising leader left his mobile phone on the charger at home. Not a great start. But I can tell you it was the only issue we encountered all trip. The rest of the organisation was truly first class.

Nothing wrong with the organisation or instructions, but plenty wrong with drivers & co-pilots willingness to listen, understand and follow some pretty simple navigation information. Although a few times, well intentioned plans to drive in convoy were folied by Adelaide’s frequently changing traffic lights.

The driving highlight was the joint run with the Porsche Club of South Australia. We met on Sunday morning in the Adelaide suburbs before some 65 cars set off for a morning of touring through the Adelaide Hills via Hanhdorf for morning tea, then on to our lunch destination at Mt Barker. The roads were superb including the ‘Corkscrew’ and Gorge Roads. Fantastic, spectacular and challenging enough while adhering approximately to the speed limit!

Greg & Robin at Hardys Winery, Adelaide

The dining highlight (a tough call by the way) was dinner at one of Hardys Wines original wine cellars. The ambience of the cellar, the perfect size for our group and the food and wine combinations were beyond reproach.

Some photos can be found here: