The Barossa Mag - 4 - Spring 2017

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THE ART OF HAPPINESS Life is Janelle’s inspiration

DESTINATION GREENOCK A place to create, innovate and stimulate

LEADERS IN LYCRA Peddling strength in work and leisure


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EDITOR Tony Robinson CONTRIBUTORS: Adam Hunt Alicia-Lüdi Schutz Catherine Harper Claire Wood Heidi Helbig Kristee Semmler Lee Teusner Neil Bullock Sam Smith Todd Kuchel DESIGN Stephanie Gann Jessica Waldhuter PHOTOGRAPHY Alicia-Lüdi Schutz John Krüger Pete Thornton Sam Kroepsch Bradley Phillips Dave Graor ADVERTISING Darren Robinson darren.robinson@leadernews.net.au Jordan Stollznow jordan.stollznow@leadernews.net.au Spring 2017 | FREE

from the team Spring.... it’s a wonderful time of the year in the Barossa. I love everything it represents, and in particular new beginnings… It reminds us all in different ways… budburst in the vines, that annual garage cleanout you ‘oh so’ look forward to, a simple reminder from the kids it’s time to set up the trampoline again. There’s always that familiar sense of welcoming, a feeling of ‘we’re back here again’, confirmation that change is coming. To me it’s like a positive reset button... Life ‘springs’ to action offering a clean page for you to get out there and create your new path… Just stand outside in this beautiful valley on a clear sky day. You can literally see and feel everything around you stretching out, getting comfortable, ready for another crack... New Beginnings… With this new spring edition of The Barossa Mag, I’m extremely excited to introduce a new way to indulge in your favourite community stories… a new way to engage with the people you know… a new way to keep in touch and share with your friends… www.barossamag.com We’re truly are passionate about sharing our Barossa stories, and we want you to be too. Visit our brand-new site today, connect with us on social media, join us in sharing this beautiful Barossa Valley and its inspiring people with your friends, family, far and wide. In our Spring edition we introduce Carmel Falkenberg, a young woman carving out a promising career in aviation. We take a stroll through the garden with talented artist, Janelle Amos and talk about drawing inspiration and happiness from the world around us. We chase three lycra clad locals up Menglers Hill and discover what really drives these professionals to achieve a solid work/life balance. We meet Eric Heintze and listen to his 60-year tale of music and 30-year journey on the buses. Have you visited Greenock lately? We talk with a devoted group of people inspiring change amongst the town and share some of the exciting new experiences available. We catch up successful Broadway performer Philippa Lynas, and hear about her travels between the Barossa and the bright lights.

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We hope you enjoy the stories from our Spring edition and wish you a positive foot forward for the coming months. Get out there and enjoy our wonderful community and it’s people…

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TODD KUCHEL

ALICIA LÜDI-SCHUTZ

As an avid reader and film fanatic, Todd is a freelance writer with an appreciation for storytelling. From articles and reviews, to his own creative writing, Todd prides himself on the finest details.

Proud to be a grapegrower’s daughter, Alicia enjoys telling the stories of those who shape the region whilst adding to the Valley’s rich cultural tapestry as a brass musician.

HEIDI HELBIG In a career spanning print media, communications strategy and public relations, Heidi’s passion for storytelling has never wavered. Away from the desk she watches the seasons change in a small patch of century-old Grenache and tries to satisfy the enquiring minds of the little people in her life.

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PETE THORNTON That saying ‘a picture tells a thousand words’ always seemed pretty clever to Pete. He always hated writing 1000 word essays at Uni – so photography it was for this guy! 12 years in as a pro photographer, Pete loves working with a story, and getting the best out of people to create unique, artful images.

SAM KROEPSCH

JOHN KRÜGER

What started as a hobby in the early 2000s, Sam found that his passion for taking photo’s was only the beginning. Sam now focuses mainly on Commercial and Bottle Photography as well as capturing people’s special moments. Away from the camera Sam enjoys water sports and exploring the country side, usually with a camera close by!

With Barossa connections dating back to the settling of Hoffnungsthal, John Krüger has been shooting as a freelance photographer around South Australia for the last 17 years. His favourite subjects are amazing food and interesting people. John loves positive stories as well as how his photos can bring them to life.

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A town of innovation

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Events

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Wine Reviews

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Carmel reaches new heights

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Pet advice with Catherine Harper

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Tranquillity through creation

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Positive Pip

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Gardening advice with Kristee Semmler

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Book Review

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Leaders in lycra

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Seasonal recipes

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Weddings

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A Wanderer’s life

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The Social Scene

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A FESTIVAL OF RUSSIAN BALLET SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29 / 8PM BAROSSA ARTS & CONVENTION CENTRE Following their sell-out performances of Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, the Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to Australia. This diverse and stunning programme in three aweinspiring acts is proudly presented by Russian Ballet Ltd. The Imperial Russian Ballet Company have performed this three-hour ballet extravaganza all around the world, thrilling audiences and impressing critics.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10 TANUNDA SHOW HALL The 69th Kaffee Abend by the Tanunda Liedertafel, the Barossa Valley’s leading male voice choir, will be held on November 10 at 7.30 p.m. at the Tanunda Show Hall. Brian Gilbertson will compere the choir’s annual concert. The Kaffee Abend event has a reputation for introducing new and exciting acts and artists to the Barossa and this is no exception. Bring your own food and drinks. Tickets are available from Tanunda Liedertafel members, otherwise Paul Schluter on 8563 0404.

This stunning and diverse programme consists of an eclectic mix ranging from the magnificent Don Quixote and the dramatic Bolero. Act one - Don Quixote; act two - Bolero and act three highlights from the world’s great ballets. Book tickets in person at Barossa Arts & Convention Centre,130 Magnolia Road Tanunda, by phone on 8561 4299 or via www. barossaconvention.org.

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The annual Barossa Wine Show, first held in 1977, is seen as a showpiece of the region’s very best wines in any given year. Hundreds of wines are entered in over 20 different classes and judged over three days, with trophies presented at the Awards Presentation Dinner. Entries are open to Barossa Grape and Wine Association members.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 8AM – 3PM MOUNT PLEASANT SHOWGROUND

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21

Runaway Barossa Marathon on October 21 is Australia’s newest weekend escape that allows you to combine your favourite past time of running, with your ultimate holiday and recreational destination. Grab your friends and family, leave behind the everyday and immerse yourself in warm hospitality of the Barossa Valley, its rolling countryside, quiet roads and wide open skies. With sunny springtime days and mild temperatures, don’t just chase your dreams, run them down with a choice of Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km and kid’s runs on a mix of sealed roads and hard packed trails. The Runaway Barossa Marathon race experience is also all about sharing in life’s simple pleasures, so once the running is completed treat yourself to a weekend of restaurants, wineries, brewers, bakers and a finish line situated within the Peter Lehmann winery. You’ve earned it. For more information visit runawaybarossamarathon.com.au

OKTOBERFEST FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6 ROLF BINDER, TANUNDA On October 6 Rolf Binder Wines are holding their Oktoberfest night as part of their Around the World food and wine events. Wines and sausages will be the main feature of the night, with a three course menu by renowned Barossa chef, Stuart Oldfield from Hand Made Catering. Adults are $55 and children are $22. Bookings essential. Enquiries to info@rolfbinder.com or 8562 3300.

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Following the astounding success of the inaugural SA Spring Garden Festival - Mt Pleasant, the second festival is planned for Saturday September 23. The festival will be once again supported by the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market, which will hold, in conjunction with the festival, an all-day market. The festival will be held at the picturesque Mount Pleasant showground, which has plenty of parking, and facilities to cater for large crowds. The festival will run from at 8am till 3pm, with a gold coin entry fee. The garden festival will give shoppers the opportunity to explore, shop, listen to guest speakers and watch demonstrations throughout the day. With many diverse and quality stallholders (over 30) including Palm Plantation, Falg Nurseries, Protea World, Weald View Gardens, Notts Nursery, and Lynmac Metal Art just to name a few, the festival will make for a lovely Spring day out connected with gardening. The added bonus will be experiencing the award winning Mount Pleasant Farmers Market. Enquiries to SA Spring Garden Festival Project Officer, Terese Stephens 0418 301 121.

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A mixed doubles tournament with Fast4 rules and great prizes on offer, with the aim of everyone having a fun day of tennis, food and wine in the Barossa. Champions take home wine to the value of $1,000 (RRP), plus prizes for runners-up, best dressed and more. The early knockout/round robin rounds are to be played throughout the morning, across eight hard courts at the Nuriootpa Tennis Club. The finals will be on the grass centre court at Elderton Wines in the early afternoon and into the evening, with local food, wine and beer available for purchase. Registration of $100 per mixed doubles pairing includes two x Elderton sweatbands along with two x Elderton wine glasses with your first glass of wine (glasses and wine value $48). Players must be 18+ years and are required to sign registration forms including terms and conditions before taking part. Food and drink purchases support the Nuriootpa Tennis Club as a major fundraiser. Spectators are welcome. Registrations close November 1 online at: www.eldertonwines.com.au/product/tennis/

Following last year’s joyous sophomore micro-fest ‘Barossa, Baroque & Beyond’, we are delighted to announce its return on the 2017 October long weekend. Artistic Director, Sharon Grigoryan (or ‘The Artist Formerly Known as Sharon Draper’) has once again gathered an extraordinary group of musicians to delight and surprise: Jose Carbo, The Australian String Quartet, The Grigoryan Brothers, Sophie Rowell and Rhys Boak, all hosted by the incomparable Jane Doyle. Join us for another two days of masterful music, fine food and wonderful wine - a Micro-Fest of fine music in the Barossa Valley. Booking and tickets online from: barossabaroqueandbeyond.com.au

FEAST AND FORAGE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7

THORN-CLARKE WINES, ANGASTON

With the footy finished and no cricket yet, Saturday afternoons in October can be a bit quiet - that’s where Thorn-Clarke Wines come in. Take some friends and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere in their Cellar Door Garden with some fantastic food, music and great wines as part of their ‘Feast and Forage’ event. There is a great selection this year including: #CAROclub - North and South American inspired burgers and loaded fries by Channel 7's My Kitchen Rules finalist Tim and Kyle. Forage Supply Co - Deliciously sustainable food with Justin Westhoff and Scott Rogasch. Hot n Frothy Coffee - Providing delicious coffee to keep you buzzing. Barossa Valley Ice Cream Company - what is better than some quality Barossa made Ice Cream on a spring day? Thorn-Clarke Wines - They will have their award winning range of wines available to purchase as well! Something for everyone. Thorn-Clarke Wines will also have Free Genie along for some music to keep the mood going! On top of that there will be a FREE Bouncy castle and activities for the kids so mum and dad can sit down and relax! Spaces may be limited on the day so make sure to get out early to avoid missing your spot! Don't forget your picnic rug and chairs! Please NO BYO food or drinks.

ANLABY OPEN GARDEN SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15 10AM - 5PM The historic Anlaby opens its gardens for all to enjoy. For the fourth year running Kapunda’s historic jewel, Anlaby, is again opening its gardens and extensive grounds for visitors on October 14 and 15. Visitors will be able to stroll through the formal gardens, which still reflect, in part, the glory of Anlaby’s heyday and the efforts of the 14 gardeners who once tended them and marvel at the largest collection of significant trees on the National Trust register in Australia, including a beautiful Chinese Elm on the front terrace and Cedars planted in the mid-1860s. Apart from the gardens and grounds there will be a wide range of exhibits and activities to enjoy including the International Woolmark Prize exhibition. The prize celebrates outstanding fashion talents from across the globe who showcase the beauty and versatility of Merino wool. This exhibition features avant-garde fashion garments selected from the International Woolmark Prize archive. The massive equestrian complex includes a Clydesdale pavilion and clock tower, stables and a collection of historic carriages - a must for enthusiasts of history and horses alike. Other activities include: shearing demonstrations, plant sales, Anlaby’s gift shop featuring luxurious woollen products and garden sculpture sales. Food, wine and refreshments will be available throughout each day making it the perfect outing for families and friends. Entry: $15 per person per day, children under 17 free. Tickets and further information available at www.anlaby.com.au.

BAROSSA MAKERS AND BEYOND SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9 12PM - 7PM

The Barossa Visitor Centre together with the Barossa Regional Gallery are proud to present Barossa Makers and Beyond 2017. This year the Barossa Made Market and Adornment Artisan Christmas Market will be teaming up to present an afternoon of quality artisan market stalls, live music, artist workshops and demonstrations, food, wine and beer and much more. The markets

have attracted over 900 people across the two venues and organisers look forward to the markets continuing to be a popular element of the festive season. It offers visitors and the local community an array of quality artisan stall and activities. Barossa Makers and Beyond Markets will be held on December 9 from 12 p.m. - 7 p.m. across the two-sites.

A DAY ON THE GREEN SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25 PETER LEHMANN WINES Peter Lehmann Wines is excited to be welcoming John Farnham to headline the Barossa Valley’s A Day on the Green, on Saturday November 25. Held in the beautiful Peter Lehmann winery setting, the Australian music icon will be performing under the stars joined by special guests; the mighty Mondo Rock, the fabulous Kate Ceberano, the legendary Russell Morris and soulful rockers The Badloves, in what promises to be an unforgettable show. In between the music and dancing, guests will be able to enjoy a

selection of delicious Peter Lehmann wines which will be available from the bar. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster.com.au and 136 100 or Peter Lehmann Wines 8565 9555. A Day on the Green is a fully licensed event. Strictly no BYO alcohol. Food will be available on site or BYO picnic. Deck chairs and picnic rugs are recommended. For all transport, accommodation and event information, go to www.adayonthegreen.com.au.


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She may have her head in the clouds, but Carmel Falkenberg has her feet firmly planted on the ground when it comes to opportunities for a career in aviation.


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Carmel reaches new heights WORDS BY HEIDI HELBIG PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHN KRÜGER

A newfound career in aviation is taking Angaston woman Carmel Falkenberg to remarkable new heights – 30,000 feet, to be precise. Landing a dream job as a Qantas flight attendant has not only been Carmel’s passport to domestic and international travel, it has also been the catalyst for exciting side projects. A self-confessed nervous flyer, Carmel’s new office in the sky seems impossibly far from her former nine-tofive job as a Barossa Dental nurse. While she was always “intrigued” by the lifestyle opportunities the aviation industry offered, Carmel surprised even herself when she spontaneously applied while travelling around Australia with now finance, Warwick Doecke during a belated gap year in 2015. “We were up in Newman (WA) in the Pilbara when the job came up and I thought why not?” said Carmel. “I had to fly all the way back to Adelaide for the interview and I pushed myself out of my comfort zone and thought if it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be. “I think I had the best interview process of my life – because I was travelling and loving life, I had all the right answers. “I left the room thinking it was the best opportunity I could have given myself. “Three weeks later I was in Kunanurra when I got the call to say I had the position with Qantas Link. “I gave it my all and I think they recognised I’m a team player.” But passing the interview process with flying colours was only the tip of the iceberg as Carmel embarked on a rigorous training regime at ground school in Sydney. There, fledgling flight attendants are fast-tracked in theory and practical for every conceivable simulated environment, from emergency procedures to aviation medicine. “There’s definitely a black and white book of ‘this is how you do it and this is how you don’t do it’ – commands for landing on water and on land and a range of different scenarios,” said Carmel. “I found that overwhelming because naturally you don’t normally yell in your job, but it’s a critical and potentially life-saving skill in an emergency.” Nowhere is this knowledge more important than aboard a Bombardier Dash 8, which accommodates just 50 passengers on the Adelaide-Port Lincoln and AdelaideWhyalla route.


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>> Carmel and Michael Falkenberg.

“Our planes are smaller than others in the fleet and there’s normally only two cabin crew, so we have to be across everything,” says Carmel. The routine and hours can be unpredictable, with as many as five flights in a single day and the ever-present threat of unforeseen delays due to factors like weather. Passenger aviophobia is another challenge, often heightened by the vibrations of the Bombardier’s turboprop twin engines. “I understand the fear of flying,” Carmel said. “If you don’t recognise the noise and the feeling of the vibrations that go with it, it can be very unnerving.” It’s a fact not lost on Carmel’s dad, Michael, of Moculta, whose own fear of flying is well documented. “Dad’s not good at all – at the Adelaide Airport he draws out the boarding process until somebody has to go and find him; I think he hopes we’ll leave him behind!” says Carmel. However any challenges are more than compensated by the perks of the job, including her much-loved frequent flyers: “We personally know them and their routines really well, and the regulars can always tell when we put a word in our announcements that doesn’t belong,” Carmel laughs. Flyers will also spot Carmel in shots of Port Lincoln as part of Qantas’ latest inflight safety video, which has reached more than 90 million viewers worldwide on Qantas’ inflight and social media platforms. While honing her skills on-set has been a steep learning curve, it has also launched her own business Charms Media, specialising in media services for the corporate sector. Now, with the peak season looming and the imminent introduction of direct flights to Kangaroo Island from Adelaide and Melbourne, there’s a whole world of opportunity ahead for Carmel, in which perhaps only one thing is certain - the sky really is the limit.


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WORDS BY ADAM HUNT PHIL HOFFMANN TRAVEL BAROSSA VALLEY Following on from our success as Branch of the Year at the 2015/16 Phil Hoffmann Travel Awards, PHT Barossa Valley was thrilled to be in the final three at the recent 2016/17 Awards Night. Phil Hoffmann Travel was extremely honoured to be awarded Best Travel Agency Retail – Multi Location at the esteemed National Travel Industry Awards held recently in Sydney.

Local business celebrating three years with PHT

As we head into the Earlybird season, September promises to deliver some great value deals for travel in 2018. We look forward to helping our community make the most of incredible savings for their future travel plans.

“After experiencing “Austria & Bavaria, A Winter Wonderland” with Back-Roads first hand, I now see why! It was an amazing holiday and I can’t wait to share my experiences with our clients.”

If you’re thinking of travelling to Europe in 2018, consider a tour with Back-Roads Touring Co.

Back-Roads Touring Co has spent 25 years crafting small group journeys that delve a little deeper than the average tour.

This is a huge accolade for the company and one we’re very proud to be a part of.

Our Assistant Manager, Mark Camilleri was fortunate enough to travel on one of their tours last year.

With small groups of just 18, you’ll never feel like you’re a part of a big group.

Phil Hoffmann Travel Barossa Valley have just celebrated three years as a member of the PHT family and find it rewarding to be in such a successful South Australian family owned business.

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Tranquillity through creation WORDS BY TODD KUCHEL PHOTOGRAPHY BY SAM KROEPSCH

Through her charming cottage garden surrounded by fruit trees and vineyards, nestled in the outskirts of Seppeltsfield, Janelle Amos wanders with an old apple crate in hand, collecting anything that draws her eye. The garden, lit with the auburn of the setting sun, is bursting with vegetables; blooming Calendulas and present with the smell of fresh dill. It has been created in such a way that gives access to every plant without veering from a path fashioned from recycled coffee bags. It is in the shape of a mandala, the very thing that has defined Janelle’s happiness. Janelle Amos and her husband, Paul are the owners of the local, award winning business, Barossa Coffee Roasters. What began as an interest seven years ago; roasting coffee beans inside a modified popcorn maker for themselves and friends, has flourished into a successful business. Their success has taught Janelle that in the act of beginning and doing, we learn and achieve. It’s because of this that Janelle has now become an award winning artist. It was during 2013 that Janelle, a little overwhelmed with the balance of owning her own business and being a mother of two young daughters, took herself out into the garden. There, she remembered a picture she had seen of a lady in America who makes mandalas as a meditative process. A mandala is a captured image of a temporary arrangement of materials of any kind, placed around a circle centre-point to create a piece of art that reflects the creator’s emotions. With this in mind, Janelle took broccoli, calendula and kale, and made a little mandala on the ground. She took a photo on her phone, with her feet beside it. And that was the defining moment; the calm amongst the storm. In creating mandalas, Janelle found that she was able to gather herself and take a deeper breath than usual.

“Instead of looking for inspiration, we can find it in our own lives, our experiences and faults. That’s the book you read.” - Janelle Amos

She calls this time, a plug into nature, and she began doing this on a regular basis. Janelle had been an avid reader, searching for inspiration and something that holds meaning. In creating mandalas, she became inspired by her own life. “Instead of looking for inspiration, we can find it in our own lives, our experiences and faults,” Janelle says. “That’s the book you read.”


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“We ate a lot of eggs for dinner that year,” Janelle laughs. In 2015, when the Pinery fires hit close to her family home, it broke Janelle’s creative rhythm. “I think it shifted something in everybody,” she says. “Although it didn’t impact everyone physically, the emotional effect rippled through.” During this time, Janelle felt the urge to pick up her paint brush and complete work she began twenty years ago. Eventually she reconnected with the mandalas and created a duo, using the burned elements left behind by the fire. “Mandalas are a filtered version of my expression, while paintings remain unfiltered,” Janelle says. “Because while arranging flowers in a nice shape is always going to be beautiful, paintings break through that filter and can radiate all kinds of emotion.” For a long time Janelle’s mandalas were merely a creative outlet. That was until,

while watching her daughters sing, “Let your light shine” at a primary school concert, that she realised how we tell our kids to shine, but fail to do so ourselves. It was then that Janelle decided to share her work. She began by posting pictures of the mandalas on her personal Facebook page. People resonated deeply with them and this helped her to grow confidence and build from there. When deciding to showcase her mandalas, Janelle chose to have them printed and framed in the highest quality, as archival limited edition treasures. Janelle has now established her art work under the name, Self-Pollinate, meaning; you can’t give from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first then you’ll have enough to give. Janelle has since gone on to win ‘The Barossa Cookery Book Exhibition and Art Prize’ for a beautiful mandala she created with the ingredients of a honey biscuit recipe. Janelle’s latest collection ‘Still Point’ is currently on show for the SALA Festival at Peter Lehmann’s Cellar Door, until September 18. Janelle’s previous collection remains on show at Artisans of Barossa, Magnolia Road, Tanunda.

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Keep it interesting with a few different and fun plants like sunflowers to help attract bees, or pumpkins that almost grow before their eyes.

Even with our busy lives and limited time it’s so easy to start small and so important to spend time with and communicate with your children. Get them outside into your garden, even if you don’t have a big garden there are loads of options to help inspire their (and your) creativity. A garden to inspire imagination: Create a special fairy garden, with fairies and unicorns, mushrooms and pretty flowers

Vegetable gardens: Vegetable gardens have many benefits for kids (and adults)! Not only will it help them to learn how things grow, or where their food comes from, but it is a great opportunity for parents to bond with their children over successes and help instil a level of

I remember my mum telling me that my older brother never ate tomatoes as a little boy. In her vegie garden she had grown cherry tomatoes and one day caught him picking, eating and enjoying the sweet cherry tomatoes! So, if it only does one thing, it might just help your child to eat their vegetables! G a rd e n s a re a g re a t b o n d i n g opportunity for you and your children. It’s never too early or too late to start their gardening journey. Have fun!

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“The other really good thing about cycling as a form of fitness is it’s a very low impact sport - as long as you stay on your bike!” - Guy Draper

A pharmacist, a lawyer and a real estate agent walk into a bar… No, it’s not the start of a cheesy joke, but the result is still laughter for three Barossa business identities. Lagers at the local are replaced by lattes at the corner café and there’s some serious lycra added into the mix when Tanunda’s Priceline Pharmacy owner, Wayne Goodwin; Heuzenroeder’s Principal Lawyer, Oliver Portway and Homburg Principal Real Estate Agent, Guy Draper get together for their three hour bicycle ride with ‘Team Barossa’ on Sunday mornings. The trio need no

introduction when it comes to running successful businesses in Tanunda, but what may not be known is that these professionals spontaneously transform into ‘mamils’ (middle aged men in lycra) whenever the opportunity arises. It’s a title they happily hold, especially now they’re on the wrong side of fifty. Oliver is the most experienced of the three who all admit to being cycling fanatics. A lawyer for more than 30 years, the 56 year old has been riding his entire life, starting as a four year old and never really stopping. “For me, bike riding is really a philosophical

choice. I have an aversion to using cars for personal transport, I’d rather ride or walk wherever possible,” he says. “I have a little mantra for myself which is, ‘A day without a car is a good day’. I think, as a society, we have far too much reliance on motor vehicles as a personal means of transport and that’s going to change. It’s not a question of if, but when.” Environmental conscience aside, Oliver is fiercely competitive and has clocked up to 25,000 kilometres a year peddling two wheels, whether it be riding to the Adelaide Magistrate’s Court and back during a day’s work, racing, training or taking on the world famous

‘Paris-Brest-Paris’ or Mount Blanc Two. “I did mountain bike racing and road racing, I was the state cross country mountain bike champion in 1993 - It’s a previous lifetime,” he laughs. “Then I got into lots of ultra endurance riding, seriously long distance. Up to 1,200 kilometres in 48 hours.” Asked why he would put his body through such pain, he says “because I can” and whilst he has never classed himself as an elite athlete, he’s far from your average cyclist. “I like the concept of how far you can go on a bike,” he says. “I wouldn’t say it was easy

by any means, especially doing two days and two nights without sleep, that’s hard, not only physically but mentally as well. When you get into that type of bike riding, it’s the mental toughness that really makes the difference. “I love being in the outdoors so for me the bicycle combines the means of transport, exercise, mental health and relaxation. Because of the nature of the peddling, it’s a very meditative type of exercise.” A founding member of Team Barossa, which began in the early nineties, Oliver has proved to be a magnet for managers who now enjoy the health benefits of riding bicycles.


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>> Wayne Goodwin, Oliver Portway and Guy Draper.

Sheer strength and determination link all three fitness enthusiasts who work long hours and find it almost impossible to switch off when the office door closes - a scenario Guy can relate to. The 53 year old says his bike was left to rust in the shed the moment he got his car licence, like most teenagers. Guy was lured back to two wheels around the same time he entered the world of real estate, twenty years ago and whilst he has always been into sport and fitness - playing touch football, tennis or working out at the gym, all of which he still does today - joining Team Barossa proved to be a fun, social activity offering stress-busting dividends. “I think you get on the bike and there’s nothing else to really think about other than staying upright and a bit of traffic!” he says. He doesn’t profess to being as “extreme” as riding buddy, Oliver, but he is just as competitive and has a closet full of jerseys to prove it, not too different from the two lycra-

collecting colleagues who ride alongside him each week. “In my career I’m competitive… I get a kick out of that. Cycling is a very individual sport but we do it as a group. There is that element of leadership that comes into it with controlling a bunch…but then there’s that competitiveness. You need that element for people who are that way inclined.” Guy began with mountain bikes before hitting the open road and was even enticed into riding criterion in Adelaide when he was at his fittest, three years ago. Nowadays he rides most Sundays and a few times a week to keep his endurance levels up. “It’s fair to say with cycling, as opposed to running, you hop on a bike and if you perform okay on it and you ride five kilometres you think, ‘yeah I feel good’. Then to go from five to ten kilometres is actually pretty easy - it’s incremental steps. But, there will come a point where most of us mere mortals would go gee, 150 k’s in a day!… Oliver - he

just kept going! “The other really good thing about cycling as a form of fitness is it’s a very low impact sport - as long as you stay on your bike!” But it seems no-one told that to Wayne, the last of the three to join Team Barossa and the most senior at aged 57. Wayne’s only been riding for three years but has lived “a life of fitness”, still training a minimum of 10 hours a week. “I’m the oldest and the newest…it means I’m forever youthful!” he laughs. A pharmacist since 1983, he once owned four pharmacies, managing up to 30 staff at one stage which makes Wayne no stranger to the stresses of business. It was Guy who introduced him to the sport of cycling. “He said that it would be wonderful if you had a mountain bike… I thought that would be good fun so I bought one and we rode up to Steingarten. Very first day, I came

down and ended up in the ICU in Adelaide - I can’t remember a thing!” He’d broken a collarbone, ribs and scared the living daylights out of Guy, even though they now joke that Wayne should have had training wheels and he’s lucky to have direct access to a chemist. “I’m a great advocate for helmets!” Wayne says. “Then, on my first ride back with the group, I clipped a back wheel and cracked the frame. I lost a lot of skin... I actually went out grapepicking straight afterwards. I had bandages all over and blood coming out everywhere.” Whilst it was somewhat of a bumpy introduction, Wayne champions the health benefits of cycling. “It’s natural interval training. You don’t really know it, because you are climbing hills and you come down and your heart rate is going up and down all the time. “I just love losing myself in doing single minded tasks. As a pharmacist, you

have the phone ringing, you’ve got staff asking questions, customers asking questions….. so single minded tasks are a real relaxation for me.” All three admit to organising their holidays around cycling and love the challenge of pushing their bodies to the limit while watching spectacular views along the way. Oliver says the social side of Team Barossa is as important as the fitness. “It’s a bit like speed dating!” he laughs. “When you are riding in a group you are talking to someone for a very brief time and then you change position, and you are talking to someone else, then someone else.” Yet for these three leaders wearing lycra, a dress code they assure is more practical than fashionable, their instinct to compete is just too hard to tame. “It seems when you put people together on a bike, I don’t know if it’s people or just blokes, they just want to race!”


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WORDS BY LEE TEUSNER GO VITA TANUNDA Disclaimer: Some information has been extracted from the Go Mag.

With around 20 per cent of Australians reportedly suffering from hayfever symptoms, Go Vita looks at the causes and offers tips for making life more bearable.

Common symptoms Many suffer more at this time of year, when extra pollen travels through the air, while some unfortunate folk have bouts year-round. Known as seasonal allergic rhinitis, hayfever is a very common problem for millions from September through to April. As well as triggering outbursts of sneezing, wheezing, runny nose and watery eyes, symptoms can include throat irritation and headaches. For some, hayfever allergens also trigger asthma. Usually caused by an allergic reaction to airborne particles, especially during spring and summer, hayfever sufferers often have difficulty functioning effectively on a dayto-day basis. Concentrating and sleeping well also become problems.

Common causes Many sufferers are allergic to pollen from grass, weeds and even trees. It is also possible they may react to airborne mould and mildew particles.

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The body’s immune system goes into overdrive in an attempt to rid the body of the supposed intruder.

In Australia grass pollens are rife from October to May, tree pollens from October to April, while weed and spore pollens are widespread from September to April.

For those who suffer from hayfever yearround, conditions such as pet hair, dust mites or household dust, spores or mould, even mice and cockroaches can cause a fit of sneezing. This is known as perennial allergic rhinitis. The body’s response to breathing in or touching allergens (things you are sensitive to) is to produce an antibody called immunoglobulin E (IgE). Normally quite a helpful substance, IgE aids in protecting us against invaders such as germs and parasites. In hayfever sufferers however, it’s not so obliging, when relatively harmless material, such as pollen, causes the IgE to rally specialist cells in the nose, eyes and other parts of the body, which then set off inflammatory chemicals such as histamine to cause sneezing, congestion and other issues.

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In south eastern Australia, especially around Melbourne, hayfever cases rise dramatically when the northerly spring winds cross large grassland areas to the north. Canberra residents are often troubled by pollen from the high number of exotic plants around the city, while, here in South Australia as well as Western Australia, pollen concentrations fluctuate depending on the prevailing winds.

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A Wanderer’s life Eric celebrates 60 years of music and 30 years on the buses WORDS AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALICIA LÜDI-SCHUTZ

>> Eric Heintze.

Eric Heintze was never meant to be a muso, let alone a successful one. “Musicians are no hopers” were the words he grew up with as a child on the family farm at Koonunga Hill. Whilst the statement was well meaning at the time, more than six decades on, Eric’s grin beams with a sense of satisfaction that comes when such naysayers are proven wrong. “Mum didn’t like musicians - musicians were bad people they went out with bad women!”

His hearty laugh sets off wife, Joy who is now shaking her head, giggling at the cheekiness she has come to know so well. Last month, Eric clocked up sixty years as a musician, having entertained generations of Barossans on the piano accordion and keyboard, most notably with “The Wanderers”, a name synonymous with old style dances across the region. Whilst his decades of merry music making may have started with somewhat sneaky tactics, there was no looking back once it began.

“My dad used to be a button accordion player in those days. “I couldn’t manage those things - you push it in and it plays one note, and pull it out it plays another!” He was allowed to go to Nuriootpa Town Band where the late Mr Elmore Schulz taught him how to read music. “He got a group from the area teaching brass band music. I learned to play the euphonium.” But Eric wanted more, he wanted to get into a dance band because he loved country style music.

It was during a trip to Adelaide delivering chooks from the farm when Eric, who didn’t have a driver’s licence as yet, enlisted his brother for a ‘covert’ mission without his parent’s knowledge. “We used to take poultry down town and I said to Maurice, I’m coming with. “Could you run us around to the Adelaide College of Music? I said I want to play the piano accordion.” On the next chook run, Eric picked up his new piano accordion and began a correspondence course through the college.


30 | T HE B A R OSSA M AG “That’s how I learned, I basically taught myself. “Mum wasn’t overly happy! Day and night I’d practise and practise. Lunchtime I’d practise and practise.” Then came the opportunity to do a “few guest spots” around the Valley at Lutheran Youth socials, playing to his peers. “I liked it, I don’t know about them!” Eric acquired his first keyboard in another “poultry” related incident. “Fred Helbig, a cousin of mine, he played with us on the guitar and we’d go around giving a few items. Fred said ‘I’ve got an old treadle organ’, I said where is it? “It was up in the pigeon shed! So we pulled it out and it had pigeon poop all over it. We only had the keyboard part with the old bellows on it and I thought how can I play that? “I cleaned everything out and got all the notes working. We had someone sitting in front pulling the bellows and I was playing we’d go around doing items like that!”

By now, Eric was getting a reputation as an entertainer and he was asked to provide the music for a youth dance in the Greenock Institute. “I was approached by Malcolm Nitschke, the chaff merchant here. “One night I got a phone call, can you play for our youth social? I said I can’t! I sort of knew the songs, but never did anything like that before. He said if you don’t do it, we can’t keep going. Whoever was supposed to do it had pulled out. “I asked them for a programme of dances so I could sit down and try and work out what songs - two steps, three steps, queen’s waltz, tango waltz. I had one that was a square dance that I didn’t know how to play, so we just wiped that one.” Eric still remembers being “very nervous” sitting on stage as a sixteen year old performing that night.

“It just grew from there,” he says. At 18 years of age, Eric met his future wife, a 16 year old musician, and within six months of courting, he and Joy formed a dance band. With Eric on the accordion, Joy vamping on piano and a drummer, they were the “Hi-Joy Rhythm Band”, performing all over the Barossa. “In that era we used to do an awful lot of weddings and 21sts, cabarets, sherry parties and balls.” Eric and Joy married in 1964. They raised four children and when Joy gave up her music for a time, Eric joined her brother Morris Traeger, on vocals and guitar with Marcus Schulz, on drum kit. “The Wanderers” had arrived and true to their name, they performed around the state and were booked nearly every weekend.

“I was packing it!” he laughs.

“We went all over the place playing. We were off wandering… wondering what we were doing!”

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They were “flat out” as resident band at Die Weinstube for six years followed by regular shows at the Lyndoch Hotel and Barossa Motor Lodge. “I came across an old diary, that one year we only had one weekend off, we were playing twice a week right through.” Meanwhile, Eric was working full time in a variety of jobs, but he began having back troubles. A chance conversation with Dirk Meertens in 1986 started the Heintze family on a business venture that this year celebrates its 30th anniversary. “I bought a bus,” says Eric bluntly - Greenock Creek Charters was born. “When you’ve got a young family you have to do something. I was pretty crook at that time with the back and I wondered if I could drive a bus and I took one out and yep, my back was okay.” Eric was lucky to get a job he loved driving a forklift at Cellarmasters. His back handled it well and it was where he stayed for the next 23 years before retiring. So it was Joy who was given the job of bus driver, taking the school run.

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T H E B AROSSA MAG | 31 “Four months later we bought another bus… then another one.” They employed bus drivers, school contracts were signed over and soon Eric and Joy began taking holiday tours a few times a year. It was a prime opportunity to mix business with pleasure, with Eric packing the accordion which he admitted was “handy in a blackout”. “We would have a sing-song on the last night of the tours… we had good fun.” There were impromptu performances at Remarkable Rocks on Kangaroo Island, and sing-a-longs on the Proud Mary joining a myriad of musical moments in between. Meanwhile, The Wanderers were hamming it up at old style dances with different themes providing ample opportunity for dressing up and having a good laugh with the crowds.

Over the years Eric’s band colleagues have come and gone, but the old style dances at Greenock Institute are still going, although the dancers and dances have changed over six decades. Eric reckons now that his buddy and fellow Wanderer for close to 18 years, George Dobie has had to retire through illness, he’s on his own and it’s simply not the same. “We had a lot of good times,” he says reliving the golden days which included the recording of two CDs. Needless to say, Eric has had fun and enjoyed every minute in the entertainment industry. Whether it was on the buses accompanying some hearty sing-a-longs or on stage dressed in a Hawaiian skirt and coconuts playing a Wurlitzer; the 76 year old can say he has been a successful muso. “They said that I wouldn’t make a go of it, but somebody didn’t tell everybody else!”

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Milli Oosting of Murray Street Vineyards, Julian Velasquez of El Estanco, Joe Evans of Ballycroft Vineyard and Cellars, Jack Weedon of Murray Street Vineyards, Alexandra Dodgson of Kalleske Wines, Wayne Farquhar of Dell’uva Wines, Mick Schlüter of Schlüter Wines, Lisa and Chris Higgins of Greenock Brewers Barossa Valley and Shannon Kruschel of Murray Street Vineyards.


T H E B AROSSA MAG | 35 A visit to Greenock dispels any illusions of a provincial little village – this is the new home of sophisticated, avant-garde food and wine experiences. It’s no coincidence that artisan food producers, micro brewers, winemakers, providores and gastro-entrepreneurs are flocking to the western Barossa township; Greenock is now a destination in its own right. And those in the know believe the best is yet to come, with untapped commercial and development opportunities, including an unconfirmed $2.3 million land sale involving Argentine tycoon, Alejandro Bulgheroni. Among the Greenock converted is Dell’uva Wines proprietor, Wayne Farquhar, whose Murray Street cellar door will open in Spring, showcasing what is arguably Australia’s largest collection of European wine varieties. Wayne was a devotee of Mark McNamara’s Pear Tree Cottage (now Food Luddite cooking school), and believes Greenock is ripe for the proverbial picking. “For us, Greenock was the obvious choice, not only because we are Western Ridge Barossa and wanted to be regionally correct, but also because of Greenock’s ability to

continue to expand,” Wayne says. “People who want to experience cellar doors don’t go to towns, they go to hamlets where there’s also a brewery, some casual eating and a range of good cellar doors – Greenock is really the only township in the Barossa that has all that going for it.

“We now have five cellar doors and El Estanco, and I suspect there are still three high profile properties that can be commercially developed. “Greenock has enormous potential for the future.” Another newcomer to the main

street is Columbian-born, Australian-trained chef, Julian Velasquez. He and partner, Abby Osborne, also a chef, opened the quirky coffee shop-cum-restaurant El Estanco 18 months ago with just a household four burner stove and sink. They are now in the throes of a full-

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scale renovation to satisfy the local appetite for humble, delicious food that’s all about provenance. “It’s just fresh and rustic and as close to the food source as possible,” says Julian. “We don’t - have a menu – we work off a chalkboard – and when it’s finished we move onto something else.” A backyard vegetable garden of herbs and greens, woodfire oven and farm gate approach underpin their food philosophy. “We still give people food styling and flavour matching but it’s simple, honest food,” says Julian.

“My parents grow coffee back home and eventually we’d like to bring our own beans and tell the story from the farm to the cup.” Expansion is on the cards for Ballycroft Wines too following the opening of the cellar door in 2016, offering personalist tastings capped at eight people. Proprietor, Joe Evans – also grape grower, viticulturist and winemaker – is developing a 44 tonne winery with a goal of being entirely selfsufficient in the true spirit of the traditional Barossa Haufendorf.

Tipped as one of 10 “dark horses” in James Halliday’s Wine Companion, Joe is quite comfortable punching above his weight. “I’m the smallest winemaker in the Barossa – I probably do about 300 cases – so it’s very niche and that’s something I’m proud of,” Joe says. “I haven’t been in the wine industry to be a millionaire; my goal was always to be self- sufficient and I have achieved that.” Also diversifying is Trip Advisor’s number one Barossa destination for two years running, Murray Street Vineyards.

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With around 12,000 visitors to the tasting room each year, sales manager, Shannon Kruschel says good wines begin in the vineyard – and they intend to take visitors there. “We plan to take it to the next level – we have almost 270 acres of vineyard at our disposal and we have purchased a fleet of Amaroks to create a dirt-to-glass experience,” Shannon says. “Visitors will see where it’s picked, see where it’s made, taste our wine and be completely immersed in it.”


T H E B AROSSA MAG | 37 Elevating the visitor experience is also a priority for Chris and Lisa Higgins, who took over artisan brewery Greenock Brewers in 2016.

Collaboration with complementary businesses is another proven strategy, one that Kalleske Wines has perfected.

While the beer garden was a logical extension, the couple also added wine and cider, an outdoor fire pit and indoor fireplace, and even encourage guests to BYO barbecue meat.

“There’s definitely a lot of support for each other,” says Kalleske Wines marketing co-ordinator, Jasmin Truscott.

“It gives them an opportunity to not just taste but have a glass of beer as well and enjoy the beer garden or fireside; as long as they don’t bring their own beer, they’re fine,” quips Chris.

“The brewery stocks our Clarry’s (GSM) and the pub sells our wines, and we recently produced 4,000 Greenock Food, Wine and Beer postcards that promote the Greenock experience and the opportunity to spend the day here.

“Going forward into summer we’ll re-introduce Wines by the Glass, which we started on the lawn last summer in conjunction with Greenock Brewers and Devilishly Delicious.”

“If someone had told me Greenock would have a seasonal café run by a Columbian in the main street, I would have suggested they seek an appointment for a doctor,” Mick laughs.

But perhaps the last word belongs to Greenock’s number one ticket holder, Mick Schlüter, Greenock Creek Tavern’s landlord-turnedwine producer and purveyor.

“As a (Light Regional Council) elected member my vision was to make Greenock the Auburn of the Barossa, and I think it’s worked.

The local identity opened Schlüter Wines in June on the back on the back of his flagship Shiraz sourced from “a magical little block at Belvidere”.

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The cool 2011 season has injected an energy, stamina and purity that make for a magnificent aged Riesling release. Pure granny smith apple and lime fruit are preserved in freeze frame slow motion amidst the toasty, honeyed allure of maturity. Captivating now, with endurance to burn yet.

Ben Glaetzer has worked his magic at the big end of northern Barossa, uniting old vine Shiraz (82%), Cabernet (18%) and new French oak with such succulence, seamless harmony and supple texture that there’s no need to wait a moment before uncorking this glorious thing.

The greatest off-dry Rieslings are not about sweetness at all, and a subtle dose of 24g/L of residual sweetness serves to heighten the fragrant appeal of this pristine and pure style. As always, acidity is the key, and the cool, high Pewsey Vale vineyard certainly delivered in 2016.

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Fragrant complexity sings in a panoply of black plums, lifted violets, blood orange and mulberry, laced with black and white pepper and layers of Campari. Mataro declares its fingerprint in savoury complexity and firm fine tannins, yet at every moment graceful and controlled.

In sensitive hands, Barossa Mataro doesn’t have to be aggessive, powerful or boistrous. It can be fragrant, refined, intricately structured and eminently ageworthy, with a purity of lingering black fruit precision. Turkey Flat is on a high right now, and even Mataro knows it.

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HEMERA ESTATE TIER 1 BAROSSA SHIRAZ CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2010 Formerly Ross Estate, Hemera’s top wine turns the volume up on ripe fruit, bathed in 24 months of 100% new French oak barrels. The result is a generous and cedary style of warm alcohol and finely structured tannins.

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The tension and focus of this cool, high site sings in lemon, apple and crunchy pear fruit of good concentration and mid-palate depth, well toned by the creamy texture and almond meal complexity of three years lees age. A pale straw hue reflects its restraint, with a long finish carried by fine acidity and toasty complexity. A highlight in Eden Valley sparkling.

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KALLESKE FORDSON SINGLE VINEYARD ZINFANDEL 2016 It’s a tough act to capture ripe Zinfandel complexity with refreshing definition and low alcohol, and Kalleske has nailed the balance in 2016, built around a core of succlent blackberries and plum cake spice.

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TEUSNER SALSA BAROSSA VALLEY ROSÉ 2016 Kym Teusner blends almost equal thirds of Grenache, Mataro and Montepulciano to craft a fruity and spicy Rosé of quite some personality, yet pulls it off with finesse and balance. Raspberry and strawberry fruit meets mixed spice, contrasting a tangy finish with a touch of sweetness.

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WORDS BY CATHERINE HARPER BAROSSA VETERINARY CLINIC Heartworm has always been part of the conversation when it comes to pet’s preventative care, but with recent infections in our area, it is important that is moves to the fore again. Heartworm is a parasite of dogs, cats and ferrets. It is transmitted by mosquitoes who bite an infected animal and then transfer it to a non-infected animal. It is potentially fatal to those it infects. It has not been diagnosed in our

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area for quite some time, mostly due to good prevention by pet owners and a few dry years.

In cats, the most common signs are persistent vomiting and trouble breathing.

However, with the wet spring/ summer in 2016 and complacency with preventative care, there has been an increase in mosquito numbers and unprotected dogs and subsequently an increase in positive cases of heartworm.

Treatment is not always successful and is both intensive and expensive; so, prevention is key.

Symptoms are vague, and in dogs and include a persistent dry cough, lack of stamina when exercising, weight loss and poor coat quality.

There are many options for prevention, however for dogs Barossa Vet Service recommends an annual injection that acts in a similar way to a vaccination and prevents disease. It is convenient and cannot be forgotten like that pesky monthly tablet.

Interestingly, 40% of positive cases were actually on monthly treatment, but due to inconsistency with administration have been able to contract the disease. For cats, a spot on treatment is recommended monthly and has the added benefit of providing protection against fleas, mites and intestinal worms. For more information or to find out the best option for your pet, please don’t hesitate to phone or call in and discuss with the friendly staff at Barossa Veterinary Service.

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Positive Pip WORDS BY ALICIA LÜDI-SCHUTZ

From the vines of the Barossa to the bright lights of Broadway, Philippa Lynas is riding a wave of success, sailing the oceans and singing in some the most famous venues in the world. The tenacious 29 year old still pinches herself when she thinks of how far she has come since first stepping on stage as a timid Year 5 student at Tanunda Primary School. “When I was a kid I was really shy and didn’t really like talking to people - I know, shocking! You wouldn’t know it now,” she says with a laugh. True, it is hard to believe the confident, bubbly woman of today was ever anything but an extrovert as she sits chatting away during one of her rare trips home to Tanunda from New York City, where she has lived and worked since her early twenties. Relaxed in the house where she and her sister, Julie were raised by parents, Tim and Charmaine, Philippa tells of the day her class teacher told her she could have “any role she wanted” in the school’s production, all she need do was look over the parts in the holidays and choose. “I wanted to be ‘Vulgar the Vampire’ - the lead role,” explains Philippa, or ‘Pip’ as she is known by friends and family. Mum, Charmaine is listening in from the kitchen and joins the conversation, “She was so shy...I thought what? That part is for one of the boys to do, but she said no, Mr Daniel said anybody could do anything.” Philippa landed her very first leading role that year and those encouraging words from one class teacher soon joined a chorus of other such voices as she discovered her passion in life. “That was the start of it, I loved being on stage...I enjoyed performing in front of people and

enjoyed the whole concept,” Philippa enthuses.

Philippa’s off on her pipe dream again!”

Her shyness now “cured”, she soon found a mentor in the form of dance teacher, Kym Whitelum and took classes singing, dancing and acting, winning scholarships to Adelaide dance schools along the way.

But her well prepared “sales pitch” to her parents easily convinced them that the Big Apple was where she had to be.

“I threw myself into everything. “I went to Faith and was part of the musicals there and honestly, the programme was incredible. “Graeme Tyler was just the best thing that happened... When I look back, I feel like I was really lucky to be there at that time. To have the Brenton Langbein Theatre to grow as a performer was something out of this world. I can’t believe that I had that opportunity. “I walk into these incredible theatres now and they are not necessarily intimidating and it’s because I grew up working on these stages at school.” Her love of the stage grew with every performance and after earning her Bachelor of Musical Theatre at the University of Ballarat, she was off to Melbourne performing in shows and winning awards. The bright lights of Broadway soon beckoned and there was no doubt in her mind that she could achieve her dream. “I always just thought one day, if I worked hard enough and I wanted it enough, I would wake up and sing on Broadway… and I did! “I got a full scholarship to go to the American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) which is the most prestigious and famous musical theatre school in New York!” she says as excitedly as the day she heard she was accepted. “I still remember saying to Mum, I’m thinking about auditioning for a school in New York City and mum and dad were like okay, maybe not taking the concept seriously -

“People say they have really wonderful, supportive parents but no, I have the most insanely supportive parents!” Philippa describes the two year course, which she did in 18 months, as “a massive eye-opener”, with yoga classes beginning at the crack of dawn and voice, dance and acting lessons continuing well into the night. “Broadway tickets were being thrown at us to go every weekend because we needed to be immersed in the theatre. “What they say at AMDA is that they are going to give you the toughest, hardest situation that they could ever give you so that no matter what you are faced with in the industry, it will never be as hard as school so you’ll be able to do it. “When I think back, I haven’t had anything harder than that.” Hard work and tenacity to match, Philippa’s sheer grit and determination resulted in her winning the prestigious “Broadway’s Rising Star” award which led her to being the opening act in what can only be described as a New York Town Hall spectacular. Pip had skyrocketed into show biz in style. “That was a launching pad. It meant I was able to meet producers, meet choreographers... the audience alone was full of the top agents.” More performances would follow as she rubbed shoulders with some of the finest names in Broadway like Judy McLean in Mamma Mia or singing her own one woman shows in the intimate surrounds of cabaret lounges like Feinstein’s 54 Below.


“I always just thought one day, if I worked hard enough and I wanted it enough, I would wake up and sing on Broadway… and I did! - Philippa Lynas


46 | T H E B A R OSSA M AG When an opportunity to perform on some of the most luxurious cruise liners on the planet came knocking, there was no way Philippa could turn it down. “There’s been a real mixture in my career!” she laughs. “I started on Queen Mary II and then did the Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Victoria and now I’ve just been offered lead singer back on Queen Mary II. “I have spent, pretty much, six months at sea and the rest of the year I’ve been back in New York performing in different things.

turns every negative around. “It is like travelling with a family - a very big one!” She has to laugh at the funny side of life at sea, when perfectly choreographed seven second costume changes go awry and she’s belting out a Whitney Houston number with one boot flopped down, dress zipper stuck halfway up and a ladder in her fishnets. “There’s always a costume malfunction!” Even if the costume she has to wear, “looks like Dumbledoor”, she puts on a dazzling smile and powers through, quietly welcoming the end of the show.

“I’m constantly reminding myself that I can’t believe I’m having these experiences!” From exploring Bora Bora and swimming at Copa Cabana beach to sailing past the Opera House into Sydney Harbour, Philippa rattles off a list of exotic destinations that people usually only dream about. “We are literally waking up in a different country all the time.” Whilst it has been difficult to be away from family for long periods of time and there is a sense of isolation being out at sea, there’s a reason her friends call her “Positive Pip” as she

“There’s been some shockers but I’ve had some really beautiful costumes as well.” Fashion, false eye lashes, high heels and ‘glittery lips’ are Philippa’s domain, in fact she says designer labels “are her downfall”. “I just love all the glam and glitz of showbiz - I just love it so much!” she says, barely controlling her enthusiasm. Her excitement is contagious and we soon find she’s harbouring some extra good news.

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T H E B AROSSA MAG | 47 “I’ve just been booked to sing at Carnegie Hall! I’ve never performed there before.” After she finishes sharing the stage with Tony Award winners on one of the world’s most prestigious stages, Philippa will board her next roundthe-world cruise. It’s a stark contrast from the shellgrit floored venue of her most

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“Where else on earth am I going to perform with a 40 piece brass band! I absolutely loved it.”

Yet it seems her hometown performance was just as exhilarating as those she experiences abroad where revolving stages and dance teams are the norm.

The local event showcased just how far Philippa had come during the past eight years, her powerful vocals practically lifting the iron roof as she belted out tunes from her favourite leading ladies.

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Jeff discovers that he is able to communicate with Chipper, and together they are pursued by The Institute’s most ruthless agent in this thrilling tale of two unexpected companions. This is a great book, directed at young adults, but also a bit of fun for any adult with a taste for suspense and adventure, and of course it would appeal to any doglovers. CHASE is the first children’s novel written by international bestselling author, Linwood Barclay. It is available now from Raven’s Parlour book store, Tanunda.

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Preheat the oven to 200c fan-forced (220c non-fan). Line two baking trays with baking paper (or one large tray). Slice the tomatoes into 0.5cm thick slices and set to one side. Dust work bench and pastry with flour, roll the sheet of pastry to 32cm x 27cm. Fold the pastry in half on the long side to mark the half way point, cut along this line then cut each rectangle into four equal pieces so you have eight tarts. Spread over two baking trays or one large tray. Spread a little of the mustard over each piece of pastry and sprinkle each one with breadcrumbs. Divide the tomato slices between each tart then sprinkle with the thyme and salt and pepper. Bake at 200c fan-forced (220c non-fan) for 10 minutes then reduce oven to 180c fan-forced (200c non-fan)-forced and continue to bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown. Spinkle with parsley before serving. For the goat curd dip, combine all ingredients. Serve the dip on the side along with a green salad.

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CHARRED LEEKS WITH WHIPPED FETTA & WALNUTS

ESPRESSO MARTINI RECIPE BY SAM SMITH FINO SEPPELTSFIELD

The ever popular Espresso Martini is RECIPE BY NEIL BULLOCK fast becoming a cocktail classic. As BAROSSA DISTILLING CO with almost all classics there is plenty of conjecture and debate around what makes the perfect Espresso Martini; Vodka or Gin based, espresso, instant or cold brew. We are going to put the debate to one side and share our version with you because quite frankly we think it is pretty damn good! The following ingredients will make one cocktail. Get your shaker out and your jigger on and here we go.

Serves 4 Works nicely as an entrée or an accompaniment to a main course 4 baby leeks, washed & trimmed 100 grams soft fetta cheese (Persian style) 100 grams lightly toasted walnuts 1 salad onion thinly sliced tblsp olive oil juice of 1/2 lemon 100 grams pea shoots or baby salad leaves A few sprigs of dill Gently steam leeks until tender, pat dry & brush lightly with olive oil. Char grill the leeks on medium heat until nicely coloured. With a whisk mix the fetta & olive oil until combined. In a bowl toss walnuts, onions & salad leaves with a dash of olive oil & the lemon juice. On a serving plate spread the fetta out evenly, arrange leeks over the fetta & then top with the walnut salad.

YOU ARE GOING TO NEED: 45ml of Coffee This can be cold brew, instant, plunger, or espresso. You can add the coffee fresh and hot but if it is hot make sure it is the last ingredient to hit the cocktail shaker, otherwise your ice to going to melt too fast and water everything down. 30ml Gin.. You can also use Vodka, maybe try them both and see what works best for you 30ml Coffee Liquor We are using Espressocello from Applewood but you can also use Kahlua or Tia Maria. GARNISH WITH: Whole Coffee Beans Homemade Honeycomb SERVE IN: A Coupette or Martini Glass PUTTING IT TOGETHER: First add ice to your cocktail shaker until it is just over half full. Next add your Gin, then your coffee Liqour and finally your coffee. Put the lid on the shaker, make sure it is tight! Give it a good vigourous shake for at least 20 seconds. You want to create a good thick crema for your cocktail. Strain into your glass. Add up to 3 coffee beans and then your honeycomb. Sit back and enjoy!

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Erin Mackle & Kane Read MARRIED AT RHINE PARK HOMESTEAD, EDEN VALLEY APRIL 4, 2017 A leisurely stroll on a secluded bay on Tioman Island, Malaysia set the scene for Kane’s romantic proposal to Erin. They chose to tie the knot at Rhine Park Homestead, Eden Valley where Kane and his family grew up. Adding a beautiful touch to the ceremony was Liam Halford who sang and played the ukelele. Liam learnt and sang a special song for Erin and Kane creating a great atmosphere. For her special day Erin wore a Made with Love Frankie wedding dress, whilst Kane bought his attire two days before the wedding. Erin and Kane chose a relaxed, intimate wedding with 35 guests, (mainly from Scotland and Western Australia). A reception for their guests was held at Vintners Bar & Grill, Angaston. Erin is the daughter of John and Sheren Mackle and Kane is the son of Jerry and Fiona Read.

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