McLaren Vale, South Australia's Holy Land.

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Recently, we took a team drive (yes, we really do love each other!) to McLaren Vale, a ten-minute jaunt from the Village Green, Aldinga.

We had lunch at the Currant Shed. The main course to die for? The aged Sirloin beef, Jerusalem artichoke and horseradish. I still have no words to describe the joy...

The history of this region just blows us away – the first grapes were planted in 1838 by English farmers John Reynell and Thomas Hardy. These men are considered the Godfathers of South Australian wine-making and were in our opinion, visionaries.

The McLaren Vale Wine Tourism Association describe the area as being, “home to sustainable wine-growing, world-class wines, and culinary experiences, as well as pristine natural attractions and unparalleled tourism offerings.” How could you not want this on your doorstep??

And, with legislation passed by the South Australian Parliament in 2012 and in force by January 2013, to protect the land traditionally used for agriculture from being broken up for housing developments and shopping malls, the wonderful character of this area will never change.

There are so many events to partake in, that living in this area could prove to be refreshing, inspiring and most importantly, fun. What else is there to life?!

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