It’s been another big year for our beautiful Seppeltsfield region here in the western Barossa Valley.
Our neighbours, Hentley Farm Wines have been awarded the 2015 James Halliday Wine Companion Winery of the Year, the most common descriptor used by our guests about their dining experience at Hentley Farm restaurant is WOW! and Seppeltsfield Winery over the road is evolving day by day into one of South Australia’s most awesome destinations. More on the Seppeltsfield Winery development in a future blog as we await the opening of their new cellar door and restaurant Fino@Seppeltsfield in late November 2014.
With all this happening around us, Peter and I love walking Seppeltsfield’s gently undulating, vine covered hills and roads, saying hello to friends along the way and stopping for a coffee at Seppeltsfield Winery. I would love to ride a bike, but not being young or terribly fit makes cycling around the Barossa and Seppeltsfield a bit daunting for Pete and I (not to mention sweaty and exhausted!).
Which brings me to a new passion…ebikes! Having recently experienced riding ebikes in Hamburg and along the Rhine in Germany, we are converts. In Europe it was great to enjoy the views and sights and get some exercise, but having that amazing battery assist option when needed, made for a fabulous sense of freedom and enjoyment. Peter hadn’t ridden a bike for 30 years and managed a 32 kilometre ride through vineyards and villages along the Rhine!
So, we have returned to the Barossa with a vision. We are investigating purchasing the best ebikes on the market (and ideal for hills) with a plan to provide them for hire for our guests so they too can have this experience without the need for lycra and sweat! At the moment it’s a toss up between the Gazelle Orange C7+ or the Ordica Neo. We would love some comments if you have had an ebike experience. One thing we DO know, it needs to be a quality bike.
We will keep you posted!