Friday, July 2, 2010

Bowral Run

Sunday the 27th of June, on what was the coldest winter morning so far this year, saw 15 IMSMC vehicles, along with 30+ of our members & Family for our day trip to Bowral.

Our first stop was to re-group at Pheasant’s nest and after a hot cappuccino by 9:00am we were south bound on the Hume Hwy, cruising toward Bowral and onto Centennial Winery, where we met our invited guests from the Fiat Club of ACT.

Our wine tasting session was most enjoyable and informative, picking up some interesting Aboriginal vocabulary and it’s meaning! Our very gracious "somiliere", Jenny, running us through a variety of wines both red, white and rose’.

Soon enough, a request for "desert wines" saw Jenny bring out the Autumn late harvest Chardonnay, which was a major hit amongst the "tasters" and highly recommended!

A couple of "big fellas" were seen soon after leaving the cellar door after purchasing a case each!

At 12:30am we made our way to Glebe Park for a picnic lunch - sandwiches, olives, chilli, cakes, sausages (in no particular order) were plentiful around the tables of members and their families, ensuring that no one went hungry! The afternoon progressed with a great deal of discussion & laughter - the compulsory game of "picnic soccer" and an espresso coffee!

Many thanks to Oriana De Iulio, for her efforts in organising and coordinating a most memorable run to Bowral.

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