Sunday, October 2, 2011


Majella Winery - Coonawarra, South Australia.


I spent the day traveling to friends
A journey in sunshine and rain.
Traveled along gum lined roads ~
Saw sheep on endless plains.

I passed by many a shaded vineyard
And saw the roses sweet ~
The cultivated and manicured lawns,
The sweeping drives where people meet.

There seems to be a care of gardens
By those who tend the vines.
A pride that goes with all involved
In the making of these wines.

I know that it’s “companion planting”
To have the roses growing thus
But it also adds a beauty 
And brings great pleasure to us.

Names of vineyards are clear to be seen
All along the roadside.
I found it lovely to be there
To really feel the pride.

This is Australia and I always take pride
Where majestic eucalypts abound
And under their shadows and shade ~
Vineyards and roses are found.

© Linda J. Vaughan
January 200

Written after a long days drive through the Coonawarra Wine District of South Australia

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