Today we get to met our Melody 😍
Moving back to @mclaren_vale after many moons living in San Francisco, Mel is conveniently a neighbour to the Taranga vineyard and has known our family all her life. We threw rocks on her roof over the fence till she came and worked for us 🤣
NAME: Melody ‘Mel’ McAllister
ROLE: Cellar Door Sales
GREW UP IN: McLaren Vale
SPECIALIST TOPIC: How messed up The US is, especially the Health care system. (One of the major reasons I moved back to Australia 🙄)
GUILTY PLEASURE: See below at the book I am reading!!! I love a great comedy/paranormal/romance fiction.
BEST WINE EXPERIENCE: Definitely doing the WSET 2 Wine certificate. I was able to try wines that Ive never even heard of before. Some of these amazing wines I probably would never have ordered if I saw them on a menu let alone afford! Oh, and does drinking Oliver's Viognier at The French Laundry (super flash and famous California restaurant) count? 🤩
FUNNIEST DAY AT WORK: Too many to count! Recently though, Nicky @lifeofnicky_c was keeping a Ruthless Ruth cap over a huge spider in the office so she could “show it” to Sally @sallywhite1 who does NOT enjoy spiders.
PODCAST/BOOK/NETFLIX: The Queens Gambit and The OA on Netflix are blngeworthy, but love a great documentary. Im also re-reading a series by Darynda Jones, The Charley Davidson series. She’s part-time private investigator and full-time grim reaper and its laugh out loud funny!
KYRPTONITE: CARBS! And we serve the best bread and oil around and I suffer smelling how fabulous it is every shift!
WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT WORKING AT OT: Everything! Feels like Family ,amazing coworkers, fantastic wine, meeting amazing people, the history, and best of all my short walk through the vineyards to get to cellar door....
Bummer it’s all sold out now 🥺🥺 The 2021 Vermentino is looking amazing though, and will be released at the start of June....just in time for winter 🙄😆
#repost • @graild_ Summer in a bottle! Felicity and Alex take a look at the wonderful @oliverstaranga 2020 Vermentino
It’s one of those picture perfect days. You are lounging by the edge of a pool, swirling your feet gently in the water below, and feeling your skin glisten in the warm afternoon sun. You can taste the salt from the water as your hair dries slowly in the warm breeze. You smile as a glass is handed to you and you breathe in the light citrusy notes that hint at the crisp summery flavours that are to come. You turn the glass slowly in the light and you are captivated by the perfect clarity that seems to mimic the sparkling water in the pool below.
Happy Easter friends! Just a quick note to let you know our opening hours over the Easter weekend.
We are closed on Good Friday.
We are open 10-4 on Saturday and Sunday, but are booked out, so please only come in if you have a booking.
We are open 10-4 on Monday and we still have spots available. Book online at www.oliverstaranga.com
Thanks for your support during our renovations, which is limiting our space availability. We wish we could host everyone, but we are a little way away from opening our new and improved cellar door.
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