Diary of a Barossa vintage casual – part 6

Samples of young 2020 Barossa wine made variously from Mataro, Shiraz and Grenache

This week Samantha Cole-Johnson gets some devastating news and has to decide what to do.

This week seemed to bring more bad news almost every day. Last Sunday, South Australia closed its borders and our French intern’s flight got cancelled (he was supposed to fly out on Tuesday). Monday we were forced to close our cellar door (retail space) and employees were told that if they did not comply with South Australia’s social distancing advice and chose instead to put the company at risk, then their contracts would be terminated immediately.

Tuesday, South Australia started policing its borders; we were...