Sunday, 4 March 2007
Rules for Teachers, September 1886
Domenico Scarpantoni from the Abruzzi region of central Italy, migrated to Australia in 1952, to settle in McLaren Vale, south of Adelaide.
In 1968, he purchased an old school property and planted vines. The result was "School Block", a blend of Shiraz, Cabernet and Merlot, aged in oak for 12 months.
When you click and enlarge this photo, taken in an old school house, you will notice that, in 1886, it was forbidden for female teachers to wear bloomers whilst cycling!
We enjoyed this wine with roast lamb and later joined a Feminist Movement anyway. Rules; just love them!