Bart A Barossa Horse

Bart. A Barossa Horse Story

Ever since my wife Kerrie could remember, she has wanted to have her own horse. Sadly, living in the Burbs in Melbourne ensured it was not a possibility. Our vine change to the Barossa in 2016 transformed all that. Now that we own and live at The Paddocks, a historic 42 acres property in the Barossa Valley with a menagerie of alpacas, sheep, geese, chooks and our beautiful boys – Chilli & Ted, it was time to add Kerrie’s very own horse to the family. We already agist 5 horses at The Paddocks which Kerrie loves to feed carrots to each afternoon. But that’s not the same as having your own horse to love and ride whenever you feel. One of our beautiful Barossa friends, Kirsten just so happened to … Read More

Spence and Kerrie - hosts at The Paddocks Barossa

How our love for the Barossa started our Vine Change Adventure

You may have heard of the term ‘Sea Change’ or even ‘Tree Change’, but we took a different route in 2016 and opted for a ‘Vine Change’. Our Vine Change story started back in 2011, when Kerrie (my now wife) organised a five-day break from our busy Melbourne lives. She knew I was a huge fan of Barossa Shiraz, so it made sense that a holiday in one of the world’s great wine regions was the perfect gift. During our five-day holiday, we immersed ourselves in the wine, food and enjoyed such an easy-going, relaxed break that we started a tradition of returning each year. We even honeymooned in the Barossa when we married! Barossa – love of good food, wine and company Over those few short years, our love … Read More