Friday, 20 December 2013

The Bush on the way to Josef Chromy's Winery.

The Tasmanian Bush which I love to walk in when I can. I took some photos on the way to Josef Chromy's Winery.
This time of year it's snake time, so it's not always advisable to walk without the correct shoes, clothing and to be ever watchful, as all the snakes in Tasmania are poisonous.
Josef fled his war-torn Czech village in 1950 as a penniless 19 year old after eleven years of Nazi and Soviet occupation. He escaped across borders guarded by minefields, dogs and soldiers, suffering five month of privation before immigrating to Australia. (copied from his website)
Josef has many awards for his wines from the Relbia Winery in Tasmania.








9 comments:

  1. Lovely scenes interesting story of the wine maker.

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    1. Thanks. Well there is a lot more to that man than what I have written....he is very wealthy and is in his 80's now.

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    1. He must of had an awful childhood, war and occupation alone does create many struggles

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    2. Adam, he must have had a dreadful childhood, he was one of the lucky ones that escaped to freedom in the old days, when it was much easier to be accepted by another country.

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  3. Visting a vineyard is always fun and interesting.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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    1. Yes, indeed. There are concerts out there sometimes...anything to draw a crowd and have their wine.

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  4. I had no idea that all of your snakes were poisonous!!!
    It is wonderful to learn of someone making such a great success of their life after such a dreadful beginning.

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    1. Thank goodness we antivenom these days. I once had a large black snake slide over my toe, I just stood still till it was gone. I just happened to disturb it in he beginning.
      His life in the beginning made him a strong man to do well, and that he did.

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