36 Hours in Melbourne

If there’s one thing I learned in our short time here, it’s that people don’t go to Melbourne for the sights, they go for the culture. And when the culture is full of great food, nightlife, happy people and beautiful weather, can you really complain? We flew in Friday from Adelaide and upon arriving to…

An Extensive Guide to Clare Valley

I have to say Clare really grew on me. Hands down the smallest town I’ve ever lived in it definitely took some getting used to but now even thinking about leaving breaks my heart. I’m going to miss running and biking on the Riesling Trail, spending every day off in the Health Shop with the…

5 Hours in Adelaide Hills

One rainy weekend back when we had weekends, we made the trip to one of South Australia’s smaller wine growing regions, Adelaide Hills. And it wasn’t half bad! Being so close to Adelaide, many city-dwellers drive up for the day to go tasting so we had to at least see what all the hype was…

McLaren Vale McLovin’

It’s getting hot in here. And by hot, I mean 46° Celsius (114° Fahrenheit) plus humidity. So hot in fact, we only worked half days all last week and had one day cancelled entirely. By the time the weekend rolled around, Gerrit and I couldn’t take it any more so we decided to head to…

4 Wineries You Must See in Coonawarra

Since harvest this year’s running pretty late, the team was nice enough to give us a four day weekend for Australia Day. They even set us up with a ute and swags, so naturally we went as far away as possible. We caught some rays and camped at the 42 Mile Crossing just south of…

The Pre-Harvest Push

“God, grant us the serenity to accept the things we cannot change, the courage to change the things we can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” Despite having grown up in Catholic school, I’m not a very religious person. However when it comes to winemaking, this prayer has never been truer. You see as…

An Aussie Life for Me

Walking out of the airport, I quickly realized two things: It was summer. I had no idea where my hostel was or what it was called. Luckily about a second later, a guy my age walked towards me and asked, “Are you Hannah?” Sure enough it was the other intern, Eric, who had picked me…

Bienvenue a 2017

When I pictured my life at 23, it looked nothing like this. In my mind I figured I’d have a nice little apartment in Boston or San Francisco. Work in recruiting or marketing at some top firm. Go to yoga in the mornings and cook dinner with friends in the evenings. And that would be that. Instead, I just wrapped up…

Cross-Country Road Trip Vibes

For those of you who don’t know, I just finished road tripping 3,134 miles from Boston to LA to start my new job in Napa Monday. It was exhausting and exhilarating  and something I think everyone deserves to experience at least once in their life. This little snap shot is just a fraction of what we experienced out…

10 Things I Learned Woofing in Tuscany

In classic Hannah fashion, the past 17 days I’ve been too excited living life at Castello di Potentino to sit down and write about it all. But considering there’s some sort of Italian strike and my train’s delayed, now seems as good a time as any. I hardly know where to begin, or how to…

Aloha from Istanbul

Currently sitting somewhere in Istanbul, praying like no other my luggage makes it to Rome. I have no wifi or Turkish currency, and only told the credit card companies I was going to Italy so it’s a good thing I stocked up on snacks in San Francisco. And by snacks, I mean a 1.5 pound…

Exploring Iceland in a Camper Van

In case you’ve missed the pictures from the thousands of tourists and travel photographers who’ve been there recently, Iceland’s pretty lit. This past March I went with eight other people, rented out two camper vans and made our way across the southern part of the island. And it was incredible. I like to think I’m usually a pretty…