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The World's Oldest, Largest Cork Tree - The Whistler Tree

The world’s largest cork tree, Alentejo - Portugal. 230+ years old, producing corks since 1820. It was 5 years old when the first English settlers arrived in Australia, and 6 years old when the French Revolution began in 1789. 1789 bottles of wine sealed with cork in that same year were fairly recently discovered in a French cellar, and both the wines and corks in good condition. Every nine years producing 1T of bark, enough cork for 100,000 wine bottles, weights 102T.

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Tasmania took my breath away. The view of Wine Glass Bay has to be seen in person by everyone. It's one of those places that pictures just don't do it justice.

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12 Ways to Experience the Beauty of the Barossa Valley

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Country Australia ~ the Barossa Valley, South Australia. One of the oldest (and most beautiful) wine regions

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