Almanac (Bush) Footy: The Mighty (Tanunda) Magpies

John Harms now lives in the Barossa. He once wrote about footy there. (First published in The Age, July, 2009)

Almanac Life – A Year in the Barossa: “Glory to the Barossa!”

John Harms and his family have moved from The People’s Republic of Northcote to the Barossa Valley. He hopes to write regularly about their year. This is his story about the Declaration of Vintage ceremony.

Almanac Pub Review: The Greenock, Barossa Valley

In Mickey Randall’s time, Greenock has become a ‘destination’. But the pub remains a sanctuary. [Includes traces of cricket stories – JTH]

A Sunday in the Barossa

Mickey Randall and Claire spend a winter’s afternoon in the Barossa visiting Grant Burge, Rockford and St Hallett’s. The finish may surprise.

2017 Women’s Footy Almanac launch (& SANFL Elimination Final – Norwood v Central District): Making things

Dave Brown’s huge weekend of footy, golf, wine and fellowship. And wine.

Almanac Wine and Footy: Rockford, Tanunda and how to cope with winter

Smokie and Marg have been in the Barossa where they visited Rockford just outside Tanunda. As Smokie noted, this is one of John Harms’s favourite places on the planet. Here’s a story about Robert O’Callaghan and Rockford from 2009. [I love this place – JTH]

Home on the Grange

Football, cricket, Weber BBQs and Penfolds Grange Hermitage. Mickey Randall ponders aloud if you can you have too much of a good thing?

Friday night footy in the Barossa

Wednesday last week. State of Origin decider day. Magnificently wild winter weather in the Barossa. Yesterday it was hail and sideways rain whipping across the Valley. Today, a bit of everything, but the sky is cold. Some vineyards are neatly pruned, ready for the Spring. Some are not, tendrils still waving in the wind like [Read more]

First Test – Day 4: Rain helps the English cause

by John Harms The finest meteorologists in Wales promised us precipitation, and while their timing was a little out, and it was a little tardy, down came the rain. Enough of it to prevent any play after Tea on the fourth day. Which was a blessing for the home side: the Englishmen were in all sorts [Read more]