The Riddler's Lair by Di Jenkins

Inside the “Riddling Hall” at Domaine Chandon, Yarra Valley – Vic.
Riddling is the method used by hand to rotate each sparkling wine bottle – a quater turn at a time – to gradually slide the yeast lees (decomposing yeast cells) into the bottle neck, ready to be disgorged, dosaged & sealed with either a traditional cork or the modern equivalent – a crown seal. The job is called riddling and the person who does the job is “The Riddler”. Insert Batman jokes here …..

DOMAINE CHANDON is open daily for wine tastings, and guided tours are conducted three times per day at 11am, 1pm, and 3pm. Do yourself a favour and try their Sparkling Pinot Noir Shiraz!


Shot with a Canon 400D w/ 17-85 IS Canon lens.

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  • whittsatwoopi
    whittsatwoopiover 6 years ago

    Wow, what a great shot. Love the lighting and perspective. Well done. There are a couple of groups that revolve aroung wine and such that these would go nicely in.

  • LOL! I co host the “Vineyards & Wineries” group!!

    – Di Jenkins

  • whittsatwoopi
    whittsatwoopiover 6 years ago

    Oh bugger! I didn’t see any groups next to the shot when you first posted it! Still, I like the taste of foot in mouth, the repitition brings me comfort!

  • haha!! I open my mouth and change feet quite regularly …

    – Di Jenkins

  • Jenni Tanner
    Jenni Tannerover 6 years ago

    Very mellow Di, I love the POV you’ve chosen. A great shot.

  • Tainia Finlay
    Tainia Finlayover 6 years ago

    Oh I’d like to be a Riddler! Fantastic Di you have captured the atmosphere to perfection! Great comp, love it!

  • GlennAlderson
    GlennAldersonover 6 years ago

    This is great Di………the perspective, light & warm colours add the the atmosphere. I must get myself in side some wineries for some shots.

  • Hank Rodriguez
    Hank Rodriguezover 6 years ago

    No Batman jokes from me..I want to know where the dancers are…?

    Great perspective and tones, Di.

  • Jared Revell
    Jared Revellover 6 years ago

    wonderful Di !
    love the depth and those wine racks are great ~ i want one at home !

  • Gary L   Suddath
    Gary L Suddathover 6 years ago

    great shot,excellent

  • Di Jenkins
    Di Jenkinsover 6 years ago

    Thanks to everyone for your lovely comments!!

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...over 6 years ago

    excellent pov, I could spend the day there. lol

  • thanks Kathy – it has a wonderful yeasty smell in there and quite spooky in the darkness.

    – Di Jenkins

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