Monthly Archives: January 2017
Stomp 2017 – March 4thJanuary 13, 2017
When are grapes ready for harvest?
Is mechanical or hand harvest best?
What do freshly crushed juices and ferments taste like?
How do grapes feel squished between your toes?
We always need extra hands at Vintage, so we thought we’d offer a select group apprenticeships to answer all these questions and more.
Join Michael & I on Saturday 4 March from 12noon to 3.30pm.
Your apprenticeship will begin in the Vineyard where you’ll be taught how to measure grape ripeness, how to harvest & we’ll train your taste buds by sampling our 2017 juices & ferments.
After the hard work, in true winemaker style, we’ll relax with an alfresco lunch prepared by The Verandah Restaurant, live tunes by Mark Henderson & a glass (or two) of wine, including our yet to be released, Limited Release 2016 Fiano and 2015 Shiraz.
Of course, no apprenticeship would be complete without some training in the art of pigeage or foot stomping. So, after lunch, we’ll provide ripe, juicy, red grapes for you to practice.
Dress – enclosed flat shoes (you’ll be in the vineyard), casual clothing (nothing too good, it could/will get dirty, particularly if you intend to practice your foot stomping), hat & sunscreen.
Cost – $78pp or $70pp for Members (& up to four guests) – payable upon booking. Numbers are strictly limited & are expected to fill quickly.
BOOK NOW – call Meredith 0409 774 280.
RSVP – Tuesday 21 February.
For a range of local accommodation – brokefordwich.com.au (it’s a great excuse to escape for the weekend). Our two bedroom Winemaker’s Cottage is also available.