2019 Fireside Tasting

June 12, 2019 Hunter Valley fireside wine tasting

stomp! Fireside Tastings are the perfect opportunity to pull out your warmest winter woollies, don your beanie & boots & join us at stomp! wines.

The fires will be burning, platters of local charcuterie & cheeses will be available to nibble on, and Winemaker & owners Michael & Meredith will take you through their 2017 reds, along with a couple of cheeky barrel samples from the 2018 & 2019 vintages.

To finish off there will be marshmallows to toast on the fire, warming fortifieds & live music by local guitarist Mark Henderson.


  • Saturday 20 July 2019
  • 4.30pm to 6pm
  • Tickets $25pp or $20 per Member inclusive of wine tasting, charcuterie, cheeses & marshmallows.

Payment required at time of booking (non-refundable). Bookings essential and to be made by Friday 12th July.
Email or call Meredith 0409 774 280.

stomp! 2019

March 17, 2019

stomp! 2019

Our stomp! 2019 event was a huge success. We hosted 40 fabulous vintage apprentices onsite at our Cellar Door.

Guests were greeted at Cellar Door with Moscato & Sparkling Verdelho, then strolled to the stand of shady casuarinas where they formed teams & developed team names.

Cloud Nine

The Wine-ing Stompers

In Vino veritas

Grape Expectations

Coastal Connoisseurs

U Can’t sip with us

Noble Rotters

First task for the apprentices was to gather grapes, crush them to gather juice for sampling; ripeness, fruit flavour was tested. They were then put to work blending shiraz.

Points were awarded along the way, with bribes & strong competition.

After the hard work it was time to enjoy lunch, created by the team at The Deck, paired with a range of stomp! and Pssst ‘n’ Broke Wines

Time to get down & dirty. Stomping & t-shirt design came next. There was a multitude of stomping & squishing techniques.

Winning teams on the day were Grape Expectations & Coastal Connoisseurs with a tied first place.

Our guests went home with new friends, wine making skills, wine for the Cellar & big smiles.

Thanks for coming – see you all next year on Saturday 7 March.

For more photos check out our facebook page here.

A stomping Good Time

February 2, 2019 stomp wine event

Vintage 2019 is well underway. It’s been a great growing season, the whites are coming into the winery thick & fast with reds to follow. To help with the deluge we’re calling for our annual intake of Vintage Apprentices.

stomp! 2019 is being held on Saturday 2nd March at our Cellar Door in Lovedale. It’s a day of learning, fun, dining, wining, stomping! Learn the technical side of checking for fruit ripeness & readiness with Michael; help blend one of the next releases; be some of the first to taste the 2019 vintage with sampling of ferments; then relax with a leisurely lunch, prepared by Chef Matt Dillow of The Deck Restaurant, washed down with a wine or two and some live tunes from Mark Henderson.

To finish join some stomping fun & design your own stomp! 2019 t-shirt.

Bookings are now open, call Meredith on 0409 774 280, payment will be required to secure your tickets.

Going on the success & fun of last year we anticipate tickets will sell fast. We keep our event intimate so there is plenty of time to mingle, chat & learn.

To give you an idea of the day here’s a flashback from stomp! 2018.

Date   Saturday 2nd March

Time   11am – 3.30pm

Location   Stomp Wines Cellar Door, 504 Wilderness Rd, Lovedale

Dress   Flat enclosed shoes, casual comfortable clothes (that you don’t mind getting dirty)

Cost   $95pp for Stomp! Members or $120pp for non-members – payment due at time of booking

Bookings   Call Meredith 0409 774 280





2018 Fireside Tasting

September 23, 2018 stomp! fireside tasting Hunter Valley Event -

Did you make it to our Fireside Tasting?

We loved how our Members & Guests arrived rugged up for a chilly, windy night with big smiles ready to enjoy the evening.

We kicked off the evening with a some bubbles & rose. perfect accompaniments to the antipasto platters.

antipasto platter

Michael took us through each of the wines whilst everyone relaxed and enjoyed the range.

tasting with stomp wines


We released the 2018 Fiano – blended by our Members at the stomp! event in February. Everyone loved the blend.

stomp! fiano

Everyone had fun.

The toasted marshmallows brought back childhood memories.

But the highlight was definitely the release of the Liqueur Muscat!

stomp wine muscat


Fireside Tasting – Saturday 18th August

June 25, 2018
Join us Saturday 18th August 4.30pm – 6pm for our annual fireside tasting. 

Rug up & join us around our outdoor fires to taste our new releases, a few sneaky 2017 & 2018 barrel samples and our warming fortifieds.
You’ll enjoy our
  • new release Stomp! Limited Release 2018 Fiano, blended by Members at our annual Stomp! 2018
  • new release Pssst ‘n’ Broke 2018 Rose
  • a sneak preview of 2017 & 18 reds so you can compare them to the famed Stomp! 2014 Shiraz
  • Tawny along side the long awaited release of our Muscat
We’ll have Charcuterie boards to share and marshmallows to toast on the fire to finish.
$25pp or $20pp for members.
Payment required at time of booking (non-refundable)
Bookings essential and to be made by Friday 10th August
Email or call Meredith 0409 774 28

It’s about heart and soul…

June 3, 2018

Have you visited our new cellar door yet? Finally it’s starting to feel like home, reflecting more of our personality and even a little soul.

Did you know it has loft space upstairs? It’s wasted with just my desk up there. So, I decided to turn it into a creative retail outlet, showcasing a few of our son’s oak home wares. But as he can’t seem to keep up with demand, I’m adding a few more quirky pieces, including oak and resin jewellery and some artworks.

All home wares and jewellery are handcrafted using retired oak barrels from our winery. As mentioned, the home wares are crafted by our son and the jewellery is handcrafted by a family friend.

Each piece is bespoke, having an amazing history and story to tell – the 90 – 120 years growing; the expert barrel coopers hands lovingly crafting it into a barrel; the years of weaving magic with our winemaker; storing our gorgeous tawny port and finally the imagination it has sparked in two young men, as they creatively recycle and add to the story… Now there’s a special piece of wine country to take home.

And if recycled oak doesn’t excite you as much as it does me, check out the very cute ink and Quink ‘doodle bird’ drawings by Rowena Henderson.

This space will keep changing. Come and check it out and be inspired to take home not only wines made with passion, but perhaps a very special piece of oak barrel they’ve been in!

Stay & Play at stomp! Wine – Kids fun, picnics, wine tasting …..

April 17, 2018 Stomp Wines Jenga fun

It’s all about the experience when you visit stomp! Wine. We love our guests leaving with great memories so we’ve created a few “Stay & Play” experiences for the family, couples and friends.

The latest addition is Stay & Play – Family Fun

‘Stay & Play’ Family Fun – $15/adult, children free

Mum & Dad

Relax as we take you through our range of stomp! & Psst ‘n’ Broke Wines, the tasting will be accompanied by a local cheese and produce platter. If you’re up for, it join the kids afterwards as they challenge you to a game of giant Jenga.

Kids – Big & Small

Pop your own popcorn to energise you ready for your big photo challenge. We’ll have a list of photo challenges that will require creativity, fun, collaborations & exploring nature. Make sure you leave some time for some Giant Jenga strategising so you can beat Mum & Dad when they finish their tasting!

Complete as many of these challenges as you can and post your photo’s to Instagram – #stompwines. Your photos may even be published in our next stomp! Wines newsletter.
Posting photo’s gives stomp wines permission to repost.
Get creative and have fun!

To book phone Meredith – 0409 774 280 – 48hours notice must be given and payment is required at time of booking. No refunds available.


A favourite of the stomp! Wine family is the Stay & Play Picnic Hamper

‘Stay & Play’ Picnic Hamper

It’s as easy as one, two, three

  • Begin with a premium wine tasting hosted by one of our family members. We’ll take you on an educational journey from the vine to the glass.
  • Wander outside, find the perfect picnic spot, we’ve got a grove of casuarinas, big shady gums & bush settings to relax amongst. We’ll deliver your picnic hamper, along with a glass of your newly discovered favourite wine, all you need to do is relax and enjoy
  • Challenge your partner or friends with picnic games – Giant Jenga, Giant noughts and crosses, Giant Connect 4 or bocce – will be available to play. (Games only available with Stay & Play bookings)

To choose your hamper and discover other experiences visit our websites cellar door page

To book phone Meredith – 0409 774 280 – 48hours notice must be given and hampers to be paid at time of booking. No refunds available$90 for two or $45 per person thereafter.

A Stomping Great Time

March 17, 2018 Stomp - The Poeple

They came from far & wide, from Scotland, Ireland, Singapore & all parts of Australia. They celebrated birthdays and anniversaries; there were newly weds, couples, families & friends and they were great fun.

Stomp competition

There was stiff competition between the teams.

They created team names

* Mardi Grapes
* Norfolk and Chance (didn’t quite get this until the team said it quickly, with their Scottish accent, to boot!)
* Six Vines Wines (6 people in this team)
* Silver Wino’s
* Stomped But Not Stirred

Raced to collect the grapes; crushed juice & measured ripeness & sugar levels; blended our next Fiano, with the winners writing & presenting a ditty to get them over the line.

Stomp Food & Wine

With all that “hard word”, our Winemaking apprentices enjoyed a feast prepared by Chef Matt from The Deck Cafe; of course washed down with a supply of premium stomp! wines. The setting amongst the Casuarinas was perfect.

The Stomp at Stomp

Then the fun really began. They stomped solo, in pairs & in teams; there was slow contemplative stomping, the dancing stomp, the speed stomp and some hand squishing. Resulting in magnificent creations to wear home.

Thank you to all from Stomp

Michael & I would like to thank you for joining us, participating and adding humour, warmth and fun to all the days activities. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting each and every one of you and hope you’ll join us again next year.

Stomp 2019 Save the Date

Are You Joining Us?

February 26, 2018

We’ve still got a few Vintage 2018 Apprenticeships available to assist Michael on Saturday 3rd March.
To apply please ensure you fulfill the following Essential Application Criteria:

  • love wine
  • enjoy getting sticky
  • are prepared to stomp & squish
  • dedicated to producing the “Blend of the Day”
  • love great food & company

If this is you, contact Meredith immediately to save your place on the Winemaking team.

STOMP! 2018
Date –
Saturday 3rd March, 2018
Time – 11.30am – 3.00pm
Dress – enclosed flat shoes (you’ll be outside), casual clothing (nothing too good, it will get dirty, particularly if you intend to practice your foot stomping), hat & sunscreen.

Cost – $95pp for Members (& up to four guests) – $120 for non Members – payable upon booking – inclusive of all activities, lunch, wines, live music.
Numbers are strictly limited.

BOOK NOW – call Meredith 0409 774 280.
RSVP – Thursday 1st March.

Stomp 2018

January 29, 2018

Vintage 2018
Saturday 3rd March 2018

Get your hands (and feet dirty) at stomp! Hands on winemaking.
Alfresco lunch prepared by chef Matt Dillow.
Live Tunes by Mark Henderson.
Grape stomping.

Tickets $120pp or $95pp (members) all inclusive
Book now 0409 774 280

Take a fun, educational look at the life of a Winemaker at Vintage.
Join Michael & I on Saturday 3 March, 11am (for an 11.30am start) to 3.30pm.
Begin your experience measuring grape ripeness and sampling our 2018 juices & ferments.

From here we’ll be taking a look at what it takes to make the perfect blend, we’ll put your palates to the test & see if you can create our next blend.
After the hard work, in true winemaker style, we’ll relax with an alfresco lunch prepared by Chef Matt Dillow, live tunes by Mark Henderson & a glass (or two) of wine.
Of course, no Vintage experience would be complete without some training in the art of pigeage or foot stomping. So, after lunch, we’ll provide ripe, juicy grapes for you to practice.

Dress – enclosed flat shoes (you’ll be outside), casual clothing (nothing too good, it will get dirty, particularly if you intend to practice your foot stomping), hat & sunscreen.

Cost – $120pp or $95pp 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 20 February.

For casual onsite accommodation Madigan’s Wine Country Cottages are offering 5% discount – you’ll need to call them direct to book (+61 490 403 387) let them know you are coming to stomp! (they have their cottages showing booked out to give stomp! members first option for the weekend). Our Winemaker’s Cottage at Broke is available – with a 30 minute drive – or there are some great options at the nearby The Vintage with Chateau Elan, Mercure Apartments and The Vintage Holiday Houses.