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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

Stomp!
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.

Trophy Bling…

September 20, 2017

Currently in it’s 29th year the Hunter Valley Boutique Winemakers Show is firmly established as one of Australia’s benchmark, regional wine shows for small producers. With both Hunter Valley wines and this show having such significant reputations we are always excited to enter our wines and have them judged by our peers.  It’s great to have unbiased feedback on our wines.

The results of this show were announced last week and we are thrilled to tell you, after an intensive week of judging, lead by Chief Judge, Keith Tulloch, Stomp received the following trophy and medals:

Trophy & Gold Medal
stomp! 2017 Verdelho

Silver Medal
Pssst ‘n’ Broke 2016 Verdelho
stomp! 2016 Fiano

Having a favourite wine is a little like having a favourite child… but, I must admit stomp! Verdelho has always been one of my favourites.  It’s always a winner in my books!

 

Ready, set… grab your Moscato!

September 14, 2017

With great excitement we finally announce the release of our Moscato.

Joining our stomp! range it  retails at $25/bottle or $21 to members.

Made from Muscat grapes this playful Moscato will easily make friends in all circles. With its gentle cascade of bubbles, it’s fun, festive and full of sweet flavour – Turkish delight, musk sticks and fairy floss.

This gorgeous pink bubbly is versatility itself – standing capably as an aperitif at your next dinner party, cheekily starting your party, making your  brunch unforgettable or complimenting your favorite sneaky confections.

Intended to be consumed young, fresh and vibrant our Moscato needs to be served well chilled. It’s so easy going it doesn’t need food. Just grab your partner by the hand, shake off your shoes, walk through the fresh, soft grass whilst the sun gently caresses your skin, sit and sip. Springtime perfection right there! But it’s also downright delicious when paired with apple desserts, fresh berries, meringues and cakes. Or try it with spicy Asian fare, cheese, antipasto or charcuterie.

Spring in a bottle!

September 6, 2017

Nothing says spring better than a fresh, zesty, ice-cold (go on break the rules), white wine.  So how excited are we to introduce two new release wines – stomp! Limited release 2017 Sauvignon Blanc and stomp! 2017 Verdelho. Both here just in time for our glorious Spring weather.

Our Sauvignon Blanc is a limited release with only 200 cases made. This fine example of cool climate, high altitude fruit from Orange has produced a wine with enticing aromas of passionfruit, pineapple, guava and hints of grapefruit. The palate is tasty, lively, long and dry. It compliments soft cheeses, seafood, Greek or Mexican cuisine. Best consumed now or with short term cellaring.

Our 2017 Verdelho has aromas of honeydew melon and passionfruit, with a refreshing, zesty palate displaying ripe tropical fruits and citrus characters. It is very enjoyable on its own, but shines when paired with Asian inspired flavours.

So who’s ready for Spring? Have we got your mouth watering, sunglasses on and a day basking in the sunshine planned?

NB: Our Sauvignon Blanc is still to go onto the website. In the meantime email me for orders. It’s that easy!

Change is Afoot…

August 22, 2017

Change is afoot – we’re moving to Lovedale in 2018.

For nearly seven years we’ve had a wonderful relationship with Tinonee Vineyard. It has provided a fantastic base for our humble cellar door. We’ve had so much fun on this magnificent property. We’ve loved every minute of welcoming everyone to share our gorgeous wines and striking views of Yellowrock.

However, as the old saying goes, “all good things must come to an end”, and with the change of hands of this property, our tenure is coming to a close. This weekend will be the last weekend we are operating our cellar from this location. Make sure you come and see us and say your goodbyes to our teeny cellar.

But the goodbyes are only temporary. It’s onwards and upwards from here… and like ducks on the dam, our feet are paddling madly under the surface – so much to do! Hopefully we won’t keep you waiting too long to announce our new cellar location and opening date. We can tell you it’s in Lovedale and we can’t wait to open our doors. There may even be accommodation you can stay in. Now that would be handy for the new, exciting events we’re planning!

We know you’ll enjoy visiting us at this convenient location. We just need you to be patient whilst we’re organising the final details, but we’ll share its top secret location as soon as we’re able.

In the meantime, you never know where you’ll find us. We’ll be popping up in various locations – gives us the opportunity to come and see you, check new spaces and introduce you to some of our wine friends.

Events/places you’ll definitely find us include:

Sydney Wine Festival – 14 & 15 October, Rosehill Racecourse

Vino Paradiso – 18 & 19 November, The Rocks, Sydney

Private Tastings – 891 Milbrodale Road, Broke

For other events and where to find us make sure you you follow us on Facebook or Instagram and check our website before you visit.

If in doubt you know you can contact me directly for your wines.

Here’s cheers to our exciting new journey. Make sure you follow us… it’s going to be a fun ride as we continue to….

live it… love it… stomp!

 

A Little Bit of Italy in Broke

May 24, 2017

What a wonderful weekend at this year’s Little Bit of Italy in Broke. The weather was perfect, the food scrumptious and the company was superb!

Our thanks to Mamma’s Kitchen and the Local Coffeeman for keeping us fuelled; to all our scarecrow entrants and judges; to our muso, Mark Henderson and to everyone who came and kept us company. We hope you had as much fun as we did!

Until we do it all again in 2018…ciao bella!