The Stonehurst Team invite you to come and stomp your way through a vintage experience like no other!
Sunday 3rd March, join us for our annual Members & Friends Picking Day at our Stonehurst Cedar Creek vineyard in the beautiful Hunter Valley.
A morning start of 11am, we’ll take you through our vineyards showing the difference between our Chardonnay, Chambourcin and Pinot Noir vines. A select parcel of our Chambourcin grapes have been reserved exclusively for your picking hands, followed by a therapeutic foot stomping for a very special 2019 Stonehurst Port release.
Vintage 2019 has certainly been testing. The drought and heat have made way for Summer thunderstorms, bringing a yo-yo of hot, humid days and cool misty nights. As the last of our Shiraz is picked and the whites are already in the winery, we turn our attention to the always indestructible Chambourcin fruit. Whilst yields are low across the Hunter this year, the flavours are superb. Our loving care of our vineyards ensures the vines are organically nourished and protected, netted from the residential birds and the grapes monitored daily.
Taste the grapes as you pick and see the difference! With no nasty chemicals allowed near our vines (as shown by our resident tiny green frogs) – you’ll get a real look into Stonehurst, and the quality control that’s us!
We’ll provide a long lazy lunch while you rest your hard working, purple stained feet. There’ll be plenty of wine and we’ll be on hand to answer any questions you might have on maceration, racking, filtration, malolactic fermentation, or just a general overview of the winemaking process.
Invite your friends and family for a truly memorable day! Or sneak away yourself! Either way it’s a great excuse to visit the Hunter.
Of course, we’ll have exclusive Members specials available on the day with a tasting of our wines to come!
Date: Sunday 3rd March 2019
Time: 10.30am arrival for a picking start at 11am
Cost: Free for Members! (x2 adults)
Extra friends & family only $30 per person, to cover lunch and wine.
Children are welcome and are free!
RSVP: Wednesday 27th February 2019.
Interested in being a winemaker for a day? Book your tickets online, contact our Stonehurst team, or simply call us on (02) 4998 1576. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact us.
We hope you can join us for a very eventful day!