Winter in the Hunter Valley is a beautiful time to visit! Start the day with a cup of coffee on the verandah in the crisp morning air; discover your favourite drop at the nearby Wollombi and Hunter Valley vineyards; unwind in the warm winter sun with a great book; or simply curl up in front of a wood fire with glass of wine in hand.
As this year’s vintage is now safely tucked away in barrels or getting prepped for the bottling line, we turn our hands to pruning. All 17 acres of our Semillon, Chardonnay, Chambourcin, Pinot Noir, Shiraz and Muscat vines are carefully hand pruned, laying the foundations for the next vintage to come. In the frosty mornings and with chilly fingers, we determine the direction and breadth of each shoot in the coming Spring, ensuring optimum growth and grape quality for 2019.
The cool weather also brings with it wood fires in the cottages, and many a glass of warming red wine. Stonehurst’s organic wine range has 8 different styles of red across our Shiraz, Chambourcin and Pinot Noir varieties; making the perfect excuse to settle into the cellar door in front of our potbelly fireplace.
Call into Stonehurst Cedar Creek and have a taste – grown on organic principles you are welcome to taste the difference for yourself!