A big thank you to everyone who popped in over the June long weekend to help us launch our wine tasting area. We were thrilled with the number of people who came to support us.
We will continue to grow our little space both physically and with what we offer. At this stage we remain committed to opening on the first weekend of the month, with further dates below and to be released along the way. To keep informed, please follow us on Facebook. We have had a lot of people contact us to come and visit, with enough warning we make ourselves available. It is always worth giving us a call as if we are here, we would happily welcome you without any notice – 0438 039727.
Our fixed dates for 2019 are:
- Saturday August 31st and Sunday 1st of September
- Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th of October
- Saturday 1st, Sunday 2nd, Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th of November
- Saturday 30th of November and Sunday 1st of December
On the first of July with the vines still in dormancy it was a good time for Andrew and I to take off on a road trip in the Darwin direction. Our A.T Premium Shiraz joined us and if you didn’t follow journey on our Facebook or Instagram pages, here are some of happy snaps.
The final leg of our trip found us in the Rutherglen area, home of the fortified and as Andrew discovered some amazing Durifs. We visited both small and large wineries and were greeted with staff/owners that were both passionate about their wines and also very knowledgeable. Loaded with some more information about what it takes to make a great cellar door experience we came home in time for me to attend a Wine and Tourism Marketing two-day course in Ballarat. This was a great opportunity for me to get a better understanding of what people are looking for when visiting cellar doors. Of course, I am still far from understanding this so welcome feedback from you all on what you enjoy or would like to see us offer. Please email your thoughts to me!
Seriously Shiraz – You will be receiving this just in time for one the biggest weekends in our area. Seriously Shiraz kicks off on Friday with all cellar doors in the area open and with events to keep everyone interested. We will be open for tastings from 11am-5pm both Saturday and Sunday.
Andrew is also making himself available to take visitors for a walk through our vineyard talking all things viticulture that help to grow the premium grapes that go into our wine. Click on the LINK for more details about our event on Facebook.
For Visit Victoria’s guide to the Seriously Shiraz events across the area click on this LINK
Our website has been clunky and in need of a makeover for a long time now. It is in the process of being updated to make ordering wine online easier and to improve the ease of navigating other information.
We are very excited that our wine is now available in some new outlets in the area for when coming to see us is difficult for you. Miners Ridge wines are now available at:
- Horsham Celebrations
- Horsham Premix King
- Ararat Premix King
- Ararat Blue Duck Hotel
- Stawell Diamond House
And hopefully soon to be in Portland, Stawell and Halls Gap. Of course, we love our ongoing supporters at the Great Western Hotel and Steel Cutters Great Western.
While we were away our newest member of the Miners Ridge family was put in a bottle and had its very bright label attached. This beautiful floral in flavour wine is now available for sale.
Our Bed and Breakfast continues to be a popular getaway for both Australians and International guests. There must be something about staying on a vineyard that draws people to us, or maybe it is because it is a converted rail carriage, or perhaps it is just the charm of the hosts!! The majority of our bookings come through the AirBnB platform; however, people can book directly with us as well.
Guests have been enjoying the fire drum and picnic table down by the dam over the cooler months.
The picture on the left was drawn by a guest. It was their impression of our accommodation and the big kangaroo that must have paid them a visit.