Not much happens at this time of the year in the vineyard with the vines going into dormancy for another year. With the help of ‘The Pruning Gang’ both vineyards are pruned and wires are being dropped. Andrew is still pruning the young Riesling himself to train them in their early years, but has retired from all other pruning!
The vines have enjoyed some good rain post vintage, which it hasn’t seen for a few years. Our dam is filling up, tanks are full, garden is thanking us and we have needed to buy gumboots. Happy grape growers!
With the pruning done, and the vines resting for a couple of months it is the perfect opportunity for us to take off for a while to seek out some warmer weather! So we are Darwin bound on July first for 5 weeks, leaving our home and vineyard in the capable hands of some experienced house sitters.
We had our first open weekend a couple weeks ago over the June long weekend and plan on having more regular open days when we return from Darwin. At the bottom of this update will be the dates we will be open, but can open by appointment. So if you want to pop around to taste our wines just give us a call to check we are around, and if we are would be happy to open for you.
In the meantime, if you are interested in stocking up on our wine before we leave, please send us an email this week (by Thursday 27th of June) and we will ship it out to you before we take off.
|2017 Riesling||$25 a bottle|
|2018 Chardonnay||$25 a bottle|
|2019 Viognier||$25 a bottle|
|2017 Shiraz||$25 a bottle|
|2016 Cabernet Sauvignon||$25 a bottle|
|2017 A.T Reserve Shiraz||$35 a bottle|
Address: 135 Westgate Road, Armstrong
Contacts: 0408 53 5623 or 0438 039 727
Our wine tasting area will be open on the first weekend of every month and some extra dates which are also listed below. These are the dates for the next 6 months with 2019 dates to be released later in the year.
|Regular 1st |
|August||Not open yet!||Saturday 10th Aug |
Sunday 11th Aug
|September||Saturday 31st Aug |
Sunday 1st Sep
|Saturday 28th Sep |
Sunday 29th Sep
|October||Saturday 5th Oct |
Sunday 6th Oct
|November||Saturday 1st Nov|
Sunday 2nd Nov
Monday 3rd Nov
Tuesday 4th Nov
|December||Saturday 30th Nov|
Sunday 1st Dec
Don’t forget to contact us if you would like to visit outside of these hours and LIKE us on Facebook for updates of other dates, we will be open! We may also pop up at a few events in the area in the future.
Our premium single vineyard wines are made using traditional methods of hand harvesting with minimal intervention. Our recently opened wine tasting room on the property provides you an opportunity to visit where the grapes are grown, meet the us and taste our wines.
Of course, if you are looking to make a weekend of it, our converted train carriage on the property operates as a Bed & Breakfast for those of you wanting the whole experience and a place to base yourselves while you explore the area. Book directly with us or AirBnB.