With premium wines, fine food and pristine surroundings, this is an experience to remember at James Halliday's 2015 'Winery of the Year'. Where else can you wine, dine, take part in a wine blending session and get take home a bottle of your own blend? What a day!
Begin your day with a personally guided tour of the winery encompassing both the old and the new technologies utilised. Traditional red wines are fermented in the same vats that were used in the 1800’s but employs up to date winemaking techniques and practices. Following this you will learn the art of winemaking in the form of blending. Guided by a Wine Ambassador you will start with individual wines and blend them to create a wine that is truly yours. A 750ml bottle of your blend will be yours to take away.
After all your hard work making your own blend you will no doubt be hungry for lunch! The Wetlands Café is perched overlooking the wetlands providing an ideal setting for a relaxed lunch with some fine wines. Enjoy a three course lunch created with the finest local produce and matched to pairings of current and mature wines. You will learn the characteristics of a wine when it is young and when it is mature. Two pairings, a white and a red will be presented by a Wine Ambassador who will explain the characteristics of the wines.
Finish the day with a Wetlands Ecology Tour accompanied by an expert guide who will walk with you through the wetlands trail and explain the restoration work that has been completed, the work being done to save the endangered species that live in the wetlands and the impact the ecological work has on the winery and wines.
There is a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 8 required for this experience.
Comfortable shoes are recommended for the Ecology tour.
As alcohol is served all guests must be over the age of 18 years.
Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to this policy: