Wine Harvest Festival 2011

Advertising Feature 25 March 2011

Wine harvest festival

Join us in celebrating the 2011 Canberra District Wine Harvest Festival!

A whole weekend celebration of the wine harvest in and around the region, for more details visit the website or call 1300 554 114.

Plenty of activities at 26 different locations (noted below) featuring live music, special wine tastings, winery tours, lunches, dinners and more…

Use your Wine Festival Passport and WIN!
Grab or print yourself a Wine Harvest Festival Passport and get it stamped once at any 3 participating venues and you’ll have the chance to WIN 1 of 3 mixed cases of Canberra District Wine.

Simply pickup a Wine Harvest Festival Passport at one of the venues or download and print one yourself:

winery map

What’s on

Affleck Vineyard (M10)

Come and enjoy a free taste of our current table and fortified wines and our newly released wines.
View harvest activities and feel free to enjoy our pleasant picnic area.
Tel: 0415 484 113
Open: 10am – 5pm
154 Millynn Road, Bungendore NSW 2621

Barton Estate (C7)

Taste new releases, back vintages, bargain bin ends, including our latest release “Blanc de blanc” sparkling, a vertical Shiraz tasting matched to a selection of cheeses, and finish with Botrytis Riesling and cheesecake.
Tel: 62309553
Open: 11am – 5pm
Address: 2307 Barton Highway Murrumbateman NSW 2582 (opposite Capricorn Park Horse

Brindabella Hills Winery (10A)

On Saturday enjoy a slice of spinach and ricotta pie or a wild mushroom and rocket vol-au-vent with a glass of wine ($25) while listening to live jazz.
Bookings recommended to
Taste our range of delicious and interesting wines including the fabulous 08 Reserve Shiraz (NSW top 100)
Tel: 62302583
Open: 10am – 5pm
Address: 156 Woodgrove Close (via Wallaroo Road opposite Hall) ACT 2618

Clonakilla Wines (D4)

First taste of the 2010 Hilltops Shiraz, the follow up to the stunning 2009. Plus this weekend only taste the rare 2009 Syrah, rated 97/100 in Nick Stock’s Age/ SMH Good Wine Guide.
Tel: 6227 5877
Open: 10am – 5 pm
Address 3 Crisps Lane Murrumbateman 2582

Dionysus Winery (D4)

Take part in a winemaking experience when you bottle your own wine between 10am to 12noon and 3 to 5pm each day.
Enjoy homemade meat pies and salad under the covered pergola while listening to Dr Zot play harvest sounds of Jazz, Blues, Ragtime and Reggae (1-4pm each day) and take time to view the artworks of Murrumbateman artist Steve Hazael.
Tel: 62270208
Open: 10am – 5pm
Address: 1 Patemans Lane Murrumbateman NSW 2582

Doonkuna Estate (C4)

Come on out and experience Doonkuna’s award winning wines matched with outstanding gourmet modern dishes. Playground facilities and room to roam for the whole family.
Bookings essential
Tel: 6227 5885
Open: 10am – 4pm
Address: 3182 BartonHighway, Murrumbateman NSW 2582

Eden Road Wines (G12)

Eden Road Wines will be hosting a twilight winery tour followed by 5 course dinner catered by Thirst owner & chef, Jeff Piper. Matched with current release wines & 2011 wines straight from the tank.
Limited tickets available through the Cellar Door.
Tel: 6220 8500
Open: Dinner only 6pm-9pm
Address: 5 Flemington Road, Lyneham ACT 2602

Four Winds Vineyard (D4)

Try your taste buds at blind wine tasting and guess the grape competition. There will be a chance to try the exciting wines, chat to the winemakers and enjoy a BBQ in the gorgeous gardens
Tel: 0402 278 371
Open: 10am – 5pm
Address: 392 Murrumbateman Road, Murrumbateman NSW 2582

Gallagher Wines (A7)

Enjoy a Trio of Dips with Turkish bread, Open Steak Sandwiches and Citrus Semolina Slice with some of the award winning wines. Try the specialty cheeses made at the winery and enjoy the magnificent views.
Tel: 62270666
Open: 10am – 5pm
Address: 2770 Dog Trap Road, Murrumbateman NSW 2582

Granitevale Estate (B7)

Enjoy spectacular views, good food, a warm friendly “rustic” atmosphere and great wine. Live music both days 2pm to 5pm. We look forward to meeting you. Granitvale – traditional by the bottle personality by the glass.
Tel: 6226 8700
Open: 10am – 5pm
Address: 153 Magennis Drive Murrumbateman NSW 2582
Open: 10am to 5pm

Helm Wines (F3)

Harvest Festival winemaker tour and tasting starting at 10:30am each day. Max number 25 participants – BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL. Winemaking tour with special tastings

Tel: 62275953
Open: 10am – 5pm
Address: 19 Butts Road Murrumbateman NSW 2582

Jeir Creek (E5)

Let’s talk – Vintage. Tours and tasting of fermenting wines and tanks at 11am and 4pm. Taste fresh, innovative cuisine from ‘Eat Your Words’ – bookings recommended. Music from Cassidy’s Ceili from 12.30 to 3.30 both days.
Tel: 62275999
Open: 10am – 5pm
Address: Gooda Creek Road, Murrumbateman NSW 2582

Lambert Vineyards (N12)

Experience the harvest – winery tours at 3.30pm. Taste new release wines, especially sparkling and fermenting grape juices. Savour our chefs autumn harvest menu and enjoy Brendan Drake’s live jazz 1-4pm each day. Reservations Recommended
Tel: 62383866
Open: 10am – 5pm
Address: 810 Norton Road Wamboin NSW 2620

Lerida Estate (N4)

As Famous as the Moon live 12.30 – 3.30; Tasting &Sales of Wine, Chocolate & Olive Oils; Vineyard/Winery tours 11am; espresso coffee/cakes/scones all day; gourmet lunch 11.30 -3.30; Lake George Vineyards Walk; Win a $135 Wine Pack
Tel: 62956640/48480231
Open: 10am – 5pm Address: Federal Highway, Lake George NSW 2581

Little Bridge Wines (M9)

Make your own wine. We supply the grapes you make the wine with our equipment. Make yourself a fine red for about $40 per dozen. Or just listen to the sounds of ‘Junk Sculpture’ as you cook your steak on the BBQ
Tel: 62266620
Open: Noon to 6pm
Address: 106 Brooks Road, Bywong NSW 2621

McKellar Ridge Wines (F9)

Watch hands-on winemaking in action – at11am and 2pm each day. Morning and afternoon teas available at $5 per head. Taste wines and view Janet’s ‘Wall of Watercolours’ in the cellar door
Tel: 0409780861
Open: 10am – 5pm
Address: 2 Euroka Avenue,Murrumbateman NSW 2582

Mount Majura Vineyard (I12)

Join a tasting tour through the winery and take in the aroma and excitement of vintage. Then relax with the Rachel Thoms Trio (12:30-3:30 both days) or a gourmet hamper (bookings essential) from 3seeds
Tel: 6262 3070
Open: 10am – 5pm
Address: RMB 314 Majura Road, Majura ACT 2609

Pankhurst Wines (B10)

Enjoy our fine wines matched with lunch and music from our regular blue grass band amongst our beautiful vines and hills Sat and Sun 12-3pm. Test grapes for ripeness with Allan 11.30am and 4pm Sat & Sun
Tel: 62302592
Open: 10am – 5pm
Address: 56 Woodgrove Close, Via Hall NSW 2618

Poachers Pantry & Wily Trout Vineyard (E7)

Enjoy the great combination of Poachers Smoked Meats with its latest releases of Wily Trout and Fingerlings wines. Great music Saturday and Sunday from 12 – 4pm
Tel: 6230 2487
Open: 10am – 5pm
Address: 431 Nanima Road Hall NSW 2618

Shaw Vineyard Estate (C4)

Offering a full day of activities, wine tasting, cleanskin sale, Flint in the Vines special Harvest menu and a BBQ on the terrace, grape crushing competition, local art display & live music 11am – 4pm
Tel: 62275144
Open: Cellar Door 10am – 5pm Restaurant 9.30am to 4pm
Address: 34 Isabel Drive, Murrumbateman NSW 2582

Shepherds Run at Wamboin (L12)

Come for a full day of activities including Grape Stomping, the soulful DeeJay Gosper band, market stalls and Petanque. Our menu will include steak and mushroom pie, Moroccan kebabs, vego pizza, home-made cakes and of course our wonderful wines. Lunch bookings essential.
Tel: 62383842
Open: 10am – 4pm
Address: 344 Norton Road Wamboin NSW 2620

Surveyor’s Hill & Pomegranate Bistrot (B10)

Surveyor’s Hill will be providing tasting of all wines including new Sparkling Chardonnay-Pinot, and our NSW Top 100 Shiraz-Cabernet. On Sunday 3 April guitarist Milena Cefali will play in our cellar door-bistrot from 12 noon onwards.
Pomegranate Bistrot will be running a seasonal menu including Southern Italian specialties – see website details
Tel: 62302046

Open: 10am – 5pm, meals from 12.30
Address: 215 Brooklands Road Wallaroo, west of Hall NSW 2618

Tallagandra Hill (H6)

Lunch matched with Tallagandra Hill wines, cheese plates, coffee and deserts also available. Enter the draw to win a wine gift pack. Festival specials, olive and olive oil tastings all on offer over the weekend
Tel: 62368694
Open: 10 am – 5pm
Address: 1692 Murrumbateman Road, Gundaroo NSW 2620

Wallaroo Wines (B9)

Wallaroo Wines Featuring award-winning wines, spectacular gardens and views over the Brindabella Mountains. Join us for the best Harvest Festival atmosphere! Antipasto platters – bookings preferred – and music by the brilliant ‘Equinox’
Tel: 0408231167
Open: 11am – 5pm Address: 196 Brooklands Road, Hall NSW 2618

Yarrh Wines (E3)

Start at Yarrh with superb food and wine matching plates ($25) and fabulous live music (1-3pm). Scarecrow making for the kids and grape stomping for all. Check website for menu.
Tel: 62271474
Open: 11am – 5pm
Address: 380 Greenwood Road, Murrumbateman NSW 2582

Yass Valley Wines (D4)

Taste grape fruit varieties and the flavours in the wine. Observe and taste fermenting juice. Food and wine matching – how wine adds to the flavour of the food. Grape products to try. Harvest craft activities

Tel: 62275592
Open: Cellar Door 10am – 5pm, Café 11am – 4pm both days
Address: 5 Crisps Lane, Murrumbateman NSW 2582

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