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Join our journey as we share the highs (and lows) of living the dream, passionately crafting the Hunter Valley wines you like to drink.

Rowena Henderson
15 April 2024 | Rowena Henderson

Annual Stomp 2024

What a fun bunch of people! We loved our 2024 winemaking apprentices.

Everyone lent a hand testing alcohol levels & ripeness. We had stiff competition for the best blend with our budding winemakers looking the part in their lab coats & glasses. Marketing, team names & t-shirt design were all approached with incredible seriousness, creativity & team work. We had presentations of notes from our "Chief Winemakers", and a VERY entertaining Rap (complete with dance) presented by the winning team.

But it wasn't until the stomping started that things really stepped up a notch. So much stomping, squishing, grape throwing, plunging (of one's body!), loads of laughter & icky, sticky, grapey memories.

We can't wait for you to join us at next year's Annual Stomp 2025. Save the date 8 March, 2025. Tickets available now!

Time Posted: 15/04/2024 at 10:24 AM Permalink to Annual Stomp 2024 Permalink
Rowena Henderson
19 February 2024 | Rowena Henderson

Annual Stomp! 2024 Winemaker's Lunch

There's no doubting a day Winemaking at our Annual Stomp! event, works up an appetite. This is where local Chef Matt Dillow, of The Deck Cafe, Lovedale comes to the rescue.

Chef Matt's catering at Stomp! is one of the highlights of the day. Designed specifically to highlight the Stomp! Wines being served, the three course menu has Mediterranean influences. We can't wait to enjoy it with you.

So what will guests enjoy on the day?

Beetroot, goats cheese and rocket bruschetta

Chicken breast with saffron arancini & Romesco sauce 

Pineapple, elderflower, mint and agave granita with vanilla mascarpone & dragon fruit

Tempted? Make sure you book your tickets now. You really don't want to miss this! 

Time Posted: 19/02/2024 at 9:20 AM Permalink to Annual Stomp! 2024 Winemaker's Lunch Permalink
Rowena Henderson
8 January 2024 | Rowena Henderson

A Blossoming Experience at Stomp Wines

Our next Floristry Experience is being held Sunday 11 February. 

Kristie-Lee from Là Create & Sip will bring you a fun and relaxing workshop of wine tasting and floral arranging to share all the love this Valentine’s Day.
In this 2.5 hour experience you will enjoy a glass of bubbly on arrival, tasting of 6 wines paired with local sweet treats, all whilst making a beautiful Valentine’s Day themed floral arrangement. The end result will be a stunning topiary arrangement of fresh flowers, chocolates and incorporating a bottle of Stomp Rose. BOOK HERE.

Time Posted: 08/01/2024 at 12:56 PM Permalink to A Blossoming Experience at Stomp Wines Permalink
Meredith McManus
11 December 2023 | Meredith McManus

Festive Sangria Recipe

Sangria - a light, fruity, fun drink with the ability to dial the alcohol content up or down. With Christmas just around the corner, I can't help but think this could be the perfect festive drink. Sounds like a great excuse to share a recipe and start making Spain's most celebrated cocktail!

1 green apple - cored and chopped
1 lemon or lime - thinly sliced
1 orange - thinly sliced (slices can be quartered if you'd prefer them smaller)
1/3 cup raspberries (or strawberries if you'd prefer. These can be sliced smaller)
1 bottle of red wine - a fruity, light, low tann style (we recommend our Stomp 2021 Early Release Shiraz)
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup Cointreau, Grand Marnier or Brandy
Sweetener if needed (something like maple syrup or brown sugar)


  • Place all fruits in a pretty, decorative jug.
  • Pour in all liquids and stir
  • Chill overnight to ensure optimal infusion of all flavours.
  • Serve in pretty glasses filled with ice. (To add a more festive touch freeze ice cubes in Christmas-themed silicone moulds. Fruit, herbs or edible flowers can be added to the moulds to make your ice cubes look even more festive.)
  • Topping with sparkling water is optional 

NB: Will keep in refrigerator for a couple of days. 

Time Posted: 11/12/2023 at 3:15 PM Permalink to Festive Sangria Recipe Permalink
Rowena Henderson
7 November 2023 | Rowena Henderson

End of Year & Christmas Gift-Giving

You've almost made it to the end of the year! But now you have to think of the gift giving season. Unfortunately, you're already flat out - attending the kids end of year concerts; work drinks & dinners; meeting end of year deadlines AND to top it all off, organising the annual family holiday or Christmas Day festivities.

We understand what it's like, so here's a few tips to help you stay sane:

  • Have stand-by gifts ready - perfect for when you need something last minute; when you haven't time to run to the shops or don't know what to get. One (or three) of our Gift-Giving Packs are the perfect solution. Keep a few gift bottle bags on hand, grab a bottle to suit from the pack, and you're on the way out the door.
  • Buy a few mini Christmas Puddings or Christmas Cakes & add a bottle of Stomp Tawny or Muscat - these make the perfect, easy gift for Nan/Pop or Great Aunt Marge, one of your work colleagues, or, keep for yourself & pair with a mature cheddar when friends drop by for some Christmas cheer.
  • Need something unique for the red wine lover - Sparkling Chambourcin is a sparkling red wine that is best enjoyed super chilled. Perfect for hot weather and superb with your Christmas roast - pork, turkey & cranberry sauce and/or ham.
  • Sparkling Moscato - an under-rated sweetie perfect for so many occasions and not just for the sweet tooth. Try it as a base for sparkling cocktails, with fresh fruits for afternoon tea or your Summer lunch of charcuterie & cheeses. For the perfect gift, craft a hamper with creamy camembert, crackers, a packet of Lindt Chocolate Raspberry & Cranberries & a bottle of Sparkling Moscato.
  • Everyone loves the sophistication of a cocktail, and wines make a great base for cocktails. Either gift one of our Cocktail Starter Packs, or create your own gift kit. Find a pretty gift box, add 1 x bottle Sparkling Verdelho, two champagne flutes or crystal-cut Champagne bowls, sugar cubes, a mini bottle of Brandy (or we use Grand Marnier) & a bottle of bitters. To finish create a classic Champagne Cocktail card.

  • Elf on the shelf - don't do it... it's fun at the start but tedious by the time you make it to Christmas, trust us....

Here's the best bit, if you don't need the Gift-Giving Pack wines as last minute gifts, you can enjoy them with family & friends at your Christmas table.

If you need more assistance crafting the perfect gift reach out to us, we'd love to assist you. 

Time Posted: 07/11/2023 at 3:40 PM Permalink to End of Year & Christmas Gift-Giving Permalink
Rowena Henderson
30 October 2023 | Rowena Henderson

Pottering about at Stomp! Wines

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to join a Pottery Workshop? Our guests last week had a fabulous day.

We started with a glass of Sparkling Verdelho, introduced Hunter Valley Ceramics hosts Kristy & Sandie and ran through the schedule for the day. 

Under the guidance of both Kristy & Sandie we used "slab" and "pinching" techniques. These are a great way to ease yourself into this art form, to build confidence and create your first masterpiece.


The guests created a selection of bowls, cups and plates and then decorated them by carving and/or stamping. 

Throughout the workshop I introduced everyone to a range of our Stomp! wines, and shared the Stomp! wines story. This was accompanied by a selection of local Binnorie Cheeses.

The ceramics are now safely in Kristy's hands at the studio ready to be glazed and fired. They'll be ready for collection in four weeks time, to sit in pride of place on the Christmas table or to be the ideal hand-crafted Christmas gift.

Everyone agreed it was a fun, relaxing, therapeutic day. They took home a few new found favourites from the Stomp! Wine range and headed straight to Binnorie Dairy to stock up on their delicious soft cheeses.

We hope you can join us in a future workshop.

The next date for Wine, Cheese and Pottery is Friday 26 April, 2024. It would make a fantastic gift for any budding potters out there, a great excuse to catch up with a friend or a unique experience for you and your partner.

BOOK NOW via this link.


Time Posted: 30/10/2023 at 3:37 PM Permalink to Pottering about at Stomp! Wines Permalink
Rowena Henderson
4 September 2023 | Rowena Henderson

Sip, Shake, Create... Stomp Wines' Unmissable Events Calendar

We're absolutely thrilled to share our exciting events calendar for the remainder of the year, and trust us when we say, you won't want to miss out on these bespoke gatherings. Nestled in the heart of the picturesque Hunter Valley, our Stomp! Wines Cellar Door in Lovedale is the place for an unforgettable experience. So, grab your calendars, because we've got some wine-filled adventures planned just for you!

1. Spring Cocktail Soiree - September

Date: September 30, Time: 4.30pm to 6.00pm

Kicking things off with a burst of springtime joy, join us for our Spring Cocktail Soiree. Picture yourself sipping on exquisite cocktails made with Stomp Wines, while talented Mixologist, Evan Bennett, guides you through the art of crafting your wine-based cocktails with flair. But that's not all; we're bringing live music, lawn games for the playful, and delectable canapes to the mix. It's an afternoon you'll treasure, surrounded by the lush beauty of the Hunter Valley.

2. Pottery, Wine & Cheese Workshop - October

Date: October 27, Time: 1.30pm - 4pm

October brings you an opportunity to explore your artistic side with our Pottery, Wine & Cheese Workshop. Partnering with Hunter Valley Ceramics, we'll guide you through creating your very own pinch pot cups and plates. And here's the best part – they'll fire your creations for you! As you discover your inner creative, indulge in a wine tasting experience, perfectly complemented with an array of artisanal cheeses. It's a day of hands-on fun and culinary delights you won't want to miss.

3. Christmas Table Floral Workshop - November

Date: November 26, Time: 10am to 12.30pm

As the holiday season approaches, join us in November for a special event that'll help you shine at your Christmas table. Learn the art of crafting the perfect floral arrangements to elevate your holiday decor, guided by talented expert, Kristie-Lee from La K Flowers & Flutes. And because we know that wine is a must for any celebration, we'll pair the wines showcased at this event with tips and tricks for your Christmas menu. Plus, we'll have local cheeses to complement the wine tasting experience. Get ready to impress your guests this Christmas!

Remember, these events are designed for intimate gatherings, ensuring an enriching and personalized experience for all attendees. To secure your spot at any of these fantastic events, make sure to book your tickets. Spaces are limited, so don't wait too long!

At Stomp Wines, we're all about creating unforgettable memories and celebrating the finer things in life. We can't wait to share these upcoming events with you and raise a glass (or two) to the beauty of wine, art, and friendship in the heart of the Hunter Valley.

Join us for a season of warmth, laughter, and exquisite wines. See you soon at Stomp! Wines Cellar Door in Lovedale. Cheers! 🍷🌿🎨


Time Posted: 04/09/2023 at 2:55 PM Permalink to Sip, Shake, Create... Stomp Wines' Unmissable Events Calendar Permalink
Meredith McManus
17 August 2023 | Meredith McManus

We're Seeing Stars

We're very proud to be acknowledged as a 5 STAR Winery in the Halliday Wine Companion 2024.

This accolade is awarded to "outstanding" wine companies that produce wines of "high quality" on an ongoing basis that have produced 2 wines rated 95 points or above in this current year. 

Halliday Points

Our 2024 point scores

2022 Semillon

A Hunter Valley classic with zesty crisp citrus characters. A perfect pairing for the freshest seafoods.

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2022 Limited Release Fiano

A medium bodied textural treat, made for summer salads, antipasto platters and spring time sipping.

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2022 Chardonnay

A classic, oaked Hunter Valley Chardonnay, pairing nicely with ripe, soft cheeses, creamy pasta or pork dishes.

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2021 Limited Release Shiraz

We are especially proud of our Limited Release Shiraz. Only produced in the exceptional years (2011, 2014, 2017 & 2021) it has always received 95 points. 

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After a succession of challenging years with bushfires and floods, it's so great to see our wines and winemaker recognised. Not a small feat for our tiny business!

Time Posted: 17/08/2023 at 3:01 PM Permalink to We're Seeing Stars Permalink
Rowena Henderson
24 July 2023 | Rowena Henderson

Thank You to our Fireside Tasting Guests

What a magical evening. Beautiful weather, perfect for warming by the fire; a selection of Binnorie cheeses introduced by Binnorie Dairy owner Sally Gough; ambient tunes from Mark Henderson.

Guests sipped on a range of our highest awarded, current releases and Michael raided the winery to share our soon to be bottled Early Release Shiraz, our Limited Release Shiraz & brand new baby 2023 Chambourcin straight from the barrel.

The marshmallows, as always, were a big hit... some prefering them straight from the basket whilst others enjoyed toasting them over the fire.

Our take home Fireside Packs were a huge hit. If you'd like to create your own Fireside experience, click here to grab your very own pack with four wines, marshmallows, mulled wine spices & recipe card.

Time Posted: 24/07/2023 at 2:23 PM Permalink to Thank You to our Fireside Tasting Guests Permalink
Rowena Henderson
12 June 2023 | Rowena Henderson

The Winter Tasting Experience at Stomp

Outdoor wine tastings are perfect on a Winter's day. With fresh air, warming sunshine and beautiful scenery, they offer a relaxed experience for everyone, even the family pooch. Yes, we are dog friendly. We invite you and your four legged or two legged friends to pull up a table under the majestic gumtree, out in the sun, or on a stool at one of our wine barrels on the verandah, and we'll take you on a fabulous wine journey. 

We've put together a few tips to help you make the most of an outdoor tasting at stomp! wines.

  • We'd highly recommend booking in advance, so we can have a table ready & waiting for you. If you don't get the chance we'll still welcome you with open arms & a glass.
  • In most instances you will be welcomed by Kimba, and her ball. She loves welcoming guests, playing ball and is often the star of the show.

  • Our tasting experiences are customised to your taste and include up to six or ten wines. For a relaxed experience we recommend allowing roughly an hour. This allows time to fully soak in the ambiance that is Stomp Wines. Ask us for a blanket if it's a little chilly.
  • Creating your own cheese or sweet treats platter from the Gourmet pantry is a great way to enjoy local produce with our wines. Simply select the cheeses, olives, nuts, licorices and crackers you like & we'll plate them up for you to enjoy with your wines. We source from Binnorie Dairy, Belarna Grove, Design-a-candy, Spotty Dog Estate and more.

  • We've got a selection of Garden Games for you to enjoy some wholesome fun. Think giant jenga, noughts & crosses, quoits, boules (with a country paddock for the court)...


For the ultimate Winter tasting experience Michael & I invite you to join us for our annual Fireside Tasting. Being held Saturday 22nd July, it's the perfect excuse to rug up, sit around the wood fire and taste our latest wines. This year we have Sally Gough of neighbouring Binnorie Dairy joining us to introduce her cheeses and the Binnorie Dairy story. Evoking memories of childhood & camping expeditions we finish the evening toasting marshmallows over the coals. Tickets are limited. For full details and to book your tickets head to the website here.

Time Posted: 12/06/2023 at 2:59 PM Permalink to The Winter Tasting Experience at Stomp Permalink