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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
 
8 July 2024 | Rowena Henderson

Winter Update

IN THE WINERY

From the outside it can seem as though Winter is the time we kick back, sip on wines and relax. Far from it, the reality is, we’re still busy blending, bottling and planning for the next season.

Our 2024 whites are now ready for bottle. Starting with unoaked styles such as Semillon, Verdelho & Rose. We like to get these into bottle as soon as possible to capture their purity & beautiful fruit vibrancy. These wines will be released shortly with 2024 Verdelho available now. Our Chardonnay will take longer, spending time in a mix of new & old oak, with bottling in Summer.

In between tending our 2024 reds, Michael is also blending and preparing our 2023 reds for bottling. The first of these to be bottled will be our brand new 2023 Chambourcin. An exciting addition to our range, Michael is busy making the last adjustments to this still wine in readiness for it's release in October. Chambourcin is a rich full bodied red with a palate packed with loads of mulberry, blackberry fruits & spice, finishing with lovely soft tannins. We can’t wait to share it with you later this year. 

CELLAR DOOR

It's been lovely welcoming our members & cellar door visitors over the last few months. We've had fun with Pottery & Wine classes, resulting in some very talented potters making beautiful, small bowls & plates, with more classes booked a little later in the year. For those that haven't joined us we are lucky to have Hunter Valley Ceramics partner with us for these classes offering a raft of tips, tricks & directive.

Our visitors have been asking us about chocolate & wine pairings, & if this really can be achieved so we've introduced a Wine & Chocolate Experience to our line up of experiences available in Cellar Door. Partnering with Hunter Valley Chocolate Company we've created perfect matches with their premium chocolates. Think Milk Chocolate Strawberries & Cream with Stomp! Rose, or White Chocolate Lime & Coconut with Stomp! Fiano. Next time you are in the Valley book an experience & let us know what you think.

Prefer your wines with a more savoury accompaniment? We still offer our very popular Local Cheese Platters with cheeses from local Binnorie Dairy.

Book your experience here.

Time Posted: 08/07/2024 at 12:58 PM Permalink to Winter Update Permalink
Rowena Henderson
 
29 April 2024 | Rowena Henderson

Hands-on fun

There are so many ways to share & enjoy wine. We love the way you can insert wine into different experiences & occasions, resulting in loads of fun & learning.

With this in mind we craft an annual calendar of events to celebrate wine and good times. Here's a few to add to your calendar & to BOOK NOW.

Saturday 13 July - Stomp! Fireside Tasting
Rug up for an outdoor, fireside, tasting with the winemaker. Cheeses & marshmallows included!

Friday 4 October - Stomp! Pottery, Wine & Cheese 
The next edition of this extremely popular, hands on experience. Craft your own small bowl or plate whilst tasting the latest releases from Stomp! Wines and snacking on local Binnorie Cheeses.

Saturday 8 March, 2025 - Annual Stomp! 
Not to be missed and oh so much fun. Join Michael as his apprentice winemakers for the day. Gather, blend & stomp vintage 2025. 

Tickets are now available for these fun days out. BOOK NOW to avoid disappointment. 

(PS they are a great idea for Mum's Day, Dad's Day, Christmas & Birthday gifts)

Time Posted: 29/04/2024 at 3:39 PM Permalink to Hands-on fun Permalink
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?

Entree
Beetroot, goats cheese and rocket bruschetta

Main
Chicken breast with saffron arancini & Romesco sauce 

Dessert
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