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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.

Meredith McManus
 
29 September 2021 | Meredith McManus

Vegan Friendly Wines Now Available

Over the last couple of years, we’ve experienced more demand for Vegan Friendly wines. To date we’ve not had any to offer, as throughout the winemaking process we use fining agents derived from animal products. But we have been listening and working on a solution. Michael’s been busy in the winery trialling non animal based alternatives – one’s which don’t compromise the quality or flavour of the wines you love. The good news is, we’ve finally found one, derived from the humble pea and potato! Drum roll… we now have some Vegan Friendly wines:

Stomp! Limited Release 2021Sauvignon Blanc
Stomp! Limited Release 2021 Fiano
Stomp! 2021 Chardonnay
Pssst ‘n’ Broke Sotally Tober

Why do we fine our wines, anyway?

Fining is basically like filtering a wine. Without this process our wines would be cloudy and contain floating particles (proteins, tartrates, tannins and phenolics). These can be detrimental to the flavour, texture or colour of our wines.

Traditionally the industry has used fining agents derived from animals. The most effective we’ve found are egg whites and skim milk. Although for a while there has been ways to fine our wine without animal products, Michael has not been happy with the compromise it’s made to the flavour of our wines. Now completely happy we’re not compromising our quality we’re very pleased to be able to satisfy our Vegan fans!

Time Posted: 29/09/2021 at 1:00 PM Permalink to Vegan Friendly Wines Now Available Permalink
Meredith McManus
 
24 August 2021 | Meredith McManus

We're Coming Home With You!

Missing the interaction, education and fun of a wine tasting experience in our cellar door? Looking for a way to celebrate a special occasion whilst still remaining at home? Order one of our Zoom Tasting Experiences and we'll come to you, live. Stay home and we'll deliver wines to your door and have a fun, informative, hands-on tasting experience.  

Experiences will take place via Zoom, Saturday evenings 7pm - 8pm, with half hour extra question time if needed. You will be hosted by one of our expert team who'll share knowledge of all wines received -  discussing the varietal, its history, production methods, and best bit, how to taste like a pro and get the most out of drinking our gorgeous wines - temperature to serve and foods to serve with. 

Joining us is as easy as one, two, three:

1. Choose your experience according to your wine taste:

  • Bubbles & Sweet Wine
  • ​Classic Dry Wine 
  • Halliday 95 Point Shiraz 

2. Book your pack online:

Remember to leave plenty of time for our extremely busy couriers to get to you. We suggest approximately 10 days to ensure delivery. 

3. Join us via Zoom. 

Simples!  What are you waiting for?  Join us for your next online celebration or boredom buster!

MORE DETAILS HERE

Time Posted: 24/08/2021 at 3:27 PM Permalink to We're Coming Home With You! Permalink
Meredith McManus
 
31 May 2021 | Meredith McManus

Stomp 2021 - What a day!

We can't wait for our annual Stomp! It never seems to come around quick enough... 

We've put together a picture of the day to show you why. 

Thank you to everyone that joined us, participated with such enthusiasm and yet again made the day so much fun.

We hosted members, visitors and friends...

The competition was fierce, with The Grape Escape being the winning team of the day ...


The food and wine were amazing - even if we do say so ourselves. Thank you to chef, Matt Dillow & his team at The Deck Cafe...


The stomping was undertaken with great vigour and loads of laughs....


From Michael, Alyssa & I - thank you for joining us in 2021. We hope to see you on 5th March 2022.
 

Time Posted: 31/05/2021 at 2:41 PM Permalink to Stomp 2021 - What a day! Permalink
Meredith McManus
 
18 May 2021 | Meredith McManus

Doodle, Discover, inDulge...

Picture of doodle drawings

We're thrilled to be collaborating with local artist, Rowena Henderson, to bring you an afternoon of mindful doodling and an in depth wine tasting, whilst feasting on local produce.

Join us as we:

DOODLE the day away with mindful pattern making and designs, creating your own mindful masterpiece
DISCOVER your favourite stomp! wine
inDULGE in locally crafted cheeses & the most DIVINE cupcakes

Participants will learn how to relax with the rhythm and flow of doodling and pattern making, creating an artwork to take home.

No experience needed, bring an open mind, the desire to relax, enjoy, learn & have fun.

DETAILS:

Saturday 29th May
1pm - 4pm
$120pp inclusive of art session, guided wine tasting, locally produced Binnorie cheese platter and divine cupcakes from The Valley Cake Company. You'll even take home your own framed doodle art & a few tools of the trade to keep you doodlin' at home.

Numbers are capped at 8!

BOOK NOW.

A Stomp Wine and Rowena Henderson Art collaboration.
Bookings essential, numbers VERY limited.
Participants must be 18years+
 

Time Posted: 18/05/2021 at 8:33 PM Permalink to Doodle, Discover, inDulge... Permalink
Alyssa Brugman
 
19 February 2021 | Alyssa Brugman

Semillon & Seafood

Perfect Partners

Stomp Semillon and...

Prawn Linguine

500g green prawns
Linguine or spaghetti
Rocket – 1 handful
Butter – 50g
Parmesan – block, shaved
1 lemon
Garlic – 2 tablespoons minced
Chilli or Stomp Chilli Jam – 1 tsp or to taste

Method:

Cook the pasta in salty water to your taste.
Peel the prawns. Leave the tails on.
Heat butter in the pan. Add garlic and chilli until sizzling. Squeeze over half the lemon juice. Add prawns and cook on high heat, tossing frequently.
Tear rocket and stir through cooked pasta until wilted.
Add prawns and pan juices.
Shave over parmesan.
Squeeze the other half of lemon over your dish, garnish with some herbs or edible flowers from your garden and serve with Stomp Semillon. Perfection!

 

Time Posted: 19/02/2021 at 9:22 AM Permalink to Semillon & Seafood Permalink