Sydney Wine Trail & Harvest Festival (6-21 April 2013)
Sydney Vignerons Association is coordinating a Harvest Festival to be run in conjunction with and as part of the wider Aussie Wine Month organized by Wine Australia. The festival's aim is to raise awareness of the Sydney Wine Trail
During the festival we will be tasting; White Chambourcin 2010 - This elegant dry rose evokes strawberries and raspberries on the nose, it offers a delicate acidity and a crisp clean mouth feel. The palate suggests strawberries, cranberries and citrus; Sauvignon Blanc 2011 - Guava, pineapple, passionfruit and kiwi fruit with subtle herbaceous tones. The mouth feel is silky and the palate extends with green apple accompanying the tropical characters; Chambourcin 2004 - The last few cases of this award winning wine will soon be sold. This is as smooth as a red wine gets, 04 was a drought year and now with the benefit of a few years of bottle age this light bodied wine is drinking beautifully; Reserve American Oak and Reserve French Oak Chambourcin 2008 - The American oak reveals a top note of cinnamon and white pepper, a velvety body and the lingering mulberry notes and clean finish. The French Oak; subtle more complex delicate layers of nutmeg and cedar overlying the forest berries, silken mouth feel and long spice and berry notes. This is a unique experience to contrast the effects that these oak timbers have on a wine; Prophetess Fortified Chambourcin 2009 - ‘All things about an old English Christmas with a hint of Dark chocolate’. Enjoy with good coffee, roast nuts and great conversation.
Immerse yourself in history when you visit Tizzana Winery in 2012. Celebrating 130 years since vineyards were first established by Dr Thomas Fiaschi and 125 years since the completion of his famous sandstone cellars / residence. At its peak, Dr Fiaschi had over 55 acres under vineyard at Tizzana, another 100 acres in Mudgee, a wine bar in Sydney, as well as exporting wine to the UK.
Today Tizzana is a boutique vineyard specialising in reds, rosé and fortified wines. Grapes grown include Aleatico, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Shiraz and Tannat. 2011 vintage wines which will be available to sample during the festival. Tizzana Winery will be open daily during the Harvest Festival.
Small single vineyard growing Durif and Shiraz with a new cellar door currently under construction. Available direct to the public for both tasting and sale at Tizzana Winery (Ebenezer) over the course of the Harvest Festival.
Premium single vineyard Semillon, Shiraz and Merlot normally only available wholesale and online. Available direct to the public for both tasting and sale at Tizzana Winery (Ebenezer) over the course of the Harvest Festival.
Fussy Grape is produced from hand picked grapes ensuring only the premium is harvested, Un-oaked Chardonnay, Viognier, Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon are Fussy Grape's varieties. Take a trip down Camden Valley Way to taste the selection of quality wines from the newest cellar door to open in the Camden region.
The Razorback Ridge vineyard is located at the base of the Razorback Range in Menangle, New South Wales. It is just minutes from Camden, an hour from Sydney CBD. This is part of the Macarthur region. In fact, Razorback Ridge is situated on a parcel of land formerly owned by John and Elizabeth Macarthur, pioneers in both the wool and wine industries.
The vineyard planting commenced in 2000 and has steadily expanded over the years to now include the following grape varieties: Chardonnay, Verdelho, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz. Hand picking and pruning ensures that premium quality fruit is used in our winemaking. The cellar door operates on weekends, 11am-4pm. (closed January) where guests will be able to sample the award-winning Rosé and Chardonnay, as well as the newly released Verdelho, Merlot and Cabernet-Merlot.
As youíre heading into Camden from the north, keep an eye out for Macarthurís most serenely located ristorante, pizzeria and winery. Nestled in the Camden valley, on the outskirts of town, you will find Trattoria La Vigna, Italian restaurant, beautifully positioned within an established and picturesque vineyard.
Sun Masamune is Australia's first and only sake brewery. Set against the majestic backdrop of world renowned Blue Mountains, the purpose-built sake making facility at Penrith offers unique brewery tours to the curious visitor / tourist.
Informative and enjoyable tours include an interesting explanation of the sake making, its long history, culture and tradition as well as a look inside the workings of the sake brewery. Tasting of the freshest and finest products is also included in the tour.
The Go-Shu Visitors Centre also operates as a special souvenir and licensed retial shop, offering freshest Go-Shu sake products and a wide range of sake-related unique merchandise and gifts.
Come and view a photography exhibition by local photographers Jonathan Auld, Alan Aldrich & Michelle Nichols. Photographic works will be displayed in the cellars of Tizzana Winery over the course of the Harvest Festival (6-21 April 2012). Photographs will fit into the Aussie Wine Month overall theme of “The People, Wine and Region”.
The Progressive Winery Luncheon is a self-drive experience beginning with starters at Fussy Grape (Narellan), the main meal with a matching glass of wine at Trattoria La Vigna at Camden, and concluding with dessert and a matching glass of wine, tea and coffee at Razorback Ridge Wines (Menangle). Each visit will include wine tasting and there will be a talk presented by the winemakers at the first and last venues.
Start your evening with a winetasting in the cellars of Vicary's Winery. We then proceed over to the famous Woolshed where you will enjoy a three course dinner and a live bushband will entertain you for your enjoyment and dance.
Special : Present your printed "Vicary's Winery" discount coupon on the evening of the dinner and receive a free bottle of wine for your group. Limit of one bottle per four people.