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Our Cellar Door is open this weekend, Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 December 2020

It's definitely been a long time coming but... we're finally open this weekend and we can't wait to welcome you back. Stop by to enjoy a tasting in our Cellar Door (which has had a bit of "Covid-19 Face Lift") or bring a picnic and enjoy our gardens whilst sipping on a glass of bubbles. Open 11am - 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday, we'll see you on the lawn this weekend. The health and safety of all our patrons, staff and community are paramount, so we will be following Government COVID-19 protocols.

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Heathcote Women in Wine launch Heathcote’s inaugural "12 Days of Christmas" Wine Calendar

Whilst 2020 has created many challenges – The Heathcote Women in Wine are delighted to go out with a BANG! We’re launching our inaugural 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS WINE CALENDAR to celebrate all that’s great about the festive season – surprises, getting together and enjoying great wine! The Heathcote Women in Wine Collective has launched Heathcote’s first wine calendar this Christmas season with a boutique “12 Days of Christmas” Wine Calendar. As one of a handful of initiatives launched by the group in 2020, this thoughtfully curated Calendar includes 12 individual half bottles (375ml) from six of the region’s celebrated boutique producers: Armstead Sanguine Estate Silver Spoon Estate Munari Wines Vinea Marson, and Farmer & the Scientist The women have...

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Winter Update

In all this Covid Craziness, we realised that we haven't given you guys an update in a while.Whilst it's been tough navigating the past few months, as many of you are also probably finding, we've been busy doing all sorts of things. Vintage 2020 wrapped up well back in May, with Emily working alongside Hanging Rock Winery's chief winemaker Rob Ellis. Since then, we've been keeping a close eye on our 2020 wines and they're tasting pretty darn good already. We've been blending, stirring and racking and can't wait to share a few with you soon. We'll also be bottling some of our 2019 vintages soon, so keep any eye out for those.We pruned our vineyard in early July, over 2...

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Making Wine with a Law Degree

After 5 years working as a lawyer in a large Commercial Legal Firm in Melbourne, I decided to take a huge tree and career change. Having a passion for wine and appetite for adventure, Tom and I “stumbled” across Armstead Estate, a boutique winery on the banks of Lake Eppalock, by boat, instantly falling in love with the unique lakeside setting and exceptional wines. After taking over Armstead Estate in July 2017, our first vintage was 2018. Since then, we have continued to make wine from our unique one-acre lakeside vineyard, as well as sourcing fruit from unique low cropped vineyards throughout the Heathcote region, carefully developing each varietal’s individual flavour and expression of site. In 2020, I worked alongside Rob Ellis at Hanging Rock Winery, developing my skills and experimenting with...

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2019 Vintage Report

2019 was a sensational vintage for us. Although yields were a little down, as a result of minimal rainfall over the Spring and Summer months leading up to picking, the berries were mid-sized and an explosion of flavour.

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