I have an awesome partnership with Mount Majura Vineyard, where amazing wines are created with produce only grown on site every year. They have this unique, informative and fun option for visitors, a Gumboot Tour, where you can chuck on a pair of funky wellies and toddle up the hill to learn a bit about the vineyard and what makes it so special. The Gumboot Tour (the perfect length of 30 minutes) can be either self-guided (you follow the red signposts) or you can have a guided tour (but you need to book a guide in advance). You follow it up with a lovely wine tasting, and maybe take a bottle or two home for later.
Thank you to Carol, Anthony, Annette, Erik, Paula, Tracy, Annalisa, Carmen, Michael, Kate, Rosanna and Brett for happily participating in the photography. They came for Carol’s birthday and ended up on my blog! I hope you guys all had a fun day, and Happy Birthday Carol, what a lovely way to kick off a birthday.
Stay tuned for more developments with the vineyard, namely, my involvement with them in the Fireside Festival…a fabulous month of wine tasting and a special plan is brewing including my photographs on site…cool magool! At Mount Majura it’s looking set to be Spanish in flavour, in keeping with Mount Majura’s flagship wine:
‘As the Canberra District matures we’re seeing increasing numbers of beautifully made wines of real depth and character – and not always from the same old varieties. Majura’s Tempranillo, for example, could hold its own with Australia’s best from this Spanish variety. There’s an intensity and purity to the fruit flavour in its own special savoury, peppery, firm-but-fine way. There’s pepper, too, in the fragrant, supple, gold-medal-winning TSG (tempranillo, shiraz, graciano) blend. These are more than just curios. They’re niche reds (for Australia) delivering mainstream drinking pleasure. Great winemaking here from Frank van de Loo.’
(Chris Shanahan, Canberra Times 26th July 2009)
Have you been to Mount Majura Vineyard? They are at 314 Majura Road, you can’t miss it. Majura Road links the airport to the north of Canberra, and if you’re heading north they’re on the left, on Mount Majura…of course! Let me know if you get there – they are well worth it and their wines are divine.