Smoking Bishop mulled wine

Our syrup has all the spices and flavours to mix a perfect batch of mulled wine.  The balanced blend of flavours is based on an heirloom family recipe.
Ingredients include cinnamon, star anise, cloves, other spices, fresh ginger, orange and lemon zest; then we add dark brown sugar to give that big Christmas cake feeling, and fructose to brighten and sweeten.

DIRECTIONS:  All you need to do is put a bottle of wine in a saucepan (we use clean skin shiraz from our winery) and warm it up.  Then add two tablespoons [40mL] of Smoking Bishop syrup, stir it through.  Serve warm, but not too hot.  Garnish with a slice of orange, etc, as desired.

GREAT IDEAS:

  • Making mulled is a good way to use up half used bottles of wine;
  • A pub in Melbourne had a “mulled wine & hot cheese” event, which went through the roof;
  • You can warm up single mugs of mulled wine in the microwave, for single serves;
  • Mulled wine evokes memories for people, trips to Europe, ski trips, bonfires on the beach.

Do you know why it is called Smoking Bishop?

Chocolate and wine pairing – Pyrenees Unearthed

Pyrenees Unearthed is a festival in the Pyrenees Wine Region, Victoria, Australia.
Showcasing our region’s brilliant wines, stunning art, and the best of country horse racing.
As part of the festival, we provided an intimate cellar door experience of chocolate and wine pairing.  The chocolates were all boutique Australian made chocolates from single-source plantation cocoa.
Look out for Pyrenees Unearthed, late April 2017.

Photo by Rhonda Baum – visual artist

MTB 606 Mix – postponed

Unfortunately, due to administrative issues, the MTB 606 Mix scheduled for 16 & 17 April 2016 has been postponed.
However there will be a SOCIAL MTB RIDE at Wimmera Hills Winery on Sunday 17th April, where you can join our winemaker, Benjamin, to try out our MTB tracks.  And after the ride we’d like you to taste some delicious new wine releases at a BBQ.
For more details contact Benjamin Baker, ph 0409 895 989.

 

 

MTB 606 Mix – 16 & 17 April 2016

You may have heard some talk about the MTB stage race with 4 events held over the weekend at Wimmera Hills Winery.
Mark the date on your calendar: 16 & 17 April 2016.
The four events will be: Hill Climb, Eliminator criterion, Night ride, Cross country.
Yes we have plenty of camping space.
More details coming up.  Or contact Benjamin Baker, ph 0409 895 989

 

MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE at Wimmera Hills Winery on Sunday 4-Dec-2011


Come and ride or come for the day out to watch the spectacular cross country racing action.  Hosted by the Ballarat Sebastopol Cycling Club this will be the first round of the all new summer Victorian State Cross Country Series

Registration closes 9:45am for a 10:30am race start.  Start and finish at the cellar door.  Brand new 6km course never been raced before.   Course description .pdf.    View course on the web.  Downloadable course map here.  Video by Hayden Emery.

The cellar door will be open all day.

We have plenty of camping space available. We will charge $5 per car towards toilet costs.

Great Chistmas gifts for sale – stunning handcrafted ceramics by Fat Rat and Zoe Baker.

We will have coffee and cakes, hot food and cold drinks available all day.

Qualified local masseuse Sarah Keith will be here providing pre-race warm up massage as well as recovery massage after the event.