The grapes are now safely in the winery. Ben is trilled with the quality.
The harvest party after picking was a hoot, everyone enjoyed the cocktails from Mrs Baker’s gin & triple sec.
Photo credit : Craig Ots-Mar
Nets are on the vines… just waiting for the shiraz grapes to ripen. Although we are looking at a smaller yield than the 2017 harvest, we are pretty excited about the quality.
As Ben says, “it’s going to be a cracker of a vintage.”
Smoking Bishop mulled wine has been fantastically popular in Melbourne and regional Victoria this winter. We had a sell out success at the Melbourne Good Food and Wine Show. And we have been invited to many events and retailers to demonstrate and sell our product.
Look for details of up coming events on Facebook and Instagram.
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.
Do you know why it is called Smoking Bishop?
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
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.
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