Berry Sensory Analysis

As we get closer to harvest we are looking for the flavour development in the flesh, the skins, and the seeds. Berry Sensory Analysis looks at the important qualities of tannin, acidity, and sugar content.

If you would like to be involved with this year’s harvest, send an email to That way we can keep you updated as we are expecting to pick the fruit very soon.


Nearly ready for harvest

oooooh can you feel it? That special day, that comes but once a year, no not Christmas… grape harvest.
The whole year of pruning, irrigation, mowing, netting, pest control is all for that one euphoric time of “bringing in the harvest”.
The berries have turned the blue-black colour, now the sugar content increases. And you know, the higher the sugar the higher the alcohol content of the wine. Not long now

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.

MTB Tracks open

Wimmera Hills MTB tracks are open to riders any time.  Bookings are essential – we need to know who is here and riders must sign an indemnity form.  There is a $10 charge – waived for club organised racing – to cover track works. e.mail
Check out the video.

Self contained cottage sleeps up to four people. e.mail currently available Sat 3-Dec, early checkout (9:00am) required so race timing can set up on the verandah. 

contact: Benjamin Baker 0409 895 989