By Ten Minutes by Tractor
The Winter Wine Weekend, which is held over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend in June, is only two weeks away and we have some great things to look forward to.
We will be releasing all of our 2017 10X wines, and our chef and sommelier teams have been working on a very special Petit Tracteur menu, matched with our newly released 10X and Estate wines, so that you can see them at their best. It should be a fantastic weekend and as Tractor Club members, we would love to see you at our Pop-Up Cellar Door and Petit Tracteur bistro over the long weekend to ensure that you have the opportunity to taste and purchase our new release wines prior to their public release.
The 2017 10X wines are now available for you to purchase on our website, through our Online Cellar Door.
New Wine Releases
This is the release of our 2017 10X range; the 2016 Single Vineyard and Estate wines released back in April are still available (albeit in smaller quantities).
The 2017 vintage was a big contrast to the record early harvest of 2016. Sugar and flavour development progressed at a much slower and steadier rate than recent vintages. The cold and wet spring weather around flowering resulted in lower than average yields however excellent weather over summer and early autumn resulted in hang time being close to average and saw long, slow ripening – perfect for our Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Information on all our new release wines with detailed tasting notes are available on our website here.
Our new wines from the 2017 vintage [click here to purchase any of these wines] and our already released wines from the 2016 vintage are…
2017 10X Sauvignon Blanc
2017 10X Pinot Gris
2017 10X Chardonnay
2017 10X Pinot Noir
Already released Single Vineyard and Estate wines…
2016 Estate Chardonnay
2016 Estate Pinot Noir
2016 Judd Chardonnay
2016 McCutcheon Chardonnay
2016 Wallis Chardonnay
2016 Coolart Road Pinot Noir
2016 Judd Pinot Noir
2016 McCutcheon Pinot Noir
2016 Wallis Pinot Noir
Winter Wine Weekend Events…
Tastings at the Red Hill Showgrounds
Saturday 9 June, open 11am-4pm. Tickets available here.
Our new 2017 10X and 2016 Estate wines will be on tasting.
Friday 8 June, dinner – 5 course wine matching menu
Saturday 9 June & Sunday 10 June, lunch & dinner – 5 course wine matching menu
Monday 11 June, lunch – 5 course wine matching menu
Details are available here.
Once again bookings are essential, either on our website or 03 5989 2510 [option2].
Pop-Up Cellar Door At Petit Tracteur
Saturday 9 June, in our pop-up cellar door at Petit Tracteur, open 11am-5pm
Sunday 10 June, in our pop-up cellar door at Petit Tracteur, open 11am-5pm
Monday 11 June, in our pop-up cellar door at Petit Tracteur, open 11am-5pm
New wines on tasting include our 2017 10X range and our 2016 Estate wines.
Single Vineyard Tastings
As always, due to the scarcity of the Single Vineyard wines the only way to sample these is through our exclusive Single Vineyard Tastings at our Pop-Up Cellar Door. Cost is $20 per person; bookings advised, please call our Cellar Door on 03 5989 6080 [option 1] or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to welcoming you to our cellar door and restaurant over Winter Wine Weekend.