Sunday, 4 December 2016

Murrumbateman Winery Bottle Your Own Sangiovese Event

I spent the last Saturday in November helping Murrumbateman Winery bottle their 2016 Sangiovese drop and it was loads of fun! 


Being the first time they have requested the public to help them out, meant that we got to go behind the scenes, sample the wine, and get hands on experience in the wine making process. Well, the tail end of the process actually. 


They of course did all the hard work beforehand in tending the vines, growing and harvesting the fruit, squishing it all and turning it into wine. We merely helped fill the bottles, cap the bottles, label the bottles and pack the bottles into boxes. And of course, purchase six bottles each for the privilege.


Murrumbateman Winery is run by Bobbie Maken, and is a boutique winery producing small runs of a wide range of varietals. Reds, whites, heady Rose’s and luscious fortifieds. The Sangiovese crop for this year only produced 2000 litres, so they are already looking ahead and planning their next bottling and crops to ensure they have a steady product flow.


While we were there, we got to also sample their 2016 Tempranillo which was still in its barrels. Talk about smooth, even straight out of the barrel. I can’t wait until this batch hits the shelves.


Murrumbateman Winery is located at 131 McIntosh Road, Murrumbateman. Here is their website and Facebook account.  Keep an eye out for their upcoming events. 

8 comments:

  1. What a wonderful way to spend a day, now every time you see one of their bottles you'll wonder if you played a part in the process. I sure am missing a lot of the amazing food and wine, its great to still see whats crackin. Heres Cheers!

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    1. Haha indeed. More like... "is that label on straight? Oh god, was that me?" But it was very exciting to play a small part :) Cheers to you Anna and your new island home.

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    1. Certainly. Jump at them when you get the chance, or else life would be less exciting :)

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  3. That is a very cool expereince that few get, I wish I was there.

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    1. It was a great opportunity. I look forward to more.

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  4. How fun that you got to take part in the bottling process! They definitely did the hard part for you because helping with harvest is back breaking work. This part of the process could involve tasting and that sounds like a great way to spend a day to me!

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    1. Absolutely! This was the delicious, rewarding end of the wine making process.

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