For those less experienced, but equally enthusiastic about wine, No.7 Healesville provides the opportunity to get involved with the winemaking process through its Coterie Vintage Membership.
This innovative and interactive membership is a fusion of food, wine, new friends and good times over a series of unique sessions. No winemaking experience necessary - just a love for wine and making friends!
Coterie Vintage Membership Includes:
2 Winemaking Workshops: 'Socks Off for Vintage' and 'Bottle it in / Lunch’
Mid-Year Barrel Tasting Afternoon to discuss the wine's development
Free access to our wine evenings throughout the year- learn from wine industry leaders.
Receive 6 bottles of your finished wine at the celebratory lunch! (RRP $270)
SOCKS OFF FOR VINTAGE Date TBC
We’re so lucky to be working with Tibooburra Shiraz from Greg Kerr’s vineyard in Yellingbo, Upper Yarra Valley. The day begins with a trip on the Meletos bus to meet Greg amongst the vines and see where the fruit has come from and hear his reflections on the growing season.
Back at No7 Healesville it’s socks off for some good ol’ fashioned foot stomping of the fruit to kick off fermentation. Juice between the toes and tall stories before it's all pressed in our state of the art Scharfenberger press. Watch your grapes continue their journey through the press and settle into selected oak barrels.
MID-YEAR BARREL TASTING Sunday, Aug 2
Join us for the mid-year barrel tasting afternoon at No.7 to assess the development of the wine with our Head Winemaker Nicole Esdaile.
The No.7 Wine Bar & Restaurant will be open for those wanting a bite to eat after the tasting - a perfect excuse to catch up with those new wine friends you made at vintage!
BOTTLE IT IN Sunday, Dec 6.
The time has come! At this point the Shiraz is ready to be bottled and we need your help! It’s a very interactive day where everyone will take part in filling, corking, labelling and packing. Afterwards you’ll be treated to a celebratory long table lunch of great food, wine and company! To top it all off you’ll have half a dozen bottles of the Shiraz to take home with you to share with friends and family.