Join us at Cuisine Restaurant & Bar during Happy Hour and enjoy our FREE wine tasting event. Meet the wine suppliers and learn about some of the delicious wines they offer.
5.00pm – 6.00pm
Thursday 29th August
SHUT THE GATE
Thursday 15th August
Thursday 22nd August
Wednesday 28th August
Cuisine Restaurant & Bar.
The grapes destined for the Bunnamagoo labels are sourced from the Bunnamagoo Estate, a historic property near Rockley, and from the Eurunderee vineyard not far from Mudgee. Although the vineyards are both in the Central Ranges of New South Wales they differ markedly in their terroir.
Rockley has one of the coolest climates in Australia. That, together with its deep volcanic basalt soils, results in wines of distinctive cool climate style. At Mudgee, the warmer climate and variable soils under laid with limestone produce wines with subtle nuances and warmth.
The winery, built in 2009, is located at Mudgee where the grapes are treated with the individuality that they deserve.
Single vineyard wines such as those produced by Bunnamagoo Estate Wines are subject to vagaries of season and accordingly each vintage has its own character.
Each vintage is pondered and the vigneron’s and the winemaker’s personal responses are discussed while the grapes are still on the vine. Skilful and attentive winemaking ensures that the promise of each vintage can be fully realized.
The procedure is as far as possible from factory methods with each decision from the timing of harvest to the time of release being made with a view to ensuring the integrity of the wine.
Rasa Fabian and Richard Woods co owners of Shut the Gate Wines, have collectively, decades of experience in the wine industry. From vine to bottle, from the corporate wine industry to small batch winemaking, from the temperate vineyards of the Clare Valley to the cool climes of the Snowy Mountains.
Throughout their wine journey there’s been one variety that is their passion – Riesling. So much so that Shut The Gate Wines produces four separate Rieslings each year.
With over ten years working in the Clare Valley, the historic home of Australia’s greatest Rieslings, Rasa and Richard have learnt much about this noble variety.