45 - 60min
Starting in the grape crushing area the whole winemaking process is explained, from picking to pouring. Each guest grabs a glass and is lead through the winery, tasting from stainless steel vats and, should they choose to, spitting into drains like the professionals do. Tasting different varieties, in different stages of production, this is very informative and a great way to learn about wine, in an informal fun.
Wine Blending Game
This is a team activity with the group breaking into small teams. Hosted by a winemaker, the teams are instructed in the art of blending and taken through a tasting of Cabernet, Merlot & Shiraz. Each team then strives to make the same blend of the 3 components that the winemaker has prepared. As a team they have to measure different blends, smelling and tasting as they go to see who can emulate the winemaker’s blend. The competitive nature of these team building activities make an unforgettable event.
Wine Blending &
A blending game with our winemaker where the group would be split into smaller teams. The teams would be given three wines and with some help from the winemaker blend the three wines into the best blend that they could make. The blends would then be judged by the Winemaker and the best blend awarded and points given to each team for their efforts.
Each team then would be given paper with a blank wine label on it and textas and asked, as a team, to design a label for the wine they have blended. They will be asked to incorporate their groups experience into the label design. They would also be asked to put together a one minute marketing presentation for the finished wine. The best label will be judged by
our graphic designer and points awarded for each teams effort with their label and one minute presentation. Points will be added and an overall winner will be awarded.
Hope Estate will then bottle the winning wine blend for each participant and our graphic designer will print up labels taken from the winning label design. The wine will be delivered to your group the next business day so each participant can take home the fruits of their wine experience to share with their families
30 - 45min
Enjoy a winemaker hosted wine tasting straight from oak barrels out on the lawn over looking the picturesque vineyards. This is a great activity to accompany canapes before your function.
Just like the old days, emerse yourself in an open vat ferment wine stomp.
Only available during harvest from January until May.