WINE EXPERIENCES

Every wine experience is hosted by Cathy the winemaker, providing visitors with the rare opportunity to talk directly with the person who has made the wines.

Our Wine Sensory Garden is the centrepiece of our wine tasting experiences at Whicher Ridge. We do offer the traditional wine tasting at cellar door but if you wish to delve a little deeper into the amazing world of wine, then we would recommend booking one of our experiences.

We are a dog friendly winery! Polly is a very friendly wine dog who welcomes well behaved 4 legged friends, as long as they are on a lead as we are working farm with sheep, ducks and chooks.

CELLAR DOOR TASTINGS

When you arrive at Whicher Ridge and park your car, you will receive a very warm welcome to our place from Polly the Wine Dog, our black kelpie who loves visitors! Polly will guide you over to Cellar Door, a self taught skill which she loves doing!

We offer the traditional seated wine tasting, guided by Cathy the winemaker. Perch up at the bar, relax in a sofa, or share a table for a guided tasting of 5 wines of your choice from our Odyssey Garden and Single Vineyard wine ranges.

It’s the perfect way to discover our passion and the story behind how we grow our grapes and make our wine. This tasting gives you some secret insights into our small batch winemaking.

Stay a little longer, enjoy the wine sensory garden and add on a gourmet platter made by local cafe Hippo Lakes when you book your tasting. Wines by the glass can also be purchased.

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PICK AND SIP IN THE GARDEN

Our Wine Sensory Garden is a totally unique wine experience, being the only one of it’s kind in Australia.

The aim of our Pick and Sip Experience is to provide an informative, engaging and memorable wine tasting experience for our visitors. We guarantee that you will leave us having learnt something new!

Our Wine Sensory Garden is the centre piece of our wine tasting experience, with it’s plantings of fruit trees, herbs, flowers and seasonal vegetables which describe and match the flavours, textures and styles of our wines.

The Garden will immerse all of your five senses in the experience and you will discover along the way how to describe the flavours that you are tasting in a wine as well as learning how simple it is to pair food with wine.

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PICK, SIP & SAVOUR IN THE GARDEN

If you are thinking of a food and wine experience, then we can most certainly assist! We may not have a cafe or restaurant, but who needs that when there’s a brilliant cafe just a few minutes drive down the road from us at Hippo Lakes!

The Pick, Sip and Savour experience is the perfect combination and great value for 2 people!

It starts with a Pick + Sip Tour through the wine sensory garden with the winemaker learning about wine flavours, winemaking and pairing wine with food.

The Wine Sensory Garden is the centre piece of our wine tasting experience, with it’s plantings of fruit trees, herbs, flowers and seasonal vegetables which describe and match the flavours, textures and styles of our wines.

The Garden will immerse all of your five senses in the experience and you will discover along the way how to describe the flavours that you are tasting in a wine as well as learning how simple it is to pair food with wine.

At the end of the Pick + Sip experience you can the relax in a quiet spot in the wine sensory garden, and enjoy the delicious platter prepared by Hippo Lakes, with accompanying glasses of Whicher Ridge Wines.

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GARDEN EXPERIENCES

 

Book into the Wander in the Wine Sensory Garden and learn how the idea for the garden came about, and how it is translated into becoming the centrepiece for our award winning tasting experience by spending 30 minutes wandering around, on a guided tour with Cathy.

Our Wine Sensory Garden is truly unique, being the only one of it’s kind in Australia! It is the centre piece of our wine tasting experience, with it’s plantings of fruit trees, herbs, flowers and seasonal vegetables which describe and match the flavours, textures and styles of our wines.

The Garden is designed to encourage wandering, and the plantings have been chosen to immerse all of your five senses in the combined wine education and food and wine pairing experience.

The guided wander through the Garden is with Cathy, the winemaker and gardener.

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