Wine, Women and Song

Friday 11 May 2018
The Makers of Murrumbateman bring you an exciting new event - Wine, Women and Song held from 10 to 14 May 2018.

The events being held on Friday the 11th of May are:

Leadership in the vines - Join one of Canberra’s leading facilitators for this one-day foundations of leadership program. The workshop will use the synergies of making great wines to building and leading a great team. Like a good wine, learn how you can be the inspirational leader that leaves a legacy. Enjoy learning some best practice principles of leadership aligned with the great concepts of winemaking! 

Cost $795 per person (inc GST), includes resources, morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea, wine blending activity and end of the day wine tasting.  Strictly limited to ten participants. Go to for details and bookings. 

Eden Road Wines
Eden Road Wines will be celebrating the four days of "Wine Women & Song" with a mix of food wine and arts. This celebration will bring together the crafted wine from our head winemaker Celine Rousseau and some great expressions of local arts and topped with some delicious food provided by Stuart Trower Catering. A exhibition of local artist Aishah Kenton’s Japanese photographic work 'Mt Fuji & Everything Else' will take place over the four days.

Gallagher Wines
Start to Finish with the 2nd Generation Winemaker - Come and meet the newest winemaker at Gallagher Wines. Lauren Gallagher, youngest daughter of Greg Gallagher, will be demonstrating winemaking in a practical, informative and entertaining tour of the Winery. 

Join her for samples of juices as they were at the time of picking and the wines that were made from them. She will also be doing a tasting of the current release wines, matched with the Cheese made on site. 2.00pm to 3.30pm each day. Cost $20. Bookings for 16 people only

Granitevale Estate
Knit or Crochet Beanie – In support of Premature Babies with donations to hospitals and families around the region. Women (or Men) can drop in to create together and chat while enjoying delicious light food and a glass of distinctive Granitevale wine.
Individual Food platters $25, no reservations required.  11am-3pm

Gundog Estate
Enjoy and help celebrate our new show: Trois Femmes Artistiques, at Gundog Estate’s Gundaroo Cellar Door over the four days of the Wine, Women and Song Festival.

From Thursday thru Sunday renowned Gundaroo based ceramicist Moraig McKenna will be exhibiting her stunning wood-fired ceramic pieces, and the walls will be hung with an exhibition of prints and drawings by much admired local artist, Shelly Richardson, whose intricate illustrations of native birds and wildlife are hugely admired and much sought after.

All activities are free, including tastings of our extensive list of superb Gundog Estate wines.  To extend the enjoyment of the creative skills of our three local artists plan to purchase one of our cheese and charcuterie platters to share with a celebratory glass of wine on our autumn garden terrace. 

We are open from 10am to 5pm each day so feel free to drop in. If you would like to visit with five or more friends please book ahead. Contact: P:02 6236 8276

Murrumbateman Winery
Bottle your own Merlot - Join Murrumbateman Winery owner and winemaker, Bobbie Makin, for a unique opportunity to experience a boutique winery in action. This intimate experience, capped at six people, gives you the unique opportunity to hear directly from the winemaker and be guided through each stage of the bottling process. 

You will get to use the equipment, taste wines direct from the barrel, enjoy a guided wine tasting with nibbles plate and label two bottles of merlot to take home. What a lovely gift for mum!  Tickets are $99 (over 18s only), available at

Robyn Rowe Chocolates
Robyn Rowe Chocolates is hosting an Art Exhibition featuring the Murrumbateman Pastelist  Amanda McLean, botanical watercolour Artist Kristen O’Keefe, together with Hillgrove Pottery. 

Cakes with a Wine and Chocolate Theme will be available Thursday through to Sunday, concluding with a date and chocolate torte especially on Mother’s Day.

There is also a local makers’ fair with produce including jams and oils, and Mother’s Day prize with donations supporting a girl’s school in Ghana.

Tallagandra Hill
Art in the Vines - Get off to a creative start to the festival of makers by joining other artists for a visual play date at Tallagandra Hill. Bring your materials for plein air play then meet, share a drop hand-crafted wine by the vineyard and enjoy a guided walk through the vines. Stay on for the unveiling of the new earth mother sculptures and a fire side chat on women as makers before sampling (MKR Winner) Bella's delicious wine-paired inspirations. 

2.00 Plein Air Play [Free event] - Artists and art lovers are invited to a plein air session, led by Delene White, introducing Tallagandra Hill to the region’s art community. 
4.00 Vineyard Walk [Free event]
4.30 Unveiling of the earth mother sculptures [Free event]
5.00 Fireside chat on women in the arts  [Free event]
6.30 Wine-paired culinary creations by Bella [$60 per head plus wine -]

Win's Creek Meadery
Animal Matriarchy - Chat with the beekeeper and view bees at work through the windows of our stunning indoor Cathedral Hive. Honeybees have a matriarchal society with the queen bee as head. In ancient cultures and religions she has been depicted as a Mother Goddess. Raising young bees, constructing the hive and collecting food is all done by females. There isn’t an animal on the planet that works harder or is more productive than they are. 

Browse the Apiary Gift Gallery for handmade ceramics, beeswax candles, stained glass ornaments, and quilts all made by local matriarchs. 2.00pm to 3.30pm each day. No bookings required, FREE

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