Wine, Women and Song

Saturday 12 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 Saturday the 12th of May are:

Dionysus Winery
Tasting Wine like a Pro (Without looking like a Tosser) - Join Wendy O’Dea (co-owner and self-proclaimed boss of Dionysus Winery) for a two-hour workshop that will show you how to get the best out of your wine. 

At the end of the workshop you’ll be able to taste wine like a professional without looking like a tosser. Wendy will also share some tips on how to best serve and store wine.  A master of cooking from jars and packets, Wendy will take you through matching wines with meals.
Bookings Essential (numbers limited)- Cost $20.  Tickets to be purchased via email to 

Eden Road Wines
Music by local duo Dollface - With award winning songstress Alice Cottee, along with food provided by Stuart Trower as we roll out our new Autumn/Winter menu    

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.

Four Winds Vineyard
This is a chance to kick back in the vineyard, slice of wood-fired pizza in one hand and glass of wine in the other and enjoy the tunes of some of the region's best young talent. Ria Ritchie will be our local and very talented performer. 12 - 3pm, no cost.

Gallagher Wines
Market Day - Talented and ‘Crafty’ Women of the district have been invited to display their wares.  Come out and browse the in a Mini Market day, enjoy a glass of wine and relax. 10.00am to 3.00pm. No charge. No Bookings required.
Dinner and Music in the Champagne House - An event not to miss! Start with a glass of Bubbly and Canapes and followed by a 2 course buffet dinner with matching wines - all in the Champagne House and catered by Hudsons Catering. Then enjoy Gallagher wines while listening to the fabulous sounds of Sue and Zoltan AKA Hitzone for the rest of the evening. 

Sue and Zoltan will be performing a mix of songs from the 60s through to today’s hits - something for everyone! You'll want to sing a-long to and get up and dance.
5.30pm to 10.30pm. Cost $110 . Bookings for 60 people only –

Granitevale Estate 
Song, Wine and fun for the young and the old – a festive food and wine bonanza with fantastic music. The emphasis is on food with wine and having as much fun while listening to the great sounds of Canberra's Premier Pan-Celtic Party Band, Cassidy. Lunch 12.30-4pm

Cassidy’s Ceili is the beautiful voice of Cassidy Richens – singing delicate ballads and rollicking tales of murder, war, cross-dressing and robbery; together with the thoughtful accompaniment of four world class musicians – Sandy Gibbney, Ian Blake, Jon Jones and Peter Richens.  

Limited tickets -  $55 -

Gundog Estate Cork Street Cellar 
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, Shelley Richardson, whose intricate illustrations of native birds and wildlife are hugely admired and much sought after.

On Saturday afternoon sit back and soak up the dulcet tones of the amazing singer/songwriter Tori Chard.

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. PS. Mum would love a handmade gift. Event for over 18s only. $99 per person. 3 - 4.30pm Bookings 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. 

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.

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.

Chocolate making demonstration with legend of all things chocolate, Robyn Rowe. 3pm-4pm

Tallagandra Hill

Join us for a unique musical event, commencing with experimental musician, Natsuko Yonezawa, producing her own soundtrack to Tallagandra Hill wines, live. Then settle in for a special audience vocal experience led by Cara and Jess before the main event kicks off with a home-grown set by local art-pop phenomenon Jess Green aka Pheno and the rollicking folk blues headline act of Hatfitz and Cara. Bring your singing voice and your dancing shoes!

4pm Natsuko Yonezawa – Soundtrack to wine

5pm Vocal workshop – Cara and Jess

6pm Bella’s gourmet picnic box and a glass of wine

6.30pm Pheno

7.30pm Hatfitz and Cara

9.00pm Finale

Limited tickets:

The Vintner's Daughter
9am – Unwind in the Vines Yoga Class with Amy from Inner Compass Co
Join Amy for a relaxing and restorative yoga class overlooking the vineyard. Suitable for all levels. Finish up with a tea, coffee or a wine tasting! $15pp. Limited bookings: Amy -  0418 975 495 or
4pm – Wine tasting with The Vintner’s Daughter
Join owner and winemaker Stephanie Helm for a tour of the vineyard and winery followed by a private seated wine tasting accompanied by a cheese platter. Bookings Eventbrite

This is your chance to have all your Canberra wine questions answered by one who has grown up in the region! You will also have the opportunity to taste some of Stephanie’s first vintages including her trophy winning 2015 Riesling as well as a wine that she made back when she was a teenager at Helm Wines.
$20pp. Bookings essential through Eventbrite as places are limited.

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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