We had some pretty special pickers for our first picking day for vintage 2019: club members! After going through a foot bath and a short safety briefing (‘these snips are sharp, don’t cut any fingers off’) our enthusiastic team were into it, carefully placing chardonnay bunches in their picking lugs and commenting on their beauty.     It wasn’t a crack-of dawn start,...

Friday 22nd March 2019 | Live by the Vines tickets here. Local musicians Leisa Keen and John Mackey will be live by the vines on Friday the 22nd from 6pm. We will be opening from 5:30 for everyone to grab a spot, taste some wine, collect their Schmicnic hamper and settle in for a great evening of food, wine and music....

Saturday the 30th March from 2pm to 6pm, collect your Canberra Wines 'Tasting Glass' and embark on a taste of our 'liquid geography'. Celebrate the launch of Canberra District's Wine Week with more than 50 wines on offer at our annual Wine Tasting event hosted in the beautiful courtyard at New Acton. If you think you know about Canberra Wines, then this...

Saturday 6th April at the Dairy Road Precinct Fyshwick 2-7pm The Forage Is a showcase of street food (and other food products) by our local cafes, food trucks, wineries and breweries. Our mission is to give our local businesses (established and new) an opportunity to get creative and showcase and feed our community in a festival style environment. Bringing everyone together in...

Saturday 13th April | Live music | Winery Tours | Vineyard Tours | Discover the Majura Valley As part of the Canberra Wine Week on Saturday the 13th we will be celebrating all things harvest and the Majura Valley. Music | local bush band Paverty will be livening up the afternoon. The Paverty Bush Band, sometime just called Paverty or the Pavs is a bush band based in...

May 2019. Already from the first moments of picking and fermentation, the quality of the season starts to be revealed. As the wines go to barrel, we can get our first snapshot summary of the vintage. Join Leo the viticulturist and Frank the winemaker for a tasting in the winery to share the excitement and get your first impressions of our...

September 2019. It's your turn to play winemaker for the day! Learn the art of blending with our winemaker Frank van de Loo as he takes you through the components of our multi award winning TSG (Tempranillo, Shiraz, Graciano). The event will begin with a tasting of the current vintage TSG followed by each component from barrel of the as yet unblended...

October 2019. In 1988 Dr Edgar Riek and owner Mrs Dinny Killen planted the first hectare of Mount Majura Vineyard. To vigneron Dr Edgar Riek the site with an east-facing slope having limestone and volcanic rock had all the right components to be one of Canberra District's best. The first wines were made in 1990, so the 2019 vintage will be...

Our winemaker, Frank van de Loo has been nominated as a 2018 finalist in the Winemaker of the Year awards conducted by Gourmet Traveller WINE magazine. Van de Loo started working here in the vineyard at Mount Majura in 1998, quickly expanding it to the current size, and taking over the winemaking role in 2001. The expansion of the vineyard included planting...

A vineyard, especially at this time of year, is a beautiful sight, green, lush and bursting with life and the promise of grapes to come. As we explained recently, we need to be careful how we manage this natural system, and ideologically-driven methods aren’t necessarily the best. We implement ‘integrated pest management’, in other words, we look carefully at the ecology...