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The Tasting Plate Floriade

Anthony October 11, 2017

French Food and Local Wine at The Tasting Plate, Floriade*, Canberra

Tuesday 10 October – Friday 13 October

From 12noon.

Experience award-winning Chef Christophe from Le Tres Bon working his magic in The Tasting Plate Marquee at Floriade with locally sourced ingredients with a French flavour.

Matched with local Canberra District winery, Summerhill Road Vineyard, explore the taste of the region with perfectly matched wines.

Join us Tuesday 10 October – Friday 13 October from 12.30 daily.

Menu

New Caledonian fish salad matched with Summerhill Road Riesling 2017

Tartine of French brie fondue on sourdough bread Summerhill Road Pinot Noir 2016

Crepes Suzette Summerhill Road Late Harvest 2016


Summerhill Road Hampers

sarah March 24, 2017

Ding-dong – We now have Summerhill Road Hampers for sale.

Pick your Wine, Fudge or Wine Jelly and off we go!

With Easter around the corner, what a great gift for someone. Free delivery around the Canberra Region. All our products are Vegan friendly!

Enquire at wine@summerhillroad.com.au

Extra goodies for purchase:

Delicious Fudgemental Fudges at $15 each.

Summerhill Road Wine Jelly at $12 each.

 


Cellar Door Open

Anthony March 13, 2017

Join us at Summerhill Road Vineyard as we open our Cellar Door to celebrate Harvest.

 

We will be hosting tastings in the vineyard with wine matched with local produce platters, live music and our famous wine and fudge tastings.

 

When    Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 April 11 – 5pm


Lads and Lasses Dinner

Anthony March 13, 2017

Hosted by Three Lads, Summerhill Road Vineyard & Kerralee Vineyard and showcasing award-winning cool climate wines from the Canberra District. All wines will be matched with finger food and a local spit roast lamb.

When    Tuesday 4 April 6.30pm
Tickets $65pp book via info@gryphons.com.au or call 02 6260 8848


Grape Fest 2017

Anthony March 13, 2017

Grab your gumboots and join us for our annual event on Saturday 18 March from 8am. Everyone is welcome to come along, including kids and dogs (on leads). Morning tea and lunch provided. Prizes for the ‘Best Gumboots’ and kid’s activities including the longest throw.

When Saturday 18 March, 8am
RSVP your dietary requirements to wine@summerhillroad.com.au


Launch of Summerhill Road 2016 Wines

Anthony November 21, 2016

Every Harvest has a story, the 2016 had a long hot summer with rain, hail and sunshine.

Join us on the first Saturday of Summer as we launch our wines matched with fresh oysters, local cheese and delicious fudge while seated in the vineyard.

When Saturday 3 December
Time 4pm – 6pm
Cost $40 per person*
Where Summerhill Road Vineyard

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Laser Beam Used to Control Birds – Agrilaser

Anthony March 7, 2016

As you may has seen vineyards all over Australia have been busy putting nets over the vines for the last few months to keep the birds out of our precious grapes. This is so we can enjoy the best quality wines that Australia can offer, free of disease and bird damage. For those vineyards that are lucky enough to not have neighbors, air guns are often used to scare the birds away as a cheaper alternative, however that will not work well for us with horses in the surrounding paddocks.

The great news is we are the first vineyard in Australia to trial the Agrilaser Autonomic technology that was sent all the way from the Netherlands. It uses a laser beam to project what appears to be a large stick moving through the vineyard. The laser beam is not harmful to animals or birds eyes and as such there is no actual risk to the health of the bird.  The great thing about this technology is I will no longer have the sad job of walking through the vineyard and finding trapped and distressed birds stuck in the nets. They will simply go to somewhere else to find food and our precious grapes will remain untouched by birds.

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Vineyard Helicopter Tours

Anthony March 5, 2016

Are you looking to make a special occasion even more memorable, then why not consider taking to the skies for your next vineyard tour.

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We are excited to announce that Canberra Helicopters have included Summerhill Road as a stop on their premium vineyard tours. So prepare yourself for a once in a lifetime experience to take in not only the flavors but also the sights of Canberra from the sky.

 

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Food and Wine Expo

Anthony February 29, 2016

What a fabulous time we had at the Food and Wine Expo held at the National Convention Centre over the weekend. It was a fun and busy three days of wine, wine and food! We met a lot of people and made some new friends. We officially launched our 2015 Pepper & Ace Red and we must say, it was our most popular wine of the weekend!

One of the highlights was getting to rub shoulders with celebrity chef Ben Milbourne. We learnt that he has a vineyard in Tassie, so we swapped tales of the vineyard life. He tasted all of our wine and he was very impressed with the Riesling and Pepper and Ace red.

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Wine Tours and Tastings

Anthony November 26, 2015

We have had a lot of fun over the last few months welcoming visitors to our vineyard for wine tours. It has been great enjoying the sunshine and watching the vineyard again spring into action full of flowers and green leaves, while sampling the 2015 Sauvingnon Blanc and Riesling.

You can see from the pictures that every tour has been a little different from tastings in the cellar, beautiful sunny days spent out in the middle of the vineyard (with a Halloween theme) and the latest edition of selfies with a drone.

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Testing the Riesling for Bottle shock

Winter Pruning

Anthony June 17, 2015

The pruning for this year is almost complete and we are down to the last block (Pinot Noir) which is always complicated to prune as it tends to grow a bit more like a wild weed.

This year a big thank you goes out to Pete (Dad) for his hard work and for only cutting four of the cordon wires this year.

Also a shout out to Meryl and Simon that have been touring Australia from Northern Ireland. They have been staying with us for the past few weeks helping complete the pruning, other vineyard maintenance and hanging out with the vineyard dogs.

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Sauvignon Blanc awarded medal

Anthony September 24, 2014

Tonight was the presentation night for the 2014 Canberra Regional Wine Show. Once again I was reminded of why operating a vineyard is such a gruelling job, as we were forced to spend an hour tasting the wine Canberra had to offer while waiting for Katie Gallagher to arrive and present the trophies.

It was very exciting to see the Summerhill Road label on presentation with the other wines. We couldn’t help but take a few selfies of our bottle on show.
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