Experience a weekend of wine at Felsberg Winery, Glen Aplin
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Enjoy a ‘Weekend of Wine’ where you discover the secrets of growing grapes and making wine. You will blend your own wine, bottle the blend, design and print your own labels and take the wine home with you to share with family and friends. All activities are conducted in the magnificent vineyards and wine production area of Felsberg Winery at Glen Aplin in the Granite Belt.


Your ‘Weekend of Wine’ includes the following activities:

Arrive at Felsberg Winery prior to midday on SATURDAY for a casual lunch and introduction from the winemaker.

Saturday afternoon includes presentations and practical experience in the following topics:
Establishing a vineyard
The early years of grapevine development
The annual vineyard cycle
Assessing quality in the vineyard
The all important harvest period
Winemaking basics
Winery operations
Winemaking theory
Tasting and judging wines
Food and wine matching

You will then be given the opportunity to create your own blend of wine (in groups of two) from a selection of red and white wines in tanks and barrels. It will be your decision on what varieties to blend in what percentages. You will then make a trial blend to present at dinner for discussion with other participants and the winemaker.

Saturday evening will include a dinner where the trial wines will be tasted by all participants and discussed while tasting benchmark wines from Australia and the world.
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SUNDAY morning will start (not too early) with a full cooked breakfast and briefing on the morning activities:
Wine label law – meeting your legal requirements
Marketing wine – packaging and promotion
Bottling theory

You will then bottle one dozen (per person) of your chosen blend to be labelled with your design printed from our commercial label printer.

Your ‘Weekend of Wine’ will complete early on Sunday afternoon with a light lunch and presentation of your ‘Weekend Wine Master’ award certifying you as a bona-fide master of wine-blending from the Felsberg school of ‘Weekend Wine Experience’. Of course you will take home your dozen bottles of wine over which you will share your new found knowledge with admiring family and friends. You will also take home an experience that you will remember for a lifetime and will have made a new group of friends who have shared your wonderful experience.

In summary, your ‘Weekend of Wine’ includes:
Lunch and dinner on Saturday including wines
Breakfast and a light lunch on Sunday
1 dozen bottles of wine as blended and labelled by you
Notes on the theory presented
Certificate of successful completion of the ‘Weekend of Wine’
A surprise or two that I’ve forgotten to include in this outline. You may even wish to swap some of your wine with other participants in order to ‘mix’ your dozen.

You will need to bring with you:

Notebook for taking notes (not essential but may be of interest)
Fully enclosed shoes
Casual clothing that you don’t mind accidentally spilling some wine onto.
A good sense of humour and the ability to have fun

Your weekend of wine will be hosted by Karen and Peter Orr.

Peter has 18 years experience in the Australian wine industry making wines from the Hunter Valley, McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills as well as a Master of Agribusiness from the University of Melbourne. He has also lectured in grape and wine production, judged wines at an international level and has an intimate understanding of the industry.

The ‘Weekend of Wine’ will be offered on the last weekend of every month and limited to 8 people per offer.
The first ‘Weekend of Wine’ is scheduled for 24/25 January 2009. A minimum of 4 participants are required for a course to run. Further ‘Weekends’ can be conducted on request for groups with a minimum of 6 participants.



The cost per participant is $450.00.

TO BOOK... your ‘Weekend of Wine’,
please contact Felsberg Winery
P: 07 4683 4332 or Email us



"Just wanted to say a big thank you for the fabulous week-end we had.... we have definitely sampled our blends and shared them with friends..... Food was wonderful, company great and the week-end thoroughly enjoyable."
~Kim & David Webb~


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