Firescreek Botanical Winery - an optional pit stop on your tour
Updated: Oct 12, 2022
Many guests request a visit to the Hunter Valley wine region. Unfortunately, it’s a three-hour drive from Sydney. To be honest, I’ve only been there once in my life and I live two hours away! It seems a long way to go to buy wine that I could pick up from my local store. Open Wednesdays - Sundays only.
A better option? Firescreek Winery. This winery is different. Very different. Wines can only be purchased directly on site, or through their online store.
A visit to the picturesque Firescreek can be included in your tour - we drive past it on our way home from the beaches. Set in beautiful, private, organic gardens, it’s a great half-an-hour tour stop to sample some free wine.
Pushing the boundaries of wine-making and coming up with unique combinations - some of them have never been made anywhere else in the world - Firescreek produces 25 types of organic wines on the property at any one time.
Here’s a few of the currently available wines - that I sampled today :)
• Nectarine, Passionfruit and Elderflower Wine
• Blackcurrant & Coffee
• Blueberry & Apple Wine
• Mixed Berry Wine
… and for non-drinkers, they also produce a delicious local honey too!
For those wishing to stay a little longer (45 minutes) and enjoy a
fuller experience, perhaps a Chocolate and Wine Pairing Experience or a Foraging and Mixology Workshop might be for you?
Prices and details below:
CHOCOLATE AND WINE PAIRING
$25.00 per adult (18+)
$12.50 per child (chocolates only)
Four exquisite hand-made chocolates paired perfectly with four Firescreek botanical wines. Served in crystal glasses on tasting board in the gardens, in a location of your choice. Perfect for everyone - singles, couples, or groups! Guests are also welcome to try other vintages of wine at the cellar door on a complimentary basis after their chocolate and wine tasting experience. Sit and relax, or take a stroll in the gardens at your leisure afterwards.
FORAGING AND MIXOLOGY WORKSHOP
$45 per adult (18+)
Forage in the organic gardens of Firescreek Botanical Winery for your own spectacular garnishes and learn some simple but very effective tricks of the trade on how to put together some Instagram-worthy garnished cocktails.
• Friendly bartender and organic garden guide
• Guided wine tasting and wine appreciation of current vintages
• Ingredients to blend and experiment with to make 3 mini cocktails with your own personal flair. Think Mimosas and Bellinis that become instaworthy with your self made garnishes
• Antique crystal glassware to prepare your mini mimosas
• Fabulous organically-grown garnishes
• Own private garden room overlooking the ponds and garden
• Mocktail ingredients provided for non-drinkers
Please allow 45 minutes from the tour to enjoy the Chocolate and Wine Pairing experience or Foraging and Mixology Workshop.
If you’re interested in visiting Firescreek Winery for free wine sampling or to experience the Chocolate and Wine Pairing or Foraging and Mixology Workshop, please let me know beforehand.
For more information, please visit the Firescreek Botanical Winery website.