Have you made plans for Easter yet? Get out of the city and head to the Hunter Valley for some extra special Scarborough Wine Co. tastings. You’ll be “bouled” over by the wine and hospitality – everyone is welcome to this homely cellar door in the heart of Wine Country.
The team at Scarborough Wine Co. know how popular their wines are with Mosman locals. So this Easter they’ve devised three great new experiences to tempt you to their Hunter Valley cellar door… and we think you’ll love them!
SWIRL, TASTE, BOWL
Looking for a relaxed, fun wine-tasting? Get a group of friends or family together and book an Offshoot wine tasting, with a game of garden boules. The pop-up boules green (also known as pétanque), comes with its own wine carts, so the friendly cellar door staff can guide you through the wines while you play. You’ll taste a selection of 5-6 Scarborough Offshoot wines paired with a share-plate of cheese and crackers.
It’s for adults only, but if you do have children, they’ll be well-entertained in the Kids Zone, which is right next to the boules green. (Lawn games, chalk board, colouring kits and hula-hoops will keep them busy!)
- $50 per person, 1 hour duration, minimum of 4 people and maximum of 6 people per green. Bookings essential
- There are 4 boules greens available every weekend throughout April, as well as Easter Monday.
TWO OF OUR FAVOURITE THINGS AT SCARBOROUGH: WINE AND CHOCOLATE
Ever wondered how to pair chocolate with wine? There’s no better time than Easter to find out! Scarborough Wine Co. has teamed up with local Hunter Valley chocolate producer, Cocoa Nib to create a delicious tasting. Together they have matched a vertical of current and back vintage Black Label Shiraz and ‘The Obsessive’ Shiraz wines from their cellar with four different decadent chocolate Bonbons. The experienced Scarborough Wine Co. staff will guide guests through the characters of the wine as they have aged, and how they pair with the chocolate selected.
- $35 per person, 30 minute duration, this is a seated tasting.
- Available Good Friday to Easter Monday, please book in advance.
BEYOND THE WINE: KEEPERS OF THE FLAME PREMIUM WINE TASTING
More than a wine tasting, this immersive experience takes you beyond the wine and behind the scenes into the vineyard. You will see first hand the Scarborough team’s commitment to biodiversity and sustainability, and your personal guide will explain and highlight the many viticultural practices they have put in place to safeguard the land for future generations.
The tasting will focus on Keepers of the Flame, created and produced by the next generation of the Scarborough wine family: Jerome, Sally and Liz. This is the first time a vertical of these exceptional Hunter Valley wines has been made available to taste at cellar door, following its launch late last year. The first three vintages (2019, 2020, 2021) are Chardonnay and have been made from small parcels of fruit picked specifically for this passion project, each uniquely celebrating the vision and future of Scarborough Wine Co.
The wines are expertly paired with a gourmet cheese board designed to delight foodies and wine-lovers alike.
- $90 per person, 1.5 hour duration, Riedel varietal specific glassware is used to enhance your tasting experience.
- Available Thursday to Monday throughout April. At 10.30am and 2pm. Please book ahead, allowing 24 hours notice.
CLASSIC HUNTER VALLEY TASTINGS
Scarborough will also be running their popular 30 minute and one hour tastings over the Easter holidays, each with three different wine ranges to choose from. The one hour tastings feature 100ml mini bottles, which are always a talking point – the personal bottles were an innovation created in times of COVID, but they are now a much-loved permanent fixture, exclusively at cellar door. Discover for yourself why this tasting experience saw Scarborough Wine Co. named 2021 Hunter Valley Cellar Door of the Year.
- From $40 per person for 1 hour duration, paired with a cheese plate.
- From $20 per person for 30 minute duration, paired with a cheese plate.
For more details on tastings and cellar door please visit the website: https://www.scarboroughwine.com.au/Visit-Us/Our-New-Tasting-Experiences
SPECIAL OFFER FOR WILLOUGHBY LIVING
Can’t make it to the Hunter Valley? If you order any straight or mixed dozen between Monday 6 March and Monday 13 March you will receive a bonus bottle of Scarborough’s 2020 Yellow Label Chardonnay (valued at $28) and Free Freight. This offer is applicable per dozen, so you will receive a total of 1 bonus bottle for each dozen you purchase. Simply use the code LIVING2 and your freight charge will be removed and a bonus bottle will be included with your delivery.
Your bonus bottle will not appear in your shopping cart, but we promise that the bonus bottle(s) will be sent to you. This offer is valid from 6/3/2023 12.00am until 11:59pm on 13/3/2023 and cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotional codes. Not applicable on Wine Club dispatches, wine club dozens, discounted dozens, magnums (1.5l formats), gift cards or event tickets. Free freight within Australia only.
ABOUT SCARBOROUGH WINE CO.
Scarborough Wine Co. is a family-owned winery in the Hunter Valley. Since 1987 we have built our family business to become one of the leading names in Hunter Valley wine, specialising in Chardonnay. There are four Chardonnays in our range, Yellow Label, Offshoot, The Obsessive and Keepers of the Flame. The Yellow Label Chardonnay is one of the most popular wines over $20 in Australia. It has a distinctive style, with a very loyal following. The Obsessive Chardonnay is a single vineyard wine, made to reflect the unique characteristics of the Gillard’s Road vineyard it is sourced from. The Keepers of the Flame is the latest launch from Scarborough Wine Co. A premium wine made by the second-generation Scarborough family, with a focus on the future.