Annual Harvest Feast Time19 February 2019 – posted in: Event News
Cupitt’s Winery in Ulladulla will commence it’s twelfth wine vintage this year; a thrilling time of year processing grapes and creating wine. Rosie Cupitt the founder and original winemaker at Cupitt’s handed over the duties to her sons Wally and Tom five years ago. Head Winemaker Wally says that while Rosie is no longer making the wine she is involved in the decision making and respects her “great intuition with her senses and able to pick things up in wines we might otherwise have missed.” Wally says “it feels good to be able to carry on the winemaking style that mum instilled in us, as we try to evolve it to another level”.
Wally has proven to have taken the wines to the next level, with the Winery receiving a 5 Star Halliday rating two years running. In 2018, Cupitt’s was rated as one of the 10 ten ‘Dark Horse’ Wineries in the country. To qualify for this award, the winery has to have received a 5 star rating for the first time and have a history of four lesser ratings. In the 2019 Companion, the 2016 Cupitt Nebbiolo received a rating of 97 points and was the highest rated Nebbiolo in the book; something we are very proud of.
Cupitt’s celebrates the annual grape harvest with a Long Table Lunch held on Sunday 17 March. It a super fun day celebrating our favourite fruit (particularly when it is fermented). This is also about celebrating all the food we grow here at Cupitt’s and we will hear talks from the Cupitt family winemakers and Gav Dorrell who manages the Organic Kitchen Garden at Cupitt’s.
The Long Table Event includes a Garden Cocktail, three course menu with paired wines and festivities such as wine trivia with prizes and live music.
Add a free wine tour to check out the wine fermentation prior to the lunch. If you’d like to add this, please arrive at 11.15am and RSVP if you would like to attend.
Tickets for the feast are $105 (discounts available for Cupitt’s VIP Wine Club Members).
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