Summer Newsletter 2020

Happy Anniversary!
2020 marks the 20th anniversary of our first commercial wine and our 25th year since we planted Chestnut Garth Vineyard.  We have vivid memories of our five young boys under 10 years of age helping to plant rootlings with watering cans across 15 acres of well-prepared soil in our beautiful region.

A timely meeting with winemaker Simon Gilbert in 1999 led to our first vintage of Chestnut Garth Chardonnay, launched at the Parkview Hotel in Orange by my brother Steve Mortimer on November 14 in 2001.  Where has the time gone?  Many fine vintages have followed.

On Saturday November 14 2020 we will hold a party to celebrate 20 vintages with an open air concert featuring Robbie Mortimer and his band.  Bookings details can be viewed on our website from May.

MOO Club
Our MOO Club harvest delivery is about to be sent on March 1.  It contains some excellent vintages of Chardonnay and two vintages of our iconic Jules (2016 & 2017).  If you are not a member you can join on our website and be eligible for 20% discount on this selection and 15% on other purchases through the year.  Join on-line or email us for a membership form.

We have recently developed some unique and fun vineyard experiences for you to participate in.  Picnic in the Vines and Hire a Fire require nothing more than you relaxing with a hamper, wine and friends.  Take advantage of our beautiful vineyard and schoolhouse as if they are your own.  On a little more engaging level, you can participate in your Diploma of Taste or Afternoon Detention.  Both experiences run by Peter Mortimer require your input and give you a great learning experience behind the scenes.  Visit our Experiences tab on the website for  information.

The Long Lunch Bunch.  Saturday, 4 April.  Join us for an afternoon feast in the courtyard of the old schoolhouse.  Canapes/entree/grazing main and dessert will be served during the course of the afternoon.  Live tunes by Robbie Mortimer.  Wine & beer available for purchase.  This will be a great chance for you to kick back and enjoy an afternoon with local food, wine, music and friends.  Limited tickets @ $110 per person (includes a glass of Sparkles on arrival).  Bookings essential –