Travel Advice - Thursday 1st October 2020

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Tutored Tasting & Tour of Kelman Estate

At Kelman Vineyard: 2 Oakey Creek Rd, Pokolbin Kelman Vineyard: 2 Oakey Creek Rd, Pokolbin

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Date: Saturday & Sunday
Time: By Appointment

Unique and exclusive personalised tasting experiences will be available at Kelman Vineyard during May and June. Two different experiences will introduce guests to the estate, which is unique in Australia as a community owned residential vineyard. Award winning wines will be available to taste with matching food platters. The experiences will be at the Owners and Members Private Tasting Room and in the vineyard itself, escorted by an owner who will introduce the wines. This is the first time that visitors to the cellar door will have an opportunity to see more of the estate.

Experience One 

Private tastings on Saturdays and Sundays, prebooked for groups of up to 8 people. These will be conducted in the Owners & Members Private Tasting Room, which is the original cellar door area. 

This private tasting will offer eight wines from our methode traditionelle sparkling Chardonnay through three whites, three reds and our fortified muscat. A tasting plate will be offered, matching foods to the wines. 

The tutored tasting will include the history of Kelman and an explanation of how this unique winery operates. 

There will be a charge of $10 per head for this tasting. 

Experience Two 

An exclusive and unique winery tour and tutored tasting with matching food platter. This is limited to 6 guests and must be booked in advance. 

The tour starts at the Owners and Members private Tasting Room with a glass of bubbly and a brief introduction to Kelman. Guests are then personally escorted through the estate on a walk to see the vineyard and the way this unique residential winery estate is built. 

The tour leads to the Kelman duck pond and private barbecue area where guests will be treated to a tutored tasting of 8 wines in total with matching food platter to enhance the wines. 

Guests are then escorted back to the cellar door. 

There will be a charge of $15 per head for this tasting experience.

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