Winter Slumber

Jun 5 Winter Slumber

Its Winter in the Hunter Valley and the grapevines have gone dormant for a long Winter's rest.

In winter, the vines in the Hunter Valley have a long rest after all the stresses of harvest. The cooler months have arrived and some much needed rains are helping the soils to recover.


Now that the vines can go into winter dormancy, the leaves have fallen and the canes can be pruned ready for spring bud burst. Early morning frosts join our pruners in the vineyard, wrestling the vines, pruning and tying down.


Winter is a great time to visit the Hunter Valley. The chilly weather gives a good excuse to rug up, and explore all the delights the valley has to offer. Taste charming and elegant wines at many of our cellar doors, and try warming fortified wines such as ports, liqueurs and distillery products. Grab a tasting plate at one of our many excellent restaurants and cafes, or rug up in front of a fire for a romantic getaway in one of our excellent quality accommodation outlets.