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Stew and Shiraz @ Whistler Wines

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Stew and Shiraz, Whistler Wines, South Australia

On Sunday 8th June, 2014, from 11.00am to 5.00pm, come and enjoy a glass or two at the Stew and Shiraz Day at Whistler Wines (June long weekend).

Stew and Shiraz day
Stew and Shiraz day

Come rain or shine (marquees on standby just in case), the Stew and Shiraz day is a great way for the entire family to have a great day out over a glass of wine and a bowl of stew.

[ADVERT]Owen Andrews will dish up potato and bacon soup, tomato and vache curd soup, vegetarian stew with potato mash and Barossa Bread, and beef stew with potato mash and Barossa Bread.

Live music will be provided by All Soul'd Out - a 10 piece band. There will be music by a few locals as well.

This event is well loved and numbers build quickly. The last Stew and Shiraz day saw over 1100 people sitting around the campfires, enjoying the food, wine and music.

To pre-book your meals please contact the Cellar Door or you can phone the Cellar door 08 8562 4942 for more information. (Note all tickets will be held at the bar, in your name, for collection on the day.)

BYO chair. Please no BYO alcohol or food.

Whistler Wines is a family friendly winery and they encourage people to BYO picnic lunches at their Cellar Door and grounds through out the year. On their event days they have local caterers using local produce attending their events. On event days Whistler Wines ask that you refrain from bringing your own food on these days.

Vineyards at Whistler Wines
Vineyards at Whistler Wines

Brief History

In 1982 Martin and Sally Pfeiffer bought a block of land which was originally used for sheep grazing and cropping, as well as a place to hold barbecues and bonfires. When Martin first purchased the block of land, he was managing vineyards for Penfolds. The block was somewhere for Martin to relax after work at the vineyards.

In 1994, Martin bought some old vine cuttings from a Grange graded vineyard and the Whistler Wines estate started.

The block (of land) was renamed Heysen Estate after the Heysen Trail which runs along the eastern boundary of the block. Initially four hectares of shiraz vines were planted.

Martin's son Josh now runs the vineyard and the varieties of wines produced now include shiraz, cabernet, grenache, mourvedre, reisling and semillon.

Wine Tasting, Whistler Wines
Wine Tasting, Whistler Wines

About the Wines

Whistler Wines can be found in the heart of the Barossa Valley, South Australia. At Whistler Wines the Pfeiffer family produces fine wines at the Heysen Estate vineyard at Marananga.

The Whistler Wines reflect the region of western Barossa with the unique soils and the climate part of the makeup of each individual vintage.

With a relaxed atmosphere, the Pfeiffer family hopes you will enjoy the cellar door tastings and special events while getting to know the family and their range of wines.

Pfeiffer family, Whistler Wines
Pfeiffer family, Whistler Wines

Description of two of the wines on offer at Whistler Wines:

Whistler's Mother, Fortified Merlot, 2009

The elegant bottle heralds a wine of distinction. Burnt fig and caramel aromas with hints of raisin and baked pecan pie fill the nose. A soft and luscious palate with dried fruits and caramel make this wine a very moreish drop.

Sparkling Merlot

Scents of ripe plum, cherry, cacao and mocha are followed by luscious red fruits in the glass. Oak and tannin provide firm structure while the fine bead of bubbles adds freshness.

Descriptions of the two wines above from the Whistler Wines website.

Horse and Carriage Tours

Fancy a ride in a horse and cart from Whistler Farm to Whistler Wines, Peter Lehmann Wines and then onto Langmeil Wines?

For further information contact Rob MacDonald
on 0410 703 860 or email See my article about Barossa Carriages.
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Why? Good stew and great shiraz
When: 11.00am to 5.00pm
Phone: 08 8562 4942
Where: 241 Seppeltsfield Road, Marananga
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