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
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
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.
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.
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.