Adopt – A – Vine
It’s time to experience the life cycle of a grape by making your own wine. Join us for a fully immersive experience of the 12 months of farming grapes, making wine and being able to walk away with a wine that you can rightfully claim as your very own.
You will connect with our winemaker, vineyard manager and the cellar door crew as you pick, crush, ferment, mature and blend, bottle and label your own Yarra Valley Pinot Noir. You will be a part of six on-site workshops and experiences as well as indulge in a large smattering of being spoiled while you are here.
We promise a once-in-a-lifetime experience, fully immersive and with serious bragging rights and a lasting memento… if you don’t drink the wine too quickly!
Feel Safe & have no doubts
The Helen & Joey Estate team have worked very hard to create a fully functioning COVID-19 safe event.
All 6 workshops can and will go ahead with some onsite sessions plus in-between virtual collaboration with our team.
This is following the guidelines of the hardest lockdown we have had so far so you can feel safe investing yourself in something this exciting.
Our Workshops – What it’s all about
IT ALL STARTS WITH A BIG CRUSH
You will get the chance to jump right in and get your hands a little dirty! Picking, cleaning bunches for the premium fruit & crushing in the afternoon to start the ferment!
LET’S GET TECHNICAL
You will be learning in-depth information about winemaking techniques the process involved and how it shows in the finished product. This is a great time to learn about all of the intricate processes in the lab.
THE GREAT OUTDOORS – VINEYARD & VINES
At the Estate you will be tending to the same vines we picked from in workshop 1 and will be learning about the life cycle and vine health.
IS IT READY YET?
You will be extracting wine from the barrels to have a play around with flavours as well as learning about flavour profiles and Australian wine culture.
INTO BOTTLE WE GO
At the Estate you will be hand bottling all of the wine you meticulously made! It’s time to breathe a sigh of relief, all of the hard decision makings is done!
FANCY DRESS – IT’S ALL ABOUT THE PACKAGING
Finally, you will get the chance to label your bottles with your handcrafted and designed wine labels! Once packaged up your bottles will be ready to take home to enjoy or give away as a gift (if you’re feeling generous!)You will also be able to have a little drink on behalf of the exciting year of experiences and learning!
- Your own vines at Helen & Joey Estate for the year.
- 6 fully catered and exclusive workshops to take your wine knowledge to the next level.
- Two dozen bottles of your very own, personalized, hand made bottles of Pinot Noir.
- A hands-on learning experience with a seasoned winemaker.
- access to an exclusive Facebook group for updates and check-ins throughout the year.
- Helen & Joey Estate Adopt-A-Row starter kit
- End of year Celebration
Contact Us to get started!