Winery’s First Public Opening in 20 Years of Winemaking
MEDIA ALERT: September 2020
After nearly 20 years of selling wines wholesale, Ambar Hill in Queensland’s Granite Belt wine region is opening its winery to the public for the first time ever during the September school holidays (19 September to Monday 5 October 2020).
Graham and Judy Dalton might have retired and long forgotten most of what they learned at school, but they couldn’t wait for the school holidays to arrive.
Until now the focus of the winery has been on sales of grapes to other wineries and especially wine sales to a small but elite list of restaurants with a major food distributor promoting their range.
Photo: Judy Dalton and a Winery Ready for Sales
“We are now opening for tastings and sales for the very first time”, said Graham Dalton.
“The winery will be open from Saturday 15 September to Monday 5 October and we really want to make this an interesting and enjoyable experience for visitors” he said.
As an incentive to lure visitors, Ambar Hill is putting together a dozen wines as a special museum release, only available directly at the winery.
“The museum release consists of 4 bottles of each of the 2006 Cabernet Merlot, 2007 Shiraz, and 2009 Cabernet. All are medal winners. All are in peak condition. All have been on restaurant wine lists and all are from hand picked grapes from our own vineyard. We are doing this at a more than 50% discount on normal wholesale prices”, he said.
Photo: A Museum Release for tasting and sales at the Winery Opening