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Yes, however it is subject to availability. As a member you are gauranteed that with 24 hours notice we can accommodate you and your guests for a wine tasing or a platter on the lawn. As a member you can use this as your own private oasis while you sit back and watch the sun go down behind Mount Buffalo and the kids can run around on the lawn.
Nothing. Your commitment to having a membership is the purchase of 5 curated cases per year.
The Summit Cru Membership will give you access to exclusive member benefits, including 50% off our still wines, access to our private Winery Estate, private events as well as an exceptional, personalised service.
Upon sign-up, you will be charged a $1.00 fee to verify your card details. You will then be charged the $187 for your 5 seasonal membership packs. (January, March, June, September and November- to ensure delivery in time for Christmas)
Great wine delivered to your door is only the beginning. 5 carefully curated cases throughout the year (January, March, June, September and November) at 50% off. Giving you the opportunity to try 20 alternate and emerging Alpine valley varietals all Estate grown, all with FREE delivery within Australia.
Our members are entitled to: A 15% discount off case orders of Sparkling & Fortified wines. 50% off** our Private Winery Estate accommodation; Peggy Adelaide Suite, Mount Buffalo View Apartment and The Vineyard Residence when you book at least a four night stay. An upgrade to one of our Reserve wines when staying in our accommodation.
An invitation to our member ONLY Facebook group. You also get direct access to the Feathertop family and community of members.
Perhaps most importantly you get access to your own Private Winery Estate for you and your family and friends to enjoy with complimentary onsite tastings of the Feathertop range.
If you like a bit of variety and adventure in your life then you should become a Summit Cru member.
Not only do our wines offer excitement and discovery but so too our winery…or should we say, your winery is a place to explore and create lifelong memories with family and friends.
Our wines offer an uncommon and intriguing mix of cool climate, traditional and emerging varieties. The wine quality is exceptional with all wines hand made from hand-picked fruit from our Estate.
The value is great with your pack price representing a 50% discount off our retail prices, delivered free to your front door. Every case brings a taste of Feathertop and the High Country to your door while supporting a family business.
Not only will you be supporting an Australian, family owned company but you will become a part of that family with access to world class facilities, service, spectacular natural landscape and any adventure you care to undertake.
At Feathertop we love a good party! It doesn’t matter what your occasion is, our team has seen – done -and can handle – it all!
Whether you want to celebrate a wedding, birthday, Christmas gathering, corporate event, an end of snow season party or even a post wedding recovery brunch, Feathertop has the resources to make it happen. Of course the heart and soul of a successful event is friendly, professional service, great food and great wine, and a venue that your friends will love (and gush about how amazing you are that you found something so cool!).
Our range of party friendly package options include sit down lunches and dinners, cocktail parties, grazing-style antipasto platters, morning and afternoon teas and everything in between.
All our packages can be tailored to suit your requirements. Please speak to our experienced function team today to begin your planning!
Yes, Janelle Marsden and her two children are proud owners and are committed to providing an environmentally sustainable property while delivering exceptional customer service, produce and of course Estate grown and made wines.
We now have over 50 different clones across the 22 varieties in the vineyard, including 14 clones of Shiraz in one block alone!! Many have been chosen to suit our cool climate, dry grown vineyard and to add different complexities of flavour and aroma to our wines.
At Feathertop we take our carbon footprint and the environmental impact of our business practices seriously and when we undertook major renovations on the winery buildings in 2013, it was the opportunity for us to modernise our operations to ensure they were energy efficient to today’s standard.
We are powered by solar energy.
In 2014 we installed 250 solar panels that provide 52kw of clean, renewable energy. Our goal is that in the next 2-3 years we will be 100% completely off the grid – so next time when you drink that glass of shiraz, you know you are drinking wine made by the power of the sun!
We recycle all our winery waste water in reedbeds.
Water is a critical resource in the wine making process. From cleaning tanks and presses, hosing down floors, cleaning the crusher and hosing out grape bins; during the peak vintage time we can use up to 1200L of water a day – or in other terms – 1L of water for every 1L of wine produced.
To reuse this water, in 2014 we constructed a reed-bed waste water recycling system that is connected from the winery to the dam at the front of the property. All water and yeast and grape matter in the washings runs through a solids collection trap and then through a sand filtration pond and finally through a reed bed pond. The water coming out of the end of this system will be fit for consumption and will pass on into our dam to keep it topped up during the summer months and will be stocked with native fish.
We have revived the diversity of our local native indigenous flora in a truly native Australian winery garden.
Through our collaboration with horticulturist, media personality and author Angus Stewart, we have been constructing a multi purpose garden filled with local and wild edible bush plants that will not only service the property, but provide the winery with an Australian context and create a community space accessible from the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail.
The garden is a long term project for the winery and will be done in stages over the next few years. Features of the garden will include:
- Multipurpose and multicultural garden rooms filled large sprays of bright colour using natives like kangaroo paw and native edible plants.
- Plot space for the local community to come and plant their plants and enjoy family activities at the garden’s village green and sunken amphitheatre dam.
- Interpretive displays that reference the cultural impacts of European (cultivator) and Aboriginal (hunter and gatherer) approaches to growing.
- The garden will use the reusable water from the waste water filtration system.
We bottle our wine on site –All of our vintages are bottled on site, which reduces the need for us to transport bottles, wine, packaging long distances by truck. We also filter all wines onsite (some companies send wine offsite for filtration) and we store all packaged wine onsite, so there is no transportation of any juice or wine until it is being sent directly to you our customer.