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September
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Feathertop’s Alfresco Dining Restaurant to rebrand as Stone & Barrel, refresh dining concepts

Posted: September 30, 2018 Category: Latest News Comment: 0

Feathertop Winery in Porepunkah is rebranding and relaunching its restaurant.

The winery’s restaurant which features a Tuscan style outdoor terrace overlooking Mount Buffalo, said it will revamp and rename Feathertop Alfresco Dining Restaurant as Stone & Barrel @ Feathertop – in a nod to the handcrafted stone work featured on the estate by owner and chief winemaker Kel Boynton.

Stone & Barrel @ Feathertop will relaunch on Friday 12th October.

For 10 years now Feathertop has been the pioneer of the “moveable restaurant” concept, offering the ultimate in outdoor fine dining experiences for locals and visitors to North East Victoria. The newly named Stone & Barrel @ Feathertop will continue to be set outside on the Stone Terrace on all good weather days, where guests can sit back and enjoy their lunch under the lush vine leaf canopy framed by antique timbers and mountain views. During the cooler months, the restaurant is set in the nostalgic warmth of the Barrel Room, where you can dine amongst towering wine barrels and still enjoy the misty mountain vistas.

Head Chef Simon Buckley and Sous Chef Robert Clarkson will continue to lead the culinary operations. They have created a new look menu for spring which can be enjoyed as a sharing style feast amongst friends if desired, perfect for the long summer days ahead. The menu will continue to feature dishes sourced from local Alpine Valleys produce and the estate kitchen garden and with a contemporary take on the classics.

In addition to the refreshed menu, the wine list will expand to include specialty cocktails including gin and tonic featuring Reed & Co’s Remedy Gin, apple cider by Wandiligong’s Alpine Cider, craft beer by Blizzard Brewing Company Dinner Plain and a rotating selection of wines from different wine regions,

“At Feathertop we stick to the principle of seasonal, local, Australian produce and we couldn’t be more thrilled to relaunch the restaurant with a new look menu that draws on Rob’s (ex Simones of Bright) Italian cooking background and my French trained techniques. Enjoying a leisurely lunch experience out on the Stone Terrace has created many special memories for our guests and wine club members over the years and together with our team we are excited about the opportunity to elevate these offerings on our menu.” said Simon.

Stone & Barrel @ Feathertop is open for lunch Friday to Sunday 12-3pm with extended trading days during school and public holidays. You can order off the menu a la carte style or for great value, try their two or three course specials matched to wines. Bookings are recommended and essential during peak times. Stone & Barrel @ Feathertop is also available for private functions and degustation experiences.  

The Feathertop Providore, the winery’s relaxed, DIY grazing platter picnic option, is also available from the cellar door stocking a constantly changing range of artisan meats, cheeses, dips, fresh baguettes. Open during cellar door hours 11am-5pm Friday-Sunday.

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August
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Feathertop to host a new spring inspired cosmopolitan market event - SpringFest

Posted: August 02, 2018 Category: Latest News Comment: 0

For the first time the grounds of Feathertop Winery estate will be transformed into a cosmopolitan market and foodie lovers heaven with a new event, SpringFest. 

With the return of sunny days and the vibrancy of spring’s new season produce, Feathertop Winery is inviting locals and visitors to come together and feast on the freshest seasonal artisan produce at the inaugural SpringFest on October 6, 2018.

The family friendly event will include a range of local producers from the Alpine and surrounding Valleys on their picturesque estate as well as plenty of fun filled activities for all ages to enjoy.

Stall holders confirmed so far include Mt Buffalo Olives, Blizzard Brewing Company, Peak Pantry, Reed & Co Distillery, Sixpence Coffee and Gamze Smokehouse with more to be announced. Program events include:

  • Photography exhibition by award winning landscape photographer Mieke Boynton (October 6-31).
  • Spring release of Feathertop Winery’s new vintages
  • Kids cooking and cake decorating classes
  • Kids face painting
  • Food Stalls
  • Coffee and house made sweets
  • Live music by Adam Lindsay
  • Meet and greet with the Feathertop winemaker
  • Wine samples/ tastings
  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Vineyard tours

In addition to the SpringFest program of events, Feathertop's cellar door, Providore and Alfresco Restaurant will be open as usual so visitors are welcome to stay for lunch and soak up the carnival atmosphere.

Organiser of the event, Courtney Rossiter, said “the response from local businesses has been so positive. We are excited to be launching a new event that showcases the range of food and wine experiences that we do here at Feathertop.”

“It's going to be a great opportunity for the community to shop locally and enjoy the excellent produce that we have available right here in Bright and surrounds.  We're also excited about the exhibition space we have for local creatives where they can showcase their talents; and with loads of entertainment for the whole family, we look forward to welcoming everyone for a fantastic spring day out!”

Admission is by a gold coin donation to Feathertop's Spoil Me Trust Fund which goes towards our pampering days for local women on the cancer journey.

Any local businesses interested in having a stall at SpringFest are welcome to apply. Please email Courtney at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and an application form.

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March
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Autumn 2018 Newsletter

Posted: March 02, 2018 Category: Newsletters

"Summer followed on from our very late spring and I am happy to say the vines responded with a catch up, grow fast and don’t be late for harvest attitude. We are right at the point of harvest and I have snapped off a photo of our Pinot Noir vineyard with its beautifully formed bunches of tasty plump black berries. I just know that this will be an exceptional year.."

The warmer than average summer has been fantastic for our young vines that I planted this spring. The frequent rains kept them in heightened activity, consequently the amount of growth has been exceptional. The Cabernet Sauvignon that I talked about in my summer newsletter (the Reynella clone and the Haughton clone) have reached the wire in their first year of growth and will be strong enough to carry a small crop next season. I’m excited!"

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