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16
November
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The 2017 Feathertop Fiano - gold, gold, gold!

Posted: November 16, 2018 Category: Latest News Comment: 0

Kel FianoThe smile says it all!

After 30 years our 2017 Fiano has not only been awarded gold at the Rutherglen Wine Show,  but it was also awarded the JCBrown Trophy for ‘The BEST Australian dry white wine from grapes grown in North East Victoria’!

To add to this medal tally, the 2017 Fiano won gold and the 2016 Friulano won Silver at the Alternate Varieties Wineshow this month. This was a great result for the Alpine Valleys wine region where a total of 5 gold medals were awarded - that's 10% of the total entries!

And in the September/October 2018 edition of WineState Magazine, the Fiano received 4 stars.

A big congratulations to our winemaking duo Kel Boynton and Nick Toy!
 
If you would like to try some for yourself, order online today!
30
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.

02
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.

04
October
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Coming to Feathertop this Summer! Introducing the Peak To Creek Summer Ale

Posted: October 04, 2017 Category: Latest News Comment: 0

So what do you do when you can't hack back to back skiing and the kids can? You retreat to Blizzard Brewery at Dinner Plain and plant the seeds for a collaboration beer project before the lifts have closed!

Blizzard Brewery is the highest brewery in Australia and with the crystal clear water at the source - what a sensational platform to create beer. Our wine label, Feathertop, draws its inspiration from nearby Mount Feathertop, Victoria’s second highest peak.  With these common synergies (and yes coming out of a few shared lagers this winter when Janelle needed to retreat from the slopes); it gives us great pleasure to announce that we have joined forces with Blizzard Brewery to create our very own Summer Ale called “Peak to Creek.”

For many years we collaborated with Mildura Brewery to create a Boyntons label and we know many of our customers have a strong appreciation for craft beer as well as beautifully made hand crafted wines.  We hope this collaboration with Blizzard Brewery enables you to enjoy the best of both worlds!

Exclusive Preorders for members are OPEN NOW!

For a limited time we are giving our Summit Cru Wine Club members the opportunity to preorder a 24 can carton delivered with your November case. At $95 per 24 that's less than $4 a can you can sit back and relax at home with a truly North East regionally produced craft beer – influenced from peak to creek. At 4.6% Alc/Vol, this approachable, crisp, clean and fresh drop is an Ale but drinks like a Pilsner and is as refreshing as the cool snow melt that trickles down from Mount Feathertop!

To preorder email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Payment is not required until your November case order is processed (late November).

Pre orders close 27 October 2017, and there are no limits on the number of cases you can order, so please order here or phone the winery directly on 03 5756 2356 with queries.

Want to know more on how this collaboration came about? Watch this video where Janelle interviews Mark and Chris at Blizzard.


19
June
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Feathertop now offers visitors the chance to have the keys to their own private winery estate

Posted: June 19, 2017 Category: Latest News Comment: 0

A message from Kel and Janelle Boynton, owners of Feathertop:

On behalf of the team at Feathertop, we are delighted to announce our next exciting chapter.

As a regional business we feel very fortunate that over the past two decades, we have been developing all aspects of Boyntons into Feathertop. Successfully we have re branded, established onsite accommodation and functions, replaced national wholesale and export with direct sales to our Summit Cru wine membership community.

So to enhance the experiences on site we have we have made the decision to bring forward our private membership model to develop our property to host our Summit Cru Wine Club members.

What does this mean?
o    Feathertop is open 7 days for our Summit Cru Wine Club members by appointment   

o    Our Feathertop onsite food and wine experiences (cellar door, restaurant and deli) are open to the general public from 11:00am Friday through to Sunday, public holidays with extended trading days during school holidays.  

o    We are also delighted to be able to offer tailored experiences to members of the public by appointment.  

Like our new sign at our gates says:

Welcome to Feathertop
We are a private winery estate open for our Summit Cru Wine Club members by appointment 7 days a week. Please call 5756 2356 and our concierge team will be delighted to open the gates and organise a Feathertop experience for you and your guests (or anytime during your stay in the valley.)
If you are not a Summit Cru Wine Club member, the cellar door and restaurant are open to the general public Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11am, and also public and school holidays (except Christmas Day).
To book our accommodation, purchase our wines, enquire about private winery experience packages or make a group booking, please give us a call, or visit www.feathertopwinery.com.au

Our team has carefully created a range experience products that we think capture the ultimate food, wine and nature based activities that visitors  can do at the winery. These experiences will be available for everyone to book on our website, so it will now be even more convenient for visitors to organise their ultimate Feathertop experience from home! We will announce these in the coming months.   

We thank you for your ongoing support of Feathertop and look forward to continuing our wine community with you. If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us on 03 5756 2356.


08
February
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Spoiling those who need it most on World Cancer Day

Posted: February 08, 2016 Category: Latest News Comment: 0

On World Cancer Day on February 4, Feathertop Winery held it’s forth Spoil Me Day pampering event where our local women recovering or undergoing treatment for cancer could enjoy a break from medical appointments and daily routines and have a special afternoon of pampering at no cost to them.

Spoil Me Day was made possible through fundraising at Feathertop Winery’s Ladies Day Out, which has been running for 9 years and has now raised over $16,000 for the charity’s trust fund.

This regular fundraising by the community enabled the winery to put on a four course lunch with wines, treatments and gift bags and recruit a support team of masseuses, hairdressers, speakers and make-up artists to pamper the ladies at the completion of their complimentary lunch and drinks.

One of the volunteers who helped organise the event, Kerry Marsden from Wangaratta, said it was a wonderful success. “Everyone was just blown away. The participants and the helpers all had a fabulous time. I wish I had a recorder to let you hear the beautiful comments made to me about the day.

Everything from the invitations, the venue setup and program, the food and wine, the pamper stations, the gifts, the people and the very caring atmosphere that was created were all really appreciated”, she said.

“The most touching comment I heard was from a lady who originally took a lot of encouragement to come along. She told me this was the best day she has had in her whole life”. They all loved the day,” she added.

Feathertop Winery owner Janelle Boynton, came up with the concept in order to provide an avenue of support that would directly benefit people in our local community. The first year’s initiative saw the winery purchase a large amount of televisions for the Myrtleford/Bright Hospitals before the development of the Spoil Me Day events which now also include events for mens health issues.

The next fundraiser for Spoil Me Days will be the Ladies Day Out on Saturday December 3, 2016. It’s a fabulous afternoon of food, wine, live music just for the girls! Tickets are $70 and on sale now. Includes lunch, return local bus transfers, live entertainment, fantastic auction goodies to bid on and a donation to the Spoil Me Day trust. For more information go to www.boynton.om.au or by phone the winery direct on 5756 2356. If you know anyone who is having a tough time on a cancer journey please contact the winery so they can be considered for these future events.

Feathertop would like to acknowledge the local businesses and volunteers for their contribution in to making this day so special for the women:

Angela Verde – Guest Speaker, Michael Finch Make Up, Jacinta Power – Feathertop Spa, Shannan Hilary – Feathertop Spa, Emma Lighton – North East Massage, Bright Florist – Sam Stacey, Shennan Hairdressing, Julie Graves Hairdressing, Wangaratta Breast Care Nurses, Myrtleford Breast Care Nurses, Go Girls Wangaratta, Faye Bushby Massage, Kerry Marsden, Kim Marsden Massage, ‘Ladies Day Out’ Attendees, Feathertop Winery staff and our amazing volunteers: Jean Freeman, Sue Box, Susan Cuthbert, Thelma McDonald, Fran Kneebone, Joy Jones.

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