KATRINA HILL - FAR AGO WINES

There is no doubt making wine is a labour of love....its hard, you battle the elements at every turn and some days you wander if its all worth it. Well if you have tried Far Ago Hill Wines you know it is. We are so blessed to have partnered with this pioneering female vigneron and to be able to go behind the scenes at her house ate see where it all happens. Dont miss out of our Wine Harvest Feast ....

I think Katrina’s words on her  Pinot Gris label really sum up this magical property -  ‘I'm perched on a hill overlooking the dramatic canyons sculpted by the Wollondilly River. Loam soils are broken by intrusions of ancient alluvial silt & encased in granite outcrops & eucalypt forest. Ideal pinot gris conditions overlaid by mercurial & unforgiving Australian influences.
But when i sit exhausted at sunset with the big sky swirling around me i know the rare combination of white nectarine, cut green melon, spiced pear & toasted almond carefully nurtured in this vintage is only possible through the dedication & madness....so I embrace the magic & go with it

And if you want to know more here is an article written by our founder for local media outlet

 The Fold Southern Highlands

https://www.thefoldsouthernhighlands.com.au/the-guide/katrina-hill-far-ago-hill-wines-the-highlands-hidden-secret.html


Lyndall Dalley

Let’s go back a couple of hundred years to a winery on the shores of Bol, a small island off the Croatian mainland. Dalley family legend has it that Lyndall's forebears were making wine there and had been since before the birth of Christ.  The winery is today one the hottest spots on the island- famous for its grapes, food, stunning location and all-round hospitality.  And even those these days Lyndall works in environmental management, being involved in numerous community projects over the past few decades, has made it clear to her that what the world needs now is a good dose food for the soul. Lyndall joins the Highland Harvest Feast alumni to share new experiences in wild and remote places, promote eating locally sourced food care and tasting wines lovingly crafted by small vineyards in her local community.


Stephen Hogwood

Raised from a child by his grandfather, Stephen was spiritually grounded at an early age in the pagan ways. As a Welsh Gipsy, Shaman and Horse Whisperer, his grandfather taught him how to talk to the trees, listen to the forest as well as animals and help bees to fly by plucking them from the early morning dew, cupping them in his hands and gently blowing warm air on them to dry their wings. Before he died, he baptised Stephen in the Pagan ways and told him he had the powers of a Sharman and to use them wisely. He also gave Stephen a pagan name from the Welsh Folk song that celebrated the White Cliffs of Dover, Dafydd Y Garreg Wen or ‘David of the White Rock’. Stephen continues his love and respect for the land, all its creatures and the power of mother nature.