The Heartbreak Grape Wine Course 2022-2023

Introduction to pinot, tasting of pinot juice and pinots from various regions to demonstrate the capricious nature of the variety.

Allocation of vine rows, winery management, barrel and tank samples, followed by a tasting of pinots from the Red Hill and Main Ridge area.

Pruning, cane or spur, followed by a tasting of other Mornington Peninsula pinot sub regions

Bud thinning, shoot thinning, de suckering, and a tasting of cool climate Victorian pinots.

Wire lifting, removing laterals, followed

Leaf plucking, bunch thinning, tasting of New Zealand pinots.

Sugar readings, removal of green bunches, tasting of pinots from Burgundy and the best of Australia.

Harvest of the 2023 vintage, crushing, fermentation (date to be advised)

Harvest of the 2023 vintage, crushing, fermentation (date to be advised)

Bottling of your award winning wine

The Heartbreak Grape Wine course is conducted at Dromana Estate Vineyard, 555 Old Moorooduc Rd, Tuerong, on a Sunday from 10am to 1pm followed by a one hour long tutored tasting of pinot noir with Peter Mitchell. Please note each session will go ahead regardless of weather conditions. 

The pruning, harvest, pressing and bottling sessions are usually very long days finishing around 5pm. 

Dates finalised could be varied due to climate changes or COVID-19. 

Cost of the course is $1400 per person. Deposit $700 due to secure your place. Balance of $700 due prior to first session, March 27th 2022. 

To enquire or book in, please contact Peter Mitchell:
Mobile: 0419 523194.