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Winter Solstice Bonfire

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Friday, 10 May 2019

Bonfire at Yarrh Wines near Murrumbateman

Come and help us celebrate the shortest day of the year at our annual Winter Solstice Bonfire on Saturday 22nd June.

The winter solstice (shortest day of the year or "midwinter") has been recognised and celebrated since Neolithic times and by many civilisations.  It marks the closing out of one growing season and marks renewal - the beginning of the long march to Spring. 

In temperate climates, the midwinter celebration was the last before people hunkered down, hoping they had put enought away to last until the first crops in Spring.  By midwinter, wine and beer made during the earlier harvest had finished fermentation and were ready for the celebration.

Pull on your woollies, laugh at the cold, enjoy some delicious canapés and a glass or two of fine Canberra District wines while toasting yourself by the bonfire. 

We'll start with speed tastings in the cellar.  Mingle as you circulate the tasting stations, trying out some simple tastes matched with our fine wines.  Limited quantities of back vintages will be available for sale only on the day, along with the full range of current wines.

The run sheet:

          - 3:30pm  - 5pm:  speed tastings and sales
          - 5pm - 7pm:        canapés, wine and bonfire

Tickets are $30/head for adults, $15/head for kids having canapés, free otherwise. 

Members of the Yarrh Wine Club are eligible for 2 free tickets per membership.



This year, half of all proceeds (ticket and wine sales) will go to the Yass River Nanima Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade. The brigade is saving for a shed extension that will house its growing number of members, and hopes to reach the target amount this year, so buy up big! 

Book early for this popular event!  Bookings and payment are required in advance. To book your place please email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or call us on 6227 1474.

Happy Winter Solstice!

Last Updated ( Friday, 10 May 2019 )


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