Marri Wood Park is a boutique vineyard owned and run by father and daughter duo Julian and Natalie Wright. While their rustic cellar door has only been open a few years, Julian planted the vines back in 1992, and achieved organic and biodynamic certification in 2005 and 2007 respectively.
Back in July 2021, Julian and Natalie put on a vineyard tour especially for Cabin Fever Festival, and its success inspired them to start the tours on a permanent basis. And to our delight, Marri Wood’s much loved free biodynamic vineyard tours are back in winter.
Start with a vineyard walk with Julian & Lola the dog to learn about Marri Wood Park’s biodynamic farming and how their viticultural practices follow this philosophy. You’ll gain special access to the estate amongst the roaming guinea fowls, and perhaps best of all – kids & leashed friendly dogs are welcome to enjoy the beautiful surroundings too. Tours are running in the afternoons on the last Thursday of each month starting end of May, so stay tuned to @marriwoodpark on Instagram for updates (and be sure to book).
Meanwhile, back at cellar door, indulge in a cheese board and wine tasting by the fire. Natalie’s sourced beautiful woollen blankets made of recycled wool from Edinburgh, Scotland, sure to keep you warm and cosy. Outside the firepits are burning, and come summer you can borrow a picnic blanket to enjoy a takeaway bottle of wine on the lawn.
Love biodynamic wine? Visit Cullen Wines for a fireside tasting of their biodynamic wine followed by a self-guided tour of their biodynamic spiral garden.