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3 hour Candle Class & wood fired Pizza Lunch at Gisborne Peak Winery & A WINE TASTING session
For the ultimate craft experience there is no better way than a private workshop. Get together with friends, family, or colleagues for a day of candle making followed by a winery lunch at the beautiful Gisborne Peak Winery. Sit on the deck overlooking the dam and the vineyard and enjoy the delicious wood fired pizzas and wine.
Check out our options for the day.
Our options start from $1080 for a full day workshop & tour including transport with an abundance of options to truly make this day unique.
The private tour is perfect for:
- Corporate groups
- Staff Recognition
- Social Groups
- Team Building
- Family & Friends
- Pre-wedding girl’s day out
- Baby Shower
- Birthdays and special events
With a group of fellow candle makers, don you apron, select your jars, smell the delicious fragrances and start your candle making session. Enjoy your morning tea during the break, and feel free to have a wander through our lovely property.
You will learn the art of making candles from an experienced “Chandler”, so by the end of the class you will not only have finished candles to take home but also be confident enough to continue your new found talent.
While your candles are setting you’ll be whisked off down the road to Gisborne Peak Winery for their renowned Wood Fired Pizza lunch, washed down with class of their famous wine. Gaze over the dam, enjoy the view and relax. We’ll take care of everything.
After lunch, return to Events Victoria to collect your candles.
About Macedon Ranges Wines
The Macedon Ranges is on Melbourne’s door step, less than an hour from the city and elevated with the vineyard areas generally above 400 metres and up to 700 metres.
The vineyards are located along either side of the Great Dividing Ranges seeking the optimum interaction of soil, topography, aspect and climate. In general, it is a high winter rainfall area. With cool summers (the ranges attract weather), the ripening period is in the cool of autumn-delayed, slow and long- the latest vintage to occur anywhere in Australia.
The wines reflect the climate and topography. There is a diversity, but the predominant characters are a natural lively acidity and steely backbone; fine, intense but delicate fruit characters and soft tannins in the red wines. The balance of alcohol, acidity and fruit provide complexity and longevity, and make the wines a superb match for a wide range of food.
Burke and Wills passed through in 1860 on their ill-fated journey north, a legacy being the Burke and Wills Track road-name used to this day. In that same year small vineyards and wineries sprang up around Riddells Creek, Carlsruhe and Darraweit Guim.
The Darraweit Guim and Riddells Creek plantings were in the 1840’s and 1850’s by the Jackson Brothers and by William and Walter Clarke of Clarkefield. Vineyards in the Sunbury region to the south were also established at this time.
The Riddells Creek plantings were made by Henry and Robert Foreman who planted vines along the Sandy Creek at Holyrood in the 1850’s and by George Knight who planted 10 acres at Beulah’s in 1889
It is believed that the extensive plantings at Riddells Creek were abandoned because of the 1890’s recession, the cooler climate compared with Sunbury and the loss of English markets.
- For the ultimate craft experience there is no better way than a private workshop.
- Get together with friends, family, or colleagues for a day of candle making followed by a winery lunch at the beautiful Gisborne Peak Winery.
- Sit on the deck overlooking the dam and the vineyard and enjoy the delicious wood fired pizzas and wine.
- Expert driver
- Central pickup and return
- Morning tea
- Lunch at a local winery
- Optional wine tasting experience
- Your interest to learn!
Casual clothes (Please keep in mind it might get messy) and flat, closed in shoes for comfort and safety
The private tour is perfect for: Corporate groups, Staff Recognition, Social Groups, Team Building, Family & Friends, Pre-wedding girl’s day out, Baby Shower, Birthdays and special events
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Soy-Candles Online is proud to produce a range of Natural Vegetable Soy Candles
PLEASE call Frosa for any enquiries re: classes 0409821444 Gasworks is our host, the staff cannot answer any specific questions re: workshops. Thankyou
We love soy candles and we love to teach the art of candle making, but this is not like other classes. We teach in a way that is simple to follow, without complicating the process with temperature concerns and without fuss.
That's not to say we don't worry about it, but there are simple methods that we can teach you that allows you to have your wax at the right temperature for melting, mixing and pouring. Everyone should have the opportunity to make these lovely candles. Why not join us?
Our classes are hands-on, so you get the experience in handling the wax. Yes, you will make mistakes at the start, but it's all about the learning. You will quickly become proficient using our method and will be making beautiful candles very quickly.
We will supply you with templates for wick sizing, fragrance blending charts, colour blending charts, lists of recommended suppliers and even a copy of our candle making workbook. And if you have queries after the class, we are more than happy to help.
See you soon.