Twin Bridges Wines has its genesis in 2004 with a small group interested in wine and looking for something interesting to do. Janet Murray had started Winemaking at TAFE, the assignment being to make a barrel of wine at TAFE while not to be outdone Jeff Fletcher, Christopher Bean and Roger Schmakeit made a barrel each of red in the shed.
Over time the amount of equipment grew, the shed grew, the technical and practical knowledge grew and number of people participating grew. We evaluated our property for a vineyard but the soil is not suitable so we source grapes from various vineyards. As well as red we started to make white wines then sparkling wine. With wine cellars of family and friends overflowing we were prompted to gain our producer wholesaler license in June 2011.
By commercial winery standards Twin Bridges is a tiny operation, producing around 500 cases per year, too small for a cellar door.
Currently we attend the Newcastle City Farmers Market on the 2nd and 4th Sunday, the Gosford City Farmers Market on the 1st and 3rd (and 5th) Sunday as well as the Wyong Farmers Market on the 1st and 3rd Saturday each month. Wine can be tasted and purchased. We also sell online and deliver free to the Hunter Valley, Central Coast and Sydney.
Why Twin Bridges? Our property is crossed by Buttai Creek several time necessitating 2 bridge crossings to access our house. The bridges are made using the old No1 Weighbridge from Newcastle Steelworks, unbolted to form "twin bridges".
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