(Baggins) Bilbrough was one of the first pluckers and the originator of
the name Pleasant Pluckers. He got most irate when this wasn’t
on the website so this is by way of making amends.
the Arlidge family established Whiskey Gully Wines, John had the bright
and not particularly original idea of inviting some of his Brisbane
and Burgundy Club mates to help with the harvest.
2000 came around and a few hardy souls braved the heat, the bees and
of hard work to bring the harvest in.
has become part of what makes WGW tick.
remains physically if not mentally challenging and those volunteers who
brave the vineyard eat well, drink even better and tell quite a lot of
fibs. Mind you, they don't get rich.
it came to establishing a wine club, as some wine businesses tend to do
these days, who could go past the Pleasant Pluckers Wine Club for a
Well... yes, so could I, I suppose, but they insisted, you see. Anyway,
here it is. We've been plucking for quite a few years now (not
accurate, actually. We snip the bunches from the vines but Sodding
doesn't have quite the same ring to it).
truth, picking wine grapes is a wonderful passtime and because it only
happens on a few days between February and May there's not enough time
to get sick of it. Put the mind into idle, work methodically along the
row thinking of something pastoral or, perhaps, about the lovely
backpacker who is working alongside. Ah, bliss. We sing quite a lot too.
is not necessary to join the annual plucking to belong to the club,
should any member feel so moved then please drop us a line at the email
address below and we will delightedly add their name to the list.
club exists not only to ensure that our regular customers and friends
special value from our wines, but to invite people to share the sense
fun and excitement as we build our wine business. So, welcome