OUR
VINES

Our established vines were first planted some 40 years ago, making Hunter’s Dream one of the oldest boutique wineries in the region. The tradition of these vines yielding award winning wines continues to this day under the guiding influence of Kees van de Scheur and his experienced team.

With careful winter pruning, our vines first buds burst in late August. Grape harvest follows in new year allowing for new barrel tasting in late March. Weather permitting of course!

GROUNDS FEATURES

JAPANESE
DISPLAY GARDEN

IN SEASON ALL YEAR ROUND

We invite you to take a walk through our exquisite garden while you visit the estate. There we encourage you to behold the beauty of nature and enjoy the air of freedom and tranquililty afforded by the Japanese inspired display.

LAVENDER FIELD

IN SEASON
August - October

With over 10,000 newly introduced plants the beauty and fragrance of our lavender field can only be experienced for real. Lavender is the natural ingredient in some of Nature’s Care most popular products such as hand cream and soap and its healing properties are well known.

OLIVE GROVE

IN SEASON ALL YEAR ROUND
October - November

There are eight different varieties and in total more than wonderful 500 Olive Trees growing on the estate. We use the grove as a testing resource for Nature’s Care olive leaf extraction and every year enjoy experimenting with the different styles and flavours of olive and olive oil.

BEE KEEPING

HARVEST
October - March

With all the tea trees growing on the estate there is natural incentive for bees to make the estate their home. We have been blessed with some remarkably productive hives and every year look forward to sampling their delightful honey.

FRUIT ORCHARD

IN SEASON ALL YEAR ROUND
September - October

HARVEST / JAM PRODUCTION
June - September

Oranges, lemons and mandarins all grow beautifully on the estate and our orchard never fails to produce a bumper harvest. Feel free to help yourself should you visit during June- September and don’t forget to try try our yummy home made jams.

TEA TREES

IN SEASON
October - November

We have 1500 tea trees and two varieties growing on the estate, Leptospermum polygalifolium (or Jelly Bush) and Leptospermum scoparium (or New Zealand Manuka). The flowers of both produce nectar harvested by bees to make honey with high ‘active’ antibacterial (MGO) ratings.