Hunters Hill Food & Wine Festival 2018 – Recap

It was a beautiful, sunny Autumn day, just perfect for the Hunters Hill Food & Wine Festival. The setting was delightful with the two concentric circles of pyramid roofed stalls set out on Boronia Park Oval.

The Boree Lane Wines technical powerhouse, Dave, joined us to check out our Square Point of Sale equipment, only to find that reception in the area prevented it from functioning properly. Luckily our Tyro EFTPOS device worked and we were able to cope.

Dave did a great job helping out when the first wave of customers arrived and things got really busy. After surviving that, he was happy to leave (but not before taking photos for us – something you don’t get time for when you are busy serving!

Robbie and I were kept busy pretty well up to 4:30pm when things eased off.  One of the downsides about manning the stall is trying to eat some lunch in between serving customers. Our 2009 Cabernet Franc was particularly popular as were the Dessert Wines.

It was a very enjoyable day seeing Branka and the other friendly staff that help make this community run event so pleasant. Also lots of interesting people and other wine stall staff such as Hanging Tree Wines and Briar Ridge Wines, both from the Hunter Valley, and De Beaurepaire Wines from Rylestone.

Packing up at the end of a busy day is always an inevitable chore but Robbie was a fantastic help. Back home for a well-earned glass (or two) of wine!