Burning of the Vines
29th January 2018
By Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens
Celebrated during vintage in European vineyards since ancient times, the Burning of the Vines ritual celebrates the end of the grape harvest and the start of the new season’s budburst, with grapevine cuttings burnt in bonfires to symbolise rebirth.
Conference delegates will receive a vine cutting on event arrival with an attached blank card for them to write what they want to turn their back on from the past year and what hopes and aspirations they have in the corporate and personal world for the coming year. Before dinner, guests then throw their cuttings and cards into a bonfire or a fire pit at the property to farewell the old and toast the new.
The Burning of the Vines experience is a complimentary, add-on activity that applies to all Mercure Resort conference bookings made for June, July & August 2018.
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