Traditional Smoking Ceremony helping wine producers and growers in Hunter Valley, Australia
— Uncle Warren
HUNTER VALLEY, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA, January 3, 2024 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Hunter Valley region is known for its picturesque landscapes, award-winning wineries, rich cultural heritage and personalized wine tours. On January 11th, 2024, visitors and locals will have the opportunity to experience a timeless tradition – the Vintage Smoking Ceremony. This event, steeped in history and significance, is a must-attend for anyone looking to immerse themselves in the culture and traditions of the Hunter Valley.
The Vintage Smoking Ceremony is a sacred ritual that has been practised by the Indigenous people of Australia for thousands of years. It is a way to cleanse and purify the land and to pay respect to the ancestors and spirits. The ceremony involves burning native plants and herbs, creating a fragrant smoke that is believed to have healing and cleansing properties. It is a powerful and moving experience that allows participants to connect with the land and its history.
The upcoming Vintage Smoking Ceremony in Hunter Valley will take place on January 11th, 2024, and will be held at Tyrrell’s Cellar Door, 1838 Broke Road Pokolbin by Uncle Warren, Elder of the Wonnarua People. Attendees will get a chance to embrace to foster connections among themselves and the land, a crucial moment for the local wine industry. In this age-old practice aimed at purifying negative energies, both physical and spiritual realms will cleanse through the smouldering of indigenous flora like eucalyptus or emu bush. This ritual generates a smoke imbued with antimicrobial properties, beneficially influencing the vines.
On the inaugural smoking ceremony in 2023, Uncle Warren said’ “This ceremony will help local wine producers and growers to connect with the land by having mother nature and the spirits of Baiame and Kawal on their side to protect the vineyards and their roots over this vintage”.
This event is a unique opportunity to experience a timeless tradition in the beautiful setting of Hunter Valley. It is a chance to learn about the rich cultural heritage of the region and to connect with the land and its people. The Vintage Smoking Ceremony is a must-attend for anyone looking to expand their cultural horizons and create lasting memories. Mark your calendars for January 11th, 2024, and join us for this unforgettable experience. For more information, visit the Hunter Valley Wine Tours website.