All grape picking at Bunjurgen Estate is done by hand to minimize berry trauma and to reduce the opportunity for fermentation to commence before crushing. The picking process traditionally commences with a BBQ breakfast at 4:30 a.m. to ensure that the grapes are picked in the cool of the morning and transportation to the winery occurs in refrigerated trucks. Work starts at 5.15 a.m. and is generally completed by 10.00 a.m.The picking days are scenes of great activity with upwards of 40 people involved in picking, transporting, sorting and quality control activities. Legendary hospitality is afforded to all pickers and all participants enjoy the event. If you would like to participate, please put your name down with us and we would love to see you – there is a remuneration scheme!!