Tantalise your Tastebuds in Yass Valley
Blessed by the seasons, Yass Valley is a destination bursting with memorable food, wine and produce experiences. Here you will find outstanding award winning wineries, full of cool-climate delights, delivered by passionate connoisseurs.
For a beautiful day out, step into a choice of charming cellar doors and explore the unique range of exciting flavours and aromas.
A Brief History
The Canberra District Wine Region, of which Yass Valley is part, has an interesting history which began with the pioneering efforts of various property owners. While vineyards existed in the region at the end of the nineteenth century, the last of the original wineries closed its doors in 1908. It wasn’t until 1971 that a resurgence took place. It was in this year that the late Dr Edgar Riek planted vines where Lake George Winery now resides and John Kirk established Clonakilla near Murrumbateman. Shortly after, in 1973, Helm Wines was established by Ken and Judith Helm. Since this time, the Canberra District Wine Region has continued to grow into the increasingly popular cool climate destination it now is!
As the focus of the Canberra District Wine Region, Murrumbateman provides an ideal base to explore the many wine experiences available. Located just 30 minutes from Canberra, here you will find more than 20 boutique wineries, now achieving acclaim on Australian and international tables. With each cellar door providing a unique and exciting getaway, there is something to suit all levels of wine appreciation.
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Located just a stone’s throw from the ACT border lies picturesque Wallaroo, home of the Hills of Hall wine sub-region. Likened to the rolling hills of Italy’s Tuscan Wine Region, the cool climate of Wallaroo lends itself perfectly to the production of award-winning wines available through a number of cellar doors.
Here, against the blue backdrop of the magnificent Brindabella Ranges, you’ll discover the delights of Pankhurst Wines, Brindabella Hills Winery, and Surveyor’s Hill Vineyards. Each complete with bistro, cottage and apartment style B&B. Also available for online order are the award-winning Wallaroo Wines, one of the largest vineyards in the Hills of Hall region. Here, set amongst 300 acres of its own farmland and vineyard, Wallaroo Estate also offers exclusive hire of its grand homestead; delivering four main queen rooms and three bathrooms.
The historic village of Gundaroo offers yet another stunning destination to enjoy a memorable dining and wining experience. Here you’ll discover the premium wines of Gundog Estate Cork St. Cellar Door, set in the historic stables adjacent to the award winning Grazing restaurant. Located just 10 minutes east of the village, you will also find the beautiful boutique vineyard of Tallagandra Hill Winery, which provides a peaceful setting for both a wine tasting and a relaxing night’s sleep at one of three self-contained cottages. Across the road, Joshua’s Fault Wine welcomes visitors by appointment.
As restrictions ease and our local wineries reopen, now is the time to start planning your next visit to the Canberra District Wine Region!
Boasting spectacular scenery, delightful cellar doors and award winning wines, this region isn’t one to be missed!
With many more wineries sprinkled throughout the region, please contact the Yass Valley Information Centre on (02) 6226 2557 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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