Good wine from good fruit in the Riverland.
Relaxing along the Murray River can be thirsty work, and nothing quenches a thirst better than a cold beer or a drop of delicious wine. Luckily, you’ll find both in the Riverland.
The Riverland has two microbreweries located along the banks of the Murray River. The Wilkadene Woolshed Brewery is a short drive from Renmark at Murtho, and offers a variety of beers as well as apple and pear ciders, not to mention their infamous Hard Lemonade. Guided tours of the working microbrewery are available, as are BBQ facilities to grill your own lunch.
Over the other side of the Riverland, Caudo Vineyard at Hogwash Bend produces a refreshing lager and a sassy sangria, as well as a range of wines grown in the rich soil. If you’re after a bite to eat with your brew at Caudo, grab a local tasting platter and nibble away at local cured meats, cheeses, bread, olives, stuffed peppers, homemade relishes and dukkah made from locally-grown pistachios and almonds.
Almost a third of Australia’s wine grape production happens here in the Riverland and the region is also home to the southern hemisphere’s biggest winery and distillery, Berri Estates. Visit the cellar door before heading to 919 Wines at Glossop and experience the other end of the wine industry spectrum - a family company producing small batch organic wines