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 win. 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 bring 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.
Up for some adventure? Take part in A Seat at Our Table and venture to a mystery location in the stunning Riverland for an exciting epicurean adventure. Begin your journey with a transfer from any major Riverland town to a secret riverside location where an abundantly welcoming grazing table will be set on the riverbank, waiting to be devoured. Try Murray cod as you’ve never experienced before together with a range of regional beverages before settling in for the following four courses.
Local winemakers Whistling Kite Wines and 919 Wines are hosting events on the final Sunday of Tasting Australia. Magic on the Murray, at Whistling Kite Wines, is an afternoon celebration of some of the region's most unique biodynamic wines, along with tasting platters of premium Riverland produce. 919 Wines is hosting These Hands, a three-course lunch created by their friends at Singing Magpie produce, whose menu reflects the abundance of organic, local produce and celebrates the history of farmers and winemakers in the region.