About The Region
The Canberra District
Wine has been made in the Canberra District for 160 years. The district's vineyards cover a large altitudinal range of 300 to 800 metres, facilitating the production of exquisite, award winning cool climate wines.
The range in temperature, vineyard elevations, varying soil types and the application of the winemaker’s skill and individual character enables production of a wide range of varieties – from styles such as Sangiovese to Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz.
The ability to ripen the same fruit across the whole region provides great diversity within styles. A journey through the Canberra District tasting a single variety is an experience in itself.
These are wines that are unique in diversity and style. These are wines that are LIQUID GEOGRAPHY.
Places to Stay
When visiting our region, we recommend that you stay in one of the excellent regional B&Bs.
Located in Gundaroo Village is the quaint Mallee Gum cottage. Mallee Gum Cottage has 2 immaculate rooms, separate from the main house. We hear that Sue cooks a fantastic breakfast and Sue and Chris may be contacted on 02 62368366.
The Colonial Inn, (Gundaroo Wine Bar) is located in the quaint village of Gundaroo. There are three neatly appointed rooms. For bookings contact 02 62368155.
A short drive away you will find the tranquil oasis of Redbrow Garden B&B. The picturesque lake and surrounding gardens are really beautiful. Redbrow Gardens contact number is 02 62268166. David and Elisabeth are charming hosts.
A pleasant drive toward the stunning Brindabellas, you will find the magnificent Ginninderry Homestead B&B offering luxury accommodation, 15-20 minutes (18km) from Canberra City. Situated on 70 acres, this Georgian style homestead is surrounded by gracious manicured gardens. Amelia and Sue welcome you to their stunning property. 02 6254 6464
A little closer to Murrumbateman, you will find Country Guest House Schonegg. Richard and Evelyn will make you feel at home. Chef Richard cooks up exquisite meals in the Guest House Cafe and the newly built rooms are beautifully appointed. 02 6227 0344.
Just 15 minutes from Gundaroo, in Gunning is The Do Duck Inn. This gorgeous heritage building has exquisite rooms and the Bentley Cafe. Your hosts are the amicable, Mark and Mary on 02 4845 1207.