Food and wine around Murrumbateman
Follow the Poacher's Trail, a self-drive route that passes through rural townships and tranquil grazing land. Stop along the way to enjoy the region's best cafes, wineries, art galleries and welcoming B&Bs.
Murrumbateman, the capital of the Canberra district cool-climate wine region, is located on the Yass Plains, 20 km from Yass. Nowadays, this small, former goldmining town is at the centre of a thriving wine industry – around 49 wineries operate in the region, many with cellar doors and excellent restaurants.
Tour the many local wineries by following the Murrumbateman Cool Climate Wine Drive. Fine private gardens are open to the public at various times of the year through Australia's Open Garden Scheme; beautiful antiques and country-style homewares can be found at the Murrumbateman Country Emporium.
Burnelee Excursions on Horseback
Burnelee Excursions on Horseback, part of the Poacher's Way
Lamb cutlets and locally produced wine, Barrique Restaurant, Murrumbateman, Capital Country. Image Don Fuchs
Jeir Creek Wines
Jeir Creek Wines, part of the Poacher's Way
Shaw Vineyard Estate
Cellar Door at Shaw Vineyard Estate, part of the Poacher's Way