Food and wine around Murrumbateman
Follow the Poacher's Way, 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 in the Yass Valley, 20 km from Yass and 40 km from Canberra. The first European settlers on the land brought flocks of sheep, and a thriving wool industry developed.
Nowadays, this small, former goldmining town of Country NSW is at the centre of a thriving wine industry with around 50 wineries operate in the region. If you love good food and wine in a lovely country setting, you're in the right place.
There's also a nice little selection of events to keep an eye such as the Murrumbateman Moving Feast in October and Wine, Roses and All That Jazz in November. Check out the events in the rest of the Yass area as well.
Visit the Yass Valley Visitor Information Centre for more information and the Canberra District Wine Trail Map to explore the region.
Saturday 11 April to Sunday 12 April 2015
2015 Canberra District Wine Harvest Festival Relax and celebrate the new vintage
Saturday 4 April to Saturday 2 April 2016
Wine Harvest Festival Relax and celebrate the new vintage
Saturday 11 April to Saturday 2 January 2016
Murrumbateman Village Market This Saturday, the 28 March is Murr
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, part of the Poacher's Way
Cellar Door at Shaw Vineyard Estate, part of the Poacher's Way