Located 160 kilometres southwest of Canberra, along the foothills of New South Wales’ picturesque Snowy Mountains, Gundagai is the historical crossing point of the Murrumbidgee River – and it is as rich with red volcanic soils as it is with Australian folklore. While most of today’s vineyards in the region were planted throughout the 1990s, vineyards thrived in the area as far back as 1877 and bush poetry and ballads carved a place for Gundagai in Australian hearts as early as the 1900s.
Gundagai’s landscape is not only incredibly beautiful, but the nearby Snowy Mountains encourage cool evening breezes throughout the growing season, which helps preserve delicate, complex fruit characters, and the vibrant, ironstone-rich soil is particularly ideal for producing powerful, yet elegant, medium-bodied dry reds. The region is predominately known for premium Syrah/Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon with many Italian styles, such as Nebbiolo, Sangiovese and Barbera, also performing extremely well.
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