Cape Horn Vineyard
Set on a sandy hill between the Murray and Goulburn Rivers, Cape Horn Vineyard is a peaceful spot to while away a Sunday. The scent of eucalyptus is prominent on the drive in, mixed with the sweetness of the various fruit trees that dot the 130-acre property.
Shiraz was first planted here in the 1800s, but today there are 20 acres of chardonnay, marsanne, zinfandel and durif vines as well.
The grapes are grown on-site and the wine is made over at Hanging Rock Winery. At the cellar door, you can taste your way through recent and older vintages, before settling in with a glass of your favourite and a wood-fired pizza from the outdoor oven. The kitchen also plates up cheese platters, or you can pack your own picnic to enjoy on the sprawling lawn.
There are swings and various games such as giant chess to distract the kids, and accommodation on-site if you’d like to stay the night. Each Saturday, the vineyard hosts live music events that draw a crowd of up to 200 people.
The vineyard is a 15-kilometre drive east of Echuca, or 30 minutes upstream if you’re coming by boat.
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