Depart from Jolimont Tourist Centre, outside Novotel on Northbourne Ave.
Depart from Abode Murrumbateman
Arrive at Helm Wines
Learn from the winemakers and taste some of the award-winning Rieslings and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Halliday Wine Companion 2023 released August, 2022 has rated Helm Wines: “A winery which is outstanding, regularly producing wines of exemplary quality and typicity, and generally acknowledged to have a long track record of excellence in the context of its region – truly the best of the best. Among just 12.8 % of Australian wineries.
Arrive at The Vintner’s Daughter
The Vintner’s Daughter was established by husband and wife team, Steph Helm and Ben Osborne, in 2014 in the village of Murrumbateman on Ngunnawal country. Both are accomplished wine industry professionals—Ben has over a decade of experience managing vineyards and Steph made her first wine when she was just 9 years old, following in the footsteps of her winemaker/vintner father, Ken Helm. Together Ben & Steph control the entire process from vine to glass.
Arrive at Shaw Wines
Max Crus, January 2023: Shaw Wines Canberra Sparkling Cuvée 2021… quite sharp and bright…the ideal thing with which to celebrate the change of pace … suck it up. 9.3/10.
Shaw Wines is a family-owned and operated business located in Murrumbateman NSW, the heart of the Canberra cool-climate wine region. The Shaw Family first moved to Murrumbateman over 30 years ago, and in 1998 purchased “Olleyville” the historic 700-acre fine wool producing property dating back to the mid 19th century.
Arrive at Four Winds Vineyard for a pizza lunch.
The Four Winds Story began with a miner and his wife who lived on the property in a slab-hut. Her name was Scheherazade, after the story telling character in The Arabian Nights. Her favourite story described a magic carpet being borne by the four winds of good fortune. She named this small farm in Murrumbateman ‘Four Winds’ in the hope it would carry their good fortunes.
Four Winds planted their thirty-three acre vineyard in 1998 and 1999 with five varieties: Shiraz, Riesling, Cabernet, Merlot and Sangiovese.
Head back to Canberra