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There is a very famous quote by Galileo Galilei- Wine is sunlight held together by water.

Wine is no longer just an alcohol; It brings people together during celebrations, it helps people socialize & is an excellent beverage that complements most of the cuisines in the world.

Australia ranks number 7th in the list of the top wine producing countries & approximately two-thirds of Australia's total wine production is exported to more than 100 countries every year.

Albury-Wodonga, the twin cities situated on River Murray are home to a myriad of vineyards with a few being more than 100 years old. These vineyards are not just dedicated to the production of a variety of wines but are also organize winery tours, wine & cheese tasting sessions for the visitors. These vineyards are a sought-after destination for weddings, winery tours, and picnics because of their picturesque location and mesmerizing beauty.

Whether you are in Albury-Wodonga for a Business trip or a family vacation, use this list of Wineries there as a guide to book the best wine tour only on RmZm- Your digital concierge app.


The RmZm app lists all the winery tours available in and around the Albury-Wodonga region and it also gives you an option to make a booking for the winery tour directly through the app. So, you need not worry about finding the best tour as per your preference as the RmZm app will take care of it for you.



Wines of the King Valley

The King Valley in North East of Victoria witnesses a range of micro-climates from warmer valley floors to the cool upper slopes. This is the reason that apart from a great variety of Italian wines, this place is also popular for cool climate wines. The two best wines among the other popular ones are Prosecco and Sangiovese. Other popular wines that are produced here are Barbera, Nebbiolo, Marzemino, Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio, Arneis, Saperavi, Savignan, and Shiraz. This vineyard has the advantage of a breath-taking backdrop and has a homely and rustic vibe to the wine cellars.


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All Saints Estate

All Saints Estate was established by George Sutherland Smith and John Banks who arrived from Scotland in 1852 and built the whole castle by hand. It is located on the banks of River Murray and was established in the year 1864. At present, three siblings namely Eliza, Angela, and Nicholas Brown take care of the Estate and are into handcrafted wines.

The Castle is more than 4000 square meters in area and houses the original Family cellar, Winery & Terrace Restaurant that has a phenomenal team that creates seasonal menus using ingredients sourced locally.


The Family cellar offers an exclusive experience to wine club members and non-members can get access to the cellar by paying a small fee for a group of 8 people and enjoy wine tasting session accompanied by a vast selection of cheese, jams, biscuits, honey, olives, cured meats and dips provided by Indigo Food Co. The Family cellar is located under the Indigo Food Co. They also have special events for cheese making, cake decoration and so on.



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Schmidt's Strawberry Winery

This is a one-of-a-kind winery in Australia owned and operated using a traditional family method. This place is popular for Allans Flat strawberries that are perfect for making jam and fruit wine.

The strawberries are fresh and juicy and are available from September to December. Strawberry wines are available in Dry, Semi-Sweet and Sweet.




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Cheeky Peak Brewery

This place is a hidden gem in the industrial area of Wodonga and they have an extensive range of beer, cider and alcoholic ginger beer available on tap and for take-home sale. The staff are prompt, passionate and have good knowledge about brewing beer.



The beers available here are hand-made and locally brewed. They also have equipment and products for the beginner or experienced home brewer. Friday night at Cheeky Peak Brewery is something to look forward too!








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Rutherglen Estates

The wines manufactured in Rutherglen Estates are sold under the brand name "Rayah" abroad and include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz and Cabernet Merlot in the range of wines sold under "Rayah".

The climate around Rutherglen Estates is very much similar to what is present across Barossa valley- warm days and cold nights, absolutely ideal for premium wine production especially fortified wines. The winery is located at a 30 min drive from Albury-Wodonga and is easily accessible by road.



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Gapsted Wines

Gapsted wines were established as a joint partnership by seven founders and they all sought to control all the stages in the business of manufacturing and selling wines starting from growing high-quality fruits to selling the wines. As the winery is located in the Alpine valley of Victoria, the cold climate does wonders in the production of premium quality grapes.

The Cellar door at this winery provides the tourists with a free wine tasting session with over 25 varieties of wine available for tasting on any given day. There is a Restaurant close to the winery that offers seasonal menus. Gapsted wines are also popular for events like live music performances and Long lunch experience.


Albury-Wodonga is a traveller’s paradise for people who are wine connoisseurs or love trying a new variety of wines. The wine tasting sessions coupled with spectacular panoramic views and gourmet food make it even more gratifying and reason enough to visit Albury-Wodonga.

As they say it, every bottle of fine wine is a piece of artwork, has witnessed an epoch and has a story to tell.


Sources:

https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/travel/destinations/2013/07/10-of-australias-best-wine-regions/

https://www.goodgoonguide.com/who-invented-the-wine-cask/

https://www.worldwidewinetours.com/australia/australia-wine/

https://www.wineselectors.com.au/selector-magazine/wine/10-facts-about-australian-wine

http://wineguideaustralia.com/australian-wine-history/

http://wineguideaustralia.com/australian-wine-history/

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