With our history of producing full-bodied red wines and world-class fortifieds, Glenrowan is often thought of in similar context to Rutherglen. Wine writer Campbell Mattinson observed that our granite studded hills, and expressive red wines are more closely aligned with Beechworth. Both points have merit, though we know our region to be truly unique.
The Warby Range
The dominant feature of the landscape is the Warby Range, which stretches twenty-five kilometres north to south, from Glenrowan towards the Murray River. The Warby’s have a wildness to them, quite distinct from other ‘high country’ in the North East. Rugged granite hills emerge from the southern end of the range, rising in excess of 400 metres at Mount Glenrowan. Steep gullies and ravines that run completely dry in summer, form cascading waterfalls in the cooler months. A thick covering of scrubby alpine gums blanket the hillsides around Glenrowan and Taminick, giving way to towering River Red gums at the northern fringe.
The Winton Wetlands
The Winton Wetlands, Australia’s largest wetland restoration project, lies immediately to the west, just a few hundred metres from the winery. Almost 9000 hectares in size, the wetlands are an area of great environmental, ecological and indigenous significance, and add to the already rich diversity of flora and fauna in the Glenrowan Wine Region.
And then there is The King Valley.
The King Valley is unquestionably Australia’s greatest region for Italian varietals. The Alpine Valley grows a diversity of crisp white and elegant red wines in often breath-taking vineyard settings. Beechworth is one of the country’s most exciting wine regions, with world class Shiraz and Chardonnay produced by a handful of producers with cult-like followings. The historic Rutherglen needs no introduction at all, such is its global fame for fortified wines.
What's Happening in Glenrowan
Wangaratta Jazz and Blues Festival
Conceived by a group of locals in 1989 as a way to attract visitors and raise the profile of the town, the first Wangaratta Festival of Jazz (as it was then known) was staged in 1990, with attendances at around 2500. It is held the First weekend of November every year.Visit Site
The largest wetlands restoration project in the southern hemisphere, the Winton Wetlands brings people, groups and communities together, to walk, cycle, bird watch, paddle, camp and relax.Visit Site
Silo Art Trail
Follow the North East Victoria Silo Art Trail, linking together small towns and the Winton Wetlands.Visit Site
Wangaratta Farmers Market
8AM – 12PM, Second Saturday of the Month. Corner of Ovens and Docker Streets, WangarattaVisit Site
779 Taminick Gap Rd, Glenrowan VIC 3675
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