Long overdue, there is a new website for information on the 48 wineries and attractions in the Canberra Wine District, packed full of all the information visitors need to visit the regions’ vineyards, restaurants and events.
The new site is the initiative of the Canberra District Wine Industry Association, and showcases their members and partners. The site targets visitors to the region from Canberra and further afield and aims to educate, inspire and provide information in a user-friendly format.
“The Canberra Wine District covers a huge area, from Yass and Murrumbateman, Bungendore, Wamboin, Bywong, Collector and Lake George to Hall, and one vineyard within the boundaries of the ACT. With this sort variety, we needed to make sure we showed the depth and distance of the area, the range of award winning wines being made and which vineyards are open for visitors and when.” said CDWA President John Leyshon.
Special features of the website include:
· Event calendar – with dates for Canberra Wine Week and the Harvest Festival 2017 and other events
· An interactive map – which shows all the wineries in the region, restaurants and accommodation
· A tour planner – helping visitors decide where to go and what to see if which part of the district
· A search function which allows you to search by wine variety, district, feature, or winery
· Opening times for cellar doors and places to eat
· Wine tours and accommodation in the area
Winemakers and vineyards owners are also spotlighted, giving visitors some of the background to their bottle of wine, and how the district has developed over the years.
“The Canberra District is overflowing with vineyards making excellent wines, and we were conscious of the need for anyone thinking of visiting to have as much information at their fingertips as possible before making the trip.” said Mr Leyshon.
“We know that people can have different reasons for coming to visit. They may be looking specifically for Shiraz, or they are curious to know which vineyards are doing new varietals. This website has been tailored to provide as much information as possible.” he continued.
The website also shows where to eat in the district, and shows everything from where vegetarian or gluten free meals are offered to if there are facilities for children.
“It really is a one-stop website for everything you need to plan your day out in the Canberra wine district.” said Mr Leyshon.