History of Caudo

What makes Caudo so unique?

Firstly, our steadfast commitment to preserving the river and surrounding wildlife.

Our vineyard is a rich abundance of Australian wildlife, from kangaroos who nibble on our lush, green lawns to the countless flocks of native bird species which make their home in the giant River Red Gums adorning our riverfront.

The river itself, a 60-million-year-old water source, supports a plethora of fish, frogs and other species, and therefore maintaining the ecological balance is imperative.

As modern-day Vignerons, Caudo Vineyard has drawn on the expertise of world leaders in dry land agriculture. We have adopted many of their techniques, to maximise efficiency and minimise wastage, to ensure the environment continues to thrive. State of the art technology, coupled with a premium growing location, minimises the threat of disease and allows Caudo to produce wines of exceptional quality year after year.

Caudo is committed to maintaining a haven for the local wildlife, as well as preserving and respecting the River Murray so that future generations may also draw enjoyment from it years from now.

In addition, Caudo Vineyard is respectful of its rich history.

Originally, the property was established in the late 1800s, and became a successful rose farm.

We continue to celebrate the history of the property by naming the wines after the varieties of roses that were grown there, including Peace Chardonnay, Honour Shiraz and Olympiad Merlot.

The preservation of the land’s history is of the utmost importance to Caudo Vineyard.

Everything from our logo, wines, beer, vineyard block names, original buildings and monuments erected are for the purpose of sharing and remembering stories of the past.

Finally, Caudo Vineyard’s commitment to excellence in everything we do.

Whether it be producing wines, food, providing exceptional customer service or making people feel at home away from home, Caudo are committed to provide you with a satisfying and memorable visit.

We welcome families, pets and groups of all sizes, which we can accommodate with an array of seating available including riverside picnic tables and private booths nestled into the riverbank.

For our guests’ convenience we now have large parking facilities available, suitable for caravans, RVs, boats or trailers to easily park and manoeuvre.

For the music lovers, visit us during the summer months and you will find we regularly provide local live entertainment, enhancing the already spectacular atmosphere at Caudo Vineyard.

Visit us soon and sample the local wine, food and a slice of the Riverland lifestyle.

Our Wine Maker

John Shwartzcoff is one of Australia’s leading wine makers, and utilises classic combinations of varietals with modern twists. John carefully blends the virtues to produce wine of outstanding quality and taste. The result is fruit driven, generously ripe and well-rounded wine.

Further varietals and blends are planned.

The River Murray once a super Highway for trade is now a playground for tourist’s to come and enjoy a range of activities. Caudo Vineyard has recognised this and developed one of the most amazing cellar doors in Australia. Situated perfectly on a bend in the river views are unmatched and it is the only cellar door, which has access via a boat. Caudo Vineyard houses many local and international events.

Underpinning this growth in tourism is the Caudo’s care for the environment and our deliberate policy of maintaining a haven for the areas wild life.

The Caudo Vineyard is committed to developing the river Murray sensitively for Future generation.

Our Mission Moving Forward

Continuous innovation of our core business to provide a sustainable nature and produce based tourism experience in the Riverland of South Australia. Connecting food, wine, history and nature to make a cutting edge sensory experience unique to Caudo Vineyard. Creating profound personal impact, leaving a lasting impression of their experience and our region. Driving word of mouth promotion and enormous flow-on benefits to the local community and South Australian economy.”

Over the years the Riverland lifestyle, environment and community has inspired our family to live here and now transition to the second generation of family and business. 2009 saw the beginning of the transformation into the tourism icon it is today. This small cellar door is now a thriving hot spot on the Murray River for tourists and locals alike. The business continues to expand employing many locals, benefiting the community and tourism to the Riverland region.

Passion for this lifestyle creates a desire to share this amazing environmental experience and is the inspiration for innovation and excellence. Everything we create tells a story in line with our values and suits this lifestyle. Starting with our logo creation, Symbols that have been deeply thought about. Showing our passion for the Murray River environment and lifestyle while offering an insight to the past, present and future.