Author:Zac

Wattchows Landing

The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future’ - Theodore Roosevelt It constantly amazes me the incredible and relatively unknown history of Caudo Vineyard. As I watched the majestic Murray Princess pull into the banks of the Cellar door, I was reminded of how full circle the property has come since being first settled in the 1800’s and how every part of the fascinating history is shaping the Caudo Vineyard business today. So the story goes, Herman Wattchow and his wife Emma, first walked over the hill above the now cellar door, and were astounded by the magnificent Murray River and her untouched potential. He decided this was the place he wanted to call home and began preparations to make this happen, naming the property...

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Winding Down & Revving up

We are slowly winding down and getting back to reality from an epic Easter extravaganza weekend with Mitchell Cullens and The Skeleton Club Band. Don't stress if you missed out - we are going to announce some very exciting news soon. June 12th.. Keep the date free! Just as that dust has settled we are gearing up for into True Grit - where there will be plenty of dust, dirt and mud! We are counting down the days now to one of our favourite annual events at Caudo Vineyard… TRUE GRIT! It's back for the fourth year now at our vineyard and we can't begin to tell you how pumped we are. It's the most action packed weekend with thousands of fun, enthusiastic competitors! You can still register online, so gather...

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Easter EGGStravaganza!

Wowee!! We are in for a HUGE Easter weekend! Mitchell “Fingers” Cullen is flying over to play Easter weekend at the Cellar Door with The Skeleton Club Band also! All these guys are talented musicians and we can't wait to see them in action! It's going to be a big 2 day event staying open till 8pm both Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday. This is a weekend you shouldn't miss. $15 entry for adults. Free camping onsite Saturday and Sunday. A reminder that the cellar door will be closed Good Friday! Easter Monday we will trade 10.30-5pm. No need to book for this weekend. News from over the border -WA The Sangria van has hit the WA Coast with all 4 wheels burning! Trekking up and down the sunny WA Coast from Hillarys to...

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Sangria Crosses The Border

The Sangria is definitely getting out there! Symmone, our newest Caudo employee in Western Australia, has been very busy getting hotels and bottle shops on board the Sangria Wagon. Talking about Sangria wagon… It has arrived! The new wrapped Sangria van has crossed over into Western Australia where it will travel across the state to deliver Caudo Vineyards Sangria ...

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Dinghy Derby Madness!

We are just absolutely so freaking excited for this event! What a story for the Riverland getting Red Bull in and really start to back this sport!!! And what a sport it is, hats off to the boys who started this all those years ago! Get up to the Renmark Club this weekends from Friday night and catch the action of the Dash For Cash. Then hang around till Sunday for the main event. www.dinghyderby.com.au I (Zac) jumped in our little Sangria tinnnie for the first time yesterday with my mate Oli Du Rieu (creator of La Mule) who hasn’t raced in 3 years. www.lamule.com.au Now I have raced a lot of different things and done a lot of crazy stuff, but this is next level.  Flying along at 70-80km hour, in a...

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In with a BANG!

We firstly just want to wish everyone a happy new year! Thank you so much for the support over the past year and for kicking off this year with such a bang!! What a start to 2016! We have some great events coming up and are looking forward to seeing you all on the Murray living it up! Australia Day Weekends are the best and the biggest of the year at Caudo Vineyard. Sun + river + mates + sangria = good times. We are kicking the day off with live entertainment from Saturday 23rd with Scott Harrow and his Aussie dig sounds. Boats will be packing the riverbank on the 23rd with the Straya day cruise on the way up too. Local band “McKenzie” will be then playing on Aus Day....

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“Sangria.” Coming to a bottle shop near you

Well now that summer is here, Sangria is heating up all over town! Head to you local Sip n Saves, Thirsty Camels and independently owned bottle shops to get your hands on some of the good stuff! Enjoy the “half red, half white” mix….’Sangria the pink’ which is our personal favourite! And with our hot new cocktail list to match this summer you will never get bored of the classic Sangria session. Heading to the Barossa? Want to win a huge Christmas hamper!? Make sure to call into the Vine Inn. They have a selection of our award winning red wines, our new Semillon Chardonnay white blend, our new sparkling wine Royaltea range – Blueberry Rose and Peach Chardonnay, and of course our Sangria. Buy any product to dine in or...

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Flying High- Ready, Set, Summer!

What an amazing weekend we just had with the guys from Mastercraft and Epic Marine. Got us flying! Don’t worry if you missed out! This weekend we have the Wakeboard SA Round 2 stop, so come down and check out what the best in South Australia can do. Saturday will be full of action on the water with music, great food and all the best of what SA riders have to offer. You can even ride in the comp! Just come down and ask the guys how. Everybody is extremely friendly and there is divisions for every level of rider. On Sunday, Barefoot SA will be doing demos in front of the cellar door and later will be doing some competition runs. We have never seen this at the cellar door since it...

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3X WORLD Champion Wakeboarder at Cellar Door

Summer has really started to kick off now and we have got some cracking weekends lined up for you, starting with this one! MasterCraft Boats and Epic Marine are on their way to the Caudo Vineyard Cellar Door this weekend and they are bringing arguably the biggest names in wakeboarding! You have to get down and check these guys out. They are literally at the pinnacle of the sport and they are coming down for demos, coaching and no doubt a Sangria or two. We know Harley loves the Sangria! Check these stats… Insane Harley Clifford 3X King of Wake Champion 3X Pro Wakeboard Tour Champion 3X World Champion Double or Nothing Champion BROstock Champion Toni Icconi Daniel Watkins Pro Wake Event - Open Men- Champion Moomba Masters -Open Men- 3rd, Australian Nationals -Pro Men- Champion, US Pro Tour, Stop 3 1st, US Pro Tour, Stop...

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The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more.

Caudo Vineyard brought home a beautiful Jam Factory glass blown pear after the Brand SA Regional Awards in Mannum last month. The Statewide Super Tourism Award is for tourism operators and events involved in profiling and promoting the local community with the overall goal of enhancing tourism and visitors to the region. Zac, Jen, Jas and Honor were proud to receive the award on behalf of the entire Caudo Vineyard team. It truly is great to be recognised in our beautiful region. We thank the award sponsors, fantastic Caudo team and our top notch patrons and visitors to our vineyard for this achievement. Other local winners were; The Premium Food and Wine from our Clean Environment: Wine Award - Banrock Station Small Business Award - 919 Wines Festivals and Events - Chowilla Station’s 150th...

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Dia de Los Muertos

The Day Of The Dead is a traditional Mexican holiday celebrated on the 31st October, 1st & 2nd of November. A time where friends and family gather to remember those who have past. On this holiday Sangria is the drink of choice and sugar skulls are used to honour the past. Although this may seem dark in nature, it is very much a celebration of life. We intend to honour the origin of the festival and bring it to you with the addition of the river lifestyle. Combining halloween, wake-boarding, camping, live music and local food- it is going to create one awesome weekend not to be missed. This year we are having some amazing shows on offer. Hopefully, next weekend, you really are going to feel like you will be in...

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