Whether you’re drifting up to our lawns on a houseboat or arriving to us by car, the cellar door at Caudo Vineyard is a must visit. We boast the only cellar door in Australia which has access via a boat.
Situated perfectly on a bend in the river, the view is unmatched. But not only will you be captivated by the picturesque surroundings; you will be amazed by the range and the quality of what we have to offer.
You can sample the boutique varieties of wine available, both refreshing whites and full-bodied Mediterranean reds, local craft beer and craft cider.
However, many people know us for our summer inspired Sangria, flavoured with tropical fruits, citrus and creamy butterscotch. It’s the ideal drink for relaxing by the river.
If you’re feeling peckish, pair your wine with one of our famous tasting platters, featuring some of the region’s stellar local produce or feed a large crowd with our ‘cook your own’ tabletop barbecue.
When you stop in, don’t miss out on our authentic, freshly made woodfired pizzas in a variety of classic flavours. *Now available every day!
If you’re overwhelmed by choice, our friendly and knowledgeable staff would be delighted to help you through the extensive wine tasting and dining options.
Not only are our staff well-versed in our business, they are passionate about our region and assisting travellers with suggestions of other local attractions to visit during their time in the Riverland.
Straight From the Cellar
The Caudo Wine Maker
John Schwartzkopff has had a rich and amazing history in the wine making industry. Joining Caudo vineyard in 2011 we look forward to working together with John to develop our own wine style and make our mark on today’s wines.
John joined wine industry in 1976 as Lab Manager for Renmano Wines. He spent 10 yrs at Leo Burings in the Barossa during the Eighties, then moved to Griffith in NSW Riverina for 5 yrs, then returned to the Barossa in 1996 as Sen Winemaker at Dorrien Estate, wine supplier to Cellarmasters.
Responsible for all the Bulk Commercial wine production, as well as working with some smaller boutique suppliers in the Yarra Valley, Mornington Pen, Bendigo and King Valley.
Working with these smaller wineries he was led to becoming interested in the less mainstream grape varieties like Tempranillo, Sangiovese and Pinot Gris, and the making of more complex, subtle food friendly wines, rather than straight out varietal expression.
Having worked with the excellent grapes from Caudo Vineyards for a number of years as a major supplier to Dorrien Estate, it’s a great chance to make some newer stylish wines from the vineyard.