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 Celebrations
  • Community Group – Cadell Community and Tourist Association
  • Sport – Berri District Youth Club
  • Emerging Leader – Meg Gillespie

Last month, Zac won the 2015 Rabo Bank Emerging Leader Award for Australia and New Zealand. The award recognises exceptional up-and-coming leadership in the country’s food and agribusiness industries. Zac accepted the award from the Rabobank Group managing director, Thos Gieskes in front of 230 agribusiness professionals at the annual Rabobank Leadership Dinner at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne. Mr. Gieskes said through Zac’s leadership, in addition to positioning the Caudo brand in the marketplace, Caudo Vineyards has become a tourism destination for thousands of visitors.

And just to top such a great few months, two of our recently released wines received awards also.

Caudo Vineyard 2014 Rose:

  • The Royal Melbourne Wine Awards.
  • Bronze Medal in the Rose 2014 & older class.

Caudo Vineyard 2014 Semillon Chardonnay:

  • The 35th Annual Australian Inland Wine Show.
  • Bronze Medal in the Dry White, Blends class.

True Grit Military Inspired Obstacle Course

Attention Adelaide Gritters!!

Dates for next year’s True Grit Course have been announced for 7th and 8th of May 2016. Tickets are on sale with a massive 1000 entrants registered already for the Caudo Vineyard course. Get your teams together now, let your colleagues know what they are up for and lock those dates in! Early bird registrations start at $89 with the price going up on the 9th of December. There’s no excuses when it comes to True Grit. Toughen up princess and give it a go! You won’t regret it- it’s just way too much fun.

Get ready to get True Grit! for registrations and more information.

What’s happening at the Cellar Door this weekend?

Lots to do and lots to see at the Cellar Door this weekend. A grand display of Harley Davidson’s will be dropping in on Saturday. On the complete other end of the scale, we will also have the local horse club trail riders from about 2pm.

You will be happy to know that the wood fired pizzas are back this weekend in addition to the local tasting platters and BBQs. The fridges are stocked full for a busy weekend ahead.

Some other exciting news, the brand new toilets are here!! (But won’t be working just yet until the final installation is complete) We will announce the official opening of this long awaited toilet block soon.

Weekend Weather Forecast

A feisty hot day with a top of 41 will keep most people inside today. A catastrophic fire warning has been issued for the Riverland and Murraylands. Keep an eye on the latest updates on the South Ausralian Country Fire Service website;, and for warnings or information regarding your district. Please be smart, vigilant and safe during this time.

An extreme UV alert for both today and Friday. The UV scale is still expected to be reasonably high over the weekend so it may be best to consider staying indoors or under shade. The warm southern-westerly winds will continue over the next few days. The clouds are clearing for quite a warm, sunny weekend.

What’s happening in the Riverland?

Riverland Farmers Market- Saturday

Local producers sell directly to the public. Food, craft with locally roasted coffee and breakfast on offer. Starting from 7.30am at the Senior Citizens Hall in Berri.

919 Wines 10th Birthday Celebrations at their cellar door in Glossop on Saturday.

Enjoy food, coffee and other regional producers with a guided wine tasting from the last 10 years of wines. Buy tickets on their website.

Loxton Lights Up next weekend -28th Nov

A great day of free entertainment, visit Santa in his cave and see a firework spectacular at 9pm. There will be food and craft markets down the Main Street of Loxton with the main shops open till 8.30pm. This event marks the beginning of the month long Christmas Lights Festival. Make sure to give Mangelsdorfs property, known as Christmas Wonderland, a visit.

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The Caudo Vineyard team

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Regretfully due to the damage we received to our grounds and buildings from the 2022 River Murray floods, our Cellar door is now PERMANENTLY CLOSED.

But don’t be dismayed….

You can still get your favourite Caudo products in our online store!