Lake George Winery embraces two of Canberra’s earliest vineyards – Lake George Winery itself, founded as Cullerin Vineyard by the late Dr Edgar Riek OAM in 1971 (the first planted in the region); and the former Madew Vineyard, founded as the Westering Vineyard by Captain Geoff Hood in 1972. Its also the first lot of Canberra District Wineries you see when driving to Canberra from Sydney on the Federal Highway. It’s the gateway to the district and looks pretty spectacular when you stop and admire the vines.
The vineyard was planted over 40 years ago and produces Riesling, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Viongier, Tempranillo, Pinot Noir and Shiraz. The Shiraz is the Penfold Grange clone and one of the first vineyards in the district to plant the Spanish variety Tempranillo.
The property itself is over 280 acres which includes a significant part of the mountain behind the vineyards which means we have plenty of space to go for long bush walks and let the dogs stretch their legs and enjoy the serenity of Lake George.
Our restaurant and cellar door is open Thursday to Sunday 10am to 5pm. Why don’t you ring us and make a day of it.