Lake George Winery was founded at the Cullarin Vineyard by the late Dr Edgar Riek OAM in 1971 (the first planted in the region); since then operations have moved next door to the former Madew Vineyard, founded as the Westering Vineyard by Captain Geoff Hood in 1972. Lake George is the first lot of Canberra District Wineries you see when driving to Canberra from Sydney off the Federal Highway at Lake George. It’s the gateway to the district and looks pretty spectacular when you stop and admire the vines.
Lake George Winery is family owned and operated, and is located on the north-western shores of Lake George. Located 700m above sea level, our award-wining wines are produced with minimal interference. Come and taste for yourself.
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 wine bar and cellar door is open Thursday to Sunday 10am to 5pm. Why don’t you ring us and make a day of it.