Cycle between Murrumbateman's wineries
Updated 26 Feb 2024
Discover lots of vineyards and cellar doors less than 10-kilometres from Murrumbateman town centre.
Only about 30 minutes’ drive from Canberra city, Murrumbateman offers a gorgeous sampling of country charm and exquisite scenery. Pedal your way around Murrumbateman for a unique perspective on the countryside, and pay a visit to a winery or two along the way.
Start your cycling journey
You can hire electric powered bicycles from Canberra Wine Region E-Bike Tours and explore Murrumbateman's off-road winery trail.
Ask the experts at Canberra Wine Region E-Bike Tours for some recommendations on various route options, including longer, scenic e-bike & wine tasting avenues to enjoy. They know all the best places for delicious lunches, picturesque picnic spots, and even where to feed a friendly alpaca or pat a giant dog.
The bikes are energy efficient, emission free, and capable of transporting you at up to 25-kilometres per hour with no effort on your behalf.
Ride safely and drink responsibly. Canberra Wine Region E-Bike Tours offer a local pick up and drop off services for those who want to settle in at a particular cellar door. You can visit one or more of the local cool climate wineries in the area—you’ve got quite a few to choose from within a 10-kilometre radius.
Just under four kilometres (about a 10-minute ride) from Murrumbateman town centre, you’ll find the stunning Shaw Wines. Their cellar door overlooks their vines and it houses some beautiful artworks, including a striking window made from wine glasses. Enjoy a tipple of award-winning Cabernet Sauvignon on the outdoor terrace or sit down to a long lunch at their on-site restaurant, Olleyville.
In addition to incredible wines, the Shaw cellar door sells locally produced jams, mustards, olive oil, and chocolates, so be sure to load up your basket before heading on.
Wimbaliri Wines, Eden Road Wines, and Murrumbateman Winery
Take another 10-minute ride from your Murrumbateman accommodation to visit Wimbaliri Wines and Eden Road Wines. The picturesque surrounds of Eden Road will make it difficult for you to leave. Enjoy a wine tasting with an accompanying cheese platter, or throw down a picnic blanket to extend your leisurely stay.
A little further up the highway, you’ll find Murrumbateman Winery, where you can enjoy scones or a tasting plate to accompany your favourite bottle.
Clonakilla Wines, Dionysus Winery, and Four Winds Vineyard
Pedal along Murrumbateman Road to drop into Clonakilla Wines, Dionysus Winery, and Four Winds Vineyard.
At Clonakilla, try the revered Shiraz Viognier in the renovated, light-filled space, with views to the vineyards and the Clonakilla windmill.
Other than well-packaged wine tasting experiences, Dionysus also offers coffee and homemade light meals to enjoy during your visit.
Fancy a wood-fired pizza to accompany your wine tasting? Four Winds Vineyard is perfectly set up for a casual pizza lunch or a build-your-own-platter adventure from their deli fridge.
Even closer to Murrumbateman
For cycling options closer to your accommodation, ride just over half a kilometre to Win’s Creek Meadery, where you can sit down for some delectable woodfired pizzas and ginger beers. In winter, sample their warm mulled mead, and be sure to check out their gift shop for special, handmade finds.
Take a trip into Blackwattle Alpaca Farm for an unbeatably fluffy pit-stop at this working alpaca farm which is home to over 60 alpacas and llamas.
And if cycling isn’t preferred for everyone in your tour group, there are plenty of options for drivable winery tours that take the load off the legs, like that of Vines & Wines, Van Du Vin, and Canberra Guided Tours.
Tuck in for the night
Abode Murrumbateman is a stylish hotel situated in the heart of Murrumbateman Village Centre, and a perfect spot to end your day of touring around the wineries. The modern design includes 50 studio rooms as well as a communal kitchen and guest lounge, ready to help you feel right at home. Abode has flexible options for families (even the furry members of the family can be invited to stay in pet-friendly rooms).
Enjoy a continental breakfast in the shared kitchen, then hire the Abode bikes for touring at the pace of your choosing.