Upper Murray Estate

Upper Murray Estate is a small boutique vineyard/winery located on the Murray River in the quiet town of Walwa, North East Victoria,  Australia. Set in the magnificent pristine Upper Murray valley with magnificent views through to the beautiful Kosciusko High Plains, this  is one of those unspoilt places where you will find plenty of local wildlife, beautiful mountains and a distinct lack of crowds as described  by Banjo Paterson in his poem "Clancy of The Overflow" with the lines:  And in place of lowing cattle, I can hear the fiendish rattle  Of the tramways and the buses making hurry down the street,  And the language uninviting of the gutter children fighting  Comes fitfully and faintly through the ceaseless tramp of feet.  And the hurrying people daunt me, and their pallid faces haunt me  As they shoulder one another in their rush and nervous haste,  With their eager eyes and greedy, and their stunted forms and weedy,  For townsfolk have no time to grow, they have no time to waste.  This is Man from Snowy River country where life is much more gentile and the city pressures leave you as you meander through this  unspoilt countryside, following the path of those early settlers that went before us and the path of the mighty Murray River as it sets outJack Riley The Original Man From Snowy River  across the countryside on its way to South Australia. And in this setting we have established a unique cellar door and function area with  the rustic yet modern look and feel of pure country comfort.  Within the indoor function area is a display of modern artworks characterising the life and  times of "Jack Riley, The Original Man from Snowy River", whilst the outdoor areas are  surrounded by beautiful vines and trees providing shade and character to this wonderful  country setting.  Set in 22ha of flat river plain rising to rugged Australian eucalyptus bush you will find our  Naretha vineyard containing Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay and Riesling  vines planted in the late 1990's. The original owner, having planted and raised the vineyard to  maturity, ran into the wine glut of the early 2000's and with a mounting inventory placed the  vineyard into a "mothball state" in 2004. We moved in and provided a care taking roll for the  next five years before agreeing to purchase the property in 2010.  Now begins the long task of returning these now matured vines back to production to provide  a great and unique wine experience for our visitors. 
© Upper Murray Estate 2014 www.uppermurrayestate.com.au
ADDRESS: 8792 Murray River Road, Walwa, Victoria 3709 PHONE: (02) 6037 1577 MOBILE: 0429 411 582