John Wilson’s book ‘The Riesling Railway’

click here for John Wilson’s Newsletter No. 9 and banking details.

John has asked the Riesling Trail to alert our members and business partners that he  will cease taking orders for the book in 2 weeks. He is only printing enough copies to meet orders.  There is a quantity that has been allocated to the National Railway Museum for their “Back to Clare” event on 7th/8th July.  Depending  on how sales of that stock goes on that weekend will  determine if he will be able to supply late requests.  The price from the NRM bookshop will be $110.  By ordering now our members will be sure of getting a copy.  $95 pre-publication price includes pick up or delivery within the Clare Valley.  For the next two weekends there will be a proof copy of the book for inspection at the Wilson Vineyard at Polish Hill River.  Email John on if you need more information.



A Canadian couple riding the Riesling Trail.

They had ridden from Auburn when Allan came across them near the showgrounds.

They said they have been on many trails across North America and rate the Riesling Trail as one of the best.

Canadian visitors delighted with the trail upgrade

Chairman’s AGM Report

I am pleased to present my 5th report as Chairman of the Riesling Trail Management Committee.  Every year is different, with new achievements and challenges.  One thing in common is the desire for the Riesling Trail to continue to be an iconic feature of the region with flow on benefits to the community.  This involves maintaining the trail to a high standard and developing further facilities to enhance the Riesling Trail experience ……

Click here to read Chairman Allan Mayfield’s complete AGM Report, held on 16th November 2017

Unveiling ceremony of Tommy Duke’s sign at Penwortham

‘Of sheep and vines’ – Bungaree Station celebrates 175th anniversary

Bungaree Station comenorated its 175th anniversary with a barrow relay ‘Of sheep and vines” attracting a large crowd as it travelled along The Riesling Trail from Sevenhill to Barinia then onto Bungaree.

The event was a re-enactment of a similar trek 175 years ago to collect vine vuttings from Sevenhill Cellars for planting at Bungaree and highlighted the important role the station played in the development of the district.

Pictured: Charlotte Stewart, George Hawker holding Angus Stewart, Vicky Stewart of Bungaree Station and Sal Hawker at the sheep sculptures on The Riesling Trail [photo: Sue Wurst].

At the sheep

At the sheep sculptures on the Riesling Trail

boiling the billy

Boiling the Billy

The wheel barrow arriving at Bungaree

The wheel barrow arriving at Bungaree