The new seat and shelter next to the bridge on the Reisling Trail at Auburn.

Opened on 23 August following U3A Coffee and Chat morning tea in the CWA Clubrooms at Auburn.

Shelter donated by Stephanie Toole, Mount Horrocks Wines and seat by U3A Coffee & Chat group.

Shelter designed by Mace Engineering, made by Clare Metal Fabrications and site preparation by JC Gill.  Installed by Steve Hadley (CMF), the team from JC Gill as well as Trevor Mace, Doug May and Allan Mayfield.


Stephanie Toole (left) and Allan Mayfield (4th from left) with members of the U3A Lower North Coffee & Chat group.

Stephanie Toole

Allan Mayfield (Chairman, Riesling Trail Committee, Stephanie Toole (Mt Horrocks Wines & Doreen Hill (Leader, U3A Coffee & Chat group)

Allan Mayfield (left), Doreen Hill, Stephanie Toole & Sue Mayfield with members of the U3A Coffee & Chat group

The Monica McInerney Statue Opening at the Riesling Trail.

Local artist Paul Leditschke was commissioned to create a sculpture depicting international author and Clare girl, Monica McInerney, as her 10 year old self lost in a ‘cauldron of words’ on the roof of her childhood home, the Station Master’s House. Monica flew ‘home’ especially for this auspicious occasion. She now resides in Ireland.

New Memorial Seat

A new seat was installed next to the Riesling Trail south of Sevenhill.

It is in memory of Midge Wallace from the Cameron-Hill family.

In the photo is Allan Mayfield, Bill Stuchbery, Jeannie Mills and Ron Sandercock.

New sculpture at the Showground

Yesterday Riesling Trail friends gathered at the Showgrounds to ‘unveil’ the newest sculpture on the Riesling Trail by Paul Leditschke.

CEO of the Clare & Gilbert Valleys Council Dr Helen Macdonald and Mayor Wayne Thomas were present.

Also thank you to our Chairman Allan Mayfield, Treasurer Peter Wood and Sue Wurst for their organisation.

A tree was planted on the Riesling Trail in memory of Graham Mill

Allan Mayfield, Simon Millcock, Peter Wood and Ethel Mill

Riesling Trail Management Committee Chairman Allan Mayfield, Simon Millcock and his mother Ethel Mill and Peter Wood  planting a tree in memory of long-time Riesling Trail leader Graham Mill.

Graham Mill was a long time supporter and former chairman of The Riesling Trail Management Committee . A red stringybark tree commemorating Graham’s significant contribution was planted near Sevenhill station by his family. The event was attended by present committee chairman Allan Mayfield and life time member Peter Wood as well as  Ethel Mill and family Simon and Allison Millcock. The tree (Eucalyptus macnorhyncha) was grown by Ian Roberts of Blyth from seed collected from the Spring Gully Conservation Park.