Allan Mayfield, Chairman, was awarded an Honorary Friend Forever Certificate

Last night the Riesling Trail had their AGM at the Bentley’s Hotel where Allan Mayfield, Chairman received a very well-earned Certificate for his outstanding commitment to the Riesling Trail. Well done Allan. Certificate presented by Mark Hill, Vice Chairman.The guest speaker was Renee Thompson from Crown Lands speaking about ‘Land tenure and the Riesling Trail’.Also present was Penny Pratt, Member for Frome, Dr Helen Macdonald, CEO and Mayor Wayne Thomas and our wonderful sponsors. Thank you all for attending.

The Riesling Trail AGM for 2019

Notice of AGM

The AGM of the Riesling Trail Management Committee will be held on

Thursday October 10th at 7.00 pm

at the Clare Valley Wine, Food and Tourism Centre Centre

Guest Speaker will be Mick Mittiga

“Tourism opportunities linked to the Riesling Trail”

Refreshments and a light supper will follow.


Nominations for the new committee (signed by proposer and seconder) are to be received by

Sue Wurst 0408 890 257 or

Allan Mayfield 0418 818 569

by Thursday 3rd October.  Please contact these people for the nomination forms.

Enquiries can also be made to Allan Mayfield


AGM – Chairman’s Report 2018

Riesling Trail Management Committee

Chairman’s report, AGM, 11th October, 2018

I am pleased to present my 6th report as Chairman of the Riesling Trail Management Committee.  Use of the trail by locals and visitors is continuing to increase – at a rate of 7 per cent each year.  The trail has also been used for several major events this year.  These include the Half Marathon, Cycling Classic, Railway Centenary celebration and completion of the Lavender Federation Trail from Murray Bridge to Clare.  The entire trail from Auburn to Clare has now been resurfaced and plans are well under way to complete the final one kilometre section of the trail into Auburn.

Riesling Trail developments

The big news is that we now have the funding ($320,000) to complete the Riesling Trail into Auburn and so linking directly with the Rattler Trail. This involves rebuilding a 60m long bridge across the River Wakefield, constructing 1km of trail along the old railway track and putting safety rails in place for the crossing at Horrocks Highway.  This also includes clearing some Aleppo pines along the western side of the highway so we have the required line of sight for trail users to cross safely.  We are also planning to improve facilities at the car park at Mt Horrocks Wines (the old Auburn railway station), including seats, a shelter and interpretive signs about the local history.  All being well we should have all of this completed by the middle of next year.

click here to read entire AGM Report.

Monster Raffle Draw results

The Monster Wine Raffle was drawn tonight and here is a list of all the winners, many congratulations to all, and thanks to the very generous donations from the Winemakers to make it such a successful event.
1. 16 doz mixed Wine Chris Ranger Tkt 1827. bought at Cogwebs Hub Cafe, Bicycle Hire & Information Outlet
2. 8 doz mixed Wine. Max & Nadia Lorenzin Tkt 243 bought at Tim Adams
3. 5 doz mixed Wine Tony Worthington Tkt 3515 bought at Mathies Meat
4. 3 doz mixed Wine Wendy Roshan. Tkt 4681 bought at Sevenhill Cellars
5. 2 dox mixed Wine Sue Basso Tkt 2306 bought at Annies Lane
6,7,8,9,10   1 doz mixed Wine
Tkt 2654  Craig Hill bought at Peter Wood’s house
Tkt 4288  Graham Trengove bought by Monica Trengove
Tkt 0490  Tony Williams bought at Clare Valley Wine, Food & Tourism Centre
Tkt 0295 Rosemary McDowell bought at Tim Adams
Tkt 1306  Tasma Rodda bought at Annies Lane