Riesling Trail AGM

Notice of Riesling Trail AGM

7.00pm Thursday 8th October 2020

The AGM of the Riesling Trail Management Committee will be held on Thursday October 8th at 7.00 pm at the Clare Town Hall Function Room Guest Speaker will be

Mark Draper, Rail Trails Australia “Development of Rail Trails in Australia”.

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 1st October.

Please contact these people for the nomination forms.

Enquiries can also be made to Allan Mayfield  allan@asmayfield.com.au

Australia Day Awards

Allan Mayfield, Chairman of the Riesling Trail Committee was awarded Citizen of the Year on Australia Day. Congratulations and well deserved for the dedication you have to, not only the Riesling Trail also to the Clare Lions where you have developed many initiatives as well. With Allan is his wife Sue.

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 wilsonriesling@internode.on.net if you need more information.



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

‘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


Monster Wine Raffle

The Riesling Trail has recently launched a ‘Monster Wine Raffle’ with wine donated from over 40 cellar doors. Raffle Tickets are available at many wineries and businesses around the Valley at $2 per ticket. Proceeds will assist in the ongoing maintenance of The Riesling Trail.

If you would like to purchase tickets please ring Monica on 0417 803 386 or email admin@rieslingtrail.com.au