What a triumph! Andrew and Bronny Caire have gifted the Riverland a magnificent new Wine Centre.
The culmination of years of dreaming, scheming, drawing, drafting, negotiating, waiting, working and creating is the Riverland Wine Centre. On Sunday afternoon in a window of sunshine and before a terrific crowd of Riverlanders and others they have officially declared the newest addition to their Pike River operation, open for business.
There are 330kms of Murray River between Swan Reach and the border. That’s an awful lot of distance for a conventional Wine Trail such as we might visit in the Clare Valley or Barossa or McLaren Vale. Scattered along that 330kms are numerous businesses, all focused on adding value to this region’s vast range of primary production from broadacre grain producers, to beef, lamb and pork producers to dukkah, jams, chutneys, chocolates, dried fruits, dates, jujubes, oils, capers, nuts, citrus, olives, juices, grapes and of course WINE to enjoy with all of these platters, spreads and dishes.
The Wine Centre at Pike River brings them all together in a setting that is truly and classically Australian. It’s showing the Riverland at its finest, on the verge of the outback. If you didn’t get along to the opening on Sunday, make plans to be there on Saturday (August 31) with a group of friends to explore the Centre and celebrate for the Riverland Budburst. Ten of our most innovative winemakers will be there to ‘show ‘n tell’ their wines. The weather will be perfect with a very light nor-easterly, about 12 hours of sunshine, no rain, ample wine, food and beautiful music. Doors open at 11am and last drinks at about 6pm.
More information is available on the Pike River website.