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Our 1100 acre, certified organic beef farm, vineyard, winery and wetland walk along the Backroads Trail in southern NSW, is just 40 minutes from Barham, Echuca-Moama, Deniliquin and Mathoura.
Encompassing Restdown Wines and Jungle Lane Beef Co, Restdown is a multi-award winning agricultural haven working with nature, guided by strong principles of sustainability, with organic and biodynamic practices to produce the tastiest, most nutritious beef and finest, handcrafted boutique wines, we possibly can.
Minimising our carbon footprint through the use of solar power, providing the best of care and animal welfare practices for our animals, embracing organic and bio-dynamic practices and recycling our resources to create a healthy ecosystem full of bio-diversity, results in deliciously healthy, clean green products. All in a day’s work at Restdown.
The Restdown Wetland is an important part of our sustainability. Wetlands are the kidneys of the Earth, filtering our groundwater and providing important habitats for a huge range of plants, animals and insects. Bio-diversity is vital to agriculture, promoting pollination and balancing insect populations to assist with pest management. To this end, we have formed a number of partnerships with organisations who research environmental sustainability and manage natural resources.
Restdown Wines are produced right here at Restdown, from vine to bottle. The grapes are grown in our certified organic vineyard and are carefully nurtured in our underground winery to create outstanding wines that reflect the natural purity of our organic environs and the seasonal influences which are unique from year to year.
The vines are given the utmost care and attention to detail. Hand pruning and harvesting, mulching techniques, bio-dynamic preparations made here on the property and minimal intervention, traditional, hands-on winemaking with low use of sulphites, are key to the resulting wines; fresh, fruit driven wines, which are a true reflection of the season and the site.
What is Verjus? I’m glad you asked! Verjus is a non-alcoholic, semi-ripe grape juice. It’s made from our certified organic Semillon grapes, hand picked early, once the sugar level is just right. The grapes retain their tart, acid content making verjus perfect for cooking or drinking. But what it does is give a recipe acidity without the hammer of a true vinegar, lifting and enhancing the flavour.
Visit our Blog Spot, Click here for great recipe ideas from risotto to mocktails.
Here at Restdown we’re blessed with an abundance of native trees, vegetation and room to roam, creating a wonderful certified organic environment for our herd of happy and healthy Hereford cows.
Caring for our animals is our highest priority, with their well being firmly at the forefront of all our decision making here on our farm.
The Hereford breed is famous for its calm nature and mothering ability. Allowing them to graze only on naturally occurring grasses and pastures full of nutrition and natural health-giving properties, means the resulting meat is succulent, flavoursome and tender.
We currently sell our beef in 10kg boxes, exclusively to customers who have registered on our “Beef Lovers” List. Our 10kg Beef Boxes include a range of mixed cuts providing options for both slow and speedy meals. From scotch fillet to roasts to premium mince and stewing cuts, our entire beef range is top quality, organically grown and full of flavour. You won’t eat better! Please get in touch if you’d like more information or to enquire about joining our ‘Beef Lovers” List. In addition, you can also purchase individual cuts of organic beef from our cellar door (subject to availability) when you next visit.
Get in touch if you’d like to enquire about joining our Beef Lovers List
The Restdown Wetland Walk is an amazing nature experience, incorporating Aboriginal cooking hearths and scar trees, an old sheep camp, an outdoor classroom and boardwalk across the wetland. Enjoy a leisurely self-guided bush walk or book in for a guided walk through the landscape and experience true Australian history and nature, up close.
School groups are welcome to book ahead and can be provided with educational materials and guest speakers. Click here to enquire about pricing and education programs.
The Restdown cellar door is again open for visitors! Yippee!! We are normally open between 10am and 4pm, Fridays – Sundays.
SCHOOL HOLIDAY CHANGES TO OPENING HOURS:
During the upcoming Vic and NSW July school holidays, we will be extending our opening days to Tuesday – Sunday, with guided wetland walks on Saturday afternoons at 2pm! Come and explore the Living Heritage of this beautiful region! Adults $10/person, Kids walk for free and entry includes an activity sheet they can complete during the visit!
Bookings are essential.
COVID 19 UPDATE
As organic producers, your wellbeing is always at the forefront of our minds, so it goes without saying that we will continue to follow all public health protocols. Due to the recent Covid outbreaks in Melbourne, we are regrettably not accepting bookings from anyone who has been in Melbourne over the past 2 weeks. We have taken this decision in the interests of the wellbeing of all our visitors and staff.
Welcoming visitors is what we look forward to, so we can share our passion for organic food and wine and sustainable farming with you, but in everyone’s health interests we encourage you to stay home and look after yourselves and others, if you’re unwell.
Online, phone and email orders for wine, verjus and beef can still be collected by appointment from our cellar door, or if you prefer, we can arrange delivery for you. We look forward to seeing you all again very soon.
To enquire about visiting Restdown please complete the form below.
We’d hate to miss you, so as Restdown is a working farm, please contact us first to arrange your visit. We have a number of wonderful options for you to choose from. Each of our tasting packages rewards you with a $5 refund if you spend $50 or more on take-away wine.
Why not make a visit to Restdown part of a regional adventure and discover more of the wonderful nature-based, food & wine experiences our area has to offer! Our friends will be pleased to help you experience the best of the bush.
We are regrettably taking a break from Farmer’s Markets until the current health crisis settles down. As much as we love farmer’s markets and meeting and talking with you all face to face, we figure one less chance of spreading the Covid virus is a worthwhile investment in the health of our customers and our local community. We look forward to meeting you all again with some new wines to taste, when circumstances allow us to do so with less risk to everybody.