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 ANU, OEH, MWWG
OEH – environment.nsw.gov.au/
Riverspace – riverspace.com.au/
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.
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.
Click here if you’d like to enquire about joining our beef lovers list
Whilst we currently supply a range of organic butchers, we also sell direct to the customer through our Jungle Lane Beef Co “Beef Lovers” list. Here customers are able to indulge in our 10kg Beef Boxes consisting of a range of mixed cuts providing options for both slow and speedy meals. Please click here if you’d like 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.
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.
We’d hate to miss you, so as Restdown is a working farm, please contact us first to arrange your visit.
A visit to Restdown can be as simple as a quick tasting with the winemaker to stock up your cellar, the purchase of a pre-ordered 10kg Jungle Lane Beef Box, or you can make a half-day trip out of it, and enjoy a Local Produce Platter and a tipple or two, before a stroll around the wetland.
We also have tourist packages combining accommodation nearby with the full Restdown experience.
The Restdown cellar door and wetland walk is open by appointment from 11am – 5pm, Tuesday to Sunday. We are closed during the month of August.