Caudo Vineyard is located in the Riverland Wine region of South Australia. The Riverland is home to the Murray River, Australia's longest and largest river systems.
The now Caudo Vineyard was first developed in the 1880's. Here, its commanding posit on made it a natural wood stock up point for the passing paddle steamers, then known as Wattchow's Landing.
Taking its name from the first owners Herman and Emma Wattchow. The preservation of the people's and properties history is very important to us, evident all around. Everything from our logo, wines, beer, vineyard block names, original buildings and monuments erected are there to share and remember stories of the past. Originally we purchased the property in 1986 as a waterski and river getaway retreat for friends and family. Consisting of approximately 1200 acres of various terrains and crops including dryland farming, table grapes, stone fruit and a citrus block.
At this time earth moving was the core business of Joe and Christine Caudo, little interest was vested in this small farm as a venture. Slowly the lifestyle took hold and in 1992 the planting began of the now 360 acres of multiple varieties of vines as well as 70 acres of mixed citrus,100 avocado trees, and 5000 super high-density almonds add to the orchid. Over the years the Riverland lifestyle, environment, and a community has inspired our family to live here and now transition to the second generation of family and business. 2009 saw the beginning of the transformation into the tourism icon it is today.
This small cellar door is now a thriving hot spot on the Murray River for tourists and locals alike. The business continues to expand employing many locals, benefiting the community and tourism to the Riverland region.
The past 7 years have completely changed the way the business trades. The 2015-16 financial year was the most challenging, yet successful, year for the business. Prior to 2011, wine grapes and citrus were the only source of revenue for Caudo Vineyard. Since then, we have rapidly transformed into a thriving tourism destination. This transformation is the driving force into us contract processing 100% of the vineyard's wine grapes for sale as our own branded wines, export, and bulk wine.
Caudo Vineyard is located in the Riverland Wine region of South Australia. The Riverland is home to the Murray River, Australia's longest and largest river systems. This river has given birth to a string of riverside towns diverse as the magnificent waterway they line.
The Riverland has been built on a foundation of agriculture; over the years the region has begun to evolve into tourism with its unique offering of wine, food, environment and river. Caudo Vineyard has followed this evolution through its life and can be easily located on Google Maps by searching "Caudo Vineyard" in the application itself. Located in the Riverland wine region of South Australia, a comfortable two and a half hour drive North East out of Adelaide city. It's an interesting drive with many different routes, each offering multiple and unique South Australian tourism experiences.
Caudo Vineyard offers a completely unique tourism operation in a pristine location. The combination of food, wine, history, and the environment is a one of a kind experience only available in the Riverland region of South Australia. The cellar door is a diverse venue showcasing the best of what the Riverland produce and lifestyles have to offer.