The Rotundone Road takes you on a journey through the Australian bush to visit three boutique wineries. Drive through the canopy of eucalyptus trees, get close to the sights and sounds of the native wildlife, smell our spicy, peppery, cool climate Shiraz and taste some of the best wines in Victoria.
When planning your day out along the Rotundone Road Shiraz Adventure make sure you have enough time for three wine tasting sessions. A couple of these are with the winemakers themselves and will usually take at least one hour each. Add an extra 30 minutes with travel time between the three wineries and you have a relaxing full day sprinkled with a little nature.
What is Rotundone?
Rotundone is the compound responsible for the pepper aroma and flavour found in pepper (of course) but also a range of other herbs and fruits, including winegrapes, most notably in Shiraz. Incredibly Rotundone was only recently discovered by scientists from the Australian Wine Research Institute just over a decade ago and the wineries along the Rotundone Road were instrumental in helping identify this important compound.