Most people would recall Glenrowan as the location of the last stand of the infamous bushranger, Ned Kelly but if you dig a little deeper and take to the tasting trails of the region, you will discover some of Australia's oldest vines, charming cellar doors and craft brewery, and delicious local gourmet delights. The combination of this iconic Australian history and handcrafted produce, make for the perfect weekend getaway.
Even before Glenrowan was thrust into the annals of folklore by its association with Australia's most famous bushranger, Ned Kelly, grapes had been planted at Baileys of Glenrowan, which today remains the largest vineyard in the region. Try to taste the history in the old vine shiraz at Booth's Taminick Cellars, with the Booth family having owned the winery since the beginning of last century, or taste the new flavours of Black Dog Brewery, hand crafted with premium malted barley, hops and pure Warby Range water.
Celebrate the wine region's history at fun-filled events like Trails, Tastings and Tales over the Queen's Birthday weekend and October's Winemaker's Weekend.
Glenrowan is a tangible link with one of Australia's most infamous historical figures, Ned Kelly. He is part of the nation's mythology, repeatedly re-emerging through Australia's art, literature and music. Dressed in a helmet and suit of armour made of ploughs, Kelly made his famous last stand on 28 June 1880 at Glenrowan following a siege between his gang and Melbourne troopers. The Glenrowan Heritage Precinct is the area of central Glenrowan which is associated with the notorious siege leading up to the capture of Ned Kelly and the deaths of his other gang members Joe Byrne, Dan Kelly and Steve Hart in June 1880.
For more information visit the Glenrowan website