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Wine and chocolate in Murrumbateman and Springrange


Discover an unforgettable wine and chocolate experience around the Murrumbateman and Springrange areas, just outside of Canberra!

With its rose beds and vineyards, Poachers Pantry is one of the prettiest places to get a bite to eat near Canberra. Since 1991, the family-run country business has grown from a producer of gourmet-smoked meats to include its Smokehouse cafe.


You can enjoy brunch menu items such as the Poachers Big Breakfast or baked eggs quaff or even an excellent wily trout cool climate wine. If you are lucky, you’ll get to meet co-owner and former fencing champion Susan Bruce.


Nearby is Robyn Rowe Chocolates which makes silky smooth chocolates, each of which is a mouthful of flavour.

The chocolatier’s motto ‘Life is short – make it sweet’ has all the more impact when you know Robyn still makes her chocolates despite the recent death of her husband and daughter, both of whom were involved in the business.


Close by, Clonakilla winery offers a sophisticated cellar door that provides a comfortable lounge in which to take a tipple or two. To give you a heads up, Clonakilla is best known for its outstanding shiraz viognier.


Poachers Pantry: 431 Nanima Rd, Springrange NSW 2618, (02) 6230 2487

Robyn Rowe Chocolates: 1153 Nanima Rd, Murrumbateman NSW 2582, (02) 6227 0550

Clonakilla Winery: 3 Crisps Ln, Murrumbateman NSW 2582, (02) 6227 5877