Gundagai is a newly developed wine region on the south-west slopes of New South Wales. It is here that the landscape and its mountain streams run down from the western heights of the Snowy Mountains towards the plains of the Riverina.
The McWilliam family established the successful Markview vineyard at Junee in 1877, but grapevines were absent from the Gundagai region from the 1920s to the mid 1990s.
However, since 1995 there has been a flurry of plantings and by 2003 there were about 750 acres of vines under cultivation. The wine styles produced include Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. Also home of the famous Australian icon, the Dog on a Tucker Box, Gundagai is also a haven for writers of bush poetry and prose. Its growing reputation as a wine region has also meant a growth in cellar doors and wine-related events.