Rotundone Road Winery Tours
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, taste some of the best wines in Victoria. Less than one hour from Ballarat, you choose where your Shiraz Adventure begins to visit the cellar doors of Mount Langi Ghiran, Mountainside and Dogrock wineries.
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.