Darlington Vineyard

The East Coast

In the Orford back-blocks up the hill opposite the service station, Darlington Vineyard is the most southerly of the east-coast wineries, producing quaffable riesling. The simple cellar door is open for tastings and sales. Visitors to Maria Island may recognise the logo on the bottles.

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