The Upper Campaspe Wine district includes wineries along the Campaspe River upstream of Axedale and includes the lands surrounding Lake
Eppalock. One favourite local business is Redesdale Estate that offers their own olive oil products. The owners of Redesdale Estate recently purchased The Redesdale country hotel complex and have restored the charming bluestone buildings and beautiful grounds. The facility includes outdoor dining areas, a wine bar, a cafe, cellar door, and a two bedroom accommodation suite, The Redesdale offers country pub hospitality in a heritage listed building, that is well patronised by locals and visitors alike. Redesdale is on the opposite side of the Campaspe River from the neighbouring town of Mia Mia and the two towns are
interconnected by the heritage listed Mia Mia bridge, which is the famous as the oldest remaining iron
lattice-truss bridge in Victoria. Mia Mia is a very scenic town located about 120 km north of Melbourne and 55 km south of Bendigo.
The town is surrounded by cattle and sheep grazing properties.
The Bendigo Wine Region includes nine districts : Kingower ; Lower Loddon ; North Bendigo ; Lower Campaspe ; Upper Campaspe ; Central Bendigpo ; Castlemaine ; Maldon ; Maryborough
Long Block Estate, North Redesdale Road, REDESDALE, VICTORIA 3444
Longblock estate, a small family owned and operated winery, has been cultivating vines since 2000. Situated in the southern part of the Heathcote region, the vineyard is situated on a site specifically chosen for its mix of cambrian and granite laden clay soils, and the easterly aspect of the protected river valley. The vineyard consists predominantly of the shiraz variety with a couple of cabernet and merlot vines thrown in for good measure. Our temperate climate and low rainfall, coupled with our decision not to irrigate means the crop remains small but bountiful. With an eye to making quality wine, the yield is kept low and the picking time is carefully monitored to ensure fruit is at its optimum.