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Cann River - East Gippsland Wine District

Cann River Wine District includes wineries in far East Gippsland Wine Region between the coastal Victorian towns of Orbost and Mallacoota and the NSW Border. Other towns in the area include: Genoa, Cabbage Tree Creek, Bemm River, Chandlers Creek. The district is situated in the rainforest area in Victoria's Far East Gippsland. Orbost is the gateway to the spectacular Wilderness Coast area featuring forests, national parks and the fabulous beaches and coastline. Orbost is located about 40 km from Lakes Entrance and features the fabulous Exhibition Centre built by local woodworkers and artisans to showcase the renowned local timbers from the area. The Centre is the permanent home of the National Collection of Wood Design which has wonderful displays of wood art, including boxes, sculptures, bowls, furniture, jewellery and other wonderful wood craft and art objects all made by local artists. The District has a wide variety of cafes, restaurants, farmers markets and other outlets showcasing the local produce.

The Gippsland Wine Region includes eight districts : Stratford-E.Gippsland ; Cann River-E.Gippsland ; Lakes Entrance-E.Gippsland ; Gurdies & Phillip Island-S.Gippsland ; Leongatha-S.Gippsland ; Warragul-W.Gippsland ; Traralgon-W.Gippsland ; Beaconsfield-W.Gippsland

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Noorinbee Selection, VIC  Cann River VIC 3890
Ronald and Elaine Luhrs have 2.7ha of vines, mostly planted back in 1992. The principal varieties are cabernet sauvignon, merlot, malbec, cabernet franc and petit verdot (hence their wines modelled on those of the Medoc in Bordeaux) with a little pinot noir and shiraz. In 2006 they made two interesting blends: a Harslevelu Sauvignon Blanc, and a Mammolo Merlot. They have built a mudbrick cellar door, restaurant and gallery complex.