9 Delicious Reasons to Put the Riverina on Your Radar -QANTAS Inside Traveller Feature

After winning the Melbourne Cup in 1947, Hiraji was put to stud at Borambola, then owned by racehorse breeder F. W. Hughes. Fast-forward to 2017 and the historic property is a family-owned vineyard and cellar door, and the grey gelding is remembered via a fruity shiraz, Hiraji’s Spell, which the McMullen family has been bottling since the mid-noughties after planting their first grapes in 1995.

Likewise, the French-oak aged Moonlight Cabernet Sauvignon recalls a visit by notorious bushranger Captain Moonlight, which is said to have resulted in the bullet, marks still visible on the walls of the old homestead. This is a gorgeous spot in the countryside to taste not just wine made from grapes grown exclusively on the estate, but also Borambola’s Tuckerbox Hoppy Lager and apple cider.

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Cristy Houghton