Smokehouse Restaurant
Brunch Sat & Sun 9:30 – 11:00am
Lunch Thu – Sun 11:30 – 3:00pm
Platters available
Mon – Wed 11:30 – 3:00pm

Cellar Door and Farm Shop
Open Seven Days 9:30 – 5:00pm

02 6230 2487
431 Nanima Road
Springrange NSW 2618
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Planted on the north east facing slopes of the granite hills to the north of Canberra. The aspect is perfect in spring to warm the vines with the early morning sun and let the frosty pre-dawn air drain down the Nanima valley.


On a summers evening, the cool easterly breeze quickly drops the temperature of the bunches so extending the ripening period to create the delicate yet complex flavours that are the signature of the Canberra region.

The Vigneron

Now in the hands of the second generation; Will Bruce was born with wine in his veins and mud under his finger nails. The combination of old vines, new blood and an enduring passion for growing premium cool climate grapes is producing wines of exceptional character.

Cellar Door

Come and try my wines at our cellar door located at the Smokehouse Restaurant and open every day from 9:30am to 5:00pm.

Buy Wine

The best place to get our wines is direct from us.
If you promise you are over 18 years old, check out what is currently on our shelves.

The Wily Trout
Wine Club

There is nothing better than sharing a glass of wine with family and friends. The Wily Trout wine club helps you keep your shelves stocked with hand crafted wines where you know the people that nurtured it and hills where it was grown.


The wine club is very flexible; you can login and change your details and choices at any time. We will remind you that you have a case on its way so that you can modify dates or delivery address if you are away from home.

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  • We are open over the long weekend for brunch and lunch on Saturday & Sunday and lunch on Friday and Monday. So make the most of your time off and unwind with us!

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  • This old fence has been keeping the rabbits and kangaroos out for longer than anyone can remember. Below is the sauvignon blanc.

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  • Loving this weather - still warm in the sun and a glass of our Shiraz warms on the inside!

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  • On Monday come and join us for lunch and celebrate Reconciliation Day by enjoying the fruits of our land. Regional food at its finest.
  • Peaches and cream with scorched meringue - one of our desserts on the current menu.

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  • A lovely midweek lunchtime spot, Children on the lawn, a time to relax, a platter to enjoy and a moment to count your blessings. 
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  • Obligatory autumn shot πŸ‚
  • Shiraz is off today; despite another year of extremes this block is looking great with stacks of powerful flavor. #V19
  • First pick for 2019 - Chardonnay Nv blanc de blanc.  #v19
  • Back on the heatwave rounds after a blistering 41. Luckily the vines are holding up fine πŸ’§πŸ’§
  • 2019 will mark our first year of producing Riesling. Organically grown and so far looking πŸ‘Œ
  • Time for a trim with one of my favourite vineyard toys. βœ‚οΈβœ‚οΈ