Are you even on holiday if you aren’t actively seeking out a local brewery and making any excuse to just pop in?
Woolshed Brewery has become a bit of a Riverland icon and it’s easy to see why. The 100-year old shearing shed with its grated timber flooring is the heart of the brewery and is a great option for kicking back on a wet or cold day. However sit outside if you can – perched on top of a high riverbank, it has a great deck overlooking the Murray. Massive River Red Gums shade the afternoon sun and fairy lights welcome you out in the evening. Whether you are visiting with kids or just a group of friends, it’s a must do on any Riverland itinerary.
The dozen beers in can and on tap are inspired by the Riverland’s rugged landscape and lifestyle. Some are flavoured in collaboration with local producers like the Arrosto Coffee Firehouse Stout and the Almond Co. Scorched Almond Porter. If beer doesn’t float your boat, then the Utopia range of Apple Cider and Hard Lemonades will certainly hit the spot. The Utopia Pink Lemonade alcoholic fruit seltzer was amazing, and we couldn’t leave without grabbing a 4 pack to take away.
Lush gardens surround the venue and along with the dedicated Nature Play Space there is ample space for the kids to play. Our boys loved pumping the water down the miniature river system, jumping from rock to rock, diverting the flow and activating the wooden locks. Not only does Woolshed Brewery welcome kids, they are also pet friendly so bring your four legged friends too! (They just ask that they are please kept on a leash.)
Onto the food – Woolshed doesn’t run its own kitchen however they have an array of delicious local produce on hand for you to make up your own platters, or bring some meat and salads and take advantage of the BBQ facilities. if you are visiting on a weekend however, you can expect to find a food truck or two serving up some delicious street food. Keep an eye on the Woolshed’s Facebook page for updates.
There are several ways to get to Woolshed – take the 20 minute drive from Renmark, or if you don’t want to drive yourself you can jump on the local Amazon Run Shuttle Bus. If you are travelling via the river on a houseboat or ski-boat, there is room to moor out the front. How fun!
Miss the Woolshed and you will be really missing out on a fantastic Riverland experience – make sure you leave a few hours in your itinerary for soaking up the sunshine and views at this iconic family friendly brewery.
Open Wednesday – Sunday | 11am – 5pm
Monday & Tuesday | CLOSED