Centennial Vineyards is about cool climate grape growing and winemaking. The vines ripen with lower temperatures than most Australian wine regions. Because the climate is colder, vines ripen the fruit much more slowly and evenly than in warm regions, producing balanced, aromatic fruit.
All wines are crafted on site in the state-of-the-art winery, allowing the production of quality cool-climate wines, with maximum aroma and flavour and presented at their optimum bottle age.
Centennial Vineyards specialise in single vineyard, cool climate wines, planted over 80 acres, including: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Verdelho, Pinot Gris, Albarino, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Tempranilo, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Late Harvest Semillon and Methode Champenoise.
Centennial Vineyards invites you to visit and experience the charm and warmth of the Cellar Door whilst tasting the fine wines.
Joadja Vineyards and Winery is the oldest vineyard and winery in the Southern Highlands wine area (established 30 years). You can enjoy the beautiful scenic vineyards and award-winning cool-climate wines, just 90 minutes from Sydney and close to Wollongong and Canberra.
The small winery has a very "hands on" approach, with some stainless steel and an emphasis on traditional winemaking methods. These include minimal intervention, the use of oak fermentation and maturation, and first quality fruit.
Using winemaking techniques from both new world technology and old world tradition, all wines are crafted on site, at cool optimal ambient temperatures. The cool climate allows the grapes to develop intense flavour, freshness, and balance and Joadja harnesses this in the winery.
Empire Cinema is the oldest commercial cinema in the country operating from 1915, and on 15 September last year celebrated its centenary. A four screen digital cinema screening first release films, national theatre and met opera. In 2014 awarded best independent regional cinema. The cinema was the venue for the civic farewell to Sir Don Bradman on his first Ashes Tour in 1930. It was one of the first country cinemas to install sound in 1930. In 2003 Awarded Best Independent Country cinema by the Independent Cinema Distributors. Since 2009, the Empire has been presenting performances from the New York Met Opera and London's National Theatre. Formation of one of Australia's most successful film societies - Films in the Southern Highlands (FISH) in 1994. Current membership 350.