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Perched overlooking the Capertee Valley sits another of Rylstone’s boutique vineyards. Naked Lady Wines boasts beautiful basket-pressed bottles of fruity cabernet and silky chardonnay – but it’s not just the wine that puts this cellar door on the map. Dive into homemade pizzas paired with live music, or settle in for a romantic evening under a sky punctured with stars at the vineyard’s barn accommodation.
Rylstone is a viticultural hub, and with a climate primed for wine, it’s no surprise that the region is also peppered with olive groves – and not just any olives at that. Rylstone Olive Press claims to produce Australia’s best virgin olive oil, and the worldwide awards adorning its walls are a testament to that. Stop by to learn more about the natural extraction process and sample their collection of five oils yourself, each named after a New South Wales river.
Rylstone isn’t just a place for gourmands, but water lovers too – nestled on the edge of Lake Windamere and enveloped by bushland sits Cudgegong Waters Park. This tranquil locale abounds with activities, attracting families from all over New South Wales. Think waterskiing, sailing, kayaking, fishing and swimming in the sun-drenched lake. Come evening, barbeques and campfires are coupled with lake views and majestic sunsets. Pitch a tent at a powered or unpowered spot, or switch off in a cabin complete with a kitchenette, ensuite and BBQ. If you’re seeking a campsite closer to civilisation, Rylstone Caravan Park offers the best of both worlds, being a stone’s throw away from the town centre while sitting near the banks of the Cudgegong River.
Driving into the heritage village of Rylstone, you’ll see a picture of majestic mountains tumbling into undulating green pastures, expanses of luscious grapevines, and a snaking waterway surrounded by the Heritage-listed Wollemi National Park.