- Murrumbateman, with a climate similar to the Bordeaux area of France, is well-known for its cool-climate wines. The once thriving 19th century wine industry gradually declined but since 1970 has experienced a revival. There are now eight wineries in Murrumbateman, establishing an international reputation, and over 50 vineyards producing about 60% of the region's wines. The village of Murrumbateman offers food, accommodation and antiques. Each October the village comes alive when the annual Field Days are held. These were initiated to help hobby farmers and now attract up to 20,000 people each year.
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