Peter Cumming says great wine and great company go hand-in-hand. "I've never had a good bottle of wine in bad company," he adds. No chance of that in Bridgewater, where Peter's famous Water Wheel Vineyard enjoys the stunning Loddon River and a host of passionate locals as neighbours.
In the little rural main street the Bridgewater Bakehouse greets the sunrise each day with fresh breads, sourdoughs, cakes and award-winning pies. Baker Patrick O'Toole makes magic from local meat and eggs and flour from the Laucke Flour Mill, which has been a staple industry in the township for over 100 years.
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