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One Paddock Winery and The Black Swamp Walk

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by Karen Ross (subscribe)
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Published January 31st 2016
A walk with a winery alongside
One Paddock Currency Creek Winery is just over an hours drive from Adelaide and just 14 kms from Goolwa. It has recently had a major revamp and is looking good. New owners Tim and Rachel Henderson have restyled the function rooms and refurbished the self-contained villas since taking over last August.

One Paddock Currency Creek Winery
One Paddock Currency Creek Winery


The winery is nestled in a picturesque area of the Fleurieu Peninsula right next to The Black Swamp Walk. How fortuitous. A walk with a winery alongside.

It's an easy walk, only 3kms through bushland and near a creek. Your reward, should you embark on this walk, will be lunch at the winery, or a wine tasting at the Cellar Door, or a cheese platter, perhaps even all three. Why not?

So park your car in the carpark next to One Paddock and head down the hill towards the valley. Follow the arrows.

Follow the Arrows
Follow the Arrows


The road crosses Tookayerta Creek and there are tall bullrushes everywhere.

Tookayerta Creek
Tookayerta Creek


You'll come to a gate (which you will close after you), and then some cautionary information and a small map from Trails SA. The walk is 'open' each day from 9am-5pm and you are encouraged to register at the winery before you begin.

Introduction to The Black Swamp Walk
Introduction to The Black Swamp Walk


Stay on the trail and enjoy the scenery, there's lots to see.

Follow the Path
Follow the Path


As you walk alongside the creek, you'll see the winery up on the hill.

The Winery Across the Creek
The Winery Across the Creek


There are blackberry bushes as well as native flora. There is a strong likelihood you'll see a kangaroo or two and some cheeky Black Cockatoos. I did. Also lots of ants.



Look out for Banksia and Protea plantations.

Banksia and Protea Plantations
Banksia and Protea Plantations


You'll see The Black Swamp Railway Bridge and at this point the trail turns back towards the winery.

Railway Bridge
Railway Bridge


You'll cross the creek through a corridor of tall bullrushes.



On the right hand side you'll see evidence of an old bush camp. It's tranquil here and it's easy to imagine how someone might like to set up camp near a source of fresh water.

Old Bush Camp
Old Bush Camp


Further on there's a wreck of an old truck and a tractor.

Truck Wreck
Truck Wreck


And soon you'll see evidence of the winery once more.



On returning to the winery you'll see an inviting spot looking back towards the valley and the walking trail. A perfect place, I think, to enjoy a glass of wine and a cheese platter on a sunny day.

Inviting Spot
Inviting Spot


After my recent Black Swamp walk, I headed for the Cellar Door where I was cordially greeted by the new owner, Tim.

Cellar Door
Cellar Door


Tim and Rachel are originally from South Australia and returned last year after spending time in Queensland. I spent a delightful half an hour or so, tasting wines while Tim filled me in on the winery revampment and current happenings. They are about to open for Sunday lunches (perfect idea after a Black Swamp Walk) in addition to hosting functions. Six villas, adjacent to the winery, can accommodate 12 people, perhaps after a function.



I tasted the Winery Road Sparkling Cuvee, the Creek Station Sauvignon Blanc (my favourite), the delightful 'Bob Under the Vines' Rose (named after winery dog, Bob, who sadly passed away recently) as well as a light Shiraz and a more complex Shiraz blend. Did I mention the Merlot?

One Paddock
One Paddock


I left with a few bottles of wine and an intention to return for lunch one Sunday. After a walk of course.
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Why? A walk and a Cellar Door Visit. Why Not?
When: Cellar Door open Wed-Sun 11am-4pm. Lunches Sunday
Phone: 0407989738
Where: 291 Winery Road, Currency Creek. SA. 5214
Cost: Wine from $15 a bottle. Cheese Platter $18.
Your Comment
A nice summation of this place to visit.Went there several times many years ago,but never did the walk...but I think it is time to revisit,do the walk...but not in summer..I bet there are plenty of snakes hidden besides the track.I have never been inside the villas,but they always looked inviting...I must take a look next time I am there.
This is an interesting area,that most travelers bypass..one can do an interesting round trip through Clayton,Milang,Langhorne Creek and Strathalbyn, then to Ashbourne.Currency Creek, back to One Paddock Villas.
All head towards Goolwa onto Victor and back.
by noelp (score: 3|1187) 1049 days ago
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