Two Indigenous-led vineyards join the wine list at Ayers Rock Resort

Munda Wines co-owner Pauly Vandenbergh.

Ayers Rock Resort‘s wine list has been boosted by the inclusion of two Indigenous-led vineyards, Mt Yengo and Munda Wines.

Munda Wines and Mt Yengo join indigenous-owned companies Jarrah Boy, Beechtree Distilling Company and Yaru Water on the beverage menus at the resort’s properties.

Ayers Rock Resort has also expanded its biodynamic, vegan and organic wine offerings across its range of dining experiences with the likes of Dalrymple Pinot Noir, from a sustainable venture in Tasmania, and the biodynamic, organic Yangarra Shiraz from Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale.

Mt Yengo has joined the wine list at the desert resort.

“From earthy Australian wines to signature cocktails infused with native ingredients, our refreshed menu advances our commitment to offering authentic cultural experiences and supporting indigenous and sustainable operators,” said Matt Cameron-Smith, CEO of Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia.

“Our dedicated team has scoured the country for the best quality and freshest new flavours because we know just how important food and wine is for today’s traveller. We’re thrilled to have Munda and Mt Yengo’s quality wines onboard.”

Matt Cameron-Smith, CEO of Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia.

Pauly Vandenbergh and Damien Smith, co-owners of Munda Wines, said they were proud to share their stories with the guests of Voyages.

“We are sharing stories one glass at a time from the world’s oldest living culture,” they said.

“Nowhere is this more prevalent than the heart of Australia on Anangu Country at Uluru, where we are and we thank the community for their support.”

Mt Yengo gives a portion of its profits to the Indigenous artists who design its wine labels and donates to the National Indigenous Culinary Institute to assist young Indigenous chefs. Wayne Quilliam, co-owner of Mt Yengo, said they were delighted to partner with Voyages.

“Our wines are not just beverages; they encapsulate the essence of our stories, traditions, and deep-rooted connection to this land,” he said.