Murrumbateman, the capital of Canberra's cool-climate wine region, is located in the Yass Valley, 20 kilometres from Yass and Canberra. This former gold mining town is now at the centre of a thriving wine industry with around 40 wineries in the region. Murrumbateman has award-winning wineries, restaurants, cafes and farm gate experiences. The Yass Valley also has a reputation for fine merino wool. Visit the Yass Valley Visitor Information Centre for maps and tips on what to see and do.