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Aye, there's been a bargain down mill!
From Albury it is easy to spent a day exploring the Rutherglen wine region. The little NSW town of Corowa is just up the road from the Rutherglen wineries and we headed to the chocolate and licorice factory, following the advice from the ladies in the Rutherglen Information Centre. So glad we did!
We enjoyed an excellent minestrone for lunch and then had a chocolate and licorice tasting with Mitch, the son of the owner, Neil. The building that houses the factory is huge. It was a flour mill in a previous life but was left to decay when it closed in 1970. Neil bought it from the council in 2009 for the princely sum of one dollar. The above framed photo of the cheque takes pride of place in the tasting room.
A visit is highly recommended even if you don’t have a leaning towards all things chocolate – dark, white, freckles, coconut rough, chockie-coated almonds, rocky road or hot/cold chocolate drinks. The food is good and the place is licensed with both indoor and outdoor areas for patrons to kick back. From Corowa it is about a forty minute drive back to Rydges Albury.