Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia is a collection of premium award-winning wineries offering a wide range of in-depth experiences beyond the cellar door.
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SWAN VALLEY, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Located beside the magnificent Swan River, Mandoon Estate has developed a reputation as one of the Swan Valley’s best wineries and most popular destinations.
As well as the cellar door, showcasing the Estate’s range of award-winning fine wines, within the picturesque grounds also lies a microbrewery, fine dining restaurant and a gourmet deli as well as the property’s original homestead, dating back to circa 1905. Also onsite, luxury accommodation is available at The Colony, overlooking a beautiful section of the Swan River and the property’s original verdelho vineyard, planted in 1895.
MARGARET RIVER, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Events are held throughout the year at Leeuwin Estate, including cooking classes, wine dinners and an annual alfresco summer concert series. The Estate’s art gallery showcases some of Australia’s leading contemporary artists. Enjoy regional cuisine at the award-winning Leeuwin Restaurant or visit the cellar door for an informal food and wine matching experience.
Discover Margaret River’s founding wine estate, Vasse Felix. Go on a behind-the-scenes journey into the winemaking process and undertake a private tasting. Enjoy the regional flavours of the Vasse Felix Restaurant and learn the art of food and wine matching. Explore the onsite art gallery, local gardens, and sculpture walk.
A gleaming vision of manicured hedges, carefully designed gardens and orderly vineyards. Visitors can try different guided tasting sessions, tour the estate to see Australia’s largest underground barrel cellar, or settle in for a full degustation menu showcasing the winemaking process with food and wine pairings.
BAROSSA VALLEY, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
The Jacob’s Creek brand home is just one hour’s drive from the centre of Adelaide. Undertake a food and wine masterclass, hone sensory skills via an interactive ‘tasting’ workshop, or delve into a cooking class at Jacob’s Estate Cottages. Picnic and cycle through the vineyards to explore more of the Barossa.
Seppeltsfield is the only winery in the world to release a 100-year-old, single vintage wine each year. Tour the Centennial Cellar and taste a tawny port, made in your birth year, directly from the barrel. Explore the contemporary craft and design studio located on site and dine on local produce at FINO restaurant, located in the original 1900s bottling hall.
Located in the world-renowned Barossa Valley, the Home of St Hugo honours the visionary leader; Hugo Gramp who successfully built Gramp & Sons winery into an industry pillar. The visually stunning home of St Hugo is located within the ruins of William Jacob’s winery, built over 150 years ago. Visitors can enjoy guided tastings, visits to the vineyard, bespoke experiences as well as specially crafted wine flights in The Lounge and superb regional cuisine in award-winning The Restaurant.
ADELAIDE HILLS, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Penfolds Magill Estate
Penfolds Grange is widely regarded as Australia’s greatest wine. Immerse yourself in the history, philosophy and spirit of this world famous brand on an historical tour of Penfolds Magill Estate. See the fascinating underground tunnels, original cottage and the heritage-listed bluestone cellars, before tasting your way through the famous Penfolds premium collection and dining in the award-winning fine-dining restaurant.
The Lane Vineyard
Located in the Mount Lofty Ranges, the Adelaide Hills wine region is home to The Lane vineyard. For a unique perspective of the Ranges, take a helicopter from The Lane to learn more about the landscape and heritage and to see vineyards from the sky. Locally sourced produce features at the Lane Vineyard Restaurant where wine tasting, long lunches and rambling views take centre stage.
MCLAREN VALE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
At d’Arenberg the traditional winemaking processes are maintained with wines made in small batches and grapes basket-pressed. Reds are still traditionally fermented and foot-treading is still used. Take on the role of winemaker by blending and naming your own wine at the Blending Bench. Dine at d’Arry’s Verandah Restaurant, one of South Australia’s most highly awarded restaurants, set on a picturesque hilltop adjoining the cellar door.
Gemtree is a family owned winery dedicated to growing better wine, naturally. Gemtree’s 306 acres of vineyards are certified organic and biodynamic. Gemtree’s sustainably built Cellar Door takes in elevated views over McLaren Vale to the ocean beyond. Located at the Cellar Door is the Gemtree Biodynamic Hut, an informal interactive experience providing visitors with a deeper understanding of biodynamic viticulture. Adjacent to the Cellar Door is the 1km Gemtree Ecotrail, a meandering path through 10 hectares of regenerated natural bushland.
Wirra Wirra is one of South Australia’s best loved wineries, based in McLaren Vale. At Wirra Wirra, the team are serious about the wine they make, the wines they drink and the biodynamic vines they grow but believe that everything else should be fun. At the historic cellar door, a range of exclusive wines are available for visitors only, while at the relaxed onsite providore style cafe, Harry’s Deli, a menu full of South Australian regional produce is available.
HUNTER VALLEY, NEW SOUTH WALES
Audrey Wilkinson is one of the oldest wineries in the Hunter Valley. The 270-acre vineyard is named after one of Australia’s early wine pioneers. Located in the foothills of the scenic Brokenback Ranges, the family-run business uses state-of-the-art winemaking techniques that produce award-winning wines. Two guest cottages on-site offer accommodation to stay, relax and enjoy the privacy and spectacular beauty of the vineyard.
YARRA VALLEY, VICTORIA
The philosophy of sharing wine and food with family and friends comes together in a magnificent setting at De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate. See how premium wine is made on a behind-the-scenes tour, sample the best of the latest vintage at the cellar door and taste beautifully matured cheese from the Cheese shop. ‘Locale’ restaurant reflects the family’s rich Italian heritage and matches local produce with quality estate grown wines.
MORNINGTON PENINSULA, VICTORIA
Jackalope at Willow Creek Vineyard
Set on the pristine Willow Creek Vineyard in the heart of the Mornington Peninsula, luxury boutique hotel Jackalope offers immersive food and wine experiences delivered through its two restaurants, cocktail bar, winery and cellar door. Planted in 1989, the 11-hectare Willow Creek Vineyard produces some of the most elegant single-vineyard wines in the region.
In the spirit of the on-site winery’s single vineyard heritage, Jackalope’s hatted restaurant, Doot Doot Doot, delivers a faithful expression of site.
Montalto is renowned for its welcoming ambience, relaxed Australian architecture, intimate cellar door, and the beauty of its grounds that include an olive grove, acclaimed restaurant and café, sculpture walk and wetlands. Experience Montalto’s ‘estate-to-plate’ philosophy at a three-course lunch in the French-inspired Montalto Restaurant, regarded as the peninsula’s best.
STRATHBOGIE RANGES, VICTORIA
Family owned and operated, the Fowles Wine vineyards and winery are located in the dramatic granite landscape of the Strathbogie Ranges wine region. Private tours of the winery, perched high on the hill, provide insight into the wine making process. Neighbouring Killeen Station is owned and managed by the Fowles family and supplies high quality free range lamb at Fowles Wine Cellar Door Café.
NAGAMBIE LAKES, VICTORIA
Established in 1860, Tahbilk is one of Australia’s most beautiful and historic family-owned wineries. Located in the Nagambie Lakes region, 120kms north of Melbourne, the Tahbilk vineyard offers a number of tours and experiences. Take a personally-guided tour of the winery, enjoy lunch at the Wetlands café, experience an ecological tour of the wetlands or participate in a wine blending class which includes a personalized bottle of wine to take home.
KING VALLEY, VICTORIA
Pizzini Wines is a family-owned winery in the King Valley wine region of North East Victoria. Pizzini specialises in the production of Italian wine varieties such as Pinot Grigio, Arneis, Prosecco, Sangiovese and Nebbiolo. The Italian spirit is evident as soon as visitors enter the warm atmosphere of Pizzini’s cellar door where you’ll also find Katrina Pizzini’s A tavola! cooking school.
Brown Brothers is one of Australia’s oldest and most loved wineries. Visit the Epicurean Centre, Cellar Door and acclaimed Patricia’s Table restaurant. With the rugged and beautiful Victorian Alps as the backdrop Brown Brothers Milawa offers an exhilarating location to experience Australian wine.
Sirromet is a family owned and run winery situated at picturesque Mount Cotton, just a short drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast. On Sirromet’s vast estate visitors can enjoy a range of behind the scenes experiences as well as fine dining at award-winning Restaurant Lurleen’s, a more casual lunch at the Tuscan Terrace or light meals at the cellar door. Luxury accommodation is also available onsite at newly opened Sanctuary by Sirromet – a collection of elegant tented pavilions capturing amazing views across Moreton Bay.
Josef Chromy, Tamar Valley
Experience award-winning Tasmanian wines and fine cuisine at the Josef Chromy cellar door and restaurant which is set amongst a stunning location overlooking vineyards, old English gardens, and a picturesque lake. For those looking for adventure, learn the art of fly casting and gain an introduction to fly fishing, or take flight over some of Tasmania’s iconic wilderness.
Moorilla Estate, Hobart
Moorilla offers an exciting combination of wine, food, art, and luxury accommodation. The estate shares a site with Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), which houses Australia’s largest private art collection. Stay in the modern, luxurious MONA Pavilions, dine on the French-inspired cuisine of The Source Restaurant, experience shared plates in the Moorilla Wine Bar or eat at the more casual MONA café.
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