Australia is one of the most incredible places for travelling because of its unique terrains and suitable climate. It also offers many activities to indulge in, like bike trails, offroading, wine tasting, scenic accommodation sites like Hunter Valley Accommodation, etc.
Australian wineries are top-rated worldwide, with more than 60 wineries all over the country it might be challenging to choose and settle down on a few to try during the trip. However, to make the planning a little easier, here is a list of some of the best wineries:
De Bortoli: Yara Valley, Victoria
This 600-acre vineyard owned by Italians is one of the largest and oldest vineyards in the area. The vineyard was bought in the year of 1987 and is located in the northeast of Melbourne. The famous wines available in De Bortoli is ‘Noble One dessert wine’ and the Pinot Noir, sparkling wine and cool climate wine, respectively.
Audrey Wilkinson: Hunter Valley, New South Wales
The beautiful vineyard is in New South Wales under the foothills of Brokenback Mountain range. It was established in 1866, and their handmade wines stand out, making this a must-visit. There are several Hunter Valley accommodations with incredible views near this location where one can stay as well.
Penfolds Magill estate: Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Penfolds Magill estate is known for its Grange wine, known as the best wine available in Australia. Established in 1844, the vineyard and the winery has many other attractions. It has accommodation and underground tunnels, cottages and a famous restaurant to sit back and enjoy.
Jacobs Creek: Barossa Valley, South Australia
Established in 1842, Jacobs Creek was one of the first commercial wineries in the area, and it is still up and running. It offers fantastic food and wine classes, and one can indulge in cycling around the Barossa Valley, enjoying its scenic beauty.
Vasse Felix: Margaret River, Western Australia
The most popular and tasty wines that one can access in this winery are cabernet, sauvignon blanc, shiraz, etc. Here, they experimented with different types of grapes, which led to many amazing discoveries. Several other aspects of this winery attract people to it like the gardens, sculpture walk, etc.
Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove: Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
Three packages give access to this fantastic vineyard: “The golf package” provides 18 holes of golf followed by an exquisite feast at the vineyard. “Estate to plate” package involves a tour of the grounds along with a fantastic meal prepared in the vineyard. “Behind the Scenes” provides a three-course lunch along with excellent wine and an extensive tour of the vineyard.
Lancaster Wines: Swan Valley, Western Australia
The beautiful winery has an outdoor tasting centre that gives the visitor the pleasure to enjoy his/her wines looking at the vineyard’s scenic beauty. With a designated driver one can tour around the vineyard located on the banks of the Swan River and along the Wine Trail which extends to a 20-mile loop.
Along with these big estates of vineyards and wineries, smaller estates around in Australia give a more private, intimate and unique wine experience. Some of these estates also provide a chance to bottle our own and experience a tour around the wine cellars. With one of the best winemaking conditions, Australia stands out with its exquisite and world-class wines.