Major wine-growing areas are starting to get chilly, but that doesn’t mean that it’s too cold to visit! Discover some of the countries’ cosiest wineries and relax, drink, dine, and even learn in comfort and luxury.
Hahndorf Hill Winery – Hahndorf, South Australia
One of South Australia’s quirkiest and most historic towns, Hahndorf offers much to see and do only 30 minutes out of Adelaide. Strolling down the brick-laden streets is like taking a step back in time, lined with quaint European shops along the main street. A little way off the beaten track is Hahndorf Hill Winery, which offers a variety of cool-climate wines made with Austrian grape varieties, true to the history of the town. The cellar door is open for an escape from the cold. Settle down with a wine flight or indulge in a cheese board or chocolate pairing experience with the best Hahndorf Hill has to offer.
Sutherland Estate – Yarra Valley, Victoria
Curl up beside the roaring fireplace at Yarra Valley’s Sutherland Estate. The family-owned, boutique winery and cellar door is built atop Daniel’s Hill, providing jaw-dropping views of the lush vineyard, the Dandenong and Warburton ranges and the Yarra Valley. The exquisite views truly add to the warm, romantic aura that the winery delivers, making it the perfect place for a cosy weekend drink with that special someone.
Audrey Wilkinson – Hunter Valley, NSW
Boasting over 150 years of winemaking experience, Audrey Wilkinson is a must-visit vineyard for any wine lover. Nestled atop a foothill in the Broken Back Mountain ranges, the cellar door offers a plethora of wine tasting experiences. You can wander freely through the historical winemaking museum, housed in the original winery building, which showcases the history of the Wilkinson family. Visitors to the museum can find a range of historically significant items on display, including original barrel and wine making tools. Make your next visit to the Hunter unforgettable with a wintery visit to Audrey Wilkinson Winery.
There are countless wineries to visit that will warm you up this winter. Support your local businesses, or take a trip out to the country, to indulge in the best wines Australia has to offer.