There are few things better in life than spending a warm summer’s day in the rolling hills that surround your favourite winery among fine food, fine company and a glass of even finer wine in your hand.
With the summer of 2020-2021 reaching its twilight, few of you would disagree that now is an ample time to indulge in a day trip to an undiscovered gem or an old classic of a winery. Travel as a group, take a friend or ride solo – however you choose to go, there is no doubt you will enjoy your trip to our summer winery recommendations.
Seppeltsfield (Barossa Valley, South Australia)
You’d be hard pressed to find a must-visit winery list that leaves off this Australian classic. Once you arrive at this iconic winery, it’s not hard to see why – the lush green fields, European-inspired architecture and sprawling vineyards offer a rather luxurious wine trip experience.
Once you’ve toured the cellar door to taste some of the finest Barossa vintages on offer, enjoy a bottle of Seppeltsfield’s finest with a 5-course lunch at Fino restaurant.
Brokenwood Wines (Hunter Valley, New South Wales)
This wine institution is the largest complex in the Hunter Valley wine region, offering 1,400 square metres of unrivalled wine tasting joy.
From wine tasting ‘pods’ and a wine museum to a stunning outdoor terrace and new cellar door, Brokenwood is a wonderland for the true wine lover. All this wine exploring calls for a rest, which you can have at the winery’s two dining venues – Cru Bar + Pantry is ideal for casual eating, while The Wood Restaurant offers premium fine dining.
Cullen (Margaret River, Western Australia)
Holistic approaches to wine have never tasted so good thanks to Cullen. As one of Australia’s top wineries, this biodynamic vineyard makes some of the finest chardonnays and cabernets on offer.
If you want to appreciate the science behind winemaking, Cullen will provide you with excellent insight into the processes behind organic viticulture and the results it can produce. You can further explore the innovation created by Cullen through their carbon positive Wine Room, where over 90 per cent of the produce used in their dining menu is grown on the grounds of the Cullen estate.
Yering Station (Yarra Valley, Victoria)
Known for its Reserve shiraz viognier – which is regarded as one of the best in Australia – Yering Station is a must visit on any Yarra Valley wine trip.
Come to sample Yering’s powerful pinot noirs, chardonnays and that Reserve shiraz viognier, and stay to dine at the onsite restaurant. Featuring local produce and expansive views of the Yarra Ranges, this is a premium experience for fine wine lovers.
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