The definitive guide to Australian Wines
Publish Date: 15 Nov 2017
Authored by: Beautiful Accommodation
When exploring Australian wine regions, whether you’ve travelled from far or near, make a complete trip of it by staying a while in beautiful accommodation.
Our friends at Beautiful Accommodation have put together a collection of wine escapes that range from beach houses in coastal wine regions to vineyard cottages with spectacular views and cellar doors a mere stroll away.
Fully experience the wineries, vineyards and surrounding landscapes on your next Australian wine escape with the boutique accommodation ahead.
The High Country in Victoria covers a variety of wine destinations. If you enjoy your food as much as your wine, Casa Luna Gourmet Accommodation (pictured right) is a stop worth making near the Mediterranean-influenced King Valley. Slightly north towards Beechworth, find Serengale Vineyard Retreat, where you’ll spend your days in the sun-drenched pool in between vineyard hopping.
The Bellarine Peninsula, a sub-region of Geelong, is where coastline meets vines and fine dining. Set yourself up at Bonnie’s at Barwon, in the seaside town of Barwon Heads, before exploring Bellarine Peninsula wineries such as Oakdene and Leura Park Estate.
When it comes to iconic wine destinations in Victoria, you can’t go past the Mornington Peninsula. Stay as a group in Boneo at Howard’s Hill, or enjoy an ultra-luxe escape at Jackalope (pictured top) in Merricks North. On the Red Hill side of Shoreham you’ll find Hart’s Farm – an idyllic, romantic retreat that includes onsite cooking classes.
Further east is the less-trodden Victorian wine region of Gippsland, scattered with wineries and vineyard stays. Toms Cap Vineyard Retreat boasts an onsite winery and restaurant, and Basia Mille Vineyard Luxury Accommodation offers a European-style villa overlooking the lush green landscape.
With a clear passion for the gourmet, South Australia is made for a food and wine getaway.
If you’re landing in Adelaide, the Adelaide Hills is your closest wine region less than 40-minutes away. Stay in the boutique and elegant Retreat at Stirling (pictured right), or wake up in the architecturally striking Cladich Pavilions surrounded by native Australian bushland.
You’d be silly to leave out the historic wineries of the Barossa Valley when planning a wine getaway to South Australia. Stonewell Cottages and Vineyards is a lakeside, bluestone hideaway bursting with character, and you can indulge in the region's famous full-bodied reds from the comfort of your verandah.
Further south, toward the Fleurieu Peninsula, you’ll find McLaren Vale, with its mix of classic reds and Mediterranean drops suited to the climate. Stay in secluded architectural retreat McLaren Eye, or opt for an ocean view at Coral Sands Luxury Beach House. If you like the feeling of being looked after, book yourself the room at Mulberry Lodge Hosted Luxury Country Retreat.
Explore the banks of the Derwent River in southern Tasmania with a stay at Woodbridge on the Derwent (pictured below), a gourmet boutique hotel that will organise cellar door and farm gate tours for those with an appetite.
In the northern Tasmania region of the Tamar Valley, not far from Launceston, you’ll find plenty of wineries where you can swill and sip. Tamar River Apartments is perched up high with a view of undulating vineyards, or if you prefer something in town, Patersonia Cottage is a centrally located Launceston pad.
Browse the full collection of Australian Wine Getaways on Beautiful Accommodation.
Next article: Insider's guide to the Barossa Valley
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