The definitive guide to Australian Wines
The best way to get to know a wine brand is to visit its cellar door, which is no longer simply about sampling wine. Think vineyard tours, barrel room tastings, food-matched wine flights, chats with the winemaker and dining options that span everything from picnics to degustations. The 34 wineries in this guide present enticing getaway options. Whether they are close to home or involve a flight and a drive, we hope you find plenty of ideas in here to inspire your next wine adventure.
Head to the isolated and highly rated wineries of Western Australia's Margaret River and Geographe regions.
Get your fix of much-loved South Australian wines in the Barossa and Clare Valleys.
Go on a tour through Victoria's popular Yarra Valley wine region, with a wealth of top cellar doors.
Head into the Adelaide Hills, continue to McLaren Vale and even jump across to beautiful Kangaroo Island with these cellar doors.
Explore cellar doors on either side of the Bass Strait in Geelong, Mornington Peninsula and Tasmania.
Discover cellar doors across New South Wales and further afield to the Tamborine Mountain in Gold Coast's hinterland.
Take a trip to cellar doors in Swan Valley and Perth Hills.
Explore cellar doors in Nagambie, Yea Valley and Rutherglen.
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