Wednesday, July 14, 2021

10 wine experiences you must try in Australia


Wine tourism has been a big thing in Australia for years. New wine regions emerge all the time and with it new experiences. Here are a few from across the country that may have escaped your attention and certainly worth a try.

1. Yarra Valley wine, bubbles and gin tour! (Melbourne, Victoria)

Ranked #2 on the Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best Wine Experiences in the World list this year, this experience is renowned for its cellar doors and gourmet produce. The four venue intimate tour will allow alcohol enthusiasts to sip on some of the most premium and vintage wines, beers and ciders. A quick stopover will be made at Healesville village with numerous food joints offering a variety of lunch options guaranteed to whet your appetite. 

2. Margaret River Small-Group Full-Day Wine & Food Tour (Perth, Western Australia) 

Another Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best winner -- ranked #3 Wine Experience in the World, this experience consists of a full day guided tour that offers a private atmosphere, food tastings, 2-course lunch and round-trip transportation. After a meat-wine pairing session, sample the region’s locally produced coffee and homemade chocolate bars while learning about the famous wine and agricultural production methods and history. 

3. Barossa Valley Highlights from Barossa Valley Including Wine and Cheese Tasting (Adelaide, South Australia) 

Travellers will get to sample a variety of regional wines with wine tastings at SeppeItsfield, Dell’uva Wines, Chateau Tanunda and Z Wine. Indulge in an all-inclusive delicious winery lunch alongside the spectacular view from Mengler Hill before visiting the local produce at the Barossa Valley Cheese Company. 

4. Day Trip with Chef-Led Hunter Valley Gourmet Food and Wine from Sydney (Sydney, New South Wales) 


This experience made it to the Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best Food Experience list. Ranked #9 in the world, go on a full-day food and wine tour to Hunter Valley, personally led by a professional chef. Perfect for those who want to get a true taste of the region’s world-renowned food scene, paired with stunning wines and embrace the culinary culture of local specialties such as kangaroo dishes and fresh catches from the Sydney Fish Market. 

5. Deluxe Winery Tour to Tamborine Mountain (Brisbane, Queensland) 


Famous for its award-winning wineries, the Tamborine Mountain area is located just outside the city limits and is a gorgeous year-round destination for travellers of all ages. On this exclusive tour, spend a day visiting wineries, distilleries, a brewery, and a cheese shop to sample the local bounties. A 2-course gourmet lunch, bottled water and snacks are also inclusive of the package.

6. Tamar Valley Wine Tour With Lunch (Tamar Valley, Tasmania) 


Besides producing one of Australia’s best-selling yoghurts, Tamar Valley houses more than 20 chateaus across its beautiful region and is home to multiple small pretty villages along the Tamar River. Wine lovers can get to explore the magnificent wineries around the valley, accompanied by scenic views and wine tasting sessions at four exclusive spots. 

7. Stone House Wine Bar & Kitchen (Darwin, Northern Territory) 


Situated right in the heart of Darwin, Stone House Bar & Kitchen is a must-go for a full local wine experience. Their signature collection of wines are sourced from all around the world, and they even have a personal wine garden out at the back of the restaurant. Staff are also friendly and knowledgeable, making sure that wine tastings are palatable yet educational. 

8. Swan Valley River Cruise and Vineyard Experience: Best of Both Worlds (Perth, Western Australia) 


Hop on the Swan River Cruise and indulge in an artisanal selection of wine and cheese served on board, as you make your way through to Swan Valley. This full-day combo tour includes a visit to three wineries for lunch, wine tastings, vineyard tours, and even a boutique beer brewery before making a stop for locally made chocolates and truffles. 

9. Mclaren Vale Luxury Full Day Small Group Wine Tour (Adelaide, South Australia)


Experience the one and only Mclaren Vale on a personalised intimate tour led by local experts who live there. Travel to the world-class food and wine region in a Mercedes-Benz with no more than seven other guests, and enjoy wine tastings at five wineries of your group’s preferred choice. A local specialty lunch is inclusive of this luxurious tour. 

10. Hinterland Heritage Full Day Wine Tour (Gold Coast, Queensland) 


Visit venues that capture the grandeur of Queensland’s colonial past and enjoy their homemade plonks at three different wineries. One of them is a family owned estate popular for weddings. The unique highlight of this tour includes a stopover at an Alpaca farm where travellers can get to feed and walk an Alpaca through lush Vineyard grounds.


Source: TripAdvisor

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