5 Most Amazing Aussie Destinations for Wine Lovers

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5 Most Amazing Aussie Destinations for Wine Lovers

The wine has been perceived by many as something that only the rich can afford to fully experience. But that is far from the truth and many vineyards opened their doors to visitors and the public. One of the most famous destinations for wine lovers is Australia with its many exquisite wineries all over the continent. What follows are 5 most amazing Aussie destinations for wine lovers.

Namely, Chardonnay and Shiraz are the most popular wines here, although the country is successful in producing Cabernet and Pinot Noir. But other varieties also do well here thanks to the diverse climate Australia is famous for. So, here are the most amazing Aussie destinations for wine lovers in the Land Down Under ideal for every budget.    

1. Margaret River

5 Most Amazing Aussie Destinations for Wine Lovers

The Mediterranean climate of Margaret River has helped this region to produce award-winning Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. If you are looking for a casual drink, then the Common Bistro is an ideal spot to enjoy a quiet afternoon. On the other hand, Cape Mentelle tours will teach you about food and wine pairing and show winemaking secrets.

Margaret River Farmers’ Market is for many the best way to start your day. This is a unique opportunity to find out more about the food and get information on the best wineries in the area. If you find yourself here in November, then you should definitely visit Margaret River Gourmet Escape and experience a full-blown festivity.

2. Yarra Valley

5 Most Amazing Aussie Destinations for Wine Lovers

Near Melbourne, Yarra Valley offers more than 80 wineries which range from family-owned businesses to large estates. Aromatic Pinot Noir and sparkling wines are the most popular here, although Chardonnay, Cabernet, and Shiraz should also find their way on your list. Wine sipping at Coldstream Hills, Yarra Yering and Rochford Wines will give you the best idea of the taste of the region.

You will find all sorts of dining options here, from creative cuisine at Oakridge Wines to taste-exploding desserts at Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery. Besides wine, you can also try some of the brews crafted locally like Napoleone Brewery & Ciderhouse. If you like wine festivals then come here in April and August when the Yarra Valley Food and Wine Festival and Yarra Valley Wine Show, respectively, take place.    

3. Barossa Valley

5 Most Amazing Aussie Destinations for Wine Lovers

Barossa Valley is a world-renowned region for amazing cellar doors, gorgeous vineyards, and delightful dining. Wines here are can be more than 150 years old and the most famous one, Shiraz, is unique, spicy and rich to the palate. If you want to try something novel, go for Southern Rhone wines which are made from Mourvedre, Syrah and Grenache grapes and will definitely incite your taste buds.

Probably the most thrilling way to experience natural beauties of this area is with a bottle of delicate Cabernet or citrusy Riesling from the Eden Valley. You can enjoy some organic cuisine at the Hentley Farm which uses produces from its garden. Peter Lehmann Wines has a nice outdoor setting for wine tasting while you shouldn’t be left out an award-winning Penfolds for the chance to try celebrated Australian wines.

4. Hunter Valley

5 Most Amazing Aussie Destinations for Wine Lovers

If you always wanted to try the top quality Semillon than Hunter Valley is the region to explore. Since this is a huge area, booking a stay at one of the available lodgings like Unwind Hunter Valley accommodation will help you cover more ground. Besides Semillon, Chardonnay and Shiraz this region is famous for, you will have plenty of landscape to explore.

Hunter Valley is perfect for hiking and bird watching thanks to the Barrington Mountain Range and lavish scenery. The cuisine in the area is an excellent way to fully experience the signature wines of the region. Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival is a perfect way to meet all the wines and gourmet food in one place during May and June. However, Tyrrell’s Wines organize food market every month and you can try grape stomping at Hunter Valley Resort and even do some barrel rolling.

5. Tamar Valley

5 Most Amazing Aussie Destinations for Wine Lovers-wine

Tasmania may be a young producer of wine, but some of the higher-quality ones in Australia come from its Tamar Valley. This area is near Launceston city and therefore it is easily accessible even if you are in Tasmania for other reason besides the wine. Tamar Valley is firstly recognized for its fruity Riesling and light-bodied Pinot Noir with cherry and apple flavour.

There are more than 30 wineries here, but if you want to try some fine sprinkling wine then Jansz Tasmania Wine Room is a perfect place to start. Wine and cheese like to mix together, so make sure to visit Goaty Hills for a relaxing break and excellent food experience. If you find yourself here in spring, stop by Hillwood Berry Farm and pick your own strawberries, raspberries, and loganberries.    


Once in Australia, you will become overwhelmed by its warmth, rich offer, and astonishing nature. However, travelling there is also the perfect opportunity to try the most amazing Aussie wines and visit magnificent vineyards. Without a doubt, this is a must-go-to destination for wine lovers that will help you broaden your knowledge and have a unique experience.


Nina is a lifestyle blogger, yoga aficionado and a travel enthusiast with a distinctive taste for home decor.

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