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The best wineries around Australia for a weekend getaway

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When we think of wine, we may think of the enviable wine regions of Spain, France or even California. However, we often forget that the Australian wine regions are not only close to home, but have an abundance of wine, food and history to offer. In fact, we have more than 2,400 wineries in 65 wine regions around the country. From heritage vineyards that helped establish Australia‘s wine culture to contemporary cellar doors that boast incredible food and experiences, wineries make an excellent weekend getaways – no matter what state your in.

Here’s nine wineries across the Australian wine regions that are too good to miss.



South Australia

The Barossa Valley is one of the most famous Australian wine regions. However, no trip to the Barossa is complete without a visit to Seppeltsfield winery. The winery is one of the first in the state and is rich with an abundant history. From delectable food, to a cooperage, to an art gallery, the Seppeltsfield winery is bursting with activities, and of course, wine.

If you’re looking to amplify your trip to Seppeltsfield, for $149 you can experience the Centennial Cellar where you can taste their Para Vintage Tawny direct from barrel of your birth year.


Voyager Estate

Western Australia

Voyager Estate is an organic-focused winery nestled amid Western Australia’s Margaret River. Boasting a stunning scenery, incredible food, and a stunning venue, Voyager Estate is a popular stop for wine-lovers travelling to Western Australia – and it’s easy to see why.


Barristers Block

South Australia

Whilst the Barossa is usually where wine-lovers flock to when visiting South Australia, don’t neglect the state’s other wine regions or you might miss out on gems like Barristers Block.

Located in the Wrattonbully region, Barristers Block is set amongst lush, sprawling farmland and has an array of premium wines to enjoy in the serenity of the woodland.

If you’re looking to turn your winery visit into a staycation, Barristers Block has a suite of charming villas that you can stay in too.



New South Wales

The Hunter Valley in New South Wales boasts some of the most exquisite vineyards in the state and Tyrrell’s is no exception to this. With over 160 years of experience in winemaking, you’re bound to taste some of the region’s best wines here.

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Dominique Portet


Dominique Portet’s eponymous winery will transport all five of your senses to Europe with their delectable wines and stunning cellar door – reminiscent of a Spanish or French vineyard. Headed by a family with nine generations of winemaking all around the world, Dominique Portet gives the Australian wine regions a distinctly European feel with a fusion of culture, food and wine.

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Moorilla is one of Tasmania’s oldest wineries and is conveniently located on-site at the prestigious MONA art gallery – offering a fusion of wine, art and culture.

With boutique cool-climate wines to sip on, French-inspired cuisine and boutique accommodation just steps away from the gallery and winery – this is truly an all-in-one getaway destination.

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Brown Brothers


Brown Brothers is one of Australia’s leading family-owned winemakers with a national presence. However, if you ever find yourself in Milawa, Victoria, you must pay a visit to the Brown Family cellar door.

Here, you can try the array of wines under the Brown Brothers banner, including the world’s best sparkling wine – the Pirie Late Disgorged Sparkling 2011. The wine clinched the title for both ‘Wine of the Show’ and ‘Sparkling Wine of Show’ at the Global Fine Wine Challenge.

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Lowe Wines

New South Wales

Whilst wine-lovers may head to the Hunter Valley in New South Wales for a weekend getaway, Mudgee also boasts a number of excellent wineries including Lowe Wines.

Lowe Wines are a certified organic and biodynamic vineyard with a plethora of wine tasting, picnic and fine dining experiences available at their cellar door.


Sirromet Wines


Sirromet Wines sits amid the breathtaking landscape of Queensland’s Mount Cotton. Though the winery is more contemporary in comparison to other wineries on this list, they have collected a staggering 900 awards for their wines since opening in 2000.

At their cellar door, you can feast on delectable dishes in either a casual or fine dining setting. Otherwise, you can hit the outdoors for glamping and picnic experiences, or keep it simple with a wine tasting tour.

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