On the Wine Trail: Where to Find the Best Drops

On the Wine Trail: Where to Find the Best Drops

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When it comes to the perfect drop, there’s no denying Australia is home to some of the best wine producing regions in the world. With so many varietals and a growing wine scene across the country, we’ve put together the ultimate selection of Australia’s best wineries and cellar doors to explore on your next holiday.

Australia’s climate guarantees that the wine is at premium quality year round, so whether you’re seeking some cool climate fun or wishing for summer days soaking up the rays, the choice is yours when setting off on your own wine tour.

Orange, New South Wales

The cool climate, altitude, soil structure and topography of the Central Tablelands are the key ingredients that make wines from Orange in Central NSW so special. With a wide range of vineyards and breweries, you’ll find top quality drops at Angullong, De Salis, Phillip Shaw and Ross Hill. For lovers of Chardonnay, Printhie Winery is a must for the citrus and stone fruit aromas.

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Barossa Valley, South Australia

With more than 80 cellar doors and 150 wineries, there are no surprises as to why the Barossa Valley is dubbed South Australia’s wine capital. Known for ‘liquid sunshine’, the fortified wine from the Barossa Valley is some of Australia’s best. The household name in bottle stores, Jacob’s Creek offer a vast array of flavours and blends. You can’t leave this region without sitting back with a glass of the Heritage Listed Penfolds Grange red.

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Margaret River, Western Australia

Famous for Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, Margaret River’s many micro climates ensure that it produces a wine like no other on the planet. Voyager Estate claims that their range of wine has no hero and no poor cousin but simply offers six humble varieties that showcase classic flavours. Top it off with a meal from the award winning restaurant, and you will be in culinary heaven.

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King Valley, Victoria

The untouched mountain ranges and fertile rolling landscapes of Victoria’s High Country not only make for picture perfect viewing but also top quality grape growing. Take a trip to Milawa Vineyard and get your hands on the famous flavours of the Brown Brothers, with the Shiraz, Mondeuse and Cabernet blend an absolute must. Get your hand around a glass of Prosecco at Dal Zotto winery, with a unique blend of Australian and Italian culture that will not disappoint.

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Tamar Valley, Tasmania

With mild summers, cool winters and long autumn days, Tasmania’s full-flavoured grape ripening is what sets the Pinot Noir and sparkling wine apart in the apple isle. Jansz vineyard has redefined the genre of sparkling wine, blending traditional methods with a contemporary craft approach, to produce intense yet delicate and refined flavours.

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