Wine lovers would certainly be excited when travel to Australia. There are so many well know award winning vineyards in the region. It is even more perfect for Wine & Dine Experience in Australia 2022 that you can dine on the spot, enjoying the view, weather and sipping variety of tasting platter along the time.
I am sure many of you wine lovers are pretty much expose to new world wine especially those wine from Australia. Not only that, as wine and dine had becoming big in the past few years where vineyard operator is attracting great talents to join their industry expansion to give wine lovers more options by spending more time and enjoy the nature of surroundings.
I have been enjoying a lot of wines from Australia on my last visit along with dropping by some of the vineyard that I like, which is also I miss out such road trip journey during my study time.
Since we are able to fly right now, we can certainly explore further with Sedunia Travel on their Australia destination for both Free and Easy or planned trip.
Lets start off with Melbourne, the place where I spend 3 years there during my University days. No doubt, in this region, there are a few famous vineyard that produces pretty awesome wine depending on which area.
Lets breakdown Vineyard region in Melbourne are as below:
- Yarra Valley
- Mornington Peninsular
- Paringa estate
Yarra Valley in VIctoria is one of the famous region that produce quite good wines with some that I have visited in the pass. Of course there are a few which is currently quite well known among food hungers are like :
Ezard at Lavente hills is famous as wine and dine locations as they have pretty awesome view, with wooden industrial interior that attracted many people around the region. It is a all-day bistro, and you can opt in for their five- or eight-course degustation menus. If you are up for their ultimate luxury experience, you can sign up for the helicopter transfer.
The Stable Stones :is another restaurant that you would not want to miss. Vintage Victorian era interior with plants that surely will make your dining experience pleasant. Instragarammer will definitely in love with every conner of picturous style. Ingredients are fresh and focus with robust flavours.
Yeering Stations is also another of my favourite vineyard in the area. In love with the classic red brick architecture which feels pleasant and relaxing. Slowly strolling around the area is indeed a perfect place to be during autumm or spring.
In their current offerings, they have 2-3 cours menu available. If not then you can enjoy at their celler with their tasting flights. I am in for their limited edition wine which is only available in their vineyard.
Other well known restaurant dining:
- Fondata since 1872 : Classic Italian with wood fire
- Bianchet is a French-styled bistro that offers bold flavours
Other famous vineyard to visit
- Domaine Chandon
- Helen & Joey
- Hubert estate
- De bortoli since 1928 – with Noble One Wine Winner
- TaraWara Estate
South Australian Wine
Lets move to another famous region for wine which the produce and brands is no stranger to many of us.
Sits in Adelaide or known as the South Australian wine region is The Barossa Valley. One of a world class region that produces Australias most award-winning wine. They are also known as one of the wine capital in the world that just sits 20 mins away from Adelaide town. Dividing them into 2 region is Barrosa Valley & Adelaide Hills.
The first nearest to the city will be Penfolds Magil Estate.
Wine lovers can enjoy their experience thru their entire collections in the historic tunnel and they are famous for their Magill Estate Kitchen that serve brunch, lunch or even dinner with Chef Scott Huggins that uses local produces to prep its dishes. Enjoying your dining experience by overlooking vineyard and city views is just relaxing.Picture credit to winepath
Next one of my favourite wine from its produce of white for 2019/2020 is Jacobs Creek Vineyard also at Barossa Valley wine and dine at their Our Table Restaurant.
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Other than the 2 famous wine brands that most of you are familiar with then for wine and dine in Adelaide, you can drive to Seppeltfields . Offering one of the best wine and dine with perfect view that overlook the entire vineyard. Menu design is base on “Discovery Experience” which is actually base on seasonal ingredients.
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Another in the list would be Coriole Vineyards and Gather Restaurant is one of the best restaurant in Mclaren Vale, famous for their winter produce ingredients. Offering 5-7 course tasting menu
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Maybe if you are in for something adventurous then might want to consider this latest hype in the region is this D’Arenberg is one of the coolest and most modern Mclaren Vale wineries with food. Greeted with its entry of huge rubic cube which is also their wine tasting area. With an option of different dining experience from outdoor to indoor seating. The Cube is actually part museum, part wine/food tasting, and part video/sensory experiences
For Vineyard experience and some of it are award wining vineyard.
- Langmeil winery
- Yalumba – Barossa Valley
Lets move up north which is the capital city of the country. Sydney / Canberra is know as a region of (New South Wales – NSW)
Little did I know that they are actually the birth place of Australian wine – the world-famous Hunter Valley is one of country’s oldest wine producing regions with vines first planted in the area as early as the 1820s.
There are a few Restaurants that is considerably worth to explore are :
Esca Bimbadgen Restaurant
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One of the Hunter Valley’s most popular restaurant at one of the most sought after vineyards is Esca at Bimbadgen Winery. Love the architecturally from its vineyard entrance to the restaurant that filled with large glass windows. Enjoying wine and overlooking the vineyards. Esca is offering refined modern European and Australian inspired meals.
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Moving to NSW Central West is one of a vineyard that is worth to explore. Putting biodamic and organic approach into its dining experience is a worthy place to be in the list with its offering of country food and wine experience . A place filled with Luxury offerings of its natural surrounds and with its famous sunset view is, The Zin House in Mudgee. A menu of back to basic classics that are all about the quality and sustainability.,
Centennial Vineyards Restaurant is located only a stone’s throw away from the township of Bowral in NSW’s scenic Southern Highlands. Putting its local best fresh produce with modern approach to the table while pair with their award winning wines. The vineyard has produced many award-winning wines and is full of country character and charm.
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Looking to take a break from your city live, then can head to Cupitts Kitchen as they are home of one of the best long lunches on the South Coast, or opt in a night in the vineyard, a country style stay while enjoying its modern English-French Cuisine from Cupitts Kitchen at Cupitts Winery in the seaside township of Ulladulla.
Other vineyard in the region:
- Dryridge estate – Blue Moutain
- Audrey Wilkinson – hunter valley, NSW
- Mount Majura
Perth : (WA)
Let swing to the other side of the region. Perth. A region that is also produces amazing wine especially my personal favourite region is Margaret River. It is also divided into 2 region as I know.
To enjoy great wine and nearest to the city of Perth is Swan Valley. Discover that chef of Rohan Park’s is nominated one of the best new chef 2023 at its helm at Old Youngs Kitchen is the latest hype that you must dine if you are in the area. Operating just right next to Old Young’s Distillery. Chef is working with native Australian ingredients to create a tight selection of contemporary share-style dishes.
Standalford Bar & Restaurant
Another Vineyard restaurant that is a worthy visit is this Sandalford Bar and Restaurant with dishes crossed between modern Australian and Euriopean that sits in one of the best winery produces is Sandalford Winery as a wine maker more than 180 years old.
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Vasse Felix is one of the olders vineyards in Margaret reviver that started since 1967. With their kitchen is helm by Chef Brendan Pratt. Putting onto table with Australian fare with Japanese technique which is pretty unique along serving with its unique beautiful pottery from local master potter Ian Beniston.
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Leeuwin Estate is know for its art series wine with its alfresco dining that overlooking the entire vineyard, that is lead by Chef Dan Gedge that focos on local and regional delicacies.
Other vineyard to visit.
- Swan Valley
- Lancaster Wine
- Margaret River
- Cape Mentelle
Lets set our wings and move all the way down south to the coldest island in Australia which is Tasmania :
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One of a highly recommended restaurant is in this island this Josef Chromy cellar door and restaurant. Sitting on the top of the hill that ovelrook stunning vine-clad hills, using local ingredients to pair with its wine.
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As for Tasmania’s most awarded wines, Frogmore Creek makes the most of its cool climate location and picturesque views. Dine alfresco on the balcony overlooking the paddocks and vines. Enjoying meanls from the kitchen with seasonal vegetables, freshly caught seafood and locally sourced meats.
Goaty Hill Wines
Marrying fine food with fine wine is a skill that the team at Goaty Hill Wines have mastered. Just something simple by nibbling and sipping through afternoon away on the lush grounds that make them one of the most in Tassie.. Featuring their local produce and especially cheeses are the best pairing with Goaty Hill wines.
Other vineyards that you can explore further:
- PuddleDuck Vineyard
- Pipers Brook – know as one of the best vinearies area
There are a few ways to plan your trip here or even if you are too lazy, you can engage Sedunia Travels to join their planned trip. From Free and easy to planned tours. Really depends your cup of tea, sightseeing, nature, adventure they have it all under one roof, or even flight bookings.