Australia’s best winery experiences

by Brittany Wheeler

Australia is blessed to be dotted with world-class wine regions just waiting to be sipped, swilled and savoured! Producing over a billion litres of wine a year, it comes with no surprise that there’s an overwhelming amount of wineries producing exceptionable drops and offering exceptionable experiences for visitors. So how will you possibly choose, you might ask? To help you narrow the search, we’ve done the hard yards and curated a list of Australia’s best winery experiences. Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or a complete novice, you’re in for a real treat.

D'Arenberg Cube Winery, McLaren Vale
McLaren Vale: Wine blending class and degustation with wine at d’Arenberg

A trip to the McLaren Vale isn’t complete without visiting the famous d’Arenberg. Experience the winery in style with a 90 minute wine blending class followed by an 8 course degustation with carefully matched wines.

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Dining room at Mona
Hobart: Posh-As MONA Art and Wine Day

Indulge in a day of decadence at Morilla Estate. This experience complete with express ferry transfers, admission to MONA, a private tour of the vineyard and winery, fine wine tasting, two course lunch with matched wines and a bottle of wine to take home. Your taste buds will be dancing with joy!

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Chauffeur winery tour
Yarra Valley: Luxury Chauffeured Yarra Valley Wine Tour with Lunch

Departing Melbourne, you will be picked up by a private driver and be chauffeured around the exquisite Yarra Valley for the day. Rated five stars by our customers, this experience includes a guided tour and private tasting at Chandon, a two course lunch with a glass of wine, a cheese tasting platter and wine tastings along the way.

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Seaplane winery tour, Perth to Margaret River
Margaret River: Seaplane Tour with Wine Tasting and Lunch

Travel in style from Perth to the Margaret River, drinking in the contrasting views of the city, coastline and countryside in a seaplane. Following your 60 minute flight, you will embark on a five hour tour around the region, tasting the local flavours and meeting the winemakers along the way.

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Penfolds Winery tasting room, South Australia
Adelaide: Ultimate Penfolds Experience including a Grange Tasting

Head to the home of Australia’s most revered wine, Penfolds Grange, for a fascinating behind the scenes tour. After discovering Dr Penfold’s original family home and exploring the vines, underground tunnels and cellars, you will be treated to a tutored tasting of six Penfolds Super Premium wines, including the iconic grange, served alongside a platter of regional cheeses.

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Margan Wines restaurant, Hunter Valley
Hunter Valley: Winery Tour with Tasting and 5 Course Degustation

Be escorted around one of the Hunter Valley’s most prestigious vineyards, Margan Wines, before indulge your palate in a wine tasting and five course degustation lunch showcasing seasonal, estate-grown produce.

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Rolls Royce private winery tour
Southern Tasmania: Rolls Royce Winery Tour from Hobart

Uncover the magnificent flavours of Southern Tasmania in a luxurious Rolls Royce. Departing Hobart, this full day wine tour is completely customisable to suit your tastes and will see you visit up to five wineries. Gin and whisky distilleries, cheese and chocolate stops can also be accommodated.

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Helicopter winery tour Brisbane
Brisbane: Luxury Helicopter Flight and Winery Tour

If you enjoy being a little bit extra, look no further than this helicopter flight to the award-winning Sirromet Winery or Ocean View Estate. Upon arrival you will be greeted and taken on a guided tour of the grounds, before being treated to some of their superb drops.

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Swan Valley wine cruise tour from Perth
Swan Valley: Perth wine cruise with tastings and winery lunch

Spend a relaxing day exploring the sights and delights of the Swan Valley on board a wine cruise. Departing Perth, this tour will take you to a variety of venues to sample locally produced wine, cheese and more.

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Convertible winery tour Melbourne, Yarra Valley
Yarra Valley: Winery Tasting Tour in a Chevrolet Convertible

Travel the winding hills of the Yarra Ranges in a classic Chevrolet convertible and stop in at a number of smaller, family owned wineries. You’ll also have the option to visit a brewery and chocolate producer along the way. Enjoy the breeze flowing freely through your hair as you soak in the stunning scenery.

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Urban Winery Sydney grape harvest and stomping
Sydney: Harvest grape stomping with bottle of wine

Kick off your shoes and get ready for some old-fashion grape stomping! Head to Sydney’s Urban Winery during their annual March harvest and play a part in the winemaking process as you help to extract grape juice with your feet. Sample wines directly from the barrels and leave with a souvenir bottle of wine.

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