The vast surroundings of Australia are a home to some of the best wines out there in the world. If you are thinking about visiting Australia or you are lucky to already be here, you should definitely leave some time in your schedule for going on a wine tour.
The hospitable locals will make your tours pleasant and you will learn a lot about cultivating various types of grapes and how wine is produced. There are a lot of hidden places all over Australia that are really gems you need to discover. The ambience of places will leave you speechless as you cheer to the locals.
What you should definitely visit is Chateau Tanunda which is one of the most significant wineries in the area called Barossa Valley. There are as much as 100ha of vineyards out there you could explore. The wine they produce is made from hand-picked grapes which are not altered in any way – they do not filter it. The building itself will be amazing to those who are keen on architecture and the large fields will be great for those who seek unwinding in peaceful green surroundings. If you are looking for some 100-year-old wines, stop here and enjoy the vast offer and listen to the stories about their making.
You cannot visit Australia without tasting its most famous wine – Jacobs’s creek that is exported to as many as 60 countries all over the world. The well-known wine was originally made by an immigrant from Bavaria who used his all skills and love for wine producing to create one of the most remarkable drinks today. If you opt for visiting this winery you will have the honour to listen to the staff speaking about the history of wine and advise you which ones you should taste as you stroll along the breath-taking vineyards. This is the place where grapes are picked during the coldest part of the night to get the best quality, and if you are lucky you may experience that too! However, if you cannot make it to the winery, you can always find it at the nearest bottle shops in Sydney. If you want to get a glimpse of Australia, the thing you need to take with you as a souvenir is Jacob’s Creek wine.
Bird in Hand
The Nugent family established Bird in hand, a famous place for wine connoisseurs. The picturesque property will suite any nature lover’s taste as the wine will tickle their palates. If you are visiting Adelaide, this is your most important stop. The staff are really friendly and well-informed and do not hesitate to ask them anything about the history of wines in the region. This place is also available for throwing wedding ceremonies, and if you are looking for the most convenient one think about this romantic sight where your guests can enjoy the vineyards and taste some delicious wines.
Cullen Wines Estate, Margaret River
There is a place where you can enjoy both marvellous beaches and surf while going on a wine tour – Margaret River. There is a cosy winery called Cullen Wines Estate with a great atmosphere for anyone willing to learn something more about wine. You can book a table at the restaurant at this estate and enjoy the beautiful surroundings, the green fields and the near beach as you taste some of the most delicious Australian wines. This place is also perfect for an all-day trip, as you can go swimming at the beach and later unwind and pamper yourself with a glass of splendid wine.
Australia is a land of wine. In order to understand the culture of locals and explore some of the most beautiful sights in the country you should go on a wine tour to indulge yourself in extraordinary wines. However, if you cannot make it, you can always buy some. But, do not forget, wine is a symbol of Australia and a bottle of it is the best gift you can give to someone once you return home!