Wine production is so big in Australia that if you were to spend a day in each of its wine regions, you'd be there for months. With that sort of popularity, Ultimate Winery Experiences of Australia (UWEA) narrows down the list to select premium Australian wineries, from Hunter Valley to the Adelaide Hills. UWEA eliminates the guesswork to ensure that wine lovers experience the best of the best down under. Here are some of the top spots.
Josef Chromy Wines
Set in Tasmania’s Tamar Valley near Launceston, this historic vineyard is consistently voted as one of Australia’s best. Sip on chardonnay in an old-fashioned tasting room and learn about the founder who helped pioneer Tasmania’s wines.
Penfolds Magill Estate
Just 15 minutes outside Adelaide, this winery showcases one of the earliest vineyards anywhere on the continent. Wander cellars filled with some of Australia’s most rarified wines and have an exclusive tasting of the vineyard's famous Grange wine.
The Lane Vineyard
Learn about this Adelaide winery's sustainably harvested wine in a rural setting. Dine on the region's finest produce while looking out over the hills, and enjoy a glass of cool and refreshing chardonnay or pinot gris.
Only a few minutes outside of Hobart, Moorilla Estate combines art and wine on its tours. Taste how Tasmania’s finest grapes are produced on the property, and wander the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), which shares the same riverfront setting.
Pinot noir and chardonnay are just two parts of this Victorian adventure, where olive groves crawl over rolling hills and historic mansions and their architectural styles provide windows into the past.
Barossa Valley's Seppeltsfield winery is the world’s only winery to consistently release a 100-year-old vintage. Learn the story behind this legendary tradition on the Seppeltsfield centenary tour.
This Western Australia winery is known for its blend of fine wine and the arts. Head to Margaret River to try food pairings, catch a summer concert, and view more than 100 contemporary artworks in the winery's gallery.
De Bortoli Estate
An hour northeast of Melbourne in the Yarra Valley, De Bortoli matches cheeses from its cheese shop with its wines during private tastings. Be sure to try the standout Noble One Botrytis Semillon.
Jacob's Creek Visitor Centre
Set in Barossa Valley, Jacob's Creek offers samples, tastings, an interpretive gallery, a restaurant, and walking and cycling tours, as well as general panoramic views of the region's beauty.
This winery's South African Cape Dutch style and welcoming antique atmosphere delight visitors, while its underground barrel cellar mixed wine flights are sure to impress. About three hours south of Perth, this Margaret River winery serves as a prime getaway.
A Hunter Valley staple, this vineyard has been around since Wilkinson planted the first vines himself in 1866. You'll find the establishment's ever-popular Semillon and even a wine-making museum to wander through after visiting the cellar.
This family-owned spot in McLaren Vale features red wines, a charming 19th-century structure, the chic d'Arry's Verandah restaurant, and views of hills for miles.