Many do not realize that grape vines are not native to Australia, and were in fact brought there by the British in 1788. Now, Australia produces some of the finest wines in the world, and a visit to one of these wineries is always a delight if you are in the country. With hundreds of vineyards to choose from, it can be difficult deciding where to go, so read on for OROGOLD’s list of some of the top Australian vineyards.
Voyager Estate Vineyard, Margaret River
Margaret River is one of the top wine-producing regions in Australia, and the Voyager Estate Vineyard manages to perfectly combine exceptional wines with the finest local produce. The whole estate has been inspired by Cape Dutch architecture, giving it a sophisticated and elegant feel, while the picturesque gardens provide an idyllic backdrop. OROGOLD recommends opting for the vine-to-table experience, where you will enjoy a tour of the estate followed by a wine tasting and a delicious lunch.
Morilla Estate, Tasmania
The Morilla Estate is a winery that focuses on a small but extremely high-quality output, putting more emphasis on the taste of the wine rather than the profits that it would make. It also has its very own art gallery situated right next to the vineyard, providing what is perhaps the finest cultural experience in Tasmania.
Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard and Cellar Door, Hunter Valley
Hunter Valley is another Australian region that is world-famous when it comes to its wine production, and the Audrey Wilkinson Vineyard is not only among the oldest wineries in the area, but it is also one of the most picturesque. The vineyard was established in 1866, and has a few wines that really do stand out. OROGOLD recommends trying the chardonnay, semillion and shiraz, as well as the intriguing Gewurztraminer.
Seppeltsfield, South Australia
Located in the Barossa Valley, Seppeltsfield dates all the way back to 1851, with the drive up to the estate lined by rows of majestic date palm trees. Seppeltsfield is an important vineyard to Australia, as it is the only winery in the world to release a 100-year-old single vintage wine each year which, of course, is always highly sought after. There is plenty to do at this vineyard, from visiting the cooperage to see the wine barrels being made to sampling German-style beer at the picnic grounds to taking a stroll around the heritage gardens. Seppeltsfield is also famous for its collection of Tawny Port, and OROGOLD highly recommends visiting the Seppeltsfield Centennial Cellar to try some Tawny that was made in your year of birth.
Australia is known for their fine wines, and visiting some of the country’s wineries is always a highlight for many travellers. Wineries can be found all over the country, so if you are planning a trip down under soon, do take some time to find out which ones are near you, as OROGOLD is sure that you will enjoy a day filled with exceptional wine and food.