Australia Wine Tour
For all those wine aficionados, Australia wine tour will provide an excellent opportunity to soak your senses in scenic beauty as well as to enhance your knowledge on wine. A wine tour to Australia will prove to be very extensive and will take you to the various wine producing regions in the country which will enchant you with their beauty.
Though wine production in Australia is quite old, dating back to 1788, still it wasn’t till the last decade that the country came out and established itself in wine production. Australia now boasts to be the 4th largest wine exporter in the world, thanks to the climate which makes it apt for vine cultivation.
Both Australian wines and the regions where they are produced are sure to leave an impact on you when you go visiting. And those who prefer the big cities would be happy to know, that three of the country’s wine regions are located in short distances from Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.
If you are interested in undertaking a tour of Australia’s wine regions then read on to find out more about it.
Australia Wine Tour
There are around 14 wine producing regions in Australia.
New South Wales
Two of Australia’s premium wine regions fall under this area.
Located just two-hours away from Sydney, Hunter Valley is one of the best known wine regions. The weather here is warm with cool sea breezes and you should find it quite pleasant. A trip to this region will provide you with a chance of sipping some of the finest quality wines—Chardonnay, Semillon and Shiraz. Some other varieties of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc are also available here.
This is touted to be Australia’s first wine region to produce Chardonnay. The weather here is much cooler that Hunter Valley. Mudgee has more than 20 wineries and many small individual boutiques where you can see experts making wine and also sip on some of the finest wines.
There are five wine regions in South Australia.
This is located around an hour’s drive from Adelaide. Barossa Valley is one of Australia’s most famous wine regions. Many of the country’s largest wine companies have their roots in Barossa Valley. You can drive down from Adelaide and check out the various wineries located in this region. Some of the wines produced here are Chardonnay, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillon, Pinot Noir and Merlot.
This is very close to Barossa Valley and also two-hours’ drive from Adelaide. The place will enchant you with its natural surroundings and the wineries will provide you with a chance to savor some of the finest wines produced here.
The Adelaide Hills
The Adelaide Hills, along with Eden Valley, is the largest cool-climate wine growing region in Australia. It is located just half-an-hour’s drive from Adelaide and the place is full of lush green surroundings. A visit to the region’s wineries will not only enhance your knowledge about wine making but will also provide you with a chance to sip on some good quality wine.
McLaren Vale and Coonawarra, are the other two wine regions in South Australia which are a must visit on your itinerary of the country’s wine regions.
A visit to this region will take you closer to Australia’s three prominent wine regions, namely—Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula and Macedon Ranges. The tour to these wine regions will provide you with a chance to explore the numerous wineries and also taste some of the best wines produced here like the Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, etc.
The Pipers River/Tamar Valley region is a premium wine region. The weather here is cool and the region is hilly and full of greenery. Visit the wineries in this picturesque region and sip on some fine wines.
Margaret River, Pemberton and the Great Southern Region fall under this vast expanse of wine producing area. Good weather, scenic beauty and easy accessibility will make your trip memorable.
So pack your bags and be prepared to undertake Australia wine tour this holiday.
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