South Australia is known as the “wine state”. It produces more than 70 per cent of Australia’s wine. Output rivals the world’s best: robust, full-bodied reds, crisp chardonnays, fruity frontignacs and twinkling methode champenoises. There are more than 50 wineries in the Barossa Valley alone, nestling alongside villages like Bethany, a German settlement founded by Lutherans in 1842 and mapped out along Prussian lines.
The National Wine Centre provides visitors with the opportunity to enjoy wine and winemaking from the ground up. The interactive Wine Discovery Journey and Exhibition is ideal for wine novices and connoisseurs alike!
No visitor to Adelaide should leave without visiting the Barossa Valley, an hour’s drive away in the hills to the north-east. On a day-trip from Adelaide, visitors can choose to travel in anything from a mini-bus to a 1955 stretch Chevrolet.
Victoria is Famous for it’s Pinot, The Hunter Valley – North of Sydney is a Shiraz lover’s heaven, WA’s Margaret River produces Sauvignon Blanc to rival the Kiwis and that just scratches the surface. There are so many great wine regions in every state of Australia that food and wine lovers will be staggered by thier choices.
Melbourne is surrounded on all sides with the Mornington and Bellarine peninsulas, the Yarra Valley, Heathcote and the King Valley, all within easy driving distance.
You would need months to visit the more than 100 cellar doors in Margaret River – south of Perth in W.A.
NSW has the Hunter Valley, Mudgee and Riverina areas.
Qld has the region around Stanthorpe and Tasmania is famous for cool climate varieties such as Pinot Noir and Sauv Blanc.
Our industry is young in world terms but sophisticated and quality driven so your discoveries will be very special.