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Australia's Best Destinations For Wine Lovers


Australian wines are equal to those produced in other parts of the world. Australia is the fourth largest producer of wines and almost every country imports Australian wines. Australia has always been travellers favourite, it could also hold true for wine lovers. Wherever you go in Australia, you can find few wineries in nearby region.


Hunter Valley, New South Wales


It is the oldest wine producing region in Australia. Region is divided by Hunter River into Lower and Upper Hunter. Harvest season for the region is from January to March but cellar doors are open all year around for the wine lovers. To start your tour, visit Cessnock Information Centre. It provides all the information on wineries in the region and can book various activities for you Semillon, Chardonnay, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon are few of the local produces.


Barossa Valley, South Australia


It is one-hour drive from Adelaide, which was settled by 25 German Families around 160 years ago. You can easily see the influence of German style in the architecture. More than 50 wineries produce both red and white wines. You could easily spend days wandering the valley. Barossa produce one of the best wines in the Australia. Visit the valley during Barossa Vintage Festival to enjoy local food and amazing wines. The festival begins on Easter Monday of every odd year Best way to enjoy Barossa would be to book an accommodation and spend some time exploring various wineries.


Yarra Valley, Victoria


Yarra Valley is known for wonderful hiking trails and bushwalking in the lush green forest. In the Northeast of Melbourne, Dandenongs and the Great Dividing Range surround the Yarra Valley. The region is almost perfect for producing great wine. Area has won several international awards for producing best wine since 1889. You have more than 30 wineries to explore in the valley. Restaurants in the region offer samples of local produce for visitors to taste with their amazing food. Other than wine tasting you can also go to National Parks like Doongalla Reserve for more adventure.


Margret River, Western Australia


Wine is as good as the cuisine of Margret River region. Its Mediterranean climate is perfect for maturing wine. You can find amazing gourmet dining and accommodation in the region and many of them have their cellar doors open for thirsty travellers. As the river is close to beaches, you could also engage in water sports. You can also go for bushwalk in the National Parks to enjoy the wildlife around the Margret River.


Clare Valley, South Australia


In 1842, the first vines were planted in the region and since then it has produced great wine, which has been appreciated almost all over the world. Due to elevation of 400 to 500 meters and cool climate, area is perfectly suitable for Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. You can also visit the historic towns Mintaro, Watervale, Auburn and Clarefor more attractions. You can arrange private tour guide, if you want to learn more about the wines in the region.

With so many wine producing region, wine lovers would have so many things that it would require Austrailian visa for long duration. It would wise to do that so you do not miss good wine.