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Wine tasting in the Granite Belt wine region in Queensland

Wine tasting in the Granite Belt wine region in Queensland

Eden Road Wines
Krinklewood Biodynamic Vineyard, Hunter Valley
Lowe Wines, Mudgee, NSW
Sunrise over the vines © Hunter Valley Wine Country Tourism


Many VisitVineyards.com subscribers are frequent visitors to Australia's fabulous wine and food regions, so who better than to provide some inside info on must-visits and things to do?

Here's a selection of subscriber suggestions for NSW (including the Canberra region) and Queensland.

ACT: Murrumbateman

A must-do in the  Murrumbateman region – Eden Road Wines (great chardonnay and shiraz).
           Julianne C, of Glebe, NSW

More on the Canberra wine region by wine travel writer Winsor Dobbin »

A sommelier's wine tour around Canberra, by wine writer, sommelier and winemaker Rocco Esposito »

NSW: Broke-Fordwich,  Hunter Valley

When going to big wine regions, eg the Hunter Valley, try to visit the smaller, less known wineries. Generally you get better attention from staff, they are more knowledgeable about the wines and the region and are more friendly.

Smaller regions within regions are worth visiting, ie the Broke Fordwich area in the Hunter Valley, it's the only place we go now when heading to the Hunter, wineries are smaller, friendlier and the wines are nicer.
           Melissa B, of Rydalmere, NSW

NSW: Hunter Valley

A private tasting in the beautiful gardens of Krinklewood Biodynamic Vineyard is a MUST in the Hunter!! You will feel like part of the family! But you have to book ahead!!!

We always recomment a visit to Tamburlaine. The reason we joined (their club) was because of the very friendly and very professional experience visiting the winery, and as a member you get really excellent service if you organise a private visit, eg with friends.

NSW: Mudgee

Di Lusso Estate for wine tasting + lunch + tastings of extra virgin olive oil and fresh figs
          Julianne C, of Glebe, NSW

Lowe Wines for a complete 'wine tourism' experience and environmental friendliness          

NSW: Central Coast

Visit Tizzana Winery at Ebenezer NSW also Talai Estate at Maroota NSW, both on the Hawkesbury River
          Mary M, of North Richmond, NSW

NSW: Tumbaruma

Tumbarumba region – Courabyra Wines (fantastic sparklings)
          Julianne C, of Glebe, NSW

Qld: Stanthorpe


Go to Stanthorpe, centre of the Granite Belt. Best for a (long) weekend – great scenery and the wines are getting better and better. Fabulous in winter if you want a break from the coastal Queensland climate, and for the log fire experience! (or in summer to get away from the humidity).

More on the Granite Belt's 'Strange Bird' trail by Winsor Dobbin »


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