The Barossa Valley, SA
Any time of the year is great to visit the mighty Barossa, but be sure to pencil in the Gourmet Weekend – a three-day celebration of the region’s food and wine culture including long lunches, gourmet dinners, wine masterclasses and workshops from August 14-16. Visit barossagourmet.com to book.
Margaret River, WA
There’s a new tasting space in among the fine wineries of the great South-West. Burch Family Wines of burchfamilywines.com.au has opened The Wine Chapel at its Margaret River winery. There are tours, a chef-cooked lunch, cheese plates and tastings. Amen to that!
Canberra winemakers are expecting 2015 to be one of the great vintages, with some of the best-quality grapes seen in the district. Find out for yourself by heading to The Poacher’s Way to discover the region’s best artists, chefs and winemakers. Visit thepoachersway.com.au.
Mornington Peninsula, VIC
Departing from Melbourne, start off this guided tour by drinking sparkling wine at Foxeys Hangout, before heading off to other cellar doors. There’s also a visit to the Bass And Flinders Distillery and a dairy to sample fresh cheese. Visit wineandfoodloverstours.com.au.
Hunter Valley, NSW
It’s been voted in the top 10 wine regions of the world by USA Today, but that’s not all it has to offer. Home to 150 wineries, vineyards and cellar doors, with 65 restaurants and more than 180 places to stay, the Hunter is also the place to see a big name musician – just ask Elton John or Rod Stewart! Visit huntervalleyvisitorcentre.com.au for information.