NSW - Best Cellar Doors

May 27, 2020
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NSW Cellar Doors


Explore stunning vineyards, sample fantastic wines and learn about production methods at cellar doors across NSW. From friendly boutique producers to large scale operations with restaurants and cooking schools, you’ll find cellar doors to suit all tastes.


Canberra District


The cool climate region of Canberra has some excellent wineries and cellar doors, including the much-loved Clonakilla - one of the earliest wineries in the region. Nearby is the Vintners Daughter, a small batch, husband and wife run winery.


Shaw Wines offers a private tasting room, as well as a cosy lounge area with an open fire during the winter months. If you’re after a delicious lunch in a beautiful garden setting, Poachers Pantry is an artisan smokehouse and has an excellent restaurant alongside their cellar door.


Cowra


Recognised as one of the organic pioneers in NSW, Rosnay Organic Farm and Vineyard produces wines, olives and figs using biodynamic methods. Visit their cellar door or stay overnight in the traditional 1910 farmhouse. Alternatively, book an appointment at Wallington Wines straw bale cellar door to taste biodynamic cabernet, GSM and chardonnay. 


Hilltops


Taste a delicate variety of the Hilltops region’s wines at Hilltops Region Wine Cellar within the historic Young Railway Station, which also serves up a beautiful selection of cherry wines and liquors. Discover Italian wine varieties at Freeman Vineyards, including their popular Rondinella and Corvina.


Hunter Valley


You’re spoilt for choice in the Hunter Valley, which has more than 150 cellar doors. Enjoy personalised wine tasting at Wombat Crossing Vineyard, or visit one of the largest cellar doors in the region at Brokenwood Wines. 


Sample the signature brandy and delicious wine at Millbrook Vineyard Estate and Distillery, or if it’s organic wine you’re looking for, check out Krinklewood Biodynamic Vineyard and their beautiful Provencal gardens. 


For a more unique experience, head to Hanging Tree Wines cellar door - it is located in a converted cowshed with gorgeous gardens that are home to the winery dogs – Vodka and Muscat.


Mudgee


Lowe Wines specialise in small-batch organic wines, which you can sample at their cellar door while admiring the views of the Mudgee’s beautiful landscapes. 


Not only does the Blue Wren offer a Tasting Room and Cellar Lounge, but it also has on-site accommodation on its elegant farm property – choose from the farmhouse or luxury glamping tents.


Taste Burgundy-style wines at De Beaurepaire Wines’ cellar door, located in a 170-year-old building, or enjoy a glass in the lovely courtyard at Burrundulla Vineyards. Art enthusiasts should visit Rosby Wines Cellar Door, enjoy a unique wine and art experience where cellar door wine tastings are conducted casually outdoors in the Rosby Sculpture Garden.


New England


At Zappa Wines cellar door you can sample premium wines and then enjoy a picnic among the vines – there is even a BBQ available to use. For a more personalised wine tasting experience, make an appointment at Toppers Mountain Vineyard.


Orange


Enjoy your wine in an idyllic setting with mountain views at Nashdale Lanes cellar door, you can even stay the night in one of their luxury glamping tents or cabins. 


Swinging Bridge Wines is a great spot to spend an afternoon sampling wine at their sit down cellar door tasting.


Treat yourself to a delicious cheese board with your wine tasting at Heifer Station Wines, located in a 100-year-old shearing shed. Another one worth visiting is Phillip Shaw Wines, a 130-year-old bluestone barn cellar door which often hosts events and special dinners.


Riverina


The Riverina is home to some of Australia’s biggest wine producers and companies, including Casella, who make Yellow Tail Wines. There is a strong Italian heritage in the region, with plenty of Italian wine varieties produced and many family-run wineries.


Visit the De Bortoli Bilbul Cellar Door for a taste of the renowned Noble One Botrytis Semillon and enjoy a picnic in the beautiful winery gardens. Calabria Family Wines have a beautiful Tuscan style cellar door and serve a variety of wines including Prosecco, Vermentino, Montepulciano and Nero D’Avola.


The Murray and Perricoota


Discover fantastic cellar doors along the Echuca Moama Food and Wine Trail. St Annes Perricoota Vineyard is located on the banks of the Murray, producing excellent Shiraz and Chardonnay. Make an appointment at Wilksch Estate cellar door to taste wines made using handpicked grapes and traditional techniques.


Shoalhaven


Cupitt's Winery is a family-run boutique Winery, Cellar Door, Restaurant, Bar, Microbrewery and Fromagerie in Ulladulla. This is the perfect location to spend a relaxed afternoon overlooking the vines while sampling their excellent produce. 


Southern Highlands


Discover alternative varieties of wine at the multi-award-winning Tertini including Arneis, Lagrein and Refosco. Try the signature pinot noir at Artemis Wines, perfectly paired with one of their delicious wood-fired pizzas on Sundays, or enjoy a tasting at St Maur cellar door – set in a rustic vintage dairy farm.


Tumbarumba


Sample cool climate wines at Tumbarumba Wines Escape’s Tuscan style cellar door, or try the seasonal lunch menu at family-owned Courabyra Wines. Obsession Wines and Johansen Wines both suffered damage during the recent bushfires, you can help them to rebuild by purchasing their wines online.



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