Wine is one of the finest beverages humans have come up with. The delicate texture combined with the rich taste can make anyone’s taste buds dance. Of course, any true wine lover knows that not all wine is the same. Some countries are famous for their exceptional skill in crafting wine of the highest quality. One of those countries is definitely Australia. To drink the finest wine and enjoy everything else that goes with it, you should pay a visit to one (or all) of these destinations.
1. Tamar Valley
Even though Tasmania is famous for many other things, recently it’s emerged as one of the leading wine regions. This is because the best wine usually comes from smaller and cooler regions. This fact also explains why Tamar Valley is considered to be the leading wine producer of the island. The wine region is conveniently located next to Tasmania’s second largest city, so you can explore the city life while you’re there, too.
Be sure not to miss the local delicacies and nature walks, either. Beautiful beaches are close by, too, so you’ll get a full itinerary for just one weekend getaway. The fact that it’s food central also means there are a lot of fruit varieties in wine, making your experience even more unique and exceptional. You haven’t tried a quality glass of pinot noir until you’ve tasted the cherry, apple, or red fruits delicate undertone.
2. Hunter Valley
Hunter Valley is one of Australia’s oldest and most traditional wine regions. This is why they’re considered to be the experts when it comes to quality Chardonnay, Semillon, and Shiraz. If you’re visiting Hunter Valley, you can easily make a trip down to Sydney and enjoy both the untouched nature and urban jungle in one weekend.
If you’re travelling as a couple, you should look into the most romantic Hunter Valley accommodation options. The experience enhances drastically with the right accommodation choice. As well as enjoying the beautiful sunsets and relaxing walks through cleared forest pathways, you’ll be able to retire to a state of the art villa and enjoy a final glass of wine for the evening with your loved one.
3. The Margaret River region
Located in Western Australia just near Perth, The Margaret River region offers a plethora of opportunities for enjoying the charm of France in Australia. This region undoubtedly reminds us of the French region Burgundy, due to the shared quality of Sauvignon Blanc and similar weather conditions. The consistent sunny weather also makes this region an expert when it comes to Chardonnay.
The Margaret River region is a unique mix of the old and the new. It started developing in the 70s and has kept its roots, but today’s technological additions make the process more sophisticated and quicker, guaranteeing award-winning wines. This is the perfect region for anyone wishing to set foot out of the ordinary and experience the one of a kind mélange of the old and the new world.
4. Barossa Valley
The wine-sweetheart of the south, Barossa takes the cake when it comes to serving its guests with the most delicious foods. If you’re looking to experience a lively and outgoing environment as well as a premium glass of wine, this can definitely be your next destination. With a lot of busy farmer’s markets and prestigious dining spots, no one is to leave Barossa bored, hungry, and unimpressed.
There are numerous sprawling vineyards all over the valley, and you shouldn’t stop at just one once you visit. Of course, vineyard hopping can’t stop you from enjoying traditional Saturday morning markets where you can obtain fresh good of the finest quality.
5. Sunshine Coast
Anyone looking to get a little sun with their wine should get going to Sunshine Coast. It’s known for the most beautiful beaches in the world as well as one of the finest wine regions in Australia. Make sure to visit during the Noosa Food and Wine Festival to experience the Coast fully.
If you’re aiming to try all of the best wines and pair them with complementary foods, the Festival is your ticket to heaven. It lasts for four days and can get quite busy. Winemakers and chefs from all over the region show up, eager to share their delicacies with you.
As you can see, there is a lot of choice for a wine lover if they choose to go to Australia. The destinations listed above offer much more than just fine wine, though. You’ll be able to enjoy Australia’s nature and all the luxury that goes with it. Whether you like exploring, walking around, or just enjoying your glass of wine in peace, these destinations have got it all.