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.
The cool climate region has some excellent wineries and cellar doors, including 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 fire in the winter months. Poachers Pantry is an artisan smokehouse and has an excellent restaurant alongside their cellar door, surrounded by beautiful gardens.
Rosnay Organic Farm and Vineyard produce wines, olives and figs using biodynamic methods. Visit their cellar door or stay overnight in the 1910 farm house. Book an appointment at Wallington Wines straw bale cellar door to taste biodynamic cabernet, GSM and chardonnay.
Taste a variety of the Hilltops region’s wines at Hilltops Region Wine Cellar within the historic Young Railway Station, which also serves cherry wines and liquors. Discover Italian wine varieties at Freeman Vineyards, including rondinella and corvina.
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. Vamp Wine Rooms is a newly opened cellar door curated by Lisa McGuigan.
Sample brandy as well as wine at Millbrook Vineyard Estate and Distillery or organic wines at Krinklewood Biodynamic Vineyard in their beautiful Provencal gardens. Hanging Tree Wines cellar door is located in converted cow shed, with gorgeous gardens that are home to the winery dogs – Vodka and Muscat.
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. Blue Wren 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 170-year-old buildings, or enjoy a glass in the lovely courtyard at Burrundulla Vineyards. Art enthusiasts should visit Rosby Wines Cellar Door, which has a beautiful Sculpture Garden.
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. Make an appointment at Toppers Mountain Vineyard for a personal wine tasting experience.
With an idyllic setting, enjoy wine with mountain views at Nashdale Lanes cellar door. You can also stay the night in luxury glamping tents and cabins. Spend an afternoon sampling wine at Swinging Bridge Wines, at their sit down cellar door tasting.
Enjoy a cheese board with your wine tasting at Heifer Station Wines, located in a 100-year-old shearing shed or charcuterie and olives at Phillip Shaw Wines 130-year-old bluestone barn cellar door, which also hosts events and special dinners.
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.
Cupitt's Winery is a family-run boutique winery, cellar door, restaurant, bar, microbrewery and fromagerie in Ulladulla. Spend a relaxed afternoon overlooking the vines while sampling their excellent produce.
Discover alternative wine varietals at the multi-award-winning Tertini including arneis, lagrein and refosco. Try pinot noir at Artemis Wines and enjoy wood-fired pizzas on Sundays or enjoy a tasting at St Maur cellar door – set in a rustic vintage dairy farm.
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.