How many wineries should you visit in a day?

How many wineries should you visit in a day?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 04/12/2022

Reading time: 3 mins

Winery hopping is one of Australia’s great leisure activities, and why not? Our fertile land is replete with plentiful viticulture regions that double as stunning getaways, so it’s only natural that we might want to get out to them once in a while!

Regardless of the region, we recommend visiting around three wineries a day, as this will allow you ample time to sample each label’s vintages. You can look towards visiting more if you want, but just be sure that they are close enough for you to get a good amount of time in – rushing a cellar door experience can be cause for great letdown!

Regardless of how many wineries you visit in the one day, you aren’t short of options when it comes to top Aussie wine regions, including the likes of:

The Barossa Valley

The Barossa Valley is Australia’s crown jewel of wine making, with the world’s oldest living vines producing some of the most collectible vintages on the global circuit.

From Chateau Tanunda to Peter Lehmann, Rockford to Yalumba, the Barossa Valley never fails to inspire the palette and the senses with its earthy Shiraz, Semillon and Chardonnay.

A cellar door hop in the Barossa is like no other, as you are sure to come across some of the most superb drops in some truly lush surroundings – the Barossa is that fabulous.

The Hunter Valley

We can’t give all that praise to the Barossa without talking about Australia’s other favourite wine region: the Hunter Valley. And whilst the Barossa holds the title as Australia’s most revered wine region, the Hunter is renowned for playing host to some of the world’s most celebrated labels, including McGuigan Wines, easily one of the most celebrated winemakers on the international scene.

And whilst a visit to McGuigan is a must, be sure not to pass on the likes of Pepper Tree Wines, Tyrrell’s Wines and Brokenwood Wines, all of which offer memorable winery experiences.

The Yarra Valley

Situated just outside of Melbourne is one of Australia’s most beautiful wine regions: the Yarra Valley. And whilst the Yarra may be one of the most tranquil places to enjoy a vino-friendly getaway, it also boasts some of the country’s most famous labels, including De Bortoli and Helen and Joey Estate – both legends in their craft and great places to experience wine making at its optimal level.

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.