What time of year is best for wine tours?

What time of year is best for wine tours?

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 01/24/2023

Reading time: 3 mins

It’s time to find out when is the best time to get dressed up and try some delicious wines on a wine tour!

December to February in summer is the best time to go on a wine tour in Australia. Around this time of year is when the grapes in the vineyards are being harvested. The weather is usually sunny and beautiful, so you can dress up with no issues and take photos at the wineries.

Hunter Valley is one of Australia’s best wine regions. The region is best known for Shiraz and Semillon wines. Doing a wine tour in Hunter Valley during summer is a great time. In Hunter Valley, there’s a range of activities and events happening during summer. So, there is plenty to do when you’re coming down for a trip!

Hunter Valley has over 150 wine cellars in the region. With so many to go visit, here’s a breakdown of some of the best wineries in Hunter Valley.

Garden Cellars

Garden Cellars is one of the oldest cellar doors in Hunter Valley. Garden Cellar has a variety of wines from white, red, rosè, sparkling, sweet, and fortified. This winery also has spirits, beers, seltzers, and ciders. Garden Cellars have daily tastings available for wines and spirits.

Sobels Wines

Sobels Wines has a large selection of wines to taste at their store. They have whites, reds, dessert, and fortified wines. Pop into their cellar door any day of the week and enjoy their delicious wines.

Capercaillie Wines

Capercaillie Wines has been in Hunter Valley since 1995, and the vineyard was already 20 years old! The winemakers here have chosen to get a selection of grapes from other parts of Australia. Then they create a multi area blend in the wines. Capercaillie Wines is open all week for your tasting desires.

Tempus Two

Tempus Two sources their grapes not just in Hunter Valley, but globally. Visit Tempus Two any day of the week for a wine tasting or even a gin tasting! The shop has a range of red, white, rosè, and sparkling wines.

Blueberry Hill

Blueberry Hill has been growing fruits for over 50 years, so they know what they’re doing! Blueberry Hill has a range of different wine tasting experiences at the cellar door. Blueberry Hill has a great selection of wines from red, white, sparkling, rosè, and fortified.

Ernest Hill

Ernest Hill has been in Hunter Valley since 1999! They have a delicious range of wines like reds, whites, sweet, and fortified. Ernest Hill is one of the wineries you must visit when you’re in Hunter Valley.

Remember to check out these wineries in Hunter Valley during summer! Imagine doing a winery tour in summer with friends and family tasting some of the best wines.

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.