Australia prides itself on being the fifth largest wine exporter and the sixth-largest wine producer in the world. According to Wine Australia, the country was able to produce 669 million liters of red wine and 616 million liters of white wine in 2018. The same wine governing board also discovered that there were 8.4 million visitors to Australian vineyards between 2018 and 2019. This proves that the demand for winery tours in the Land Down Under remains flourishing. If you are planning to take a road trip to Australia for your upcoming all-girls getaway, you may want to consider including a winery tour in your itinerary. Here are some of the best places in the country where you and your friends can enjoy a fabulous winery tour.
Yarra Valley Winery Tours
You can find one of the most fertile wine-producing regions in the Yarra River Valley in Victoria, Australia. Lots of tourists flock to the area to get a taste of the region’s most delicious wines matched with the beauty of nature. Even the Scottish new-wave rockstars Simple Minds included Yarra Valley on their upcoming “A Day On The Green Tour” in 2020 because of its excellent reputation for wine production. You and your girlfriends can choose among the 300 vineyards and 160 wineries that dot the area. All of these wineries produce some of the top Australian red wines like pinot noir. They also have great white wines, as well.
Margaret River Wineries
Considered as one of the best wine regions in the entire country, Margaret River is popular worldwide for producing some of the best Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. Located in the southwestern-most area of Western Australia, Margaret River is also known as one of the most geographically segregated wine regions in the world. But it still houses more than 120 wine producers in the area. Aside from its fantastic wines, your group will also enjoy the region’s majestic views, amazing food choices, and a stop at some fo the best Margaret River breweries too. You may also try the tandem skydive activity before you start your wine-tasting adventure.
Adelaide Hills Wineries
If your group wants to visit accessible wineries, you can try the Adelaide Hills region. It is only 30 minutes away from the city center of Adelaide. It has over 60 cellar doors, which makes it an ideal winery tour jump off. You will definitely enjoy driving along the windy roads of the region to bask in the sceneries while jumping from one winery to the next. You can also expect to be treated to a lot of amazing white wine varieties, including Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Avail one of the region’s luxurious food and wine pairing sessions so you and your girls will fully enjoy the experience.
Booking an Australian wine tasting tour can be one of the highlights of your group getaway with your girlfriends. You only need to do thorough research prior to your trip so you can determine which among the numerous wine regions of the country worthy of your visit. Once on your tour, you must take it as an opportunity to learn more about the country’s great wines. You may even buy a bottle or two to take home with you after your trip.