Favourite wine trails to please your palate
A visit to any of Australia’s multitude of wine regions is often best enjoyed when you follow a recommended trail that showcases the real highlights. Let’s look at three of three of the best.
Barossa butcher, baker, winemaker trail, SA
The Butcher, Baker, Winemaker Trail starts at the Barossa Visitor Information Centre where you can purchase a voucher book with a souvenir gourmet hamper, complete with cheese knife, cheese board, two wine glasses, napkins and condiments dish. The voucher book will lead you through a wonderful cross section of big name and boutique cellar doors.
The vouchers will also allow you to sample from a variety of local producers to assemble the ultimate picnic. This includes bread from a choice of bakeries, cheese from the Barossa Valley Cheese Company and Mettwurst from one of three local producers. Team that with a delicious relish from Zimmy’s Barossa Valley Produce and some dried fruits from Gully Gardens and it’s time to enjoy!
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The Tamar Valley, TAS
Lauded as one of the great wine touring regions of the world, a Tamar Valley experience begins in Launceston and meanders north through three distinctive areas, boasting over 30 cellar doors. The River area hugs either side of the Tamar River to the north of the city. The Relbia area is to the south of the city where undulating country offers spectacular views of mountains and farms. The Pipers River area is to the north east reaching up to Bass Strait.
They can all be reached within a day’s drive, but you may want to linger much longer to savour the superb cool climate varieties on offer, while you drink in the stunning Tamar environment.
The Poachers Way, NSW
A hidden gem in southern NSW is the Poachers Way, which brings together a host of wine and gourmet providers, galleries and a range of other touring experiences. The trail circuit connects the city of Canberra and the towns of Yass, Bungendore, Murrumbateman and Hall. Local wineries, artists and food producers have combined to create an integrated experience that helps the visitor to maximise their enjoyment of what this beautiful region has to offer.