Recently, when my cousin from England came to visit she was keen to visit some wineries and try out some Australian wines. Since I'm a white wine drinker, and she likes both, we grabbed a map and highlighted the wineries we wanted to visit that would suit both of our tastes. I have visited wineries in the Canberra district before this trip, but I was excited to try out some ones I hadn't had a chance to visit.
The Eden Road winery located just south Murrumbateman, was the first winery that we visited on our winery tour. The staff here were friendly and knowledgeable about the extensive wines that they had available to taste. I really enjoyed the wine here, they were just great!
Another winery that we visited was the young and stylish Yarrh Winery. I had visited here a number of years ago and was surprised that the place looked virtually the same. The wine also tasted just as nice as I remembered, it was perfect for me.
After visiting a few wineries, we were getting a little peckish, so we picked Murrumbateman Winery as they offered food as well as wine. Here I tried a number of white wines from sweet to dry, all which were really nice and complimented the cheese platter ($19.50) that we ordered perfectly.
Next on the list of wineries was Clonakilla, a small, family business dedicated to producing handcrafted Canberra region wines. They had a smaller range of wine (with 6 different wines to taste) then some of the other wineries that we visited, but the wine was really good! Proving for some wineries that quality is better than quantity!
Daily: 10am - 5pm | 3 Crisps Lane, Murrumbateman
Wily Trout Vineyard
I saved this winery for last, as it is probably one of my favourites. Every time someone comes to visit I suggest a visit to Wily Trout Vineyards, as not only is their wine fantastic, but the food from Poachers Pantry is simply divine. I love sitting outside with a glass of their sparkling and a meat platter!
Daily: 9:30am - 4pm | 431 Nanima Rd, Springrange
With so many wineries in the Canberra district, it doesn't matter which wineries you end up picking to visit, you're sure to have a fantastic afternoon!