Everyone loves a wine tour, but what if you could sip and stay?
Weekends in winter are the perfect occasions to rustle up a team and hop around a selection of vineyards tasting all the wines your heart desires. But there could be an even better way to soak up your experience. Booking.com share their pick of the best vineyards around the country you can stay at while enjoying their home-grown produce. You're welcome.
New South Wales
Berenbell Vineyard Retreat, Polkobin
Set on 12 acres, Berenbell Vineyard Retreat offers self-contained accommodation with stunning views of the vineyard and the Brokenback Mountain Range. The property is just 5 minutes walk from a number of restaurants and wineries, making it the ideal place to stay.
Grapevines Boutique Accommodation, Hunter Valley
Grapevines Boutique Accommodation is just two minutes drive from Hunter Valley Gardens. Set on 12 acres, guests at the house can take a stroll around the lush gardens or relax on the terrace and take in the panoramic views of the vineyards and mountains.
Outlook Hill Cottages & Suites, Healesville
Set on a 60 acre vineyard, the Outlook Hill Cottages & Suites offers accommodation with spectacular panoramic views. The vineyard is located 4 minutes drive from the Tarrawarra Museum & Winery and 10 minutes drive from both Yarra Glen and Healesville’s town centre.
Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa, Yarra Glen
On this award-winning vineyard, Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa features stunning views over the vineyard and a restaurant offering a seasonal menu of French-influenced cuisine with matching Balgownie Estate wine. The resort is just a one-hour drive from Melbourne and 20 minutes drive from Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary.
Wild Cattle Creek Estate, Yarra Valley
Wild Cattle Creek Estate offers luxury Yarra Valley dining at the on-site restaurant and wine tasting at the cellar door. The 20 acre property is a 3 minute drive from the town centre of Seville where you can find a selection of restaurants and cafes.
The Louise, Marananga
Nestled on a vineyard and boasting an award-winning restaurant, The Louise is located in the Barossa Valley wine region. It is 15 minutes drive from Barossa Valley Golf Club, and just a short trip to several other wineries including Heritage Wines, Seppeltsfield Winery and Murray St Vineyards.
Sienna Estate Lodge and Winery, Yallingup
Nestled on a vineyard between a valley and the ocean, the family-owned Sienna Estate Lodge and Winery is a cosy hotel just 2 minutes drive from Smiths Beach and 3 minutes from Yallingup. For those looking for an adventure, the lodge is only 25 minutes away to a number of Margaret River wineries.