New South Wales
New South Wales is home to a number of different wine regions with over 100 wineries spread mostly across the Eastern side of the state. These regions offer diverse climates which enables production of a wide range of wine varietals. While best known for their Semillon, Riesling and Shiraz, there is an extensive range of wines on offer, including a few we had not come across anywhere else.
There are also a wide and varied range of cellar doors across the NSW region spanning everything from very small family run vineyards to large internationally owned operations. This diversity of varietals, styles and cellar door offerings makes this area a great place to visit for all types of experiences.
While there are 14 official wine regions in NSW, the Hunter Valley region is the largest and probably best known region, with well established brands such as Brokenwood, Hungerford Hill, Mount Pleasant & Tyrell’s to name just a few. Orange and the Canberra District, while slightly smaller in scale, offer equally as good wines and experiences and actually supply grapes to quite a few of the Hunter Valley wineries.
The NSW wine regions also boast a number of great restaurants (including one of our new favourites in Australia) and amazing scenery, making this region a must do for lovers of great wine, food and cellar door experiences!