The Southern Highlands of NSW is a region becoming increasingly well known as an award winning cool climate wine growing district. Here the grapes ripen slowly producing very elegant and distinctive tasting wines.
Explore the Southern Highlands Wineries, Restaurants and Attractions on a Kenny Escapes Wine Tour. This wine region is only a 90 minutes drive from Sydney which makes it the perfect location to escape the city for a day and experience beautiful countryside close to Sydney and Wollongong. We drive down winding country lanes, stopping to sample an array of local food, wines and cheeses. The typically cosy, cellar doors are very relaxing and welcoming with tastings often seated beside an open fire place.
Winemaker brothers, Anton and Mark Balog began making wine in the Highlands in 1996 with a passion to produce wines of European complexity and structure with intense Australian varietal definition. The wines are created by combining the best of both old world and new world techniques in viticulture and winemaking.
Banjo's Run is a family owned and operated vineyard. Their grapes are hand picked to ensure the finest quality of grapes are used to create their wines. They pick from mature vines grown in fertile basalt soil in the cool climate of the NSW Southern Highlands.
Produced under the Bendooley Vineyard label are classic varietals including Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Pinot Gris. They also produce a Merlot Cabernet blend, a cool-climate Shiraz blend and their acclaimed Ex Libris.
The Lorentz family have a long history of wine producing, dating back generations to when they ran a vineyard in Hungary. When the grapes were planted at Cherry Tree Hill in 2000, a lot of the techniques and traditions were incorporated into the process that culminates in the award winning wines currently being produced.
The Southern Highlands first 5-Star winery, having won over 1000 awards in Australian and International wine shows. Breathtakingly grand restaurant with separate cellar door, showcasing an extensive range of quality wines, guaranteed to please any palate.
An award winning Vineyard and Olive Grove with a mission to produce the best single estate grown wines. It has an unique topography which leaves it relatively immune from frost and an ideal microclimate for cultivating premium quality, cool climate wine grapes and olives.
Eling Forest Winery is well known for it's true expression of the unique climate of the Southern Highlands region as expressed in the production of elegant and balanced wines. One of the most established and well-known wineries, they are committed to crafting cool climate wines of rewarding complexity and distinctive taste.
Relax by the fire at the original and oldest vineyard of the Southern Highlands, known for its quaint, rustic old style country charm. Enjoy a guided wine tour, tastings of award winning boutique and dessert wines, plus local cheese, jam and olive tastings.
This boutique vineyard produces Pinot Gris, Merlot and Chardonnay. Sit around the French farmhouse tables, within the restored original dairy enjoying views of the vineyard surrounded by grazing dairy cattle. Also on the site is the Bowral Produce Store (circa 1918).
The newest cellar door to open in the region. Local family Allen and Dawn who are viticulturalists love a chat and offer wine appreciation lessons showing you the finer points towards appreciating a good wine. Enjoy a great social day outing while relaxing and sipping some of the best.
SHW have created a winery and cellar door that is fresh, modern and spacious. Winemaking at SHW integrates new world technology and old world artistry to complement the natural flavours and aromas unique to its estate grown grapes.
St Maur is a family owned winery producing small batch, handcrafted cool climate wines. Set in a rustic vintage dairy farm, and with sweeping views, you'll feel like you took a step back in time as you enjoy a relaxing wine tasting experience. Their sustainable vineyard produces single vineyard expressive wines.
A little piece of Italy in the Southern Highlands. Sutton Forest Estate Wines are makers of fine quality boutique wines, family owned and operated. Come in and experience our award winning wines, as recommended by the Qantas In Flight Magazine and SMH Good Living Guide.
Come and experience their friendly, informative , casual cellar door where you can enjoy premium internationally awarded wines. Along with these awards they have recently been awarded a 5 star rating from the James Halliday Wine Companion placing them among the top producers in the country. Included in their range is a signature single vineyard Cool Climate Pinot Noir, Riesling and Chardonnay along with some rare Italian varieties including Lagrein and Arneis . Their grape production includes only handpicked, hand pruned practices.