Thanks to picturesque drives, stunning rural views, endless rows of romantically twisted grapevines, and increasingly excellent on-site eateries, Australia’s wine regions guarantee restful getaways. To allow you to remain close to your favorite activities, we discovered the most charming lodging hidden among the vines.
Lindenderry at Red Hill
This European-inspired getaway, with 30 acres of gardens, lawns, and its own winery, is an hour’s drive from Melbourne in the beautiful Mornington Peninsula. A wide variety of wines, including those made at Lindenderry and at sister vineyards in the King Valley and Macedon Ranges, are available at the cellar door.
Port Phillip Estate
The family-owned Port Phillip Estate, which is situated at Red Hill on the lovely Mornington Peninsula, combines the natural environment with contemporary design. This modernist building, which suddenly emerges from the surrounding natural terrain and vineyard, houses the winery, cellar door, and lodging. The estate contains eco-friendly practices such architectural elements that protect indoor rooms from the afternoon light, preventing temperature changes that would otherwise require heating and cooling.
The Moorilla Estate vineyard, which was first planted in 1958, has undergone many modifications; today, it is home to the Museum of Old and New Art, The Source restaurant, Moo Brew brewery, and eight luxurious free-standing MONA pavilions. The modern villas provide views of the Derwent River and are situated on a quiet peninsula 15 minutes from Hobart.
This charming estate, encircled by a forest, lake, and picturesque coastline, is located in the heart of Western Australia’s Margaret River wine region. The estate features the multi-award-winning Cape Lodge Restaurant, Gourmet Retreat, and Cooking School in addition to one of Australia’s finest boutique vineyard accommodations.
The Louise Vineyard Retreat is Australia’s finest luxury wine retreat, located in the heart of the Barossa Valley and just one hour from Adelaide. The Louise is a member of numerous notable organizations, including Relais & Chateaux and Luxury Lodges of Australia, showing its great reputation in the industry both locally and internationally, along with the vineyard’s award-winning Appellation restaurant.
This opulent five-star property is still regarded as a symbol of the Yarra Valley even though it no longer includes a vineyard because it was severed from the winery (now known as Yering Station) 15 years ago. The Ryrie brothers established this vineyard in 1838, where they initially planted vine cuttings that eventually produced Victoria’s first vintage. Since 2001, the Chateau Yering Historic House Hotel has belonged to the esteemed Relais & Chateaux organization.
Spicers Vineyards Estate
The five-star Spicers Vineyards Estate is located on 25 acres of rolling Hunter Valley terrain and has a view of the towering Brokenback Range across its own private vineyard. Spa Anise, which will offer single and double treatment rooms as well as a variety of distinctive treatment options, will debut at the estate later this year. Until then, visitors will only have access to an optional in-suite massage.
Jacobs Creek Retreat at Moorooroo Park
In the Barossa Valley, Moorooroo Park Gardens is located on the banks of Jacobs Creek. The Park provides a picturesque and serene starting point from which to explore the nearby wineries. Its French-inspired rose gardens, olive groves, orchards, and shiraz vines.
This 200-acre estate, which includes a vineyard, a homestead that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and freestanding private apartments, is located in the Adelaide Hills, just outside the historic township of Macclesfield. The family-run winery, which is now in its eleventh year, grows both white and red varietals and makes a variety of wines, including chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, shiraz, nebbiolo, and sauvignon blanc.
Winery Tour Yarra Valley
Unit 201/98 River Esplanade
Docklands, VIC 3008
(03) 7042 3201