Star Cellar Door & Best Small Cellar Door
The wonderful Sue Bell has created something special at Bellwether Wines. Housed in the Glen Roy Shearing Shed, built in 1868, it’s a place that can be summed up with one word: soul. A visit to the beautiful stone cellar door is a special experience.
The wines are wonderful; there are the true, contemporary renditions of what Coonawarra does best but you’ll also find wines produced with fruit sourced from other regions. Nearby Wrattonbully features in the mix, along with delicious wines from Tasmania, Heathcote and some cracking alternatives from the Riverland.
There are plenty of experiences for visitors, ranging from structured wine tastings, degustations and the week-long vintage experience. You’ll find a lot of one-off offerings, with notable musicians and fantastic food on offer, so it’s worth getting on the mailing list and planning your visit.
For the full immersion, there is glamping in one of six beautiful tents, a communal fire, camp kitchen and all the amenities. You can even raid the produce garden and chook pen to stock up for your meals. Just perfect. DAVID BROOKES
OUTSTANDING WINE: 2015 Bellwether Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon, A$60