Time for an escape among the vineyards? Mitchelton Wines in Victoria’s Nagambie Lakes (mitchelton.com.au) has recently launched its Mitchelton Airstream Hotel. The five RVs are located on the picturesque Mitchelton property, only a stroll from the estate’s cellar door, Gallery of Aboriginal Art, swimming pool, gym and day spa. Each stay includes a locally sourced breakfast hamper, private deck, wi-fi, TV and of course, those surrounding vineyard views.
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On your next adventure to NSW’s South Coast, take a pit stop in Gerringong to visit Crooked River Wines. But we don’t mean a quick stop; there’s plenty to do here, so leave a good chunk in your itinerary. You’ll find the cellar door, offering tastings of the Crooked River portfolio, including the regional variety chambourcin and for the sweet tooth, a chocolate and hazelnut fortified made from verdelho. Beer fans are also sorted, with the range of natural and preservative-free beers from Uncle Joe’s Brew on pour.
From Wednesday to Sunday, the Crooked River Wines Restaurant is open, serving up locally sourced produce on the two-course menu. But it’s the vista that’s sure to catch your attention – sweeping vineyard views and rolling hills as far as the eye can see. One day not enough? Crooked River also offers accommodation in their Willowvale Estate House, perfect for groups looking for a weekend away on the South Coast.
crookedriverwines.com for more info, and to check out their live music and events calendar.
South Australian wine stars Charlotte Dalton Wines (charlottedaltonwines.com.au)
and Cooke Brothers Wines (cookebrotherswines.com) have teamed up to open their cellar door The Joinery at Factory 9. Located in Port Elliot, catch Charlotte Hardy and/or Ben Cooke pouring all their faves for tastings, along with wines by the glass. The Joinery, filled with vintage furniture and eye-catching artwork, hosts great live events and is sometimes even open on a Saturday night.
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