Just a two-hour drive from Sydney, NSW’s Shoalhaven region is one of Australia's most exciting, emerging wine regions. Its maritime, coastal climate makes for some expressive and exciting wine styles, with the French hybrid variety chambourcin leading the way, along with semillon, chardonnay, tannat, tempranillo and more. In terms of cellar doors, you'll be spoilt for choice on where to go, with an array of award-winning wineries offering impressive tasting experiences.
A visit to Silos Estate in Berry is a must for an engaging cellar door experience, with on-site Tesla charging stations for your visit. Be sure to have Coolangatta Estate’s highly acclaimed Wollstonecraft Semillon on your must-try list too at their wonderful cellar door. There’s also the stunning view of the Shoalhaven River at the newly renovated Two Figs cellar door to see, best enjoyed with their popular rosé. Enjoy the impressive Chardonnay Arneis blend at Mountain Ridge Wines, along with live music and a paddock-to-plate dining experience. Nestled in the foothills of Kangaroo Valley, Cambewarra Estate is known for its high tea on the lawn, while on the edge of Bugong National Park, Lyrebird Ridge Organic Winery offers sustainable off-grid accommodation and horse-riding through the vines with Eqwine Escapes. Try the award-winning wines, jams and nuts at Yarrawa Estate. NSW Tourism Awards’ hall of fame star Cupitt’s Estate offer premium wine, cheese, beer and luxury accommodation and dining in Ulladulla. Also visit Bawley Vale Estate’s pet-friendly and family cellar door, with a glass of their sparkling rosé the ideal way to end a visit to the region.
See what we mean? There's plenty on offer in the Shoalhaven Coast. But if you find yourself short on time, and needing some suggestions, here are some of our favourite destinations in the region.
Family values and a passion for sustainability come together to create memorable experiences at Cupitt’s Estate in Ulladulla. The ‘farm to table’ philosophy is brought to life through craftsmanship, authentic hospitality, and the appreciation of environment and community.
Less is more at Cupitt’s Estate, with a focus on creating wines with minimal intervention, to reflect varietal characters and a sense of place. Immerse yourself in the Cupitt family's passion with a visit to the estate which features their cellar door, award-winning restaurant and fromagerie. Settle in for a tasting of the estate range, before enjoying a seasonal, locally-focused meal in the restaurant or out on deck soaking in the views.
The Cupitt's team have also launched their new Luxury Pods, which also reflect their philosophy and embrace the surrounding natural landscape.
Mountain Ridge is a family run farm, vineyard, restaurant, market garden and home on the rise up to Cullungutti Mountain. Just a short distance from historic Berry and Seven Mile Beach, Mountain Ridge enjoys majestic views. Mountain Ridge continues to build a business based on the principles of sustainability, making the commitment to become a Climate Positive winery. Mountain Ridge restaurant creates modern, Australian food from local produce and the team love to share their passion for food and wine. The ever-evolving wine list and liqueur slushies are customer favourites.