New South Wales is home to 14 stunning wine regions across the state, all producing delicious wines and excellent dining experiences. NSW offers a distinct range of climatic and physical conditions, from the coast to the mountains, which allows each winery to produce distinctly unique wines for you to try!
If you’re looking to travel to some of NSW’s wine producing regions, here is your guide!
The Hunter Valley.
The Hunter Valley is by far NSW’s most renowned wine district. This historic town is home to Australia’s first ever commercial winery! Located just a two hours drive north of Sydney, you can experience the historical charm of the area, coupled with the modern and award-winning wineries and restaurants that now call it home. The area is most famous for its unique Chardonnay, Shiraz and Semillon wines produced in this warm climate district.
The Southern Highlands.
Located just an hour south of Sydney, the Southern Highlands, this cool-climate region is known for its historical yet sophisticated charm, home to boutique cellar doors and top restaurants. The Southern Highlands has a higher altitude, which makes it perfect to produce cooler climate wines like Chardonnay, Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s a fairly young wine producing region, with a growing community of independent wineries producing uniquely elegant wines!
Located 3.5 hours west of Sydney, Orange is known for its picturesque countryside and abundance of local produce. Orange is one of the highest producing wine regions in Australia, located on the (now extinct) Mount Canobolas volcano! It’s a relatively cool climate allows the growth of Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Chardonnay varieties. The area is especially beautiful to visit during Autumn!
Visit some of NSW’s wineries this year!