From the lush greenery and midnight hues of the Blue Mountains to the gold flecked hills of the Yarra Valley, Australia is a haven of open cellar doors, oak barrels and tangled vineyards to tempt the palate.
New world wine is at its finest across the country of Australia and with bold full bodied reds, whites dripping with sweet nectar and soft plump grapes fresh from the vine you can satiate your wine lovers tastes across the board. Wine tours are famous in Australia and with luxury accommodation in every region there is plenty of choice when it comes to planning the perfect romantic wine retreat.
World class wines are paired with home pressed olive oil, artisan cheeses and delectable local delights in the Eden like paradise of Margaret River. With meandering rivers, clusters of charming towns, rolling vineyards and forests set in stunning shady acres you can truly taste nature’s bounty. Rustic and romantic Margret River accommodation provides the perfect couples escape and every chance to explore open cellar doors blessed with sea salt air and sunlight. From the Cape Naturaliste Vineyard to Mongrel Creek you can enjoy a delicate bouquet of award winning chardonnays and cabernet sauvignons.
One of the oldest wine regions in Australia and with plenty to offer, Clare Valley is the crème de la crème for those seeking a little solitude, natural beauty and beautiful wines. Heritage towns, sun drenched trails, cavernous cellar doors and gourmet exquisiteness have all marked the region on the map. Book into beautiful farmhouse and lavish Clare Valley accommodation; take a scenic drive along the Riesling Route and enjoy five star service at every stop. Make sure you bag a tasting table at the Clare, Sevenhill, and Watervale wineries to treat your taste buds to something special.
Backed by the impressive Barrington mountain range with pristine air, winding topography, an abundance of wildlife and startling wines, Hunter Valley paves the way for perfection. Visiting the valley is picture perfect in the warm summer months when you can enjoy a crisp chardonnay on the terrace watching the mountains rise around you. Yet winters offer spectacular romance with cosy couples accommodation, roaring fires, full bodied reds and winter wildflowers tumbling down the mountains.
The Yarra Valley is a majestic rolling green landscape, flanked by mountains, rich in flora and with plenty of luxury options to make it an incredibly special stay. Yarra Valley accommodation offers boutique hotels, private retreats and holiday homes where you can explore the vistas and valleys that stretch out before your eyes. Food and wine is of its very finest in the Yarra Valley and you can sip champagne in the courtyards of Domaine Chandon, enjoy an old world graceful dinner at Eleonore’s and cuddle koalas in the nearby national park.
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