Australia’s wine regions each possess a unique personality …
A stroll in the vines, relaxing picnic, candlelit dinner or helicopter flight - there's no shortage of ways to make a fuss of your significant other among the rolling hills and vines of our beautiful wine regions. Inspired by, but not restricted to, Valentine's Day; here is a small selection of winery experiences that are all about the romance...
Celebrate him, her or a group of your favourite people with a private experience in Brown Brothers glamourous Prosecco Lounge. The decadent Prosecco Brunch is the very best way to kick off a day in the King Valley region or simply make the very most of a lazy Sunday morning.
Nothing says je t'aime like a glass of sparkling. On The Art of Sparkling Experience at Josef Chromy, go the extra mile for the one you love by learning how to make it. On this experience you'll tour the Josef Chromy winery and learn how traditional method sparkling wine is made. The art of making sparkling is explained (and tasted along the way) from base wine to corking and wiring.
Witness disgorging the sparkling wine to remove the yeast, then work with the winemaking team to choose and add the liquour, the final step in sparkling winemaking. You'll produce a bottle of sparkling to your own taste to take home before enjoying lunch matched with wine and a complementary tasting.
The best way to enjoy the Penfold's Magill Estate Twilight Tour and Luxury Degustation is with your favourite person. Your host will take you on a journey through Penfolds history including a visit to the Grange Cottage and the vintage cellar. You will also experience the underground drives and see the original hiding spot of Max Schubert’s Grange.
Next you'll head to the award-winning Magill Estate Restaurant where you will indulge in a 7-course Degustation Experience. Each course is expertly matched with a wine carefully selected from the cellar by the Sommelier.
No discussion of romantic experiences is complete without mention of a picnic. You'll be in the hands of experts on Audrey Wilkinson's Premium Picnic Among the Vines, where you'll enjoy a self-guided tour of the onsite museum, masterclass and premium tasting from the in-house wine expert before settling into pre-set picnic site, complete with creature comforts, chocolates, a picturesque view and a personalised bottle of wine signed by the winemaker.
The Ultimate Leeuwin Estate Experience is the most extraordinary way to be introduced to the Estate and the ideal way to spend a day with someone special in Margaret River.
Your host will greet you upon arrival and welcome you to the Estate with a glass of Brut. You'll take a guided tour of the unique collection of contemporary artworks that feature on the labels of Leeuwin’s premium “Art Series” range of wines while enjoying a selection of canapés.
Next you will be invited to take part in a hands-on red wine blending session, the ‘Discovery of Winemaking’, during which you will have the opportunity to blend your own Margaret River red wine, a memento of your day. A seated tutored wine tasting of five Leeuwin Estate wines will follow, each accompanied by perfectly matched seasonal food.
A special ‘Icons’ five course degustation menu will then await you in the award winning restaurant. Your Host will guide you through each of the perfectly matched courses paired with selected current and museum releases of the iconic Art Series Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.
For the red wine and chocolate lover in your life, a romantic gesture in McLaren Vale could come in the form of Wirra Wirra's Shiraz Revolution, an in-depth shiraz experience exploring behind the scenes with an intimate winery tour, to learn about barrel ageing in the old ironstone cellars, and a tasting of five of Wirra Wirra’s best shiraz wines including a rare museum wine in Trott’s Cellar matched with a Four Winds Regional Chocolate Platter.
We highly recommend whisking your significant other off for an overnight stay in Victoria's stunning King Valley. The Pizzini Overnight Wine and Food Escape combines a structured tasting at the cellar door with local cheeses, a picnic basket to share in the cellar door garden, overnight accommodation at the Pizzini owned Mountain View Hotel and a four course dinner with matched wine made by Joel Pizzini, in the fine Dining Lounge.