Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia

What's On in August

August 2024

Spend the last of winter in August cozying up at an Ultimate Winery with one of these unforgettable events.

May-Sep: Experience A Fiery Winter Warmer at Sirromet on Saturdays and Sundays from 4.30 pm on the green. This cozy firepit and hamper experience includes premium delights, signature mulled wine, and memorable take-home items like insulated cups and picnic blankets. Book HERE

1 Jun-31 Aug: Pt. Leo Estate Saturday Cellar Door Wine Bar offers drinks and snacks every Saturday from 5:30 to 8pm as the sun sets over the Sculpture Park. No bookings required. 

1 Jun-21 Aug: With Chandon Fondue, enjoy rich, in-house fondue made from local Yarra Valley cheeses, served with gourmet accompaniments, perfectly paired with a Chandon sparkling wine tasting flight. Available weekdays at 11:00am and 2:00pm, and weekends at 2:00pm, it's the ultimate gloomy day escape. Book HERE.

1 Jun-31 Aug: Join Montalto for Twilight Dinners every Saturday evening from 5:30 pm throughout winter, where you can savour the warmth of The Restaurant while witnessing the sunset over the vineyards, accompanied by ever-changing menus featuring estate-grown produce and Mornington Peninsula ingredients. Book HERE

6 Jul-Sep: Reserve your spot in Sirromet's Lavender Hill for a food and wine picnic hamper, set with an umbrella and table. Enjoy cheese, meats, preserves, sweet treats, a bottle of wine, and a take-home picnic rug. Book HERE

Jul-Aug: Join Artisans of Barossa on Friday nights for their new winter menu at Essen. The cozy atmosphere with festoon lights will be complemented by over 50 wines by the glass and 120+ bottles, including museum releases. Book HERE.

1-3 Aug: Join Penfolds Magill Estate for the highly anticipated Feast to Table lunches, featuring five courses curated by Executive Chef Scott Huggins, paired with highlights from The Penfolds Collection 2024, and a take-home bottle of the newly released 2020 Grange. These events are now sold out. 

1-3 Aug: Artisans of Barossa will be holding an Old Vine Tasting to explore Barossa's ancient vines and taste the extraordinary wines they produce. Book HERE.

2 Aug: Experience the joy of an open fire and truffles at Festa Tartufo 2024 at Josef Chromy, featuring a 5-course dinner by Executive Chef Nick Raitt paired with Josef Chromy Wines. Book HERE.

2 Aug: Join Swinging Bridge for the M.A.W Pinot Noir Release Dinner at Hill Park, featuring a winter-inspired three-course menu paired with their finest wines, and hosted by Winemaker Tom Ward. Book HERE.

2-11 Aug: Stanton & Killeen will participate in Rutherglen's 10-day "The Dark Side of Wine" festival, featuring events like a Murder Mystery Evening, Muscat masterclasses, and the launch of "The Hidden Winery Tour." Book tickets HERE.

3 Aug: The next Wine Club Dinner at Pt. Leo Estate Restaurant will feature estate wines, local favourites, and international classics, paired with a four-course menu by Culinary Director Josep Espuga, and discussions with winemakers Tom McCarthy, Chris Catlow, and Simon Grant. Book HERE.

3 Aug: Experience a special event with House of Arras, beginning with a guided truffle hunt at Pipers Brook Truffles, followed by a gourmet truffle lunch. The day continues at Pipers River Vineyard with a wine tasting and a tour of our winter pruning methods, accompanied by Flinders the Border Collie. Book HERE.

3 Aug: Join Presten Warren for the exclusive unveiling of his Aboriginal art exhibition "Munda Wanna" at Jacob's Creek and explore the rhythms of land and sea until the end of October.

4 Aug: Introducing The Penfolds Showcase at Magill Estate: an exclusive Masterclass on Penfolds Icons with Fine Wine Manager Orazio Baldino and Global Ambassador Sam O’Connell, followed by a four-course lunch, and a gift of 2020 Grange and 2022 Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon. Book HERE.

9 & 16 Aug: Indulge in a culinary journey at Mandoon Estate's Wild Swan restaurant with their exclusive Truffle Dinner Experience, featuring dishes by Head Chef Tony Power infused with local truffles, from savoury appetisers to decadent desserts. Book HERE.

9-11 Aug: Experience the Aprés Ski Weekend at Printhie Cellar Door during the Winter Fire Festival in Orange, featuring fire pits, schnapps, Mt Kosciusko beer, mulled wine, aprés ski snacks, and extended Wine Bar hours with a complimentary glass of wine for retro gear enthusiasts. Walk-ins welcome or book HERE.

11 Aug: Join Pt Leo Estate for their Laura x Red Hill Truffles Lunch at Pt. Leo Estate, starting with a cooking demonstration by Josep Espuga at 11:30 am, followed by a four-course truffle-enriched menu paired with exquisite wines. Book HERE.

17 Aug: Experience a private underground vertical tasting of Frankland River Reserve Shiraz (2019-2014) at Mandoon Estate, paired with canapés and a glass of 2015 Reserve Sparkling. Book HERE.

23-25 Aug: Immerse yourself in the "August Revitalisation Retreat" at Seppeltsfield Estate, offering daily yoga, meditation, a sound bath, mindful walks, a lip balm workshop, long table lunch at FINO, chef-prepared meals, and wine tasting in the heart of the Barossa. Book HERE.

24 Aug: Celebrate the return of the popular event, Fried Chicken and Blanc de Blanc, on August 24 at Artisans of Barossa. Crispy fried chicken is perfectly paired with the refreshing effervescence of sparkling wine. Book HERE.

24 Aug: Join visual artist Louise Flaherty for a guided drawing workshop at JamFactory, Seppeltsfield Estate, where you'll explore South Australian native plants and learn to draw and paint with white ink on black paper; includes creating a collaborative drawing, an individual piece, and receiving two native tubestock plants from Barossa Bush Gardens, suitable for ages 10 and up, for $70pp. Book HERE

24-25 Aug: Join Yalumba for an exclusive weekend tour of Smith’s Angaston Whiskies, featuring a behind-the-scenes look at whisky making, a visit to the cooperage and Old Pot Still, and a tasting of three 12-year-old single malt whiskies paired with local artisanal produce. Book HERE

24-25 Aug: For one weekend only, head to Yalumba to taste three 12-year-old Smith’s Angaston Single Malt Whiskies, each aged in different casks (New French Oak, Ex-Bourbon, and Ex-Muscat) and explore the nuances of cask aging with our distiller, Kevin Glastonbury. Book HERE

25 Aug: Join Pt. Leo Estate in Laura at 11:30 am for a Luxe Truffle Lunch featuring a cooking demonstration by Culinary Director Josep Espuga, followed by a seven-course truffle-enriched menu with special guests Jenny and Mike from Red Hill Truffle Farm. Book HERE.

25 Aug: Montalto and Ten Minutes by Tractor join forces for an exclusive experience, starting with a private vineyard tour by Chief Winemaker Simon Black. A four-course set menu paired with wines from Montalto and Ten Minutes by Tractor follows, highlighting the unique traits and techniques of cool-climate winemaking. More information HERE and HERE.





Various wineries


1 August - 31 August