Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia

New Experiences To Tempt Your Palate

We are excited to introduce our latest catalogue of experiences for 2017/18. You will now find 71 published experiences on our site and, in addition, unique experiences or itineraries can be tailored on request.

Within the published experiences, a variety of new premium offerings are available, including:

  • 360° Hilltop Experience at The Lane, Adelaide Hills: A Gathering Indulgence wine flight with 360° views of the rolling Adelaide Hills at the Hilltop lookout, followed by a sensory journey revealing the story of The Lane through a curated tasting of Occasion and Heritage wines;
  • Twilight Tour & Luxury Degustation at Penfolds Magill Estate, Adelaide Hills: A guided historical tour of Penfolds Magill Estate just on twilight, including a visit to the Grange Cottage and vintage cellar, followed by a seven course Degustation Experience with matching wines;
  • The Ultimate Pinot Lovers Road Trip at Montalto, Mornington Peninsula: A trip down the dirt roads and behind the locked gates on Montalto’s secret “Grand Cru” touring route - a guided tour to the hidden Mornington Peninsula vineyards that grow Montalto’s very best Pinot Noir followed by a private tour and barrel tasting in the winery and a visit to the vineyards at Tuerong, Merricks and Main Ridge. The experience concludes with a five-course degustation lunch with matched wines;
  • Dream day at Moorilla, Hobart: This experience includes a helicopter transfer to Mona, a hosted introduction to the museum and grounds, a three-course lunch at The Source Restaurant—complete with matched wines from Moorilla’s benchmark series, Cloth Label, and Muse. After lunch, a private tour of the winery and vineyard with winemaker Conor van der Reest, accommodation at the Mona Pavilions and breakfast at The Source in the morning; and  
  • The Art of Sparkling Experience at Josef Chromy, Tamar Valley: A behind the scenes tour of the Josef Chromy winery learning how traditional method Sparkling wine is made from base wine to corking and wiring. Guests will 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. Each participant will produce a bottle of sparkling to their own taste and conclude with a two-course lunch matched with wine. 

Most experiences based near Melbourne or Adelaide now offer the option to include private car or helicopter transfers to and from the winery.

Earlier this year we extended our range to include a selection of multi-day winery experiences in Margaret River, in collaboration with ExperienceSmith. These include:

  • Margaret River Ultimate Day Experience: Tours and tutored tastings at Leeuwin Estate and Voyager Estate, followed by a three-course lunch;
  • Margaret River Ultimate Overnight Experience: This experience includes private air or road transfers to and from Perth, a tour and lunch at Vasse Felix followed by a guided walk along a section of the Cape to Cape track, dinner, overnight accommodation and breakfast at Cape Lodge, a guided tasting at Voyager Estate and a two-course lunch at Leeuwin Estate; and
  • Ultimate Exploration of Margaret River: A five-day experience taking in the very best of the region, including accommodation for one night at COMO The Treasury in Perth, the 2016 Australian Gourmet Traveller Hotel of the Year, and three nights, dinner and breakfast at Cape Lodge in Margaret River. This fantastic itinerary includes guided tours, tastings, master classes and gourmet lunches at our three Margaret River wineries and finishes with a hike along a section of the Cape-to-Cape track.

The UWEA group of wineries is now 17 strong, with representation in most of Australia’s renowned wine regions across five states: In NSW, Audrey Wilkinson in the Hunter Valley; in Victoria, De Bortoli in the Yarra Valley, Pizzini Wines and Brown Brothers in the King Valley, Montalto Vineyard & Olive Grove in the Mornington Peninsula, Tahbilk in Nagamabie Lakes and Fowles Wine in the Strathbogie Ranges; in South Australia, The Lane and Penfold’s Magill Estate in the Adelaide Hills, Jacob’s Creek Visitors Centre and Seppeltsfield in the Barossa Valley and d’Arenberg in McLaren Vale; in Tasmania, Moorilla Estate and Josef Chromy Wines; and, in WA, Leeuwin Estate, Vasse Felix and Voyager Estate in Margaret River.

All UWEA members offer more than wine tastings and bottles of wine to purchase. Most offer a complete tourism experience with award-winning restaurants, fabulous places to stay, tours, wine education and in-depth behind-the-scenes winery experiences. 

To complement the UWEA selection of experiences, easy-to-follow wine trail itineraries have also been developed with suggestions from the ‘locals’ as to how best to explore their regions, these include:

Our product offering is now stronger than ever and we are excited at the diversity of our experiences. From cooking classes to private jets, there truly is a beyond the cellar door experience to suit every taste and budget.