Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia

Culinary Capers

Our wineries offer a huge variety of experiences, enabling visitors to combine their interest in wine with the pursuit of other passions.  For the talented home cook or enthusiastic foodie, a selection of our wineries specialise in experiences to enhance your culinary knowledge or skill set and, best of all, you get to eat it all at the end.

Jacob's Creek Cooking Classes

The famous Barossa Valley wine region, just over an hour from Adelaide, is the home of the internationally renowned Jacob’s Creek wine brand.

Jacob’s Creek has been recognised as a leading wine tourism site in Australia and was entered into the South Australian Tourism Hall of Fame in 2010 for winning Best Major Tourist Attraction three years in a row. 

The centre offers a memorable culinary tourism experience with a tempting combination of food and wine, with sweeping views of vineyards and hills.

At a Jacob’s Creek Cooking Class, led by the talented Jacob’s Creek Chefs, you will be guided through the process of selecting the produce from the impressive Kitchen Garden and the preparation of a gourmet meal either outside or in the kitchen overlooking the historic Jacob’s Estate.

After your cooking skills have been put to the test you will enjoy a leisurely lunch matched with Jacob’s Creek wines. 

Pizzini Wines

At Pizzini Wines in Victoria’s scenic King Valley, the A tavola! Cooking School, run by Katrina Pizzini, offers a range of relaxing and inspiring cooking classes throughout the year.

There is something for everybody with classes such as “Pasta Gnocchi & Risotto” and “Salting, Smoking & Curing Meat” Click here to see full descriptions of the various standard and speciality classes on offer throughout the year and to book your place.

On the Pizzini Wines Private Italian Cooking School Experience, you and five friends can join the Pizzini family and immerse yourself in warm hospitality and hands on experiences. Following morning tea with Katrina Pizzini at the cellar door head into A tavola! Cooking School where Katrina will lead a class sharing the secrets to preparing traditional Italian style dishes.

Prior to lunch, journey to the winery and barrel room to taste exciting Italian wine varieties including Sangiovese, Nebbiolo and Canaiolo as they age in barrels.

Lunch will be served and will include the Italian style dishes prepared earlier along with your choice of wine – anything from a fresh Prosecco to an aged Nebbiolo from the family’s reserve range.

Montalto Vineyard & Olive Grove, Estate to Plate, A Gourmet Indulgence

Visit Montalto on Victoria's stunning Mornington Peninsula and you get much more than wine - the estate is also renowned for its welcoming ambience, relaxed Australian architecture, intimate cellar door, and the beauty of its grounds.  Start your experience with a tour of Montalto, your guide will lead you through the working vineyard and olive grove, kitchen gardens, fruit orchard and berry plantation; explaining Montalto’s Estate to Plate philosophy - growing as much produce as possible for the acclaimed Restaurant and Piazza Café on site, and sourcing everything else locally and responsibly.

Depending on when you visit, you might perhaps taste the grapes around vintage, learn how the kitchen team grow and make use of the seasonal produce or explore the property’s natural wetlands and extensive permanent sculpture collection.

Included is a private and structured wine tasting in the Alto room overlooking the property, featuring Single Vineyard Wines that truly reflect the location of the vines.

Complete your culinary experience with a stunning three course lunch in the restaurant, with matching wine.