How to curate the perfect date for Valentine’s Day
Nothing says Valentine’s Day quite like fine cuisine, …
Life’s epicurean pleasures are even sweeter when they come from a carefully prepared picnic basket. It’s hard to imagine a more perfect summer’s day than one spent lounging on a blanket amongst vineyards, rolling hills and towering gum trees, with nothing to do but indulge the tastebuds and savour long, lazy conversations with friends and family.
Many of our most naturally beautiful wineries design picnic hampers brimming with cheeses, salads, breads and cured meats, produced by local artisans, complemented by the finest of wines.
So relax. There’s no dress code, no demands, nothing to do except bask in the ambience of the peaceful outdoors and enjoy this special moment.
Feathertop, Alpine Valley, VIC
Pedal & Picnic in the Vines includes a behind the scenes self-guided tour of the vineyard. Select your picnic spot and explore the winery on two wheels as your vineyard angels get to work setting up your picnic with a ready-made hamper and Feathertop wine.
Wish you could stay forever? Stay onsite in the Peggy Adelaide suite (extra charges apply) and experience ultimate indulgence with your private outdoor balcony bath where you can soak away the sunset with a glass of bubbles in hand.
Audrey Wilkinson, Hunter Valley NSW
A Premium Picnic Among the Vines includes a self-guided tour of the onsite museum, followed by a masterclass and premium tasting from the in-house wine expert. Afterwards, collect your bottle of handpicked wine along with a picnic hamper and savour an afternoon of sensory delights, complete with chocolates and a personalised bottle of wine signed by the winemaker.
Settle on a sunny patch and enjoy the delicious contents of your picnic basket, perfectly complemented by sweeping views of the picturesque vines and rolling paddocks of the Hunter Valley.
Jacob’s Creek, Barossa Valley, SA
A Picnic Perfect afternoon at Jacob’s Creek involves little more than basking in the shade, indulging in delicious food and wine (and hopefully even better conversation), while taking in the stunning views. The locally produced delicacies are to-die-for and you even get to keep the picnic blanket! This experience also includes a complimentary tasting flight to be enjoyed before or after your picnic.
Gemtree, McLaren Vale, SA
Discover the flora, fauna and wildlife of the Gemtree Wetlands on a Wine and Wander self-guided tour of the one-kilometre Ecotrail, learn about biodynamic grape growing and wine making at the Biodynamic Hut and enjoy a tutored tasting of Gemtree’s regional and fine wines.
Afterwards, relax with your choice of Gemtree wine in a picturesque and secluded setting amongst nature, with nothing to do but graze on locally produced treats under the majestic gum trees.