Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia

Heartwarming winter reds

There’s no doubt about it, red wine is truly the silver lining as we shiver through the winter months. Perfectly paired with a hearty winter meal, there’s something about sipping on a rich, velvety red that warms you up from the inside out.

It could be argued that South Australia is the traditional home of winter reds, with wineries in McLaren Vale, the Barossa Valley and the Adelaide Hills all boasting award-winning varieties. There’s surely only one thing better than relaxing at home with a glass of red after a chilly day, and that’s going beyond the cellar door to get to know and appreciate your favourite reds even more.

Read on for outstanding red wine adventures at three South Australian wineries that form part of our Ultimate Winery Experiences collective.

Ultimate Penfolds Experience, Magill

Take a journey through the foundation of Penfolds as Australia’s leading red wine producer. Your Ultimate Penfolds Experience starts with a visit to the Grange Cottage; the original home of Dr Christopher and Mary Penfold before viewing the Magill Estate winery, vintage cellar and underground drives to discover the gems hidden within.

The experience concludes with an intimate tasting of Penfolds famous and sought-after wines including one vintage of Grange.

Yalumba Nursery & Grenache Discovery, Barossa Valley

Take a tour to the Yalumba Nursery and Grenache Vineyards in the Barossa sub-region of Vine Vale. During this unique Ultimate Winery Experience, you’ll enjoy a tasting amongst some of the world’s oldest Grenache vines and gain a deep understanding of the process from vine bud to glass.

This fascinating introduction to Yalumba’s collection of award-winning expressions of this variety concludes back at the Yalumba Wine Room with a generous Cooper’s Lunch Platter of locally produced artisanal treats paired with your favourite glass of Grenache.

Shiraz Revolution, Wirra Wirra, McLaren Vale

Come behind the scenes for an in-depth shiraz experience with an intimate winery tour. Learn about barrel ageing in the winery’s old ironstone cellars, and taste five of Wirra Wirra’s best shiraz wines including a rare museum wine in Trott’s Cellar, matched with a regional chocolate platter.