Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia

World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day on 8 June celebrates our world’s shared ocean and our personal connection to the sea, as well as raising awareness about the crucial role the ocean plays in our lives and the important ways people can help protect it.

To celebrate World Oceans Day, we shine the spotlight on a few of our Ultimate Wineries located in two maritime regions whose wines are characterised by the sea's influences. 

Margaret River 

One of the most geographically isolated wine regions in the world, the Margaret River enjoys a Mediterranean climate hugged by the Indian Ocean on the north and west and Southern Ocean to the south. This region is renowned for its Cabernet and Chardonnay.

Learn more about how the maritime influence and idyllic micro-climate has the potential to produce world-class wines on Voyager Estate's Unearthed Full Day Experience.

Experience the power of the Indian Ocean on a guided coastal walking tour followed by vineyard tour, tasting and 5 course lunch on Vasse Felix's Cape to Vine day tour.

Located close to Cape Leeuwin which divides the Southern and Indian Oceans, see what makes Leeuwin Estate's wines unique on their Art and Wine Pairing Experience.

Mornington Peninsula

With no vineyard site in the Mornington Peninsula more than 7km from the ocean, the heroes of this region are Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, as well as Pinot Grigio. Surrounded by Bass Strait, Port Phillip Bay and Western Port Bay, this region enjoys a diverse maritime climate. 

The immersive Icons of the Mornington Peninsula - Terroir to Table experience takes a deep dive into the terrior of sub-regional Mornington Peninsula. You'll enjoy an Estate to Plate experience at Montalto and a Terroir Masterclass at Ten Minutes by Tractor and uncover how the natural environment of this region creates wines and produce of exceptional quality. 

McLaren Vale

The McLaren Vale region benefits from the cooling breezes off the slopes of nearby Mount Lofty and the Gulf St Vincent. Each vineyard site is unique but generally all enoy a warm climate with plenty of summer sunshine. Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache are the top varieties grown here.

On d'Arenberg's Blending Bench experience, head to Level 4, with highest viewpoint in the McLaren Vale, for this hands-on, interactive experience where you play winemaker. 

Discover how the moon and nature are key contributors to Gemtree’s wines on a Being Biodynamic tour. Take a walk and learn about biodynamic grape growing with a bite to eat and a glass of wine before enjoying a regional platter and a glass of Gemtree Foundation Collection wine.

At Hardys wines, share in the rich tapestry of the Hardy family history and stories, while exploring unique treasures and memorabilia around the Tintara property on a Hardys Hidden Secrets tour.