Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia

Bastille Day 14 July

Celebrate all things French on Bastille Day, the national day of France.

No need to battle the European crowds, airport lines, and sweltering heat - you can celebrate Bastille Day right here in Australia! Indulge in the one of our Ultimate Winery Experiences and savour a slice of French culture without the hassle of overseas travel. 

Step into a slice of Bordeaux in the Yarra Valley, where Dominique Portet combines Australian winemaking with a French touch. Surrounded by rolling hills, their Cellar Door and Bistro reflect the family's rich French heritage. Join an André Experience for a behind-the-scenes tour of the estate, followed by a tutored wine tasting in the André room, then conclude with a selection of French family classics paired with their matching wines. Or take Le Tour de Rosé where you'll discover the Portet family's expertise in Rosé production through three distinct styles, accompanied by a guided tasting of the wines paired with charcuterie, cheese, and rustic baguette for a perfect Rosé-infused celebration.

Tahbilk winery in the central Victorian region of Nagambie Lakes proudly hosts some of the world's oldest Marsanne vines (originating in France's Rhone Valley), with a remarkable history dating back to 1927. Not only does Tahbilk preserve this rare grape variety's heritage, but it also holds the prestigious title of being the world's largest single holding of Marsanne, solidifying its position as a custodian of this exceptional varietal. Learn more on A Day at Tahbilk experience.

Embracing the esteemed French technique known as 'Méthode Traditionnelle', Printhie Wines offers an immersive Sparkling Masterclass, uncovering the art of méthode traditionelle sparkling. Start with a guided walking tour of the vineyard followed by a private tasting of the Swift Sparkling range. You’ll gain a rare insight into the process of creating one of Australia’s finest sparkling brands, from base wine to the disgorging and aging process.

The Chenin Blanc vines at Voyager Estate in Margaret River have been part of the estate since 1978, making them some of the original vines. Thanks to their age and Voyager Estate's careful vineyard practices, these vines consistently produce some of the best Chenin Blanc grapes in Australia. See some of Voyager's vines for themselves on an Estate Tour & Lunch which includes a guided vineyard walk, followed by a visit to the winery to taste wine straight from the barrel and gain insights into Voyager's winemaking philosophy.

With its origins in the Tullins, France, the Durif grape thrives in Australia's warm, dry climate. The Rutherglen region is most synonymous with Durif, and one of our newest members, Stanton & Killeen, are champions of this grape variety. Join a Private Tour & Tasting in the Solera Room and enjoy their current S&K table wines as well as the complete range of Muscat and Topaque.

Bonne Fete Nationale!