Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia

Celebrating International Viognier Day

Held on 26 April 2024, International Viognier Day is the perfect time to celebrate the unique flavours and exquisite aromas of this beloved white grape variety. 
In Australia, Viognier thrives across diverse terroirs, from the cool climates of the Eden Valley to the sun-drenched slopes of McLaren Vale and the Granite Belt. Through meticulous vineyard management and sustainable practices, winemakers craft Viognier wines that showcase its delicate floral aromas, ripe stone fruit flavours, and vibrant acidity. 
Here are four of our Ultimate Wineries producing their own style of Viognier:
In 1980, with assistance from the Yalumba nursery, the first commercial Viognier vines in Australia were planted in a neighbour's Eden Valley vineyard. Today, old vine Viognier grapes from this historic site are meticulously chosen to create The Virgilus. Yalumba's flagship white wine, The Virgilius Viognier, stands as Australia's benchmark for this aromatic varietal. 

Unlock the secrets of Yalumba's winemaking legacy with a Yalumba Unlocked tour, delving into the rich history and innovative techniques behind their acclaimed wines. 

Penfolds crafts a dessert-style Cellar Reserve Viognier, an exclusive release pushing the boundaries of viticulture and style. Sourced from a trusted grower vineyard in the Barossa Valley, this refreshing take on Viognier offers a delightful departure from tradition.
Delve deeper into Penfolds' renowned heritage and exceptional craftsmanship on a Penfolds Iconic Experience.

Sirromet Winery proudly presents a range of exceptional Viognier wines, capturing the essence of this aromatic grape variety with finesse and elegance. 
Join a Tour, Taste and Lunch at the Cellar Door where you'll experience Sirromet's winemaking process, sample acclaimed wines at the cellar door, and savour a delicious set menu lunch with wine.
d'Arenberg produces a variety of Viognier wines, including Viognier Marsanne, Shiraz Viognier, and a dessert-style Noble.
Embark on a day of exploration at d'Arenberg with the Blending Bench and Degustation Experience. You'll uncover the winery's unique charms while crafting your own blends and indulging in a gourmet-tasting journey.
Each of these esteemed wineries showcases the varietal's aromatic richness and luxurious texture, reflecting the unique terroir of their respective regions. 

Published 23 April 2024.