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Plan a Wine adventure in Australia

Preparing for a wine-focused trip to Australia requires a little careful planning and consideration due to the country's large size, diverse wine regions and renowned vineyards. Here are some essential steps to help you prepare for your wine adventure in Australia.

Research and Choose Wine Regions: Australia is home to many world-class wine regions, including the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Coonawarra, Clare Valley, Adelaide Hills, Margaret River, Hunter Valley, Yarra Valley, and the Mornington Peninsula. You could research these regions to determine which ones align with your wine preferences and interests on your own or, maybe follow our little bias, and for a first trip why not go big and go to South Australia or as we like to call it the 'Wine capital of the world'.

Based on this, you choose the individual regions from the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Coonawarra, Clare Valley, Adelaide Hills, and plan your itinerary accordingly. Determine the region, cellar doors, and vineyards you want to visit, as well as any wine festivals or events happening during your trip. To fully experience the South Australian wine regions, consider booking wine tours or hiring a driver. This will allow you to enjoy the tastings without worrying about transportation. You will want to rent a car and explore the country side on the way to the regions at your own pace as well.

Look for accommodation options that are conveniently located near the wine regions you plan to visit. Many wine regions offer boutique hotels, bed and breakfasts, or vineyard stays for a unique experience. Our favorite in the must-visit Barossa Valley is Stay Cambourne. Link to our stay

We encourage you to increase your Aussie wine knowledge by attending wine education classes or workshops offered at some wineries or wonderful guided tastings and cellar door experiences.

Check if any wine events or festivals are happening during your visit. These events often feature tastings, food pairings, music, and opportunities to meet winemakers and industry experts.

Pack clothing suitable for wine tastings, including comfortable shoes for walking through vineyards but please do not walk in the vineyards without permission!


Consider bringing a wine carrier or purchasing one locally to safely transport any bottles you purchase. Take advantage of the opportunity to purchase Australian wines directly from the wineries. Check the customs regulations of your home country regarding the importation of wine to ensure compliance. There are many Australian wines available online in various countries. In the USA we use wine.com

Explore the local cuisine and indulge in wine and food pairings. Many wineries have on-site restaurants or offer recommendations for nearby restaurants specializing in wine-pairing menus. Don't miss out on the best lunch or dinner at some of the local pubs. Seriously great affordable food!

By following these steps and immersing yourself in the world of Australian wines, you can create a memorable and enriching wine-focused trip to Australia. Contact us if you want more information on South Australian wine regions. We love sharing the magic that is South Australian wines.


Cheers to a fantastic wine adventure!


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