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Calabria Wines, Griffith

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Best wineries to visit in New South Wales

Whether you’re a fan of a Hunter Valley semillon or a shiraz from the wineries in Orange, there’s a wealth of world-famous wine to be enjoyed in New South Wales. So, if you’re looking for the best wineries NSW has to offer when it comes to cellar door experiences, winery restaurants and panoramic views of this great state, we’ve compiled a list of where to go.

Rosnay Organic Wines, Canowindra. Credit: Destination NSW

Audrey Wilkinson, Pokolbin

Known for unparalleled views of the famous Hunter Valley wine region, Audrey Wilkinson is still owned and operated by Audrey and her husband, Bob Wilkinson, who started the winery in 1969. Swing by and taste their famous chardonnay and semillon wines and while away the hours staring at the view.

Book your accommodation at a BIG4 in The Hunter when you visit Audrey Wilkinson.

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Lyrebird Ridge Organic Winery and Retreat, Kangaroo Valley

If you like your organic wines and getting back to nature, then Lyrebird Ridge Organic Winery and Retreat is the perfect bushland stop to add to your winery tour. It’s famous for the lesser-known chambourcin varietal, which is a light to medium bodied red and is great with most foods. Give it a try!

Book your accommodation on the South Coast when you visit Lyrebird Ridge Organic Winery and Retreat.

Mount Pleasant Wines, Pokolbin

With shiraz vines that were first planted way back in 1880, there’s plenty of history (and delicious wine) to be found at Mount Pleasant Wines. Book ahead to enjoy a guided tasting in the old-world cellar door to learn about the 100+ year-old wines, many of which are still winning awards today.

Book your accommodation at a BIG4 in The Hunter when you visit Mount Pleasant Wines.

Mount Pleasant sure is a fitting name. Credit: Elfes Images / Mount Pleasant Wines

Lowe Family Wine Co, Mudgee

Lowe Family Wine Co pride themselves on making their wine “with consideration for people and place”. This organic and biodynamic farm produces exceptional food and wine with love for the environment, respect for the First Nations people of the area and genuine care for everyone who visits.

Book your accommodation at BIG4 Mudgee when you visit Lowe Family Wine Co.

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Printhie Wines, Orange

Printhie Wines might just be one of the best wineries Orange NSW has to offer! With oysters shucked to order and an internationally award-winning sparkling wine to go with them, you can really enjoy living the high life when you visit. If you're a little hungrier, the degustation menu (with matched wines, of course) is one you don’t want to miss.

Book your accommodation at a BIG4 in Central NSW when you visit Printhie Wines.

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Rosnay Organic Wines, Cowra

Another fantastic organic winery and farm experience in NSW can be found at Rosnay Organic Wines. With monthly art shows and the option to book a ‘Sip and Paint’ event, this family-run winery never has a dull moment and is a great supporter of all things local. The natural wines fermented with fine yeast are a point of difference too!

Book your accommodation at in Central NSW when you visit Rosnay Organic Wines.

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Calabria Family Wines, Griffith

A nod to the Southern Italian heritage of the founders, Calabria Family Wines is now in its fourth generation of Calabrias who have joined the family business. With a range that celebrates the traditional varietals of the region, this 75+ year-old winery is one of Australia’s top 20 wine producers and a must-visit.

Book your accommodation at BIG4 Hay Plains when you visit Calabria Family Wines.

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Cupitt’s Estate, Ulladulla

Cupitt’s Estate is a winery, brewery, restaurant and farm, so it’s fair to say there’s something for everyone! When you think of wineries on the south coast of NSW you really can’t go past it. Enjoy gorgeous views of the farm while you work your way through a sustainable paddock-to-plate meal and pick your poison of choice, as both the beer and wine are stunning.

Book your accommodation at BIG4 Ulladulla Beachside Holiday ParkBIG4 Ingenia Holidays Lake Conjola or Ingenia Holidays Ulladulla when you visit Cupitt’s Estate.

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Piggs Peake Winery, Pokolbin

If you’re a lover of luxury, it’s hard to go past Piggs Peake Winery. A boutique cellar door in the heart of the Hunter Valley, this stunning winery combines the old and the new: while the vines date back to the 1800s, the cellar door is state-of-the-art. With multiple premium dining options and a range of red, white, sparkling and sweet wines to enjoy, it’s impossible not to find something you love.

Book your accommodation at a BIG4 in The Hunter when you visit Piggs Peake Winery.

Urban Winery, Sydney

Love a good drop but don’t have time to venture too far afield? When it comes to the best wineries in NSW, the city might not spring to mind, but Urban Winery is in the heart of Moore Park’s Entertainment Quarter and the only one of its kind. The cellar door and wine bar offer up tastings of all of NSWs’ best wines, spirits, craft beers and charcuterie, so you can take a culinary tour of the state in record time.

Book your accommodation at a BIG4 in Greater Sydney when you visit Urban Winery.

Robert Stein Winery, Vineyard & Farm, Budgee Budgee

Since the 1970s this family-run winery has been producing award-winning reds, whites and fortified wines, combining innovation and tradition with their regenerative farming approach. Book a tasting at the cellar door and maybe follow it up with lunch from their seasonal menu in the restaurant that celebrates their farm-fresh produce.

Book your accommodation at BIG4 Mudgee when you visit Robert Stein Winery, Vineyard & Farm.

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How many wineries are there in NSW?

NSW has over 484 wine producers and there are over 370 cellar doors that you can visit. That’s a lot of wine!


How many wine regions are there in New South Wales?

There are 16 wine regions in NSW and the wine produced in each region reflects the diversity of the climate and landscape of the state. 

Audrey Wilkinson Wines, Hunter Valley. Credit: Hugh Stewart and Destination NSW

What region has the best wine?

The best wine region in NSW is a subjective question… however it’s fair to say that the Hunter Valley is the most famous wine region of New South Wales. It’s only a couple of hours from Sydney, has stunning scenery and a food scene that is as good as the wine!


Is Hunter Valley primarily known for white wine?

While the Hunter Valley semillon is the most famous varietal of the region, if you’re not a white wine drinker don’t stress. There are still plenty of sparklings, reds, sweet wines and everything in between to drink too.


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