Open For Business

By Eliza Campbell

18 Jun, 2020

It’s time to get out and about. These wineries are open for socially-distanced business – read on to check out what’s on offer in your state.

Bit by bit, our favourite wineries around the country are reopening their doors and welcoming guests for the first time in months. With new restrictions in place, capacities are capped, and bookings are essential. Read on to plan a day-trip with friends or your next weekend away.

      Western Australia

    • Domaine Naturaliste, Margaret River
    • Seated tastings are now available, including wine flights of six premium samples. Tastings cost $12, redeemable on selected purchases. 
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    • Howard Park, Margaret River
    • This winery is now open for seated tastings indoors and out. Bring your own picnic hamper, and book ahead to secure a spot. (Pictured 1/5 above.)
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    • Xanadu Wines, Margaret River
    • The cellar door is open for tastings Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm, and the restaurant is open for lunch from 11.45am. 
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    • Voyager Estate, Margaret River
    • Restaurant and seated tastings are now available Thursday to Monday. 
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    • Pooley Wines, Southern Tasmania
    • Pizza and seated tastings are available Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm to 3pm. 
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    • Devil’s Corner, East Coast Tasmania
    • BYO picnic rug for an outdoor lunch of pizza and pinot noir. Open Friday to Sunday. (Pictured 5/5 above.)
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    • Frogmore Creek, Southern Tasmania
    • The cellar door is open from Thursday to Sunday, and the restaurant is open Friday to Sunday. Walk-ins and bookings are welcome. 
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    • Innocent Bystander, Yarra Valley
    • The restaurant and cellar door are now open with limited capacity. Book ahead. 
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    • Pt. Leo Estate, Mornington Peninsula 
    • Restaurant bookings are available for a maximum of six people per party; the cellar door and sculpture garden are also open. 
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    • Seville Estate, Yarra Valley
    • Tastings and restaurant service are both back in action, and there is also private dining and accommodation available to book. 
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    • All Saints Estate, Rutherglen
    • The cellar door is open for tastings from 10am to 5pm, Friday to Sunday, and you can also visit the terrace restaurant – bookings essential. 
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    • Montalto, Mornington Peninsula
    • The winery is currently open weekends only for tasting on the terrace or the “Feed Me” menu at $49 per person. Bookings for Montalto Winter Picnics are also now available at three locations on the winery grounds, with glassware, a rug and bottle of wine included in the price. (Pictured 2/5 above.)
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    • Dominique Portet, Yarra Valley
    • The cellar door bistro is open for tastings and a three-course set lunch menu, Friday to Sunday. Visit on a Wednesday or Thursday for seated tastings and French snacks. 
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      South Australia

    • Shaw + Smith, Adelaide Hills
    • Book ahead to secure one of a limited number of spots in the tasting room. 
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    • d’Arenberg, McLaren Vale
    • The d’Arenberg Cube – including the Alternate Realities Museum, Salvador Dali Exhibition and the tasting room – is now open Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm. Cashless payment is preferred, and online bookings are available. 
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    • Seppeltsfield, Barossa Valley
    • The cellar door is now open seven days a week, from 10am to 5pm. Pre-booking online is required. 
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    • SC Pannell, McLaren Vale
    • The cellar door is open for seated wine flights and by-the-glass tastings. 
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    • Alpha Box & Dice, McLaren Vale
    • Pre-book online for the new guided wine tasting experience. For $20 per person, taste eight paired wines accompanied by a plate of local and international cheeses. Sittings last for 75 minutes for groups of two to six. (Pictured 3/5 above.)
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      New South Wales

    • Brokenwood, Hunter Valley
    • The Cru Bar + Pantry restaurant is now open for lunch Tuesday to Thursday, and breakfast and lunch Friday to Monday. The cellar door is also open for seated tastings. (Pictured 4/5 above.)
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    • Audrey Wilkinson, Hunter Valley
    • Seated tastings are now available in the cellar door. Pre-booking your table before visiting is essential. 
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    • Bimbadgen, Hunter Valley
    • This winery is now taking bookings for pizza, picnics and tastings. Esca restaurant is open on Saturdays, with a new “Taste of Bimbadgen” menu available. 
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    • Ballandean Estate, Granite Belt
    • The cellar door is now open for sit-down tastings. Dine in for lunch or dinner at the Barrelroom restaurant, or pick up a gourmet picnic hamper to enjoy in the courtyard. 
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    • Witches Falls, Granite Belt
    • Book now for a guided wine tasting and gourmet cheeseboard at the cellar door. Open seven days. 
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