Coolangatta Estate 

5 South Coast Wineries To Explore On Your Winter Getaway

Winter at barranca exudes a certain charm, characterised by misty mornings, cosy nights spent sipping red wine by the fire, and breathtaking scenery. The Shoalhaven Wine Region, easily accessible, offers the perfect opportunity to unwind during the winter season. It is one of the rare regions in Australia where visitors can enjoy the unique experience of meeting vignerons and wine makers at cellar doors.

Here are a few wineries that promise a memorable tasting experience during your winter getaway:

Yarrawa Estate Winery 
Yarrawa Estate
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Nestled amongst the picturesque escarpments of Upper Kangaroo Valley, is Yarrawa Estate Winery owned by the delightful Sue and Mark Foster. Take a leisurely stroll through their vineyards, followed by a relaxed tasting session of their award winning wines. In addition to their exceptional wines, they also offer a range of jams and pickles crafted by Sue herself from homegrown produce. 

Indulge in a real winter warmer – their signature homemade walnut liquor wine, a delightful fusion of their dual passions. Yarrawa Estate Winery  is one of our favourite wineries, a must visit for wine enthusiasts on your barranca getaway! 

70 minutes from barranca Jervis Bay |  30 minutes from barranca Kangaroo Valley 

Coolangatta Estate 
Coolangatta Estate 
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Coolangatta Estate stands as the most awarded winery in the Shoalhaven region, boasting a rich history dating back to the 1820s. Settle into their charming tasting room, ‘The Great Hall,’ where hosts Ben or Bruno await to offer you a cosy experience. Indulge in a sampling of their award-winning wines, meticulously crafted from locally grown grapes, complemented by an array of local cheeses, meats, dips, and olives for sharing. From elegant chardonnays to robust shirazes, there’s something to tantalize every palate. Don’t miss the opportunity to wander the estate’s grounds and bask in the sweeping panoramic vistas of the surrounding countryside and the Pacific Ocean at Shoalhaven Heads.

40 minutes from barranca Jervis Bay | 55 minutes from barranca Kangaroo Valley 

Mountain Ridge Wines
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Perched atop a ridge overlooking the lush valleys, Mountain Ridge Wines offers a tranquil retreat for wine lovers. Their cellar door invites you to unwind by the fireplace, absolute heaven on a cool winters day! Wines are created from estate-grown grapes, but also with grapes sourced from sister estates Stone Cottage, and from districts such as the Central Ranges and Hilltops. Take in the sweeping vistas of Cambewarra and Saddleback mountains from the alfresco dining and enjoy live music on the first Sunday of every month. Did we mention that it is dog and child friendly? Under the helm of chef Dan Gallo, the onsite restaurant serves up a dynamic and delicious modern menu of Modern Australian cuisine. 

40 minutes from barranca Jervis Bay | 50 minutes from barranca Kangaroo Valley 

Cambewarra Estate
Cambewarra Estate Winery
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Just a short drive from Kangaroo Valley and Jervis Bay, Cambewarra Estate is a family run boutique vineyard and winery that offers a diverse range of delicious Estate grown and made wines. The Estate features a cellar door, restaurant, high tea (Or a VIP high tea cup experience!), and of course a vineyard. 

Step inside their rustic cellar door and embark on a tasting journey through their diverse portfolio, which includes four varietals, Chardonnay, Verdelho, Chambourcin and Cabernet Sauvignon. They have also recently launched our very own craft beer, the Cambewarra Estate Hazy Pale Ale. The Estate is child and pet friendly, and is open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and selected Public Holidays. 

35 minutes from barranca Jervis Bay | 40 minutes from barranca Kangaroo Valley 

Silos Estate
Silos Estate
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With a commitment to sustainable practices and a passion for winemaking, Silos Estate produces a limited quantity of premium wines from hand pruned and picked vines. Indulge in wine tastings, explore the sprawling picturesque grounds and be sure to stop by and say hi to the alpacas (it’s a working alpaca farm, specialising in the Huacaya breed). Originally a circa-1870 dairy farm, the estate spans 4.8 hectares and is home to chardonnay, semillon, sauvignon blanc, shiraz, merlot, cabernet sauvignon, and malbec grapes—all under the Silos Estate label. The award winning Silos Kitchen is a must-try if you visit the estate. Set against the backdrop of a beautiful mountain range, the restaurant serves up modern yet rustic, flavoursome food with fresh locally sourced ingredients.

40 minutes from barranca Jervis Bay | 45 minutes from barranca Kangaroo Valley 

Each of the wineries promises a unique tasting experience. Cheers to unforgettable moments and exquisite wines in winter!

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