Equally stunning as they are unique – these up-and-coming boutique wineries are well worth a visit in 2023!

Us Australians love their wine, and it’s not hard to see why – we’re home to some of the best wineries in the world!

Considering our unique climate and handfuls of winemakers, Australia is home to over 60 different wine regions alone! With hundreds of thousands of hectares of vineyards, millions of litres of wine and a billion-dollar domestic wine market, Australians are serious when it comes to the boozy drink.

However, for most of us, visiting these wineries seems a bit all too impossible. Thankfully we’ve curated a list of unique boutique wineries in Australia that you must visit in 2023. Whether they are up-and-coming, stunning, some of our favourite picks or they serve up a unique cellar door experience, there’s plenty to choose from and we’re just as excited to share them with you.

So read on through our list of the best boutique wineries in Australia!

Moorilla Estate, Tasmania

Surrounding Hobart’s Museum of Old and New Art (better known as MONA) is Moorilla Estate’s sprawling cool-climate vineyard. Once an unkept island of apple and pear trees, Moorilla encases Tasmania’s celebrated MONA, a brewery, a series of bars, fine dining restaurants and eight multi-storey luxury penthouses to accommodate the public. David Walsh, a Tasmanian local, is responsible for Moorilla’s expansion and can now boast three different wine labels – Muse, Praxis and the highly sought after Cloth Label. Although Moorilla Estate have been around for some time, their one of our favourite boutique wineries in Australia.

Moorilla Estate | 655 Main Rd, Berriedale, TAS 7011

Port Phillip Estate and Kooyong Wines, Victoria

Port Phillip Estate and Kooyong Wines is arguably one of the country’s most popular vineyards. Boasting architectural prowess, Port Phillip Estate and Kooyong Wines has one of the most unique cellar door experiences in Australia. We’re talking a monolithic curved sculpture that was made completely with rammed earth. Of course, considering this, the building itself was designed with optimal cellar temperatures in mind with a museum wine store and barrel room that sits five metres below ground level. If you’re trying to find a winery that knows exactly what they’re talking about when it comes to temperature, this is it. Beyond their stunning winery site, Port Phillip Estate and Kooyong Wines also has one of the most sophisticated dining experiences in Victoria’s south.

Port Phillip Estate and Kooyong Wines | 263 Red Hill Rd, Red Hill South, VIC 3937

d’Arenberg, South Australia

If you’re heading to one of Adelaide’s best wine regions, you’d be silly to pass up an opportunity to visit d’Arenberg. Found in the heart of the McLaren Vale, d’Arenberg has something for everyone. By this we mean that if you can’t find the right drop to suit your tastebuds, head on over to their Blending Bench where amateur wine makers can be guided through the process to make a customised shiraz. Beyond this, d’Arenberg’s unique cellar door experience and restaurant reside within the actual cube itself. A spectacle that must be seen to be believed, the five level structure that makes up the cube was drafted by owner Chester Osborn. And, of course, in the design process, to completely understand the intricacy of wine and wine making, d’Arenberg features a wine inhalation room as well as a 360 degree video room to allow visitors to sit through an educational experience.

D'Arenberg Cube. Photographed by Mariangela Cruz. Image via Shutterstock.

D’Arenberg Cube. Photographed by Mariangela Cruz. Image via Shutterstock.

d’Arenberg | Osborn Rd, McLaren Vale, SA 5171

All Saints Estate, Victoria

Sitting on the border of Victoria and New South Wales is one of the best boutique wineries in Australia. Meet All Saints Estate. Despite their grand castle-like structure, All Saints Estate is possibly one of the most humble experiences you’ll come by. The castle, complete with turrets and a tower, was created in the 1870s after drawing inspiration from the Castle of Mey in Scotland. However, inside, you’ll find a bottling hall and cellar that has been classified by the Victorian Heritage Register. To add to the winery experience, guests are also invited to the hatted Terrace Restaurant which opened their doors a near 10 years ago thanks to British born chef Simon Arkless. If you’re looking for one of our favourite boutique wineries in Australia, this is it.

All Saints Estate | 205 All Saints Rd, Wahgunyah, VIC 3687

Cupitt’s Estate, New South Wales

Forget Hunter Valley – we’re taking you on a journey to a wine region in New South Wales that is less known for its wine, and more famed for its untouched coastline. Welcome to Cupitt’s Estate in Ulladulla. A true standout in the region, Cupitt’s Estate is a fromagerie, brewery, restaurant, vegetable garden, farm and winery all rolled into one. Found atop a hill, just five minutes from the Princes Highway, Cupitt’s Estate promises panoramic views of the stunningly green vineyard and Stony Creek. Casual and comforting, Cupitt’s Estate will make you fall in love after your very first sip. Plus, to gain the complete experience of the winery, guests are also invited to stay a night at the Cupitt’s Cottage.

Cupitt’s Estate | 58 Washburton Rd, Ulladulla, NSW 2539

St Hugo, South Australia

Paying homage to Louis Hugo Gramp is St Hugo in the Barossa Valley. An up-and-coming boutique winery you need to visit, since the 1980s, St Hugo have been producing some of the most complex and award-winning wines. And, if you love a cabernet sauvignon, St Hugo’s continues to raise the benchmark for South Australian red wines. St Hugo’s restored ironstone building features an underground tasting room, a luxurious lounge and a fine dining restaurant. With a series of experiences on offer including intimate sittings at the Chef’s Table, private tours, wine tastings and degustation lunches, St Hugo’s is a must-see hallmark of the Barossa Valley region.

St Hugo | 2141 Barossa Valley Way, Rowland Flat, SA 5352

After you’ve checked out these boutique wineries in Australia, be sure to put these 3 World Class Female Australian Winemakers on your radar. And, to help you enjoy your new drop at home, we’ve curated the Ultimate Guide to the 7 Best Wine and Cheese Pairings.

We acknowledge the traditional owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging.

Feature image: St Hugo, South Australia. Photographed by Adam Bruzone. Image via Tourism Australia.
This article was first published on March 08 2018. It was updated and edited by Hunter and Bligh on December 01 2022.