The 8 Most Beautiful Boutique Wineries around Australia of 2024

St Hugo, South Australia. Photographed by Adam Bruzone. Image via Tourism Australia.

Equally stunning as they are unique, these beautiful boutique wineries in Australia are all well worth a visit in 2024!

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 this boozy drink.

However, for most of us, visiting these wineries seems a bit all too impossible. Thankfully we’ve curated a list of the most beautiful boutique wineries in Australia that you must visit in 2024. Whether they are up-and-coming, simply stunning, 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 wineries around Australia!

 

All Saints Estate, Victoria

Sitting on the border of Victoria and New South Wales is one of the coolest wineries in Australia. Meet All Saints Estate. With a grand, castle-like structure, All Saints Estate is one of the most humbling winery 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 led by 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

Move over 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


d’Arenberg, South Australia

Planning a trip to McLaren Vale? One of the Best Wine Regions near Adelaide? 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


 

Firescreek Botanical Winery, New South Wales

Welcome to Firescreek Botanical Winery, quite possibly one of the most beautiful boutique wineries in Australia. A treasure trove nestled in New South Wales’ Central Coast, Firescreek Botanical Winery stands out thanks to their stunning gardens set on two-and-a-half acres of lush greenery. Led by avid green thumb expert and winemaker, Nadia O’Connell, who grows all ingredients on site – including kiwi fruit, lemons, limes, strawberries, florals and plenty of other botanicals – Firescreek produces a series of organic and vegan friendly wines that are just as magical and as charismatic as the winery itself.

Working with local farmers to obtain ingredients not grown on the premises, Firescreek is famed for their wines such as Passionfruit, Orange & Guava; Raspberry & Apple; Coffee, Chocolate & Blackcurrant; and, our personal favourite, Lemon & Elderflower. A truly magical experience, with Chocolate & Wine Pairings, Foraging Workshops and Aboriginal Storytelling, even just a simple wander around Firescreek’s grounds will feel as if you’ve been transported straight into a lush hidden getaway out of something like the Secret Garden.


Firescreek Botanical Winery | 192 Wattle Tree Rd, Holgate, NSW 2250


 

Moorilla Estate, Tasmania

Surrounding Hobart’s Museum of Old and New Art (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. An oldie but a goldie, Moorilla Estate is quite possibly one of the coolest 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. 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. Photographed by Shannon Dick. Image via Shutterstock.

Port Phillip Estate and Kooyong Wines. Photographed by Shannon Dick. Image via Shutterstock.


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


St Hugo, South Australia

Paying homage to Louis Hugo Gramp is St Hugo in the Barossa Valley. This up-and-coming winery has been producing some of the most complex and award-winning wines since the 1980s. And, if you love a cabernet sauvignon, St Hugo’s continues to raise the benchmark for South Australian red wines. Their beautiful winery features a restored ironstone building with 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


Vasse Felix, Western Australia

Nestled in Margaret River, one of Western Australia’s Best Wine Regions, is Vasse Felix, the area’s founding winery. Perfectly demonstrating exactly what the Margaret River is famed for, Vasse Felix stands out with their onsite, sensory focused Fine Dining Restaurant of the same name. However, when it comes to wine, Vasse Felix is a paradise for all things cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, shiraz, sauvignon blanc and Semillon varieties grown on their three Margaret River vineyards. Also making our list as one of the Top Hatted Restaurants in Regional Australia, with a focus on seasonal produce, alongside their panoramic views that’s on full display in their dining room, it’s not hard to understand why Vasse Felix is considered as one of the most beautiful wineries in Australia.

 

Vasse Felix, Margaret River. Image supplied via Tourism Western Australia.

Vasse Felix, Margaret River. Image via Tourism Western Australia.


Vasse Felix | Caves Rd & Tom Cullity Dr, Margaret River, WA 6284


 

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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 May 16 2024.
Editor’s Note: Hunter and Bligh was gifted an experience by Destination Central Coast and Firescreek Botanical Winery. All reviews are authentic and are in no way influenced by our partnership.

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Rebecca Magro

I've carried a 20 kilo backpack on a three day hike for the Duke of Edinburgh Award, graduated with a degree in Communications and Media and travelled around Europe for three months. I love trying new things, exploring new places and eating until I fall into a food coma.