The Highlands Uncorked winery tour is the perfect introduction to the cool climate wines of the region. Situated 500-725m above sea level, this area creates a very unique and distinct wine, which we are excited to showcase.
As we make our way through the winding, yet picturesque roads, you will fast come to understand why we love to call this place home.
Guest picks up begins at 9.45am from Mittagong Railway Station followed by Bowral Railway Station as well as any groups staying locally by prior arrangement.
The first stop of the day at 10.30am is at a winery recognised as a rising star in the Riesling category, boasting a selection of wines, including Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. What’s more, Cherry Tree Hill has been awarded best small cellar door by Gourmet Traveller for four consecutive years in 2018, 2019. 2020 and 2021.
Next, we make our way to Eling Forest, recognised for its true expression of the unique climate of the Southern Highlands territory expressed in the production of elegant and balanced wines. Here we also try some local ciders in their cellar door.
We then head to the township of Bowral – where we enjoy some local food and our third tasting of the day at the Mill precinct, an artfully restored hub with a selection of restaurants and cafes. As we enjoy share plates for lunch from the resident foodie stalls, we connect with Tractorless Vineyard, a winery who has combined old world knowledge with new world techniques and is guided by Biodynamic principles.
After a tasting, or two we depart around 2.30pm to drive to our last winery of the day with a trip along Wombeyan Caves Road to Joadja Estate, the Oldest Winery in the region. A visit to this family-owned winery will give you a glimpse into vineyard life and is the perfect way to finish our uncorked day tour.