Tour Canberra’s cool climate wine region to taste award-winning drops, top culinary fare and enjoy a glorious day out.

Leave the car behind

Become a wine buff as you explore Canberra’s winery scene with the expert help of a tour guide – on hand to introduce you to local characters and navigate your trip.

Book the Food and wine experience tour by Canberra Guided Tours to spend a whole day learning about the history and development of winemaking in the Murrumbateman district. Consistently well-ranked on TripAdvisor, the Canberra Guided Tours team drops in for tastings at local wineries such as Shaw Vineyard Estate and Clonakilla Wines.

Vines & Wines takes you on a mini-van adventure with uncorked tours of either Murrumbateman or the Lake George region. They offer regular expeditions or can customise the route to suit your group. Enjoy cellar door tastings at four wineries and a delicious lunch along the way.

Canberra Day Tours will shed new light on some of the smaller local wineries, offering a great day out for groups ranging from six to 25 people. They’ll plan your tour, or you can tailor it to include your preferred highlight destinations.

Boutique tour operators Canberra By the Glass provide comfortable transport as you sample anything from a Shiraz to a Pinot Gris at three cool climate wineries. Or mix it up to include a local brewer and distillery too. Canberra is starting to make its mark for local spirit blends and brews.

With Canberra Winery Tours, choose from set packages to discover great cellar doors, savour a delicious lunch and perhaps try a decadent sweet or two from Robyn Rowe Chocolates.

Winemaker Tim Kirk of Clonakilla Wines near Canberra
Tours provide a unique opportunity to get to know local winemakers

A stylish experience

Fancy a chauffeur experience? Try a private wine tour with Executive Drivers for a more intimate day in the vines. You can sit back in comfort as you travel to Gallagher Wines or family-run Helm Wines. Or set out in style, champagne at the ready, in a luxury limousine with Valley Limousines – for groups up to 10.

With Local Spirit, you can take a Wine and Dine Tour that includes Eden Road Wines and delicious Wily Trout wines at Poachers Pantry – where you must also stock up on the local produce such as regional preserves, smoked meats, oils and sauces. Then finish with a nine-course degustation at Natural Nine Restaurant back in the city.

A group picnics at Poachers Pantry near Canberra
You can easily spend a whole day soaking up the gastronomical delights at Poachers Pantry

Go your own way

Exploring the Canberra region’s boutique wineries is also a pleasure when you take your own vehicle. Go at your own pace and visit one or many cellar doors and restaurants over a leisurely weekend. Use our Canberra weekend for wine lovers itinerary to discover a whole lot more than wine.

Better yet, get inspired with our planner app, which you can download for free from the iTunes Store or Google Play.

Stay local

Newcomer Abode Murrumbateman offers guests a perfect spot to recharge for the evening, right in the heart of wine country. You can even experiment with your recently purchased local produce in the open-plan kitchen.

Hire from their fleet of bicycles – or book their Bike and Vine package for extra special treatment – so you can explore the nearby wineries at your leisure. The hotel’s excellent itinerary ideas will guide your adventure.

Inside the newly opened Abode Murrumbateman
Stay close to the vines at newly opened Abode Murrumbateman

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