Local wine tastings over the Easter long weekend at boutique wineries around the Gloucester region:
Faulls Ridge Wines – 611 Bucketts Way East, Gloucester
Open all Easter weekend (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon) 10am-4pm for free wine tastings in their garden, no bookings required. This boutique vineyard is located atop the ridges above Gloucester, just like scenic European vineyards…but so much better! Don’t miss their new vintage ’William Carter’ red!
Tel 6558 1722.
Gloucester River Wines – 51 Stantons Lane, Gloucester
Enjoying the most scenic setting of any winery in the Gloucester valley, you’ll love the intimate views of the stunning Buccan Buccans (the Bucketts Mountains). John is passionate about his preservative-free wines, do try his chardonnay! Open all Easter weekend 10am-4pm, free tastings with share plates of nibbles $10 or $20 for share plate including 2 glasses of wine. No appointment needed over Easter, call 0411 112 072.
Wallambah Vale Wines – 2696 Wallanbah Road, Firefly
Open all Easter weekend 10.00am-6.00pm for free wine tastings or try a cheese platter with 2 glasses of wine for $30. No bookings required. Accommodation is also available if you’d like to spend a relaxing weekend amongst the vines. Wallambah Vale features handcrafted wines from a family-owned vineyard in a beautiful setting halfway between Gloucester and the legendary Pacific Coast. It’s a lovely drive, bring a picnic barbecue. Tel 6559 1784
Tugwood Wines – 450 Mograni Creek Road, Gloucester
Located in another scenic valley under the stunning Mograni Mountains to the east of town. Open most days, light meals and refreshments available by appointment. Another passionate Gloucester winemaker, just 10 mins from Gloucester. Free wine tastings over Easter by appointment, 0409 924 017.