Don’t miss these local wine tastings over the Anzac long weekend at boutique wineries around the Gloucester region. Who needs to go all the way to the Hunter when the local ambiance and wines are so good?!
Tugwood Wines – 450 Mograni Creek Road, Gloucester
Located in a scenic valley under the stunning Mograni Mountains to the east of town. Enjoy very appealing wines just 10 minutes from Gloucester in a purpose-built winery with film-set looks! Open all weekend 10.00am-4.00pm, no appointment necessary. Details 0409 924 017.
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 long weekend 10.00am-4.00pm, no appointment needed. Details call 0411 112 072.
Faulls Ridge Wines – 611 Bucketts Way East, Gloucester
Open all weekend 10.00am-4.00pm 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! Details 6558 1722.
Wallambah Vale Wines – 2696 Wallanbah Road, Firefly
Open all 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. Details 6559 1784