A short drive around Gloucester takes you to several boutique wineries open for wine tasting throughout the summer holidays with beautiful views to match their wines.
Gloucester River Winery – 51 Stantons Lane, Gloucester
Make a good start at Gloucester River Winery and you’ll enjoy the most scenic setting of any winery in the Gloucester valley with intimate views of the impressive Buccan Buccans (the Bucketts Mountains). John is passionate about his preservative-free wines, try his reds, whites and rose too! Call ahead to ensure availability of tasting times, call 0411 112 072.
Tugwood Winery – 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! Call ahead to ensure availability of tasting times, call 0401 771 902.
Gap Hill Winery – 8 Gap Hill Road, Stroud Road
Gap Hill Winery specialises in quality verdelho wine that’s dry, fresh, fruity and flavoursome – and popular! We find that the Stroud “terroir” is just right for producing quality verdelho. Wine tasting is by appointment only, call Brian on 02 4994 5137 before you head out to Gap Hill Winery.
Villa d’Esta Winery – 2884 Wallambah Road, Dyers Crossing
The scenic drive east from Gloucester towards the coast on Wallambah Road takes you to Villa d’Esta Winery. The journey is well worth it, with a selection of easy-drinking styles suitable for the table and ready to be enjoyed in the short term. The proprietors, the manager and the winemaker all share a Hungarian heritage and have adopted traditional Hungarian winemaking techniques. Fenékig! Details 0403 166 500.
Faulls Ridge Winery (sorry, closed for the holidays)