A short drive around Gloucester takes you to several boutique wineries open all long weekend with beautiful views to match their wines. So there’s no need to travel all the way to the Hunter Valley for long weekend weekend wine tasting when there are options so close and so good!
NB. Faulls Ridge Winery & Tugwood Winery at Gloucester are not available for wine tasting this long weekend.
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! Open all long weekend 10.00am-4.00pm, no appointment needed. Details call 0411 112 072.
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! Open every day from 10.00am to 5.00pm no appointment necessary. Details 0403 166 500.
Gap Hill Vineyard – 8 Gap Hill Rd, Stroud Road
Located in the village of Stroud Road south of Gloucester, Gap Hill Winery grows awesome veldelho. Vigneron Brian Eastoe loves his work: “We find that the Stroud “terroir” is just right for producing quality verdelho. We continue to pay careful attention to soil, microclimate and vineyard management so that our artful winemaker receives quality hand-picked grapes each February.” Open this long weekend on Saturday 2pm to 4pm, Sunday 10am to 4pm, Monday 10am to 4pm. No appointment necessary. Details 4994 5137.