Southern Sipping in Australia

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Wine Tasting in Hunter Valley, Adelaide, and Margaret River
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If a trip Down Under is on the bucket list, consider a wine-centric itinerary through the vineyards of southern Australia.

Your journey begins in Sydney where you’ll be whisked away for a food, spa, and wine experience at a vineyard estate in Hunter Valley. Semillon is the iconic grape of the region although chardonnay, verdelho, shiraz, and cabernet sauvignon are produced here as well. After rejuvenating and acclimating to the time zone, venture back to Sydney for a night or two to experience the vibrant city life.

Next up, fly to Australia’s wine capital, Adelaide. Immerse yourself into wine (and food) culture as you meander through Barossa, McLaren Vale, the Adelaide Hills, and Coonawarra. Swirl and sip riesling, shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, granache, and chardonnay. Be sure to allow yourself three to four days to explore the region.

Last stop, a flight to Perth and a drive out to discover Margret River. Situated on the far western coast and surrounded by water, the region is a blend of Sonoma Valley, Santa Barbara, and San Diego all rolled into one. The climate resembles Bordeaux and the boutique wineries along Caves Road are known for their cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, and semillon. The location is ideal for outdoor lovers where you’ll find great hiking, surfing, and diving.

Ask the experts at Area Valet help plan your Australian adventure.

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