Southern Highlands Wine Region

New South Wales, Australia

Discover the Southern Highlands region of New South Wales. The Southern Highlands is located just 90 minutes south of Sydney and is a cool climate wine region with 17 cellar doors, ranging from elegant French provincial to contemporary architectural statements. It is a place to discover acclaimed restaurants, cool climate wines, classic country pubs and an abundance of local produce in one of Australia’s most highly regarded gourmet regions.

For visitors, the Southern Highlands offers food festivals and events, sophisticated red wines, beautiful flower gardens, luxurious day spas and country manors with challenging golf courses. Guests can enjoy exploring winding country roads or hire a bike and cycle through the vineyards. The Southern Highlands boasts many pretty villages, with antique stores to browse and museums and art galleries to see.

Winery Experiences of the Southern Highlands

The fertile soils, high altitude and seasonal changes are ideal for cool climate vineyards and the Southern Highlands specializes in Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and sparkling wines.

CENTENNIAL VINEYARDS RESTAURANT & CELLAR DOOR: Centennial Vineyards is located minutes from the historic township of Bowral and offers a premium restaurant, cellar door and function venue. Their vineyard is over 760 meters in altitude and produces award-winning cool climate wines. Centennial Vineyards offers visitors a range of experiences including a masterclass in the region’s signature grape variety, pinot. Centennial Vineyards Restaurant is known for its stunning setting amongst the vines and offers the perfect destination for a long lunch or a luxurious high tea.

TRACTORLESS VINEYARD & BOWRAL BREWING COMPANY: With an urban cellar door that offers a fun and immersive experience for guests, Tractorless Vineyard embraces a combination of traditional knowledge and skills with new-world techniques, all guided by biodynamic principles. Visitors can have a guided wine, beer and cider tasting; get a guided tour of the vineyard and feed the winery’s sheep; enjoy a barrel tasting with the winemaker; or try grape stomping.

PEPPERGREEN ESTATE: PepperGreen Estate is a winery, restaurant, cellar door, tasting room and olive grove located in the historic town of Berrima. The elegant cellar door is located in an iconic building that once operated as a famous antique store. Experiences are hosted by charismatic and knowledgeable guides and include an interactive wine discovery paired with food in the premium private room at the Cellar Door. The Ultimate Vineyard Experience and Limited Edition Olive Grove Picking Experience (available during the picking times) includes a visit to PepperGreen Estate’s vineyard and olive groves in Canyonleigh.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon to New South Wales; a land of rich wine-making heritage and quality.

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