The Lake George area
Your luxury wine tour can encompass the excellent wineries of the Lake George and Wamboin districts.
The large wine growing area to the north and east of Canberra, surrounding Lake George and encompassing the Wamboin district, is located just 30 – 45 minutes from the centre of Canberra. The area is blessed with an amazing climate which results in amazing wines! This vibrant wine region punches well above its weight when it comes to wonderful vineyards producing wines with distinctive fruit characters and intense flavours. While some vineyards are about 30 minutes drive from others, the travel is easy and picturesque.
To help you choose particular wineries you’d like to include in your luxury wine tour itinerary scroll through the listings below, and for more options visit www.canberrawines.com.au
WINE TOUR that includes MOUNT MAJURA VINEYARD
Every Mount Majura Vineyard wine always has been, and always will be, made exclusively from their single vineyard. Taste as many or as few wines as you like. With an extensive range, from sparkling wine and dry whites, to reds and sweet wines, there is something for everyone.
Cheese plates and regional tasting plates are available for purchase.
Open 7 days 10.00am–5.00pm and most public holidays.
88 Lime Kiln Road, Majura, ACT
WINE TOUR that includes LAKE GEORGE WINERY
Lake George Winery is family owned and operated and is located on the north-western shores of the mysterious Lake George. Grapes are hand picked, following sustainable practices and their wine is vegan friendly.
Lake George Winery invites you to enjoy a wine tasting experience like no other; Pinot Gris, Riesling, Chardonnay, Semillon Sav Blanc, Pinot Noir, Tempranillo, and Shiraz.
Cellar Door Hours – Thursday to Sunday 11.00am to 4.00pm
173 The Vineyards Road, Lake George
WINE TOUR that includes LARK HILL WINERY
Lark Hill was established in 1978 by Sue & Dave Carpenter, high on the escarpment above Bungendore, north east of Canberra. Lark Hill is a cold vineyard, growing Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Gruner Veltliner. From 2003, Lark Hill has been farmed using Biodynamic Principles.
Cellar Door 11.00am – 4.00pm Thursday – Monday.
31 Joe Rocks Road Bungendore
WINE TOUR that includes CONTENTIOUS CHARACTER VINEYARD
Contentious Character is a cool-climate single vineyard winery, set in the hills of Wamboin. They grow their own grapes, sell their own wines, and make their own good times. You’re welcome to join them at the weekends when they throw open their cellar door, fire up the pizza oven and serve fresh local produce from their kitchen, paired with their wines.
Open Thursday – Saturday 11.00am to 8.00pm & Sunday 11.00am to 5.00pm
810 Norton Rd, Wamboin NSW 2620
WINE TOUR that includes LERIDA ESTATE
Nestled at the foot of the Cullerin Range at Lake George, Lerida Estate Winery is dedicated to making distinctive, world class wines. Through the combination of cutting edge vineyard management, meticulous winemaking, a magnificent cool climate site and their spectacular Glenn Murcutt designed winery, Lerida Estate strives to provide a welcoming and memorable visitor experience.
Open 7 Days from 10 am – 5:00 pm
87 The Vineyards Road, lake George
Why not take pleasure in a leisurely lunch at one of the local wine district restaurants during your wine tour? Or perhaps you would like to enjoy a charcuterie or cheese plate with your tasting?
Scroll through the list below, there’s bound to be an option that appeals!
Contentious Character at Wamboin
Offering a ‘good feed’ – a wide range of tempting fresh regional produce, blending Italian flair with contemporary Australian dishes. Enjoy the Kitchen Menu with your wine tasting.
Lerida Estate Café Collector
- Enjoy a meal in the cosy barrel room in winter or in the sunny courtyard overlooking the vineyard in the warmer months. Breads and platters, share plates, main plates.
Westering at Lake George Winery
Offering a seasonal traditional and rustic menu paired with award winning Lake George wine.
DK Kitchen @ Lark Hill Bungendore
- Offering a menu designed to showcase Lark Hill wines, food is local, seasonal and sustainable. Small plates, share plates, main dishes, and desserts!