The Murrumbateman wine area

Your luxury wine tour in the Murrumbateman wine district allows you to enjoy wine tastings at award winning boutique wineries. 

The Murrumbateman wine district  lies in the heart of the Canberra Wine Region, being located just 45 minutes from the centre of Canberra and about 20 minutes south of Yass.  This vibrant wine region is packed with fabulous vineyards, all a relatively short distance from one another, making travel from one to the next quick and easy.  

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 Canberra Wines.

WINE TOUR that includes CLONAKILLA, MURRUMBATEMAN

It has been a remarkable journey for Clonakilla.  When John Kirk planted the first vines in 1971 he had no idea that his vineyard would one day be celebrated as one of the best, and most iconic in the country. It is now run by Tim, one of John’s five sons.  Over time Clonakilla’s success has made something important very clear: Murrumbateman and Shiraz are one of those rare combinations in the world of wine that can produce something truly exciting.

Open 10.00am to 4.00pm Monday – Friday and 10.00am to 5.00pm  Saturday & Sunday
3 Crisps Lane, Murrumbateman, NSW

https://www.clonakilla.com.au  

WINE TOUR that includes SHAW VINEYARD ESTATE, MURRUMBATEMAN

Family owned and operated, Shaw Vineyard Estate is in Murrumbateman, the heart of the Canberra District wine region.  Their new building is spectacular and very deserving of the architectural awards received.  Enjoy cheese platters and charcuterie platters with your tastings if you’re after a snack to keep you going or a lighter lunch.

In the adjoining restaurant, Olleyville, enjoy lunch Fri day to Sunday. 

Shaw Wines is open Wednesday to Sunday, 10.00am–5.00pm.
34 Isabel Drive, Murrumbateman, NSW
https://www.shawwines.com.au 

WINE TOUR that includes HELM WINES, MURRUMBATEMAN

Ken Helm is a 4th generation descendant of German vignerons who planted vines in Albury/ Rutherglen in 1850s.  Helm Wines of Murrumbateman was established by Ken and Judith Helm in 1973. They are pioneers of the Canberra District and specialise in Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon.  

Open weekends 10.00am–4.00pm.
19 Butts Rd, Murrumbateman NSW 2582
https://www.helmwines.com.au 

WINE TOUR that includes THE VINTNER’S DAUGHTER, MURRUMBATEMAN

The Vintner’s Daughter is owned and operated by husband and wife team, Stephanie Helm & Benjamin Osborne and creates unique small batch wines from estate grown grapes.  The vineyard is not far from where Stephanie grew up learning to make wine from her winemaker and vintner father, Ken Helm. In fact, Stephanie made her first wine at the ripe old age of nine! The winery produces Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Shiraz and limited fortified wines.

Open weekends 10.00am to 4.00pm
Crisp Lane, Murrumbateman NSW
https://www.thevintnersdaughter.com.au 

WINE TOUR that includes EDEN ROAD WINES, MURRUMBATEMAN

Eden Road’s Cellar Door is charming. It’s located adjacent to the bustling winery and the tasting space is open plan with views across lawns and estate vineyards.  Summer sees guests spilling outside onto the adjoining gardens, while in winter it’s very cosy despite the grand size of the space.  Simplicity is the key at Eden Road’s Cellar Door with energy focused on conversation and tasting the award-winning wines. This is supported by a simple and easy menu.

Open Wednesday to Sunday, 11.00am–5.00pm.
3182 Barton Highway Murrumbateman NSW
https://www.edenroadwines.com.au 

WINE TOUR that includes FOUR WINDS VINEYARD, MURRUMBATEMAN

Kick back overlooking the vineyard with a glass of wine in one hand and a slice of wood fired pizza in the other!  Four Winds offers flights of tastings – reds, whites and rosé, mixed.   Many ask us to book them for a great pizza lunch as well!

Open Monday to Thursday 11.00 am to 4.00pm.  Saturday & Sunday 11.00am to 5.00pm.  Pizzas 12.00pm – 3.00pm
9 Patemans Lane, Murrumbateman NSW
https://www.fourwindsvineyard.com.au  

WINE TOUR that includes MURRUMBATEMAN WINERY MURRUMBATEMAN

Small batch wine, local hand picked grapes, traditional methods, passion and creativity!  Rieslings, pinot gris, tempranillo, sangiovese, merlot, shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet sauvignon malbec! 

Open seven days, 10.00am–5.00pm.

131 McIntosh Cct, Murrumbateman

https://www.murrumbatemanwinery.com.au 

WINE TOUR that includes YARRH WINES MURRUMBATEMAN

Small parcels of fruit grow here, with healthy soil, clear air, brilliant sunshine and a sustainable approach, rewarding with exquisite fruit. Yarrh Wines grows and makes authentic Canberra District wines, true reflections of variety, vintage and place.

Open Friday to Sunday, 11.00am to 5.00pm

440 Greenwood Road, Murrumbateman

https://www.yarrhwines.com.au  

WINE TOUR that includes GUNDOG ESTATE, GUNDAROO

Sourcing fruit from some of the best vineyards in the Hunter, Hilltops and Canberra region in NSW, Gundog Estate engages passionate growers that work tirelessly to deliver the best fruit possible.  With a belief in sustainable vineyard practices and a view to leaving the land in a better condition for the next generation, Gundog Estate delivers high quality, innovative wines.

Open Thurs & Fri, 11.00am to 4.00pm; Sat & Sun 11.00am to 5.00pm

42 Cork Street Gundaroo

https://www.gundogestate.com.au

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!

Four Winds Vineyard

  • Grab a board and select your cheese and charcuterie from the fridge, or
  • Order a fabulous woodfired pizzas

Olleyville at Shaw

Arestaurant where you can savour great food and suggested matched local wines by the glass or bottle

  • Charcuterie and artisan cheese
  • Small plates, large plates and feasts!
  • Woodfired pizzas

 Shaw Wines

Pre order a cheese platter or a charcuterie plate to nibble on while tasting excellent wines in the comfort of their lounge and enjoy the expansive view of their vineyards

Poachers Pantry in Springrange

  • Offering brunch and lunch, two courses or three, Friday to Sunday
  • Picnic hampers that can be eaten in the restaurant Monday to Thursday

 Grazing at Gundaroo

  • Superb fine dining for that special occasion, nothing short of perfection.
  • Using the freshest and best local farm produce the menu is innovative and complemented by an extensive wine list
  • Two, three and four course options available
  • An award winning restaurant located in the historic ‘Royal Hotel’ of Gundaroo

 Yarrh

  • Tucker items – simple dishes designed to compliment your wine tasting
  • Winemaker’s Sail – a set of gourmet food and wine matches, curated seasonally.

To experience the wine region and to sample some excellent wines our wine tours are for a minimum of four hours. This will allow you time to visit at least two wineries and enjoy some culinary delights. Travel time from your pick up ... and we pick up from anywhere and from more than one place if required ... and your return back home or to your hotel is included.

Pricing

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Total price for the 4 hour half day wine tour is $380.00, inc GST. (Price is per tour, not per person)

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Want to add more wineries to your itinerary? Can do, just $90.00 per hour, and each additional hour will allow you time to visit another Cellar Door as wineries like to allow one hour for their tastings.

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An 8 hour full day tour is at the reduced price of $680.00, inc GST.

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All tour costs include any $5.00 pp tasting charges - you will also have the cost of a bottle of wine reduced by this amount when purchasing.

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Lunch and charcuterie / cheese plates are your expense.

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Our Grape Escapes Wine Tours are planned with you and are for a maximum of four family members or friends.

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