Lovers of food and wine are spoilt for choice in Australia’s picturesque wine regions and Ultimate Winery Experiences Australia (UWEA) is a great place to start. UWEA is a hand-selected selection of Australia’s premium wineries offering memorable experiences featuring behind-the-scenes winery experiences and culinary excellence.
From garden foraging to food and wine matching, read on for six of the best culinary adventures in some of Australia’s most outstanding wineries.
Brokenwood Match and Dine, Brokenwood Wines, Hunter Valley NSW
Spend a memorable day in the Hunter Valley at Brokenwood Wines, where the expansive terrace takes in epic views over the vineyards. Savour a casual meal over shared plates, woodfired pizzas and sweets, or book the Brokenwood Match and Dine for a self-guided wine and food flight with a selection of six Brokenwood wines matched with bite-sized seasonal canapés, followed by your choice of main, side and dessert from the fine dining menu.
Food & Wine Adventure, Brown Brothers, Milawa VIC
Dine al-fresco at Brown Brother’s Restaurant in Milawa under an elegant umbrella, overlooking the vines. Share a feast of seasonal produce grown right here in the kitchen garden, or book a Food & Wine Adventure and discover the Brown Brothers’ rich history as pioneers of winemaking in Victoria, forage with the chefs in the garden, and enjoy a very special lunch, exclusive designed just for you.
Estate to Plate, Montalto, Mornington Peninsula VIC
Montalto’s kitchen garden is one of the oldest and largest in Australia, now spanning over three acres. Book the Estate to Plate experience for a guided exploration of the 75-acre estate including the wetlands and extensive outdoor sculpture collection. Delve into the kitchen gardens and learn how Montalto growers and chefs work together to maximise the natural bounty. The tour includes a guided tasting and multi-course lunch matched with award-winning wines.
Kitchen Garden Cooking Experience, St Hugo, Barossa Valley SA
Beginning with a glass of Champagne, take a walk through the St Hugo kitchen garden and select the produce for your lunch. Under the guidance of a St Hugo chef, develop your kitchen skills as you prepare lunch, asking the chef all those burning foodie questions along the way. Sit for lunch with the chef and feast on your culinary efforts, in some of the most beautiful surroundings in the Barossa Valley, accompanied by a selection of St Hugo wines. Click here to find out more.
Estate Tour and 7 Course Lunch, Voyager Estate, Margaret River WA
The adventure begins with a guided walk through the Voyager Estate vineyards, where you’ll learn about organic farming methods, essential to the distinctive Voyager Estate style. Next, head into the winery, tasting wine straight from the barrel and on to the cellar door where you’ll be guided through a selection of celebrated Margaret River varietals. Now you’ve worked up an appetite, move into the Top-5 WA Rated Restaurant for a 7-course wine-paired lunch, with each dish inspired by the wines while celebrating pristine local produce. Click here to find out more.
Vasse Felix Epicurean, Vasse Felix, Margaret River WA
Meet with the Vasse Felix winemaker as you explore this iconic winery and red barrel hall, before joining your host for a tasting of the Wine Collection. Then step into the world of food and wine matching, where you’ll gain insights into Margaret River’s local produce, and the philosophies that guide the Vasse Felix chefs in their creation of dishes to match with the region’s wines. Meet the chef and enjoy an unforgettable five course tasting menu, paired with wines. Finally select your choice of a bottle of Vasse Felix Premier wine to take away and share with your friends and family. Click here to find out more.
How to win a case of Brokenwood Wine
Here’s your chance to win a case (six bottles) of Vasse Felix Chardonnay 2019. The signature Chardonnay of Vasse Felix, made from a selection of Vasse Felix’s premier plots of powerful Chardonnay. Made in the modern Margaret River style of elegance, power and restraint, with the wild complexity which distinguishes Vasse Felix Chardonnay.
Comment below and tell us who would be your ideal companion to share a bottle of wine and good conversation. It could be a historical figure, a celebrity or someone you know, it’s up to you!
A winner will be chosen in early September 2022.
The competition closes on 31 August 2022.