Top 5 wineries and cellar doors to visit in the Southern Highlands
Discover the best of the Southern Highlands’
wineries and cellar doors to taste and experience the region’s delights with our guide and interactive map.
Situated between Canberra and Sydney, the Southern Highlands of New South Wales has long been a popular getaway for Sydneysiders escaping to the blend of unspoilt bush and quaint villages.
Incorporating the towns of Mittagong, Berrima, Bowral and Moss Vale, the region traverses the Great Dividing Range and is between 500 and 900m above sea level. Vines were first planted in the Southern Highlands in the late nineteenth century, however, significant growth in the wine industry did not begin until about 20 years ago.
Here are our top five Southern Highlands wineries
Located just over an hour from Sydney and five minutes from Bowral town centre, Centennial Vineyards is a boutique, cool climate vineyard which was established in 1998.
Visit their cellar door and taste some of Centennial’s award-winning wines from the extensive range that’s crafted on site using small parcels of quality fruit from both their Bowral and Orange vineyards.
252 Centennial Road, Bowral
Open daily 10am–5.00pm
Visit the Centennial Vineyards website: centennial.net.au
Cherry Tree Hill
Cherry Tree Hill
is a family owned and run single boutique vineyard. Since the vineyard was planted in 2000, their wines have achieved the highest accolades throughout Australia and abroad.
The cellar door is open seven days and is located in a picturesque setting overlooking the vines where you can sample the full range of Cherry Tree Hill wines and enjoy a local tasting board or home-made soup from the great lunch menu.
Hume Highway, Sutton Forest
Open Thursday–Monday, 10am–5pm
Tuesday and Wednesday, 12pm–5pm
Visit the Cherry Hill Tree website: cherrytreehill.com.au
Southern Highlands Winery
Owned and operated by the Rossi, Corradi and Colloridi families, Southern Highlands Winery has a strong Italian influence. These passionate wine-lovers chose the Southern Highlands region to fulfil their desire to craft high quality cool climate wines. Their 83-acre Sutton Forest estate is home to not only a 30-acre vineyard, but also a beautiful cellar door and restaurant.
Visit the cellar door seven days a week where floor-to-ceiling glass provides a picturesque view of hills, vines and lakes, as well as a peek at the winemaking process. Then once you’ve sampled the range, enjoy your favourite drop matched with an Italian meal in the restaurant thanks to executive chef, Emilio Broso.
Cnr Oldbury Road and Illawarra Hwy, Sutton Forest
Cuttaway Hill Wines
When you visit Cuttaway Hill Wines, you’re guaranteed an authentic taste of the Southern Highlands region. Their extensive range, including Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Semillon Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay in the whites, alongside Merlot, Cabernet Merlot and Pinot Noir in the reds, is crafted using a blend of new and old world winemaking techniques.
212 Sallys Corner Road, Exeter
Sutton Forest Wines
The Lo Russo family has owned and operated Sutton Forest Wines for two generations, bringing their association with the Southern Highlands regions up to 26 years.
Their approach to vineyard care draws on their Italian heritage with the result being wines that speak of their Southern Highlands home. You’re promised a warm welcome at their cellar door, where you can taste their
Italian-style take on Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Pinot Noir, as well as some fortified and dessert beauties. Add to the experience with an antipasto platter, and finish it off with a cup of tea or coffee.
21 Black Horse Lane, Sutton Forest
Open Fri–Sunday, 10.00am–5pm
Visit the Sutton Forest Estate Wines website: suttonforestwines.com.au
Southern Highlands Winery Map
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