Top 6 wineries and cellar doors to visit in the Riverina
Discover the best of the Riverina’s wineries and cellar doors to taste and experience the region’s delights with our guide and interactive map.
wine region is located on the south-west plains of New South Wales with Griffith as its major regional city. It also takes in the surrounding villages of Yenda, Hanwood, Bilbul and Tharbogang as well as Leeton.
The largest wine producing region in the state, it grows 15% of Australia’s total grape production.
Its flat plains, bordered by the Cocoparra ranges, rich soil, irrigation scheme and a Mediterranean climate, were the key factors in developing the wine region back in 1913. Over a hundred years later, many of Australia's well-known family wineries still have their headquarters in the Riverina, making award-winning wines and in more recent years championing alternative varietals.
HERE ARE OUR TOP SIX RIVERINA WINERIES
Berton Vineyards was founded in 2005 when Bob Berton, James Ceccato and Jamie Bennett took over the old Southcorp site in Yenda. The team is passionate about making good value, unpretentious wines, and Berton Vineyards Metal label and Reserve range are testament to these values, growing in popularity and over delivering value for money. With the region’s rich Italian heritage, Berton Vineyards has recently started experimenting with Italian varietals such as Vermentino and Fiano and the results are delicious. Along with a great tasting range, the welcoming cellar door also has a great display of local art.
55 Mirool Ave, Yenda
Open Monday to Friday 9am – 4pm and Saturday 11am – 4pm.
Visit the Berton Vineyards website: www.bertonvineyards.com.au
CALABRIA FAMILY WINES
Family owned and operated Calabria Family Wines was established by Francesco and Elizabeth Calabria in 1945. Today, the Calabria Family Wines cellar door is a must-visit while you’re in the region. The beautiful Tuscan-style building features huge double front doors that open into an elegant cellar door and tasting area, fitted out with beautiful oak panelling.
Along with a fantastic range of premium wines, the Calabria Wines cellar door experience offers wonderfully warm Italian hospitality that has been passed down through the generations.
Visitors can enjoy the spectacular winery surroundings and tastings seven days a week and you can call ahead to book for group winery tours and tastings, plus cheese and wine tastings.
1283 Brayne Rd, Griffith
Open weekdays 9am – 5pm, weekends 10am – 4pm
Visit the Calabria Family Wines website: www.calabriawines.com.au
The Riverina is where the story of De Bortoli Wines began and the winery at Bilbul remains the family’s home to this day. Country hospitality and delicious, quality wines are the signature of the cellar door where De Bortoli’s Italian heritage shines through and guests are welcomed like old friends - with a smile and a wine glass at the ready. Amongst the fantastic range of wines on offer is the De Bortoli Noble One Botrytis Semillon which was first created in 1982 and is one of the most successful and internationally award-winning wines ever produced in Australia.
The beautiful winery gardens are the perfect place to enjoy a picnic and the children’s playground will keep the kids entertained.
De Bortoli Rd, Bilbul
Open Monday to Saturday 9am – 5pm, Sunday 9am – 4pm
Visit the De Bortoli Wines website: www.debortoli.com.au
LILLYPILLY ESTATE WINES
You’ll find the rustic cellar door of Lillypilly Estate Wines nestled behind three superb examples of the native tree from which the winery takes its name. Opened in 1982, the family owned, single vineyard boutique winery welcomes visitors from across Australia and around the world. All fruit is sourced from their own vineyard and the wine is produced and bottled on site. The friendly cellar door showcases the full range of Lillypilly wines, from classic whites and reds, to award-winning dessert wines and unique blends, Tramillon® and Red Velvet®.
47 Lillypilly Rd, Leeton
Open Monday to Saturday 10am – 5pm, Sunday by appointment
Visit the Lillypilly Estate Wines website: www.lillypilly.com.au
Nestled amid the vines and an idyllic garden setting, McWilliam’s Hanwood Estate cellar door brings the rich history of the winery and region to life through its expressive wines. The friendly and knowledgeable staff share what makes the Riverina perfect for the creation of award-winning wines. Taste your way through an array of varietals and see how this family estate has become an icon of Australian wine. Relax with a picnic on the sprawling lawns, take a tour, private or group tasting, or enjoy a delicious food platter of local produce.
Jack McWilliam Rd, Hanwood
Open Wednesday to Saturday 10am – 4pm, Monday to Tuesday by appointment only
Visit the McWilliam’s Wines website: www.mcwilliams.com.au
Located just 1.7km north of Yenda, the Yarran Wines cellar door is set within the vineyard with panoramic views over the vines and sweeping up to the Cocoparra National Park ranges. They offer a great range of red and white varieties including Sparkling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet, Shiraz and Merlot, plus some interesting alternative reds such as Petit Verdot and Durif. The surrounding countryside provides a picturesque backdrop for a unique tasting experience and you’re very welcome to enjoy a picnic lunch on the balcony.
Myall Park Rd, Yenda
Open Monday to Saturday 10am – 5pm
Visit the Yarran Wines website: www.yarranwines.com.au
RIVERINA WINERY MAP
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