Best winery restaurants to check out for a delicious winter lunch!

Dust off your winter boots and take a trip to the regions of your capital city for a delicious winery feast! From wine and cheese platters to seasonal vegetarian dishes right through to perfectly cooked steaks, make sure you book in your winter winery lunch early so you don’t miss out!

Bendooley Estate
Located in Berrima, New South Wales, is the gorgeous Bendooley Estate. With luxurious accommodation, private conferencing rooms, a bookstore and dining room – this is the spot to be this winter. Enjoy a wine tasting in their cosy ‘Book Barn’ cellar door before enjoying the table share menu ($75 per person). Try the asparagus and leek risotto, blank angus fillet steak with sauteed kale or their Atlantic salmon with tahini yogurt. Paired with delicious side dishes and a dessert platter to share, you’ll be needing a nap when you get home. Book via their website

Via Bendooley Estate Website.

Ezard at Levantine Hill
Located in the Yarra Valley, Levantine Hill is a Victorian icon. Enjoy one of their Wine and Food Flights – choose from their ‘flight’ menu with different wines (for $75 including bar snacks) and then pick six dishes of your choice for $195pp. Enjoy Port Phillip Bay pink snapper with garlic potatoes or go all out with the Wagyu sirloin with horseradish – there’s heaps to choose from. Once you’re done dining, take a stroll around the winery for a picture-perfect finish. Book via their website. 

From their Instagram. 

Lobethal Road Winery
Dave Neyle and Inga Lidums operate Lobethal Road Winery, located in the Adelaide Hills, just 40kms from the city centre. Lobethal is a great spot to grab a bite to eat with a glass of wine or two. Head to their cellar door to try their Tempranillo, paired perfectly with a house nibble (we love their free range chicken, saffron and almond tart with ras el hanout), or if you’re feeling peckish, opt for a main like their pan-seared Atlantic salmon with potato mash and Lobethal Road chardonnay sauce or their beef fillet on a porcini risotto cake. Delicious! Book via the link, here. 

From their Instagram. 

Fairbrossen Winery

Fairbrossen Winery is named after the Lakes District in Northern-West England and the adjective meaning “full to bursting” after a satisfying meal. You can enjoy wine straight from the store or head to their cellar door to snack on some tasty eats, including their ever-popular meat and cheese board and mouth-watering hearty platters. We love their Grecian inspired Mediterranean platters but the vegetarian option is great too.

Via their instagram. 


Pooley Wines

Open every day from 10am until 5pm, sink your teeth into delicious pizza or enjoy a wine and cheese board from Pooley Wines this winter. Spanning three generations, the Pooleys know how to make a darn good bottle of wine and have it on tap for you to enjoy at their cellar door every day. Pooley Wines is also Tasmania’s first and only fully-accredited environmentally sustainable vineyard, so you’re also helping the environment with each and every purchase, Head here to check it out. 

Kooroomba Vineyard and Lavender Farm 

Nestled away from an iconic lavender farm, Kooroomba Vineyard is a picturesque restaurant, chapel and vineyard. All the food from their restaurant is sourced either from their garden or from other local farms, so you know you’re getting the best of the best. If the weather is on your side, go out to their garden terrace and order one of their BYO Picnics – they’ll set everything up for you and all you have to do is sit back and relax while you watch the sun go down. Head here for more info (and don’t forget to stop by their lavender farm for a perfect insta-pic!). 

Via their website. 



Which of Australia’s wineries are your favourite to dine in? Let us know in the comments!

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