Take a drive in the country and visit the award-winning wineries of the Queanbeyan-Palerang region. Cellar doors offer great local samples for tasting, while their cafes and restaurants serve a sensational dining experience to match.
Many of the cool climate wineries offer breathtaking views over the ancient lake basin and provide grapes of exceptional character, with the wine itself setting a standard of excellence for the Canberra Region.
The region produces a diverse variety of grapes ranging from Riesling, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Rose, Pinot Noir to Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
Experts attribute this to the slow ripening and accumulation of flavours, enabled by the cool conditions prior to harvest. To help you navigate your way through the many wonderful tasting experiences ahead of you, we’ve outlined the top wineries that are an easy drive from anywhere within the Canberra Region.