Vineyards, which might specialise in rustic charm or upmarket elegance, are often located in regions where fine food is a natural part of life. Avocado orchards, berry farms, olive groves, fruit orchards, and market gardens supply the region with an abundance of mouth-watering fair. Some of Australia’s best known vineyards are situated on elegant estates, often with rich histories and with equally historic villages and towns located nearby. To add to the attraction of vineyard country, there’s usually horse riding and walking trails to enjoy.
Or, you may prefer to book your reception at a time that coincides with a special event or a music festival. Imagine rounding off your wedding day sitting under the stars listening to some of Australia’s best jazz musicians or opera stars as you sip a glass of wine. Then in the morning, you both hop into a hot air balloon to enjoy a bird’s eye view of the stunning local landscape.
Combine fantastic scenery with accommodation that ranges from five-star boutique hotels, resorts, motels and luxury caravan park cabins, to lovingly restored cottages, farmhouses, and secluded B&Bs, and you have settings that can be best described as idyllic. Romantic and picturesque wedding locations, superb botanical gardens that offer stunning wedding photo opportunities, accommodation options ranging from five star boutique hotels to cosy, secluded B&Bs, and a selection of fine wines and fabulous local produce.
Who could ask for more? But there is more! Located in the Adelaide region are some seriously special vineyard wedding and reception venues. From the McLaren Vale, Adelaide Hills and the Barossa Valley, to Coonawarra, the Clare Valley and the Limestone Coast, each area offers its own unique features and a variety of delightful vineyards in which to hold your wedding.
There are smaller estates ideal for the more intimate weddings, right up to larger properties offering four and five-star accommodation. You will love the romantic rose gardens, fruit orchards, olive groves and vineyards that feature on so many of these estates.
South Australia is home to some of Australia’s oldest wine producing regions – so there is a unique pioneering history to discover as you wander through heritage-listed towns and admire the beautiful original stone buildings. For the more adventurous there are plenty of outdoor activities, or you might like to head to the coast to explore sandy beaches and quaint, welcoming villages with arts and craft shops and beautiful gardens.
So, if you’re looking for a unique venue, great food and wine, glorious landscapes, and wonderful photographic opportunities for your big day, what could be more perfect than a vineyard? Start by contacting tourist information offices in the regions you’re interested in and shortlist the vineyards that appeal to you. Don’t forget to ask about accommodation, either at the vineyard or nearby.
1847 Wines - Château Yaldara, Lyndoch SA
Albert River Wines, Tamborine QLD
Bunnamagoo Wines, Mudgee NSW
Château Tanunda, Tanunda SA
Coolangatta Estate, Shoalhaven Heads NSW
Crooked River Wines, Gerringong NSW
Gledswood Homestead & Winery, Catherine Field NSW
Glen Erin At Lancefield, Lancefield VIC
Glen Ewin Estate, Houghton SA
O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyard, Canungra QLD
Ocean View Estate Winery & Restaurant, Ocean View QLD
Poachers Pantry, Hall ACT
Saltram Wines Estate, Barossa Valley SA
Seppeltsfield Winery, Seppeltsfield SA
Stillwater At Crittenden, Dromana VIC
Sylvan Glen, Penrose NSW
The Lane Vineyard, Hahndorf SA
The Vine Inn Barossa, Nuriootpa SA
Veraison Restaurant, Balnarring VIC
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