Top 10 places to sleep among the vines

The best vineyard and winery accommodation

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Chateau Yerring - historic house hotel

Chateau Yerring - historic house hotel

Moorilla Estate Vineyard Chalets
Tower Estate, Hunter Valley © Hunter Valley Wine Country Tourism
Warrenmang Vineyard and Resort in the Pyrenees wine region in Victoria
Lindenderry, Red Hill, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

 

While some of Australia's wine regions can be sampled in just a day trip, sleeping among the vines and spending a leisurely second day exploring is often the best way to relax and absorb a region, and also avoids the difficulty of one of you being a designated driver.

Here's our selection of top 10 accommodations amongst the vines - that is, those located in a vineyard or winery's estate - for tired tasters or post-wedding or dinner parties who only want a short walk after the festivities.

 

Moorilla (MONA) Pavilions - Tasmania

Four self-contained architect-designed pavilions perch high above the river Derwent, with panoramic views across the estuary to Hobart. Each has a private cellar featuring over sixty Moorilla wines, and a spa with stunning river views, where you can even bathe in milk ... or wine. Bliss.

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Lindenderry - Mornington Peninsula

Luxurious and secluded and a favourite for weddings, and a rival to any of New Zealand's top lodges. They do small and intimate well too. Make sure you book yourself something luxurious at the Endota Spa.

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Crittendens - Mornington Peninsula

Crittendens, the vineyard, has almost cult status on the Mornington Peninsula. The lakeside villas are only two years old and are a glorious place to rest after divine dining at the Stillwater restaurant.

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Chateau Yering - Yarra Valley

A sweeping rose-bordered driveway takes you to the beautifully restored Chateau Yering. The food at Eleonore's fine dining room is worth a visit on its own, and it's just a short stroll from the magnificent Yering Station next door, with its spectacular art and sculpture galleries, restaurant and provedore shop/tasting room.

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Tower Lodge - Hunter Valley

With a swag of awards, including Tourism NSW's best luxury getaway, Tower Lodge has some impressive facilities including a walking track, heated pool, sauna, gym as well as a massage treatment room and library. Tower Lodge's elegant dining room is for the exclusive use of our house guests, while nearby is the award-winning Robert's Restaurant for larger groups, plus the Tower Estate Winery and the new Blaxlands Inn.

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Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort and Spa - Yarra Valley

Amazing views across the valley and access to amazing wines from Balgownie's Yarra Valley and Bendigo estates. This is so luxurious you'll never want to leave.

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Warrenmang Vineyard and Resort - Pyrenees, Victoria

Owners Luigi and Athalie Bazzani are dedicated to making this exclusive 250-acre estate, the number one Australian tourist destination for lovers of wine, food and nature. With views across vines to the purple Pyrenees mountains and kangaroos at dusk they've succeeded in building their dream. You can partake of it, too.

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Immerse - Yarra Valley

Pleasure, relaxation, calm. The luxury guesthouse and the Lake cottage survived the Black Saturday fires, but sadly the Lodge accommodation and Garden Cottage were destroyed. Beautiful views over the vineyard and valley remain intact, along with a genuinely divine spa and restaurant.

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Wise Wines - Margaret River

Hide away in a rustic bush chalet, with views to the ocean and just 20 minutes walk through state forest to Meelup Beach and a short stroll to the Wise Vineyard Restaurant.

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Blackwood Park Country House at Mitchelton Vineyard - Goulburn Valley

A great escape from busy Melbourne, the beautiful country home sleeps three couples comfortably with access to beautiful gardens and the Mitchelton Vineyards.

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More than 10

How do you stop at 10? We couldn't. Here's half a dozen more that could easily have made the list...


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Regions

  • Hunter Valley (NSW)
  • Hobart (TAS)
  • Southern Tasmania (TAS)
  • Goulburn Valley (VIC)
  • Mornington Peninsula (VIC)
  • Yarra Valley (Wine) (VIC)
  • Margaret River (WA)

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