MURRUMBATEMAN WINE TOURS
Let us drive you on your next Canberra, Lake George or Murrumbateman luxury winery tour.
To experience the stellar cool-climate wines that are on offer by the region, we can arrange your Murrumbateman wine tour itinerary so that you can enjoy your day.
Alternatively we can drive to your itinerary, but under COVID rules, all winery visits must be booked. Your tour driver is dressed in suit and tie, and is obliging, polite and flexible.
Many of the wineries open at 10am and close at 5pm, and are closed on Tues & Wed. With a 9:15am pickup from the centre of Canberra, we arrive in the wine district at around 10am, and can usually take in two wineries before adjourning for lunch. We then explore 2 to 3 further wineries, before delivering you to a final destination. Wine maps are provided in the car to aid decision making.
Canberra Wine Tour pricing is variable, and is generally subject to your choice of wineries and duration. Please contact us to establish availability and for a quotation.
We are pleased to be able to offer the services of Emma Shaw, a wonderful local wine guide, who can guide our journey and /or provide information en route. Additional costs apply, but can be included in the one transaction from us. Find more on Emma at www.piqueniquewine.com
We are happy to provide a voucher where one of our tours is provided as a gift.
Explore the various wineries on offer during our wine tours with our esteemed list of wine partners that can be found below.
We provide you with a relaxing and wonderful way to explore Murrumbateman wineries with our luxury wine tours.
MURRUMBATEMAN WINERY TOUR CAR
Holden Caprice (1-4 guests)
Our luxurious Holden Caprice offers a smooth and quiet journey between venues. Passengers are provided with generous rear leg room and abundant boot space to store purchases.
CANBERRA WINERY PARTNERS
The Canberra District's reputation as a destination for cool climate wine lovers is evolving rapidly. At EDS Canberra, we are privileged to be tasked with moving international wine tourists and buyers around the district.
Combine a remarkable variety of fine whites & reds with the fine dining opportunities afforded by wineries in the district, and we have an irresistable offering for overseas and interstate guests and locals alike.
Our superb service and knowledge assures you a pleasant and relaxing tour, in partnership with our District Winery partners.
Take the time to explore their craft by following the links provided.
YOUR NEXT CANBERRA DISTRICT WINE GUIDE - EMMA SHAW
Local wine educator Emma Shaw of Pique-nique favours the simple approach to learning about wine - no fuss, no snobbery, just learning about what makes up a fine wine.
Emma can join you on your wine tour, explain what to expect at the cellar door, talk you through what makes Canberra wines so unique, and answer any wine related questions you want to ask!
Friendly and approachable, Emma will make you feel at ease as you explore Canberra's wine region with Driver Rodney or Driver Matt.
Helm Wines, in Murrumbateman NSW, was established by Ken and Judith Helm in 1973.
Ken is a descendant of German vignerons who planted vines in the Albury district in the 1850s. Helm Wines specialises in the production of award winning Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon, and has a number of vineyards and wineries dedicated to these two varieties.
Helm wines can be enjoyed at their Cellar Door in Murrumbateman, the heritage listed 1888 Toual Schoolhouse.
Shaw Wines is a family owned and operated business located in Murrumbateman NSW, the heart of the Canberra Cool Climate Wine Region.
The Shaw Family first moved to Murrumbateman over 30 years ago, and in 1998 purchased “Olleyville”, the historic 700 acre fine wool producing property dating back to the mid 19th century.
The Estate is truly a family affair headed by Graeme and Ann Shaw, who oversee the operation. Their two children, Tanya and Michael, are both fully employed in the family business as well as Tanya’s husband Michael.
Gallagher Wines is located at Jeir, (near Murrumbateman) and is run by Greg and Libby Gallagher.
Recently their daughter, Lauren, has joined the team.
Over the last forty years Greg has been involved in premium wine production in Australia’s best wine regions.
He was the Senior Winemaker for Taltarni and Clover Hill from 1978 to 1998 and the winemaker of the Charles Sturt University Winery from 1999 to 2004.
He has also has made wine in the Barossa Valley, Coonawarra, Mildura and Rutherglen and Greg also has experience in France, the USA and New Zealand.
The Eden Road estate and winery is located just south of Murrumbateman – the jewel of the Canberra Wine District. (Interestingly, the Canberra Wine District is not actually located in the ACT, but in a district of NSW surrounding the ACT.) Eden Road stretches across the incredible mountain ranges of Southern NSW.
The Eden Road vineyard is located in Murrumbateman, however also utilises grapes from vineyards in ideal growing locations including Gundagai, Tumbarumba and the Hilltops region.
Four Winds Vineyard love the simple things; making great wine and wood-fired pizzas.
What started out as one couple’s dream to grow and sell grapes has turned into an inter-generational family business.
Four Winds Vineyard now grows grapes, makes wine and has a cellar door on site, so that you can come and sit amongst the vines and enjoy the Four Winds wines with delicious, in house wood-fired pizzas.
It has been a remarkable journey for Clonakilla. When John Kirk planted the first vines in 1971 he had no idea that his vineyard would one day be celebrated as one of the best in the country. Along the way there have been trials and tribulations as well as moments of unprecendented success.
Over time something important has become clear: Murrumbateman and Shiraz are one of those rare combinations in the world of wine that can produce something truly exciting.
Collector Wines began in 2005 with a handful of cool climate shiraz and a winemaker determined to make elegant, long-lived wines. The winery now makes highly awarded wines that can be found in the best restaurants in Australia. The grapes come from vineyards dotted around the Canberra District and region, but the cellar door is still in the heart of country Collector, just forty minutes from Canberra. At the cellar door, in the Old Collector Inn built around 1829, you can enjoy a tasting by the fire in winter or by the kitchen garden in summer, take home some handmade pottery by Kate McKay Ceramics, and finish with lunch next door at the cafe. Arrive by Marked Tree Road for breathtaking views of Lake George, then sip on the Marked Tree Red shiraz, whose vintages have won the prestigious Red Wine of Provenance award.
Nestled at the foot of the Cullerin Range at Lake George, Lerida Estate is dedicated to making distinctive, world class, wines that represent the unique and beautiful site on which they are grown. Through the combination of cutting edge vineyard management, meticulous winemaking, a magnificent cool climate site and our spectacular Glenn Murcutt designed winery, Lerida Estate strives to provide a welcoming and memorable visitor experience to stand alongside our exceptional wines.
"Matt was so helpful during the booking process with all the great suggestions, and very professional and accommodating on the day. My friends and I had great time and it was probably the best winery tour I have done. I would definitely use this service again, thank you for a great experience.