Canberra District Wine Week

Canberra Wines
Photograph: Robert Coppa

Autumn marks harvest time for the Canberra district wine region, so Canberra’s wine region is throwing party to celebrate

Canberra District Wine Week is a ten-day program that celebrates the year’s vintage with wine tastings, food matchings, wine blending, winemaker dinners and long lunches. Attendees also get the chance to take part in the annual grape stomping tradition.

Thanks to the cool climate, regional vineyard elevations and different soil types, Canberra wineries reap a variety of styles of wine, including shiraz, tempranillo, riesling and rarer varieties of grüner veltliner.

Events for Canberra District Wine Week run across Canberra, Murrumbateman, Yass, Hall, Bungendore and Gundaroo and culminate in the annual Harvest Festival which takes place early April. Participating wineries include Mount Majura, Summerhill Road, Dionysus, Pankhurst Wines, Contentious Character, Kerralee and more.

Sip your way through some of the region’s best drops, including sangiovese, riesling, chardonnay and pinot noir, and toast to a new season of winemaking.

By: Time Out x Visit Canberra