Australian Honeymoon: Vineyards

Australia offers some of the most incredible vineyards and wineries in the world to visit and sample their creations. Australia actually has over 60 wine regions, offering some incredible vineyards to visit and explore. There are many wine trails to travel, events to go to and romantic restaurants to sample as you explore the incredible vineyards Australia’s wine regions have to offer. Check out these amazing vineyards located all throughout Australia to see why the nation has produced some of the finest wines in the world.

Botobolar Vineyards

Botobolar Vineyard, located in Mudgee in New South Wales, was the very first vineyard to be fully certified organic in Australia. Established in 1971, Botobolar is a 22-hectare vineyard featuring grapes grown without any herbicides, pesticides and chemical fertilizers. Botobolar is a dryland vineyard well known for their Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Marsanne and Shiraz.

Brown Brothers Milawa Vineyards

Brown Brothers Milawa Vineyard, located in Milawa, Victoria, is a family owned wine company that offers a range of wines made from many grape varieties. Brown Brothers was founded by John Francis Brown in 1889 and continues to be operated by his descendants on the same property. They own a variety of vineyards, some of which are over 50 years old, in both Victoria and Tasmania.

Leeuwin Estate

Leeuwin Estate, which was established in 1969, is a winery in the Margaret River wine region that owns over 48 hectares of vineyards and produces about 60,000 cases of wine during each vintage. Leeuwin Estate’s best known wine is the “Art Series Chardonnay.” A large amount of the grapes used to produce this wine are from the “Block 20” vineyard, which was considered by Australian Sommelier Magazine as one of the “Top 25 Australian vineyards. In addition to their wine, Leeuwin Estate also offers an award winning restaurant on their property, as well.

Schiller Vineyards

Schiller Vineyards, in the Barossa Valley wine region of South Australia, is a sixth generation family owned and operated vineyard that was established in 1864. They have 65 hectares of vineyards that they sell to Barossa wine producers for table wines. Some of their plantings include Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Grenache, Merlot, Riesling, Semillon and Shiraz.

Vasse Felix

Vasse Felix, the very first winery and vineyard established in the Margaret River wine region in Western Australia, is a recognized pioneer of the region. It was first established by Dr. Tom Cullity, a cardiologist, in Cowaramup in 1967, and features an award winning restaurant on the property as well. Vasse Felix is recognized for their impressive offerings of Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.

Sampling Wines from Australian Vineyards

Even if you’re not able to make the trip to visit some of these incredible Australian vineyards, you still are plenty able to try the amazing wines produced by the grapes of Australian vineyards. There are hundreds of bottles of wines from Australia’s numerous vineyards available online. Check out Jims Cellars wine online to find a huge variety of some of the most popular and award-winning wines from Australian vineyards.

Unique honeymoons beyond your wildest dreams

Whether it’s across town or halfway around the world, the honeymoon should be an unforgettable time for newlyweds. Everyone loves a Caribbean cruise or Hawaiian getaway, but we found some unique and unexpected spots that will make your honeymoon one-of-a-kind. Prepare to be breathless.

Tongabezi Lodge Zambia
Zambia, Southern Africa

Immerse yourself in the exotic African jungle with this resort on the Zambezi River, just upstream from the gorgeous Victoria Falls.  Tongabezi is composed of several intimate cottages, each equipped with a private concierge.  The open-air architecture will allow you to move seamlessly between nature and luxury.  This honeymoon is perfect for the adventurous couple.  Packages include canoeing, sunset boat trips, bush walks, and game drives where you’ll spot monkeys, elephants, and hippos.

Ice Hotel
Jukkasjärvi, Sweden

You and your hubby will have an extra excuse to get close in this hotel made entirely of ice and snow.  Spend the night in a bed sculpted from ice and made cozy with reindeer skins and thermal sleeping bags.  You’ll awake to mugs of hot lingonberry juice and a trip to the hotel’s sauna.  You can enjoy the rest of your stay in warm, contemporary chalets while still visiting the incredible art sculptures of the hotel.  Sip cocktails in the icebar and take to the slopes on snowmobile, dogsled, or skis.  And you can’t miss the northern lights, which shimmer across the sky all winter long.