Take A Virtual Tour
What better way to celebrate our nation's National Wine Day than with a virtual cellar door tasting with some of the countries most well-reknowned wineries. Some roundups of some happening below:
While exploring the great indoors, why not bring a taste of the Clare Valley to your lounge room. Join Taylor's Wines for a series of Virtual Wine Tasting experiences held live each week. You'll be hosted by Senior Brand Ambassador Cherry Stowman, leading you through a tasting of Taylors Estate Shiraz 2018, Taylors Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 & Taylors Estate Riesling 2019. You'll also have a chance to ask questions along the way. There's even a range of specially tailored Virtual Wine Tasting Packs so you can pre-order and taste along at home.
Bring a slice of the South Coast of NSW to your home. With a new winery featured each Friday for the coming weeks, participants will get the opportunity to meet the maker, gain an understanding of their wines and wine-making methodology. Wineries participating in the online tastings include: Silos Estate and Wileys Creek, Mountain Ridge Wines, Coolangatta Estate Winery, Two Figs Winery, Cambewarra Estate Winery, Cuppitts Winery, Bawley Vale Estate, and Yarrawa Estate. (A full list of wineries and the wines featured in the tastings are listed on shoalhaven.com/wine.)
The first tasting takes place Friday, May 22, and features Brett Richardson from Cambewarra Estate who gives a Cellar Door experience tasting their Verdelho and Chambourcin, and a tour around the vineyard including their sought-after VIP High Tea experiences.
Wine Yarra Valley
Weekend visits to Yarra Valley wineries may be off for now but that’s no reason not to enjoy the latest drops from 29 of the regions’ best producers. Wine Yarra Valley are bringing Virtual Cellar Door tours, allowing visits to one of the cellar doors through a video posted to Instagram. You can also join a winemaker (and sometimes their guest) for a live stream chat over a glass of wine.
The Yarra Valley Virtual Cellar Door Pack will include a curated six-bottle selection from different Yarra Valley producers. The Pick Your Own Pack allows you to completely customise your mixed six-pack from a selection of over 40 different Yarra Valley wines.
Talits Estate is a breathtakingly beautiful French Provincial inspired estate located in the Broke Fordwich wine trail, a family-owned vineyard and luxury holiday home set on 50-acres of pure beauty. The winery decided to launch virtual wine tastings so Aussies nation-wide can enjoy what this beautiful estate has to offer.
Brush Up On Your Wine Terms
There's no better time to brush up on your vino-lingo than on National Wine Day. Luckily, one of our marie claire Editors has done the hard work for you, so simply sit back with your favourite tipple and learn exactly what those descriptions you've been reading on the back of the bottle actually mean. Hint: it's probably not what you think.
Support Local Delivery Services
Wine delivery services are a rare breed, but Australia actually has several that will deliver bottles straight to your door. Whether you like to stick to what you know or gearing to change your drink choice up, there is bound to be a service fit for your needs. Below, we've rounded up some of the best wine delivery services nation-wide.
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Watch A Wine Focused Movie
Spend the night in and watch one of the many classic films that centre around a love of wine (yes, they really exist). While Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph's Wine Country is one of our favourites, we've also rounded up some others to cheers to on National Wine Day.
- A Walk in the Clouds
- Bottle Shock