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Australia’s Top 7 Must-visit Wine Regions – Witness Australia’s wine legacy on your next tour

There's no denying that Australian wine is among the best brands. Whether you want to stroll through a vineyard or sip a glass of perfect vintage, Australia will offer you exactly what you want.

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Margaret River

Western Australia has some of the best wineries in all of the country. A three-hour drive from Perth is Margaret River, a well-known wine region in the state. Cullen Wines is a charming vineyard that offers wine tastings and the best of the region's cuisine; its Food and Wine Experience is one of the popular things to do here. Vasse Felix is another established estate that overlooks every step of the wine-making process. You can prebook a tasting and sample a delightful wine selection. Equally worth visiting are Leeuwin and Voyager Estates.

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Swan Valley

Found 20 minutes away from Perth, Swan Valley is another estate a tourist must visit; this is ideal if you don't have enough time to wander too far. It has distilleries, cideries, and six boutique breweries. Among the highlights are Ugly Duckling Wine, Mandoon Estate, and Faber Vineyard.

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Barossa Valley

South Australia is where you find some of the oldest vineyards in the country; the region is considered one of the best wine-producing regions in the world; the area is also home to some of the best accommodation in Adelaide CBD. The Barossa Valley has several exceptionally good vineyards, and they are all accessible from Oaks Adelaide Horizons Suites. Seppeltsfield has historical significance, and it is the only winery to produce a 100-year-old vintage each year. The vineyard also offers a number of experiences, including the chance to taste wines made during your birth year.

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Adelaide Hills

With a soothing climate and a high altitude, the Adelaide Hills produces some of the distinct wines in the country. The region has notable vineyards like Shaw+Smith and Ashton Hills. Penfolds Magill Estate allows you to taste a selection of iconic wines. The vineyards have a history of 175 years. While you are in the region, don't forget to visit Hahndorf, a town that attracts visitors with its production of wine and unique history.

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McLaren Vale

The birthplace of wine production in South Australia, McLaren Vale is lodged among the Mount Lofty Ranges. It's only a 45-minute drive away from Adelaide. Wirra Wirra is the winery that produces the popular label, Church Black. Hardys Tintara, on the other hand, has a legacy that goes back 160 years. Yet another best-known spots for wine tasting is d'Arenberg.

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Yarra Valley

This is the oldest wine-growing region near Melbourne. According to historical records, the first grapes were planted here in 1838. Although the region has a long history, it is known for making unique wines that push the boundaries of the industry. Oakridge Winery, located approximately an hour away from Melbourne, produces some of the unique labels. The winery also offers a masterclass to those who want to sharpen their wine tasting skills. Visit Dominique Portet Winery to enjoy some of the celebrated wines in the world. De Bortoli's offers a selection of iconic wine coupled with delicious Australian food.

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Hunter Valley

This is the oldest wine producer in the country. Located near Sydney, Hunter Valley is where Australian wine-making families reside. Tyrell and Tulloch are well-known names in the industry. To taste delectable Semillon and shiraz, visit Audrey Wilkinson. Tyrell's Estate allows guests to witness behind-the-scenes of the wine-making process while giving them a taste of sumptuous wines it produces; visitors are also offered private tastings that allow them to savour each drop.