Vino for Valentines Day: Canberra Winery Tours

Veronica Giddings

The Canberra region is a treasure trove of picturesque wineries, nestled amongst the rolling hills that surround The Nation’s Capital – they are hidden gems of romantic perfection.

With Valentine’s Day mere days away, what better way to celebrate than by immersing yourself in the beautiful scenery and sipping award-winning wines? New local business, Canberra Winery Tours, is whisking lovebirds away this Sunday on a special tour where all you have to do it sit back, relax and explore all this beautiful region has to offer (whether you’re into views or vino).

“We love introducing locals and visitors to the many vineyards and cellar doors in the Canberra region” says founder, Carol. And with 140 vineyards and more than 33 wineries within 35 minutes of Canberra, there’s a lot to explore.

It’s not just this Sunday either. Canberra Winery Tours operates year round, giving you expert guidance, a range of packages for groups and couples (that can be tailored to suit individual needs), AND a designated driver. Winning.

Helm Winery

Helm Winery

“Our aim is to let you take in the sights, sounds and tastes of each location in a serene atmosphere surrounded by knowledgeable guides,” says Carol.

So, what can you expect? Canberra Winery Tours will pick you up from your designated destination before taking you and your guests out to their carefully selected wineries and cellar doors, so you can experience the best the region has to offer.

You’ll spend your day around passionate wine makers, local wine experts and soak up the unique rural tranquility of the area. Canberra Winery Tours include world famous wineries such as: Clonakilla, Helm Winery, Eden Road, Four Winds, Shaw’s Winery, Gallagher’s and Murrumbateman Winery and often include sneaky trips to the Robyn Rowe chocolate shop.

Murrumbateman Winery

Murrumbateman Winery

While visiting Clonakilla be sure to try their 2015 Riesling which won ‘Best Canberra District Riesling’ and ‘Champion Wine of Show’ at the 2105 Canberra and Region Wine Show Awards. Their uniquely flavoured Shiraz Viognier is also a must have for wine connoisseurs. Helm Wines also offers an award winning Riesling, while Eden Road produces a Chardonnay you must try.

Whether you’re planning a romantic day with your special someone or you’re celebrating Gal-entines Day with your best friends, Canberra Winery Tours has a tour option you’ll love.

Clonakilla's Shiraz Viognier

Clonakilla’s Shiraz Viognier

This Valentine’s Day, Canberra Winery Tours are offering a special tour, which starts at Helm Wines in Murrumbateman. The tour includes transportation, four wineries and a guided tour, cellar doors, an indulgent lunch and a surprise destination. The tour is available to both groups and couples and is perfect for a fun day out with friends or a romantic adventure for two.

So, if you want an effortless Valentines Day and an experience you wont forget, take your loved one on a perfectly planned adventure allowing you to sit back and soak in the surrounds.

For more information and to book your perfect winery tour, contact the founder and managing director, Carol on 0408 081 110 or visit

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Veronica Giddings

Born and raised in Canberra, Veronica is a makeup artist by trade with a background in sales, business and marketing- creative at heart with a corporate soul. Veronica is also an avid foodie, writing at in her spare time. When she's not eating food, she's writing about it, taking photos of it or talking about it. A love of Canberra has brought her to HerCanberra where she loves having the opportunity to interact with the Canberra community. More about the Author