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SHOALHAVEN COAST & SURROUNDS

The South Coast of NSW has long been a seaside escape for those in Sydney and Canberra with its gorgeous pure-white sand beaches and coastal views. But now, it’s also become a go-to destination for wine lovers, with the area’s wineries crafting impressive wines, along with offering up memorable tasting experiences and dining options at their cellar doors. From boutique, family-owned set ups where you chat to the makers themselves, to vineyard-side dining with seasonal menus boasting the renowned produce of the coast – it’s a trip to add to the list. AMY NORTHCOTT

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CUPITT'S ESTATE

Star Cellar Door & Best Accommodation

The term ‘estate’ is aptly used at Cupitt’s, with a visit encompassing much more than just your usual cellar door tasting experience. The Cupitt’s team has created a destination that you won’t be leaving too quickly, with their cellar door, winery, brewery, fromagerie, kitchen garden and award-winning restaurant all on-site. But that's not all. The latest addition to the portfolio is the suite of accommodation pods that line the estate grounds. Only opened late last year, the pods effortlessly combine modern luxury and wine country warmth, and are all equipped with a locally sourced breakfast hamper and an outdoor deck and bath to soak in those gorgeous estate views.

TOP DROP: 2021 Cupitt’s Estate Riesling, A$32

TWO FIGS
Best Large Cellar Door
Lyrebird Ridge
Best SMALL Cellar Door
CROOKED RIVER WINES
Cellar Door with Best FooD & Best Additional experiencE
Coolangatta Estate
BEST TASTING EXPERIENCE
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