Mandoon Estate. Photo by Rebecca Mansell – courtesy of TravMedia Australia
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, read on for the ultimate gift guide for your one and only wine-loving mum.
Sirromet, Mount Cotton, QLD
Quality time with mum is the best present of all. Indulge in a spectacular 4-course menu with matching wines at Lurleen’s restaurant at Sirromet winery. As a rare treat, the beautiful illustrator, Kaili Saba will be in attendance, providing guests with their own unique illustration, created live on the spot – something truly special for mum.
Add to your Mother’s Day lunch experience and take to the sky, treating mum to a 15-minute scenic flight over Sirromet and breathtaking Moreton Bay.
Mandoon, Swan Valley, WA
Prithie Dining Orange. Images courtesy of Ultimate Winery Experiences
Treat mum to a fine dining lunch at Wild Swan, or breakfast at Homestead Brewery, complete with house made pastries, scones, jam and clotted cream. For something extra special, book a Mandoon experience that Mum will never forget, such as The Perfect Blend, where she’ll learn the art of winemaking and create her own unique wine, complete with a personalised label.
Taste your Birth Year, Seppeltsfield, SA
Help mum appreciate her age with the Taste your Birth Year tour, where she can taste wine created in her birth year directly from the barrel. Seppeltsfield, in the Barossa Valley, is the only winery in the world to release a 100-year-old, single vintage wine each year. It is famous for its Centennial Collection – an unbroken lineage of Tawny of every vintage from 1878 to today.
Printhie Wines, Orange, NSW
Treat mum to a five course degustation lunch at the newly opened Printhie Dining, at Printhie Wines, in the Orange region of NSW, perched on the slopes of Mt Canobolas, 1000 metres above sea level, overlooking Printhie’s vineyards and heritage orchards.
Showcasing Australian native flavours and premium local produce, Chef Jack Brown crafts seasonally lead dishes that respect the provenance of the food and the producer, inspired by Printhie’s impeccable wines.
Icons of the Yarra, VIC
Give mum a day out she’ll never forget in Victoria’s beautiful Yarra Valley. The Icons of the Yarra experience begins with lunch at De Bortoli’s Locale Restaurant, featuring a seasonally-inspired chef’s menu with a glass of wine matched to each course.
Once you’ve had an elegant sufficiency, move on to Dominique Portet, a young winery steeped in European history, set amongst rolling hills reminiscent of the French countryside. Here, you’ll experience Le Tour de Rosé, including an overview of the estate’s rich history and a guided tasting of three renowned rosé wines matched with a selection of charcuterie, cheese and rustic baguette.
Cape to Vine Day Trip, Western Australia
Cape to Vine Western Australia. Images courtesy of TravMedia Australia
For active mums who love to connect with nature, the Margaret River cape offers one of the most spectacular, untouched stretches of coastline in the world. Experience the power of the Indian Ocean and the unique flora and fauna on this walking tour with track specialists, Cape to Cape Explorer Tours.
After working up an appetite exploring the wonders of the track, indulge the senses at Margaret River’s founding wine estate, Vasse Felix. A private tour of the estate takes you behind the scenes, followed by a tasting of the Vasse Felix Collection and a stroll through the original vineyards of Margaret River.
Finally, enjoy a five-course tasting menu paired with wines, before selecting your choice of a bottle of Vasse Felix Premier wine to take home.
Icons of the Hunter, NSW
Join mum to experience three of the Hunter Valleys most iconic vineyards – Audrey Wilkinson, Brokenwood and Tyrrell’s, for a truly premium and behind-the-scenes look into their vineyards and wine making process.
Enjoy the VIP Premium Tasting Experience at historic Tyrrell’s, with a tutored tasting of several of the best Winemaker’s Selection wines. Head to nearby Audrey Wilkinson for lunch, where a Picnic Among the Vines awaits, complete with a bottle of hand-picked wine, a hamper of delicious edibles and endless picturesque views. Finally, take The Journey at Brokenwood, including an intimate tasting with paired canapés, a tour of the working winery, and a rare opportunity to taste pre-release Brokenwood wine straight from the barrel.
Gemtree Wines, McLaren Vale, SA
Brokenwood Journey The Hunter Valley. Images courtesy of Ultimate Winery Experiences
Send mum some love by the bottle(s). The Gemtree gift box includes everything you need for a Mother’s Day platter, all locally sourced and crafted, as well as a bottle of organic, biodynamic Luna de Fresa Rosé.
For more personalised information, tips and advice, or to book an incredible holiday contact your local TravelManagers’ personal travel manager.