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Hidden Australia Wine Tour

Samuel’s Gorge winemaker Nairn Webb in the winery’s tasting room, in McLaren Vale.

Photo: Hugh Stewart

Australia’s wine-producing areas are incredibly varied—which makes sense when you realize that the whole of Western Europe’s viticultural landscape, from Crete to Champagne, could fit inside it. If you’re in Perth, Adelaide, or Melbourne, these wineries make perfect side trips and are certainly worthy destinations on their own. Read the article

Destinations: Margaret River · Yallingup · Dunsborough

Inspired by: The Ultimate Australian Wine Tour — by Bruce Schoenfeld, Published Nov. 2009

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    Constellation Apartments

    The property is made up of twin penthouses with huge terraces, iPod docks, gas fireplaces, and kitchens stocked with Calphalon pots, Riedel glasses

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    Cape Lodge

    A 22-room retreat on a secluded vineyard surrounded by forest.

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    Leeuwin Estate

    Owner Denis Horgan arrived from Perth in the mid 1950’s to surf. He invested in land, and set down roots with Robert Mondavi as his mentor. Horgan'

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    Food Farmacy

    Food Farmacy’s Simon Beaton announces his iconoclastic approach to life by wearing a single long sideburn down his boyish face. He favors main ingr

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    Cape Wine Bar

    Chorizo, beef cheeks, and other wine-friendly bites served by cheery surfers.

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    Voyager Estate

    Must-try: 2006 Chardonnay.

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    Vasse Felix

    Powerful, stylish wines—and some locals believe that Aaron Carr is the most consistent chef in the area.

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    Howard Park

    Rising-star producer in a picturesque setting. Must-try: 2007 Leston Cabernet Sauvignon.

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    Cullen Wines Estate

    Cullen Wines Estate’s winemaker and managing director Vanya Cullen's parents founded the property in 1971. These days, the winery’s top releases ar

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