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12 Sustainable Wineries In Australia Making Eco-Friendly Tipples

Make it a road trip.

Close-up of hand holding grapes at vineyard
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When it comes to sustainable drinking, there’s more to it than paper straws and recyclable packaging. For wineries and vineyards to be sustainable, they must be certified and meet certain standards. In recent years, sustainable wineries have grown immensely, with more vintners looking to make their practices eco-friendly. 

Visiting sustainable wineries is also a different experience. Visitors learn about farming practices, recycling, and more. So for your next winery trip, whether you’re in NSW or WA, driving your own car or hiring one for the weekend, stop into one of these 12 sustainable wineries to discover eco-friendly tipples, for any occasion. 

M&J Becker Wines
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M&J Becker Wines

New South Wales
Voted Cellar Door of the year 2021, and located in the world-renowned Hunter Valley, this winery produces wines that truly reflect their passion for the region. Their philosophy on winemaking comes to life through the unique character of their chosen vineyards and their ability to produce dry wines that complement their sustainable vineyard practices with little manipulation in the cellar.

Gilbert Family Wines sustainable winery
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Gilbert Wines

New South Wales
After six generations of winemaking in Australia, the Gilbert family opened a hidden gem, The Cellar, located on the edge of town in Mudgee. This stunning sandstone building offers guests the chance to enjoy award-winning wines and share plates made from locally sourced and homegrown produce in a relaxed, wine-bar like environment.

Ngeringa Vineyards Sustainable Winery
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Ngeringa

South Australia
Set in the beautiful Adelaide Hills South Australia, this is one of the first certified biodynamic vineyards and wineries in Australia, specialising in classic, fine wines that are full of vitality and born of tradition. Visitors can taste their way through the Ngeringa and Uncultured ranges as well as the small-batch alternate varieties which are delicious, savoury, elegant and structural in character.

Frederick Stevenson Wines sustainable winery
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Frederick Stevenson

South Australia
Breaking the mould of the typical winery and producing wines left of centre, all wines on offer are farmed organically and sustainably, with the belief that healthy vines make better wines. The vibrant wines are renowned for the lighter shade of the region that they portray. In addition, Frederick’s label proudly works with young and emerging artists to design and develop labels for their bottles, which change year on year.

Syrahmi

Victoria
Located in the Heathcote Region, renowned for its shiraz and the famous ancient red Cambrian soils, this fairly new winery, founded in 2004, does not disappoint on quality. The name Syrahmi was born from two words; “Syrah”, the French word for Shiraz, and “Ami” meaning friend. The idea is a friendly Shiraz or A friend of Shiraz, which is exactly what they offer anyone who visits.

Mac Forbes Wines sustainable wines
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Mac Forbes

Victoria
With a focus on understanding and development, each bottle offers a story to be enjoyed. Located east of Melbourne, the Yarra Valley offers cool climates to produce some of the finest Chardonnay, sparkling wine and Pinot Noir. For every bottle, Mac Forbes draws upon the knowledge of the local Indigenous community, to better understand the connection between vine and land, and the region.

Stoney Rise Wine Company sustainable winery
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Holyman Wines

Tasmania
Regarded as one of Tasmania’s finest wine producers, Holyman Wines are extremely conscious of the environment and have begun to use some biodynamic preparations. In addition, they recently designed and opened the must-visit Cellar Door, Stoney Rise, located along the earthy Tamar River, close to Launceston.

Glaetzon-Dixon Family Wines sustainable wines
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Glaetzer-Dixon

Tasmania
Located in downtown Hobart, this esteemed winery recently transformed an old ice factory on the edge of Hobart’s CBD into Tasmania’s first urban winery and tasting room. Get set to explore the beauty and tradition of wine tasting in a new modern and cool setting.

La Petite Mort

Queensland
Pushing the boundaries of winemaking, La Petite Mort produces experimental wines with minimal winemaking intervention and bottle without filtering or fining, allowing for the raw essence to shine through. Rustic and characterful, the wines promise a unique sensory experience with every sip to be enjoyed at the Cellar Door, and it does not stop there, as their picturesque location offers an abundance of cultural indulgences.

Ballandean Estate Wines sustainable wine
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Ballandean

Queensland
Located within the beating heart of the Granite Belt, Ballandean Estate Wines makes for an unforgettable experience. Immerse yourself in a quality wine experience as you visit Queensland’s oldest winery. The winery also features an authentic Italian restaurant that showcases Australia’s local produce. A visit to Queensland simply would not be the same without visiting this treat of a winery.

Stormflower Vineyard sustainable wine
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Stormflower Vineyard

Western Australia
This small vineyard is determined to use the best of what the land gives it to produce sustainable and beautiful wine. What is more, in 2016, Stormflower proudly produced its first certified organic vintage. The onsite Cellar door offers extended tastings, alongside nibbles of local produce on a counter made from a Marri tree that fell in 2003. Then for the perfect finish, end with a wander through the gardens.

Barrecas Wines  sustainable winery
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Barrecas

Western Australia
This little spot was built just 25 years ago and is already packed with memories and stories to share. The Barrecas Winery is a place where you can go to enjoy exquisite views soaked in the Australian sun. Enjoy a glass of premium crafted wine whilst peacefully sitting under a gumtree. The winery is also fitted with a Cellar Door that acts as the heart of story-making at the Barrecas.

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Red Rooster Is Serving Free Chicken and Piping Hot Cash This Christmas in July

Get your early dose of festive cheer.

Red Rooster Christmas in July
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The cold weather in most parts of Australia coinciding with EOFY celebrations is the closest thing that we’ll get to snowy Christmas vibes. And if you’re in dire need of some festive cheer after the first six months of 2023, grab your ugly sweater and head to your nearest Red Rooster for Xmas in July deals.

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