The closest wine region to Sydney is just over an hour’s drive from the city.
The Southern Highlands is home to quaint country towns and villages with plenty of charm. There are waterfalls to chase, national parks to explore, and a museum for Australia’s most famous and esteemed cricketer, Donald Bradman, to visit as well. But there is also a cool-climate winery calling the region home that should definitely be on your radar. (Featured image: tractorlessvineyard)
Tractorless Vineyard are inviting you to come on down for a visit and a taste of what they’ve sustainably been making. It’s good, but you best get down there and see how good they are for yourself.
At Tractorless Vineyard they believe that the entire process surrounding the farm needs to be treated holistically, right from the soils to the animals to the business ethos. Subsequently, they have embraced the combination of old world knowledge and skills with new world techniques to produce quality in a more environmentally friendly way, which they’re keen on showing you.
At The Mill Courtyard, Bowral’s artfully restored communal hub and the location of Tractorless Vineyard’s newly opened Cellar Door, you will be entertained and guided through a tasting experience featuring award-winning wines, beers and ciders as well as their smoked meats too.
If you’re keen on just the drinks, then snap up the guided tasting experience ($35) which will see you savour some of their best drops. However, this experience can be levelled up by adding the smoked meats ($50).
Both experiences take place at the newly opened tasting room located at The Mill Courtyard in Bowral where more fresh and locally produced foods can be found including vegan, vegetarian and Vietnamese dishes. There’s also gelato for you to tuck into once you’ve tasted all the wines, ciders and beers. That is, if you’ve got the room to spare.
Taking place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11am, Tractorless Vineyard’s tasting experiences will not only show visitors the wonderful produce of the region but will also demonstrate the fabulous ways they are creating sustainable and diverse food and wine experiences.
At just over 100 kilometres from Sydney, a visit to Tractor Vineyard in Bowral makes for the perfect city escape.