Sir Donald Bradman isn’t the only local hero renown for smashing it for six. Look up ‘wine country’ in the dictionary and you will find a map of the Southern Highlands (120km south west of Sydney along the Great Dividing Range in the Wingecarribee Shire).
Its cool climate, fertile soils and high altitude have proved to be a winning formula for Southern Highlands style chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, riesling, pinot gris, pinot noir, merlot and cabernet sauvignon.
The conditions have also proved handy for quality produce – cheeses, olives, olive oils, Angus beef, sheep, goats, yabbies, berries and more and more and (yes please) more.
The cellar doors are many and varied and belong to vineyards ranging from cosy boutiques to 40-hectare, industry superstars. They’re also charming, relaxed and welcoming – with stellar facilities.