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The Best Wineries in Canberra for an ACT Tipple

We’ve done the work for you; make the most of your weekend in the ACT with a visit to the best wineries in Canberra.

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When it comes to the wineries worth visiting in and around the Canberra region, we have got you covered. Dotted across the heart of Australia's capital, these wineries offer a fantastic escape for folks seeking a laid-back day out (or even a fun weekend!).

For those who appreciate a fine drop, Canberra’s wine regions are known for their crisp whites and smooth reds. It’s the perfect destination for a leisurely day with good friends or a quiet wine and cheese rendezvous.

These wineries embody the region's charm, where wine and good company blend seamlessly.  So, say cheers to a wine-filled adventure across the best wineries in Canberra.

Brindabella Hills

Brindabella Hills Winery

Not only one of the best wineries in Canberra, Brindabella Hills Winery also happens to be one of the most beautiful - just ask the countless couples who have chosen this stunning setting for their wedding!

It's not hard to see why people flock here, with the rows of vineyards and Murrumbidgee River creating the perfect backdrop to the rolling hills winery, while the cool-climate varieties produced here are second to none.

Pop in for a tasting to try the vino for yourself, or make it a fancy day out with a 2 or 3-course lunch with wine pairings at the gorgeous on-site restaurant.

156 Woodgrove Close, Hall, ACT

Helm Wines


Helm, a beloved Canberra winery, has won the hearts of the local wine community. Their Rieslings and Cabernet Sauvignon are simply outstanding, making this a definite go-to for wine aficionados.

What sets Helm apart is that it's not just about sipping wine; it's an experience that combines entertainment and education. Many rave about it being one of the most entertaining and educational wineries to visit in the region.

All in all, Helm is about narratives, heritage, and the profound love poured into each bottle. If you're a vino lover, you better add Helm to your list – ASAP.

19 Butts Road, Murrumbateman

Contentious Character

Contentious Character Winery

Contentious Character Winery, in new modern digs on the buzzing Dairy Road, is a delightful departure from the ordinary. They take a refreshingly flexible approach to winemaking, allowing each season and the vine's whims to guide their creations.

This boutique winery offers a diverse range of wines, from elegant Pinot Noirs to full-bodied Shiraz and more. A cool-climate haven, it's a spot for unwinding with friends over a leisurely lunch.

At Contentious Character, conversations flow as effortlessly as their award-winning boutique wines, including the coveted limited edition Founder's Museum and Founder's Reserve wines, each boasting a mature character that has mellowed to perfection.

It's a charming twist on Australian winemaking that you absolutely shouldn't miss.

1 Dairy Road, Fyshwick

Eden Road

Eden Road

For the Canberra crowd in the know, Eden Road Wines is a savvy pick among the region's finest wineries. Just a stone's throw from the city centre, it's the place to discover cool climate wines.

With a diverse range of vineyards, each providing a unique profile, these folks have mastered the art of capturing the essence of their terroir in a glass.

And while they're a relatively young boutique wine producer, they've got impressive award-winning wines under their belt. Don't know where to start? Their 2021 Eden Road Canberra Syrah or their 2021 Gundagai Sangiovese won't let you down.

3182 Barton Highway, Murrumbateman

Shaw Wines

Shaw Wines

Shaw Wines, a standout in Canberra's winery scene, exudes an air of sophisticated charm. The Shaw family, with deep roots in Murrumbateman, has curated a remarkable experience. The winery's architectural beauty stands tall, matched only by the chic allure of their cellar door.

What distinctly sets Shaw Wines apart is their wine-tasting experience. Knowledgeable staff guide visitors through wine pairs, unveiling nuanced flavours. If a leisurely tasting isn't your preference, settle into a comfortable armchair, savouring a glass of their finest alongside a Vineyard platter, all while soaking in breathtaking views from the covered terrace.

Shaw Wines embodies elegance, offering an experience that lingers on the palate and in the memory.

34 Isabel Drive, Murrumbateman NSW

Mount Majura Vineyard

Mount Majura Vineyard

When you're looking for the best wineries in Canberra, Mount Majura Vineyard deserves a spot on your must-visit list. Nestled in Majura Valley, this winery boasts a rich history, rooted in geological insights and visionary viticulture.

Their Tempranillo, a star in the making, is a testament to their unique terroir. A visit here is a sip of history and a taste of excellence, with no need for a hard sell.

So, if you're seeking a relaxed spot to savour quality wine in Canberra, put Mount Majura Vineyard on your map. It's a quiet haven for wine enthusiasts who appreciate the finer things. Cheers to that! 

88 Lime Kiln Road, Majura



Located just a short 45-minute drive from the capital, Clonakilla is a true gem among the best wineries in Canberra. Known for its award-winning Shiraz Viognier, it is a must-visit for any wine enthusiast.

Don’t just take our word for it though; all you need to do is take a look at their award-winning wines, and you won’t want to go anywhere else.

This place has a history that is as rich as its wines. John Kirk planted the first vines here back in 1971, not knowing that it would eventually earn a spot among the best wineries in the country.

3 Crisps Lane, Murrumbateman

Four Winds

Four Winds Vinery

Four Winds Vineyard is a standout among the best wineries in Canberra, thriving on simplicity and focusing on two things: crafting exceptional wine and serving what arguably is the best wood-fired pizza around the area.

Tucked away in the heart of the capital's wine country (it's just a 30-minute drive from Canberra), Four Winds offers the ideal setting for a laid-back, long lunch with friends. But if you ask us, it's the family and staff's warm and welcoming atmosphere that truly makes your visit a memorable and delightful experience.

Be sure to sample their award-winning Shiraz and try out their intriguing Shiraz Rosé Gin.

9 Patemans Lane, Murrumbateman

Lerida Estate

Lerida Estate

Lerida Estate, a leisurely 30-minute jaunt from Canberra, is deemed to be one of the region's best wineries. Situated at the foot of the Cullerin Range at Lake George, Lerida Estate is dedicated to creating world-class wines that beautifully represent the unique terroir.

Their passion brought them to focus on wild yeast fermentation and minimal intervention to produce wines of elegance and complexity. The result? Exquisite bottles Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Rieslings that you will want to bring home in giant cases.

Exercise good judgement if you make it to the vineyard as Lerida Estate wines are made in small batches and are not always easy to find. Don't say we didn't warn you!

87 The Vineyards Road, Collector

Pankhurst Wines

Pankhurst Wines

Nestled just outside Canberra, Pankhurst Wines is a well-kept secret among the region's best wineries. Established back in 1986, this place has a knack for producing wines that age gracefully.

Their secret? Expert knowledge and a commitment to eco-friendly practices give the land, its ecosystems, and the wines some extra love.

Your visit could include indulging in fireside cheese and wine tastings while taking in the picturesque views of the Brindabella Ranges. So, whether you're a local looking for a laid-back weekend adventure or a visitor in the know, Pankhurst Wines is your ticket to a relaxing, delicious time. 

56 Woodgrove Close, Wallaroo

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