Take a drive in the country and visit our award winning wineries. Cellar doors offer great local samples for tasting while their courtyard cafes and restaurants serve a sensational dining experience to match.
Our cool climate wineries, located on Queanbeyan's doorstep on the Lake George escarpment, offer breathtaking views over the ancient lake basin; birthplace of the Weereewa Festival.
These vineyards provide grapes of exceptional character, and the wine making itself sets a standard of excellence for cool climate wines. Cool climate wines are unique and distinctive; the whites crispier and fruitier, the reds slower to reveal their complexity.
The region produces a diverse variety of grapes ranging from Riesling, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Rose, Pinot Noir to Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
Experts attribute this to the slow ripening and accumulation of flavours promoted by cool conditions prior to harvest. To help you navigate your way through the many wonderful tasting experiences ahead of you, we've outlined the top 5 wineries that are an easy drive from Queanbeyan.