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Gift of grapes

Take your pick: ultimate adventures for wine-loving mums this Mother's Day.

21 April 2022

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With Mother’s Day just around the corner, wherever you are in Australia, from the Swan Valley to the Hunter Valley, we have the ultimate gift ideas for your one and only, wine-loving mum.

 

Mandoon, Swan Valley, Western Australia

Treat mum to a fine dining lunch at Wild Swan, or breakfast at Homestead Brewery, complete with house made pastries, scones, jam and clotted cream. For something extra special, book a Mandoon experience that mum will never forget, such as The Perfect Blend, where she’ll learn the art of winemaking and create her own unique wine, complete with a personalised label.

 

Gemtree Wines, McLaren Vale, South Australia

Send mum some love by the bottle, or bottles. The Gemtree gift box includes everything you need for a Mother’s Day platter, all locally sourced and crafted, as well as a bottle of organic, biodynamic Luna de Fresa Rosé.

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Sirromet, Mount Cotton, Queensland

Quality time with mum is the best present of all. Indulge in a spectacular four-course menu with matching wines at Lurleen’s restaurant at Sirromet winery.

As a rare treat, illustrator Kaili Saba will be in attendance, providing guests with their own unique illustration, created live on the spot – something truly special for mum.

Add to your Mother’s Day lunch experience and take to the sky, treating mum to a 15-minute scenic flight over Sirromet and the breathtaking Moreton Bay.

 

Taste your Birth Year, Seppeltsfield, South Australia

Help mum appreciate her age with the Taste your Birth Year tour, where she can taste wine created in her birth year directly from the barrel.

Seppeltsfield, in the Barossa Valley, is the only winery in the world to release a 100-year-old, single vintage wine each year. It’s famous for its Centennial Collection – an unbroken lineage of tawny from every vintage since 1878 to today.

 

Printhie Wines, Orange, New South Wales

Treat mum to a five-course degustation lunch at the newly opened Printhie Dining at Printhie Wines in the Orange region of NSW.

Perched on the slopes of Mt Canobolas, 1,000 metres above sea level, the restaurant overlooks Printhie’s vineyards and heritage orchards.

Showcasing Australian native flavours and premium local produce, Chef Jack Brown crafts seasonally lead dishes that respect the provenance of the food and the producer, inspired by Printhie’s impeccable wines.

 

Icons of the Yarra, Victoria

Give mum a day out she’ll never forget in Victoria’s beautiful Yarra Valley. The Icons of the Yarra experience begins with lunch at De Bortoli’s Locale Restaurant, featuring a seasonally-inspired chef’s menu with a glass of wine matched to each course.

Once you’ve had an elegant sufficiency, move on to Dominique Portet, a young winery steeped in European history, set among rolling hills reminiscent of the French countryside. Here, you’ll experience Le Tour de Rosé, including an overview of the estate’s rich history and a guided tasting of three renowned rosé wines matched with a selection of charcuterie, cheese and rustic baguette.

 

Cape to Vine Day Trip, Western Australia

For active mums who love to connect with nature, the Margaret River cape offers one of the most spectacular, untouched stretches of coastline in the world.

Experience the power of the Indian Ocean and the unique flora and fauna on this walking tour with track specialists, Cape to Cape Explorer Tours.

After working up an appetite exploring the wonders of the track, indulge the senses at Margaret River’s founding wine estate, Vasse Felix. A private tour of the estate takes you behind the scenes, followed by a tasting of the Vasse Felix Collection and a stroll through the original vineyards of Margaret River.

Finally, enjoy a five-course tasting menu paired with wines, before selecting your choice of a bottle of Vasse Felix Premier wine to take home.

 

Icons of the Hunter, New South Wales

Join mum to experience three of the Hunter Valley’s most iconic vineyards – Audrey WilkinsonBrokenwood and Tyrrell’s, for a truly premium and behind-the-scenes look into their vineyards and winemaking process.

Enjoy the VIP Premium Tasting Experience at historic Tyrrell’s, with a tutored tasting of several of the best Winemaker’s Selection wines. Head to nearby Audrey Wilkinson for lunch, where a Picnic Among the Vines awaits, complete with a bottle of hand-picked wine, a hamper of delicious edibles and endless picturesque views.

Finally, take The Journey at Brokenwood, including an intimate tasting with paired canapés, a tour of the working winery and a rare opportunity to taste pre-release Brokenwood wine straight from the barrel.

 

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