Welcome to Southern Highlands Wine!

SouthernHighlandsWine.com is a site dedicated to exploring and enjoying the wines and wineries of the NSW Southern Highlands in Australia.  Here you will find articles on the local wineries, the Southern Highlands Wine Trail, Southern Highlands Winery Tours, and much more.

Southern Highland Wines are generally known as Cool Climate Wines, due to the frosty winters and mild summers of the region.  This climate produces lush, full flavoured wines that can be enjoyed all year round.

There are over 50 wineries in the Southern Highlands and about 20 of them have cellar doors open to the public for wine tasting and direct sales.  These cellar doors make up the Southern Highlands Wine Trail.

The Southern Highlands of NSW is a little over one hour’s drive from the Sydney CBD, and is also very accessible by train.  It is a small region so these wineries are all quite close to each other, making it a perfect day trip or weekend destination for Sydneysiders.

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  1. Rhonda Booth
    May 14th, 2009 at 15:14 | #1

    Please let me know where I can obtain a map of the wine
    trail that shows the name of the wineries.

    Thank you

  2. Charles Handmer
    May 15th, 2009 at 16:18 | #2

    Hi Rhonda

    If you click on this link (it is also just below the wine trail map on the web site): http://maps.google.com.au/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=116680404949438395333.00045c6488f8dfc203314&ll=-34.491561,150.382233&spn=0.332206,0.659866&z=11
    you will see a more comprehensive map of the Southern Highlands Wine Trail. Clicking on on a winery name or marker shows you the winery address, cellar door opening hours, and their GSP coordinates.

    You can also download a map from http://www.southernhighlands.net.au/index.pl?page=6 but it may be a little out of date.

    And if you are driving in to Mittagong from the north, the Tourist Information Centre on the left has various maps of the region available.


  3. James Cook
    June 25th, 2009 at 16:08 | #3


    to your knowledge are the wineries of the Southern Highlands represented by one body.

    In the Shoalhaven they have the Shoalhaven Coast Wine Industry Association Inc.

    Does the Southern Highlands have anything similar?



  4. Charles Handmer
    June 29th, 2009 at 08:10 | #4

    Hi James,

    The local wineries are generally represented by the Southern Highlands Food & Wine Association – http://www.southernhighlands.net.au – who are now expanding their promotion of the Highlands as a wine region.


  5. Renee
    September 10th, 2009 at 10:22 | #5

    Hi Charles

    Could you please advise how this website is updated and where the information is obtained from.


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