10 Oct Wineries in the Hunter Valley for Sparkling Wine
Our 5 favourite wineries in the hunter valley for sparkling – and why we love them
The Hunter Valley is a flagship wine region of Australia. This popular region is loved by locals and wine enthusiasts worldwide. Because we’re local to the Hunter region, we want to share our top 5 wineries in the Hunter Valley for sparkling wine to save you hours of research.
Sparkling wine is traditionally seen as a special occasion wine, however recently, sparkling wine has been a focus for food pairings and everyday drinking.
And rightfully so, because every day and every glass of wine should be celebrated!
The Hunter Valley is more than bold Shiraz and buttery Chardonnay, although who can resist that? In addition, there is also a community of estates that specialize in superb sparkling wines.
Below is a list of our Top 5 Wineries in Hunter Valley for sparkling wine. These estates have breathtaking views, stunning cellar doors, and an array of venues to complement their premium wines.
First on our list to make the top 5 wineries in the Hunter Valley for sparkling wines is Peterson House. This winery is a known sparkling wine specialist and their fitting saying is, ‘life’s flat without bubbles’.
Peterson offers a wonderful range of sparkling wines from blush rose to museum release which are guaranteed to pleasure most palates. Why not make a fantastic weekend experience here? Because everyone needs some time off and there’s no better place to spend it.
Afterwards, head over to the onsite Restaurant Cuvee, featuring modern Australian cuisine where they also have an oyster bar for those looking for a quick bite. If you have more of a sweet tooth, don’t miss out on the on-site chocolate shop – delicious!
This estate has a breathtaking wedding venue. You can choose to have your wedding in the on-site chapel or outside, accompanied by catering from Restaurant Cuvee.
This estate will make you feel a part of family history. Tyrrell’s was established long back in 1863 and they have an interesting and detailed family history on their website so you can read up before you go.
Tyrrell’s is highly experienced and notably decorated. Despite their accomplishments, they still remain humble and produce decadent yet affordable wines.
Take a tour of the old oak vats and historic red cellar that are still in full operation. Afterwards, guests can visit the old ironbark hut that Edward Tyrrell lived in during the birth of the estate.
Tyrrell’s sparkling wine selection is French-inspired, remaining true to the origins of sparkling wine. Their large portfolio includes the NV 1858 Cuvee Brut, NV Chardonnay Pinot Noir Brut, and the NV Ashmans Brut (our favourite).
You are truly stepping back in time to the beginning of one of Hunter Valley’s oldest estates.
Leogate Estate sits at the foot of Brokenback Range and has a spectacular wedding venue, restaurant, tasting room, and accommodations.
It’s fitting to specialize in sparkling wine to accompany the many occasions celebrated at their venues.
In addition, their wedding experience and venue, the Crystal Room, are highly awarded and sought-after. Leogate won the 2015 NSW Regional Wedding Caterer of the Year Award along with multiple finalist positions as the Bride’s Choice.
Furthermore, their sparkling wine portfolio includes the Libertine Frizzante Blanc and the Libertine Frizzante Rouge; both sweet and tropical.
Established in 1967, Hungerford Hill focuses on making true-to-region and authentic wines.
Your cellar door tasting will be led by winemaker Bryan Currie; who better to represent the wines than the winemaker himself?
For a truly amazing winery adventure, gather your friends for the Epic Tasting Experience. After being greeted with a glass of sparkling wine, this mini-degustation includes five Hungerford Hill wines matched perfectly to gourmet canapes prepared by the Muse Restaurant chefs. What better way to indulge your senses whilst in this beautiful location?
Ridgeview offers a complete wine experience with a beautiful cellar door, restaurant, and private self-contained rental cottages. All located in the heart of Hunter Valley, so a very popular location for tastings, events, weddings, and weekend getaways.
The estate’s sparkling portfolio includes the sparkling Pinot Noir and Chardonnay classic, Tradition Cuvee, and a sparkling Shiraz. We love drinking sparkling Shiraz for Christmas celebrations because it’s full of festivity and it’s one red that you drink chilled.
And what better way to complete your visit than by dining at the Ridgeview Restaurant which is overlooking Overlooking the Little Gully vineyard. This eclectic but delicious menu is inspired by Meditteranean and Middle Eastern cuisine.
Tip: Club members gain exclusive rights to private tastings in the Liquid Lounge.
Have you visited any of these top 5 wineries in Hunter Valley for sparkling wine? If so, what did you think of their bubbly?
If you’re as big a fan of sparkling as we are, check out our fabulous copper stemless champagne flutes of copper, timber ice bucket or our champagne gift set – the perfect accompaniment to your Hunter Valley sparkling.