Nothing says celebration quite like a good glass of bubbly. With wedding season and graduation season upon us many people will be hosting parties to celebrate these milestone events. Throughout the year people celebrate birthdays and anniversaries and the world over people enjoy raising their glass in toast to whatever is being celebrated. Any drink will work, having a bubbly flute of champagne to raise in the air just adds a little more excitement to any party.
Sydney is one of the luckiest cities in the world with itâÂÂs close proximity to many distinct wine regions. Within a two - four hour drive from Sydney one can taste a very diverse selection of wines, and champagnes. Would you prefer a sparkling blush wine with hints of locally grown fruits? Or maybe you would like a sparkling Merlot. Still not your taste, try a dry white sparkling wine. However you like your bubbly Sydney is sure to have something that will be the perfect compliment to your celebration.
Bus Charter is happy to assist you in your quest for the perfect glass of bubbly to celebrate your special day. We recommend taking a tour to one or more of the wineries on this list for fabulous sparkling wine and champagne.
The Mudgee wine region is about four hours north of Sydney. This tour is ideal for anyone wishing to get out of town for a weekend or sneak a weekday getaway. We have scoured the wineries in the Mudgee region for the best selection of sparkling wines to celebrate every type of occasion. Visit the oldest organic winery in Australia. Experience real Honey Mead which is said to be the first fermented alcoholic beverage. Try fruit infused sparkling rose, or an Italian varietal of sparkling Vivo.
Botobolar winery was the first winery in Australia to be certified organic. They use no pesticides herbicides, or chemical fertilizers. Botobolar is the creator of preservative free wine, and have been bottling it since 1984. The Princess Sparkling Merlot comes from an organic dryland vineyard, meaning it does not get irrigated. Only 5% of AustraliaâÂÂs vineyards can make the claim they are a dryland vineyard.
Bunnamagoo Wines are produced from grapes grown at 880 meters. This climate is cooler than even Tasmania. The cool climate gives the vines true winter dormancy and cool dry summers allow the grapes ample time to ripen. The volcanic soil combined with the ideal climate makes for a very rich and complex flavour. The Sparkling Pinot Noir Chardonnay displays amazing the conditions are this winery. Hints of apple and grapefruit round out this bubbly in a way that you have to taste to believe.
di Lusso Estate an Italian style winery and Trattoria in Australia with a delightful Sparkling Vivo. As with all things Italian the grounds are dramatic, and wine is vino.
Elliot Rocke Estate opened in 1999, however the region has been growing fantastic grapes since the 1850âÂÂs. The philosophy started by Rocke was âÂÂEnjoy a drink in moderation, butâÂ¦.only drink the best.âÂÂ Try the Sparkling Semillon and Sparkling Brut Reserve to see if his founding philosophy holds true. The Semillon has scents of apricot, lemon blossom, and citrus peel, while the Brut Reserve has a nice soft flavor rich in fruit essence. The Brut is ideal for any occasion.
Gooree Park the Thoroughbred of Wines is known for breeding great horses, and the vineyards are known to produce the thoroughbreds of wine. The sparkling wines are no exception. Gooree Park offers two types of bubbly, Sparkling Shiraz and Sparkling Pinot Noir Chardonnay. The Shiraz has the tartness of blackberry with sweet strawberry backing it up in a chorus of wonderful flavours. The Pinot Noir Chardonnay is a light blush colour that comes as very delicate. A lovely vintage for any occasion.
On our quest to find the perfect glass of champagne we came across something unique enough to get an Honorable Mention - Honey Mead at Honey Haven thought to be the first fermented alcoholic drink is made with local Australian honey. They produce three distinct honey wines, Honey, Spiced and Liqueur Mead. It may not be champagne but it would add a bit of flair to any toast for any celebration.
Thumbprint Wines began as a college hobby by a man who wanted to continue drinking fine wine on a college student's budget. Now Thumbprint Wines have been in business for 30 years. There hand crafted wines are available for tastings on weekends only. Sonoma Brut is their sparkling wine.
Thistle Hill can boast that they have never had chemicals sprayed on their vines. In 2011 they won AustraliaâÂÂs Best Organic Wine. The Sparkling Rose is a fun flavoured wine with strawberry and raspberry in the background. The bright colour and the delicate bead make this a wonderful celebratory drink.
Robert Stein brought the first cuttings of Rhine Riesling to survive in Australia in 1838. The winery was destroyed during the phylloxera disease and over a century later a great great grandson of the first Stein, Robert âÂÂBobâÂÂ Stein purchased 75 acres and restarted the family tradition. The first vines planted were Shiraz and they offer a sparkling version of the robust red wine. For lovers of white they also produce a Sparkling Chardonnay.
Celebrations and sparkling wine go together like beaches and sunsets, and strawberries and champagne. Find the perfect match for your celebration. Whether you are celebrating a special birthday, an anniversary, a graduation, or a wedding there is the perfect bottle of bubbly waiting for you to find it. Call Bus Charter today at 1 800 287 242 or use our online quote at the top of the Home page to create your custom mini bus tour to find the perfect bottle of sparkling wine.