Wine Tasting and Cellar Door Tours in Yass
Visiting the Canberra District wine region is easy. Most wineries are less than an hour’s drive from Canberra city, and many are easy to reach from the Sydney to Canberra highway.
You can take one of the many winery tours to meet the winemakers, see the vineyards and taste the wines, or pick up a wineries guide to find your own way around.
The Canberra District Wineries Guide (PDF 2.4 Mb) provides an easy to follow map of the region’s vineyards, cellar doors, cafes and accommodation, as well as helpful information about festivals, markets, tours, shopping and much more.
The guide is available at the Canberra and Region Visitors Centre, 330 Northbourne Avenue in Canberra, or from cellar doors around the region. Call 1300 554 114 to order your copy.
A few of our favourites
There are many wineries and many cellar doors throughout the Yass Region and whilst it would be great to visit them all, we recommend you start with a few of our favourites.
Yazzbar features a variety of cool climate wines from the Canberra District Winemakers such as Tim Kirk, Brian Martin and Andrew McEwan.
If you cannot find the time to visit cellar doors then simply pop past our bar to taste some some of the finest Shiraz, Riesling, Merlot and Sangiovese in the world.
Our wine industry has been maturing a long time and today is famed for its distinctive quality. We now boast numerous James Halliday five star wineries among our more than 30 cellar doors.
The range in temperature, vineyard elevations, soil types and the careful influence of the winemakers skill and individual character help to shape the refined, unique qualities of the final product.
Wet springs and dry autumns mean long slow ripening – cool climate wines with true depth of flavour in spicy and elegant reds and pure, subtle, complex and intense whites.