2017 is flying by – get the latest on wine, food and travel here »

Whatever your weather, get into wine and food country and enjoy!

Subscribe to VisitVineyards.com
Wines waiting to dazzle the senses, 2017 Limestone Coast Awards

Wines waiting to dazzle the senses, 2017 Limestone Coast Awards [©2017 Limestone Coast Awards]

Spring blossoms at Spring Ridge, Cowra, NSW
Cullen Wines Margaret River
Budburst in a Tasmanian vineyard
Sarah Andrew, Australian Cool Climate Wine Show

There's something for every wine and food lover this month, all over Australia and in New Zealand too. Sooo much is happening in October – perhaps it's time to get into training for the festive season not far ahead?! 

There are big festivals in our major cities, smaller ones in country towns like Atherton, Devonport, Heathcote and Orange, events amongst teh vines, you name it, there's something near you, even beer and spirits. 

Scroll down for a selection of over 50 October feasts, tastings and events, and for the full list (searchable by date and State/region) or to plan ahead for November, check out our wine and food events calendar here » 

Visit Vineyards has Australia's largest number of wine producers listed right here (nearly 5000 of them, around twice as many as the government seems to know about), where you can find the hidden gems, the new hipster and indie labels, the tried and true, venues for weddings, long lunches, the small boutique producers and everyone else, with opening hours, wine types and everything you want to know – even whether they cater for the kids!  

Just search in the VV search box on the right. 

Oh, and did we tell you we also have a growing list of cideries, microbreweries and distilleries too? (Can't find your fave? Or have you just set one up?!  Click here to email the name and location to our friendly webmaster Cameron and he'll make sure they're added).

So if you are  looking for producers, restaurants, cellar doors and cool places to relax, you're in the right place. Plus we have hundreds of articles, interviews, itineraries, videos and rich information on our wines, ciders, brewers and makers, so you can find the best places to go and how to get there. Around 5000 people visit our website every day, looking for this sort of info – thanks everyone for visiting us!

We have lots of DIY itineraries and tours, too. 

Remember too, if you're on the road and you are a member of any State auto association (NRMA, RACV, RAA etc) and you're in or visiting Victoria or Tasmania, you can also save when you visit vineyards with our Wine and Food Selections program with RACV and RACT – pretty handy for your wine country travels. Save at:

  • wineries and vineyards
  • food producers, makers and sellers
  • regional restaurants
  • microbreweries, and
  • accommodations and attractions (Tasmania only).

Check out discounts up to 20% at some big names in Victoria here, or in Tasmania here »

Even if your nearest grapevine is hundreds or even thousands of kilometres away – or if you are visiting Australia (or this website) from overseas – if you love wine or food, you're sure to find something to make your Australian wine and food travels even more enjoyable!

If you haven't already subscribed, get into the wine and food groove, support Australia's fabulous wine and food producers and tourism operators, and join over 53,000 other happy wine and food lovers who find us a great source of information here –  it's free »

Enjoy your October wine and food travels and tastings! Cheers from Robyn, Kerry, Cameron, Laura and the VV team. 

(For those of you on Facebook, you can chat to us direct here if you like! Or ask a question or just say hi in the Facebook box below.)


* When you subscribe to VisitVineyards.com, you can opt to receive our seasonal newsletter, to keep up with the latest wine and food news, reviews, events and competitions. (We realise some of you have enough email already; it's not compulsory), You can unsubscribe at any time from our newsletter by clicking on the link at the bottom, ditto for our annual survey, or from our website by emailing our webmaster. See our privacy policy here.

Our Recommendations

To see our recommendations, ratings and reviews you must be a logged-in subscriber.

To subscribe please enter your email address in the "Subscribe Now - it's Free" box on the right and click the "Join" button, or fill in this form >

October 01st, 2017
Subscribe today - it's free
Subscribe Button

Subscribe now - for news and reviews, our newsletter (optional), to join our forums, and more.

Enter your email address and click the Subscribe button. We respect your privacy.

Log in

Enter your username...

Enter your password...

Log In Button

Forgotten your password?


Kerry's corner - your free benefits