Centennial Vineyards is about cool climate grape growing and winemaking. The vines ripen with lower temperatures than most Australian wine regions. Because the climate is colder, vines ripen the fruit much more slowly and evenly than in warm regions, producing balanced, aromatic fruit.
All wines are crafted on site in the state-of-the-art winery, allowing the production of quality cool-climate wines, with maximum aroma and flavour and presented at their optimum bottle age.
Centennial Vineyards specialise in single vineyard, cool climate wines, planted over 80 acres, including: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Verdelho, Pinot Gris, Albarino, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Tempranilo, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Late Harvest Semillon and Methode Champenoise.
Centennial Vineyards invites you to visit and experience the charm and warmth of the Cellar Door whilst tasting the fine wines.
Bou-saada is a 100 acre property situated in the cool wine region of the Southern Highlands.
Cradled in the high ranges above Mittagong, one hour from Sydney, Bou-saada's family run vineyard offers cool climate wines from grapes grown only on the property. Use of local timbers dominate the environmentally sensitive, Australian contemporary design cellar, where a casual vintner's lunch can be enjoyed by the fire or overlooking the vineyard.
It is home to a 13 acre vineyard which began with plantings of Sauvignon Blanc vines in 1997 followed by Merlot, Chardonnay and Riesling in 1998. In 2001, a further seven acres were prepared for planting out in 2002 adding Pinot Noir, Tempranillo and Cabernet Franc. The mixed variety vineyard enables Bou-saada to produce a wide-range of exclusive wines from their own grapes.
Visit Bou-saada and enjoy boutique wines!
Marist Brothers Wines have come a long way since the first planting of Pinot Noir in 1999 to the release of their first vintage port for the Centenary of the Hermitage. Visitors to the Hermitage are now greeted by rows of meticulously tended grapevines, drawing many parallels to the French origins of the Marist Brothers.
The first vineyard that you will discover once you leave the M5 motorway from Sydney is "The Hermitage Vineyard", the home of Marist Brothers' Wines. All the grapes used in the production of these wines are grown entirely on the Brothers' property. Planted over an area of 13 hectares, The Hermitage Vineyard supports a range of cool climate grapes including Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Merlot, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Solera Dessert Merlot.
The Cellar Door is open each Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 4pm.
Diamond Creek Estate Vineyard and Olive Grove, award winning premium cool climate wines. Varieties are Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon.
The 15 acre vineyard is situated in Mittagong and enjoys a perfect micro climate to grow sensational grapes for these great fruit driven wines. Open by appointment.
Empire Cinema is the oldest commercial cinema in the country operating from 1915, and on 15 September last year celebrated its centenary. A four screen digital cinema screening first release films, national theatre and met opera. In 2014 awarded best independent regional cinema. The cinema was the venue for the civic farewell to Sir Don Bradman on his first Ashes Tour in 1930. It was one of the first country cinemas to install sound in 1930. In 2003 Awarded Best Independent Country cinema by the Independent Cinema Distributors. Since 2009, the Empire has been presenting performances from the New York Met Opera and London's National Theatre. Formation of one of Australia's most successful film societies - Films in the Southern Highlands (FISH) in 1994. Current membership 350.
Artemis Wines, Sunshack Cider & BEE mead
Family owned & operated winery, vineyard & voted The Best Small Cellar Door in the Southern Highlands by Gourmet Traveller 2015. Located just 1,5 hrs south of Sydney, 3 mins from Mittagong | 6 Minutes from Bowral.
The 7th generation of winemakers in the Balog family planted their vineyard in the Southern Highlands in 1996; the two winemaker brothers have been known as the Pinot Noir Pioneers in the region ever since.
Savour the region with our award winning premium cool climate wines and local produce tasting plates at the Artemis cellar door.
Also enjoy our Sunshack Cider, and Australia's first sparkling BEE mead which we also produce on site.
Our products are also available at Dan Murphy's, nationwide Dedication to producing fine wines is evident with recent awards such as...
- Gold for the 2008 Riesling at the Australian Highlands Wine Show
- Silver & Bronze at the International Riesling Challenge
- Top 40 Best NSW