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  • Writer's pictureMatthew Urmenyhazi

Exploring the Best Wineries Near Sydney: Unique Wines at Firescreek Botanical Winery

Updated: Apr 18

When it comes to wine-tasting in New South Wales, the Hunter Valley may be the go-to choice for those seeking the best wineries near Sydney, but why embark on a three-hour drive when there's a hidden gem just a stone's throw away? Enter Firescreek Botanical Winery, a true departure from the ordinary. Located conveniently on our route back from the scenic beaches, Firescreek offers a delightful break on your tour.

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Tucked away in lush, organic gardens, this winery offers a half-hour stop where you can savor complimentary tastings of their exceptional, exclusive wines. What sets Firescreek apart? They produce a remarkable 25 types of organic wines, some of which boast combinations you won't find anywhere else in the world.


Here are just a few of their current offerings:

  • Nectarine, Passionfruit and Elderflower Wine

  • Blackcurrant & Coffee

  • Blueberry & Apple Wine

  • Mixed Berry Wine

For those who prefer a non-alcoholic treat, Firescreek also crafts delicious local honey.


If you're keen on a more immersive experience, consider their Chocolate and Wine Pairing for $25 per adult (18+) or a Foraging and Mixology Workshop priced at $45 per adult (18+).


Chocolate and Wine Pairing


Indulge in four handcrafted chocolates expertly matched with four Firescreek botanical wines. Served in crystal glasses amid the picturesque gardens, this experience is suitable for individuals, couples, or groups. Afterward, feel free to explore other vintages at the cellar door.


Foraging and Mixology Workshop


For $45 per adult (18+), venture into the organic gardens with a friendly bartender and organic garden guide. You'll learn the art of crafting Instagram-worthy garnished cocktails using freshly foraged garnishes. Enjoy guided wine tasting, experiment with ingredients, and create three mini cocktails with your own personal flair. Non-drinkers can also join in with mocktail ingredients provided.


Both experiences are sure to elevate your visit to Firescreek Botanical Winery, adding a unique twist to your Australian adventure. Please allocate 45 minutes after your tour for these enriching experiences.


If you're interested in visiting Firescreek Winery, whether for wine sampling or the Chocolate and Wine Pairing or Foraging and Mixology Workshop, please let me know in advance.


Cheers,

Matt


For more information, please visit the Firescreek Botanical Winery website.


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