gold coast winter

There’s no better way to pass the winter months than getting cosy with a hearty meal and glass of red wine.

Whether you’re hosting guests at your Burleigh beachfront apartment or staying in with your partner, a bottle of wine will help you keep warm. Read on for the best Australian wines to try this winter season.

New South Wales

Eden Road The Long Road Shiraz 2012 ($28) – A savoury, full-bodied red, The Long Road features notes of bacon, violet, and peppery plum. Pair this gem with slow-cooked beef and a beetroot side dish for a heavenly medley of winter flavours.

Angrove Wild Olive Organic Shiraz 2014 ($22) – Not for the faint of heart, this rich Shiraz features an aroma of white pepper and gun smoke, and tastes of dark, spiced fruits. If you love a heavy oak, this Shiraz is for you.

Western Australia

Credaro Five Tales Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 ($24) – This extremely drinkable pick from the Margaret River region will even please those who tend to stick to white wine. Pair this delicious cabernet sauvignon with roast lamb for a winning combination.

Forest Hill Vineyard Highbury Fields Cabernet Merlot 2012 ($25) – Firm and full-bodied, this Great Southern merlot marries notes of berries and dried herbs for a smooth finish. Serve this find with a hearty pasta dish any night of the week.

South Australia

Aingeal Wings Shiraz 2014 ($21) – The perfect combination of plummy and spicy, this rich Shiraz will be a hit at any winter gathering. Keep an extra bottle on hand to bring to a friend’s house next time you’re invited to dinner.

Seppeltsfield Aged Flor NV ($32) – Made from Palomino, this Spanish sherry features nutty and caramel notes fit for the winter season. If you like sweet wine, you’ll enjoy this aged Flor teamed up with a pear and goat cheese tart or butternut squash soup.

Victoria

Gapstead Mountain Range Reserve Merlot 2015 ($21) – Hailing from King Valley, this dark red boasts a fig and blueberry aroma, and tastes of coconut oak. Pair with smoked meats and olives at your next winter shindig.

Terra Felix Merlot 2014 ($20) – You might want to stock up on this one if you’ll be serving it to company! This medium-weight merlot features classic notes of plum and cherry, and is an easy-to-drink option that pairs well with most winter meals.

Tasmania

Josef Chromy Pinot Noir 2015 ($38) – Notes of dark chocolate, cardamom and clove make this spicy Northern Tasmanian wine the perfect pick for post-dinner drinks. Fireplace optional.

Alastair McLeod Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir NV ($41) – If you’re in the mood for bubbly, this light, dry blend emits an aroma of brioche for a wintery twist on the traditional sparkling wine. Cheers!

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