Experience World Class Tempranillo at Mount Majura Vineyard
Spain is famed for its exquisite Tempranillo grapes that make complex, full-bodied red wines. If you’re looking for the best Tempranillo outside of Spain, you’ll find it just 18 minutes north of Canberra at Mount Majura Vineyard.
Revered for its superior version of the Spanish drop, this illustrious winery is the closest vineyard to the Australian capital, making it an accessible location to get to know the region’s viticulture.
Tour the vineyard’s slopes
What makes Mount Majura Vineyard so special is its terroir and climate, which are on a par with Spain’s Tempranillo-producing regions. Red, iron-rich limestone soil creates prime grape-growing conditions, while its balance of summer/winter and day/night temperatures match Spain’s.
To learn more about Mount Majura Vineyard’s site, along with the scenic sights and smells of the surroundings, you can book onto a self-guided “nature trail” through the vineyard. As you weave through the vines you’ll get to know about Canberra’s cool-climate wine culture.
Book a cellar door tasting
No visit to Mount Majura Vineyard would be complete without savouring its wines, including – of course – its hero Tempranillo. Available for groups of up to ten, its tasting sessions serve up samples of its fruity Graciano, spicy Shiraz, fragrant Riesling and summery Rosado. Accompanying your wine tasting will be a plate of local cheese and charcuterie.
There’s always lots happening at Mount Majura Vineyard. Perhaps you’ve always fancied grape picking? Vineyard members can do just that during peak picking season when the grapes are at their ripest. Informative workshops will teach you how your glass shape affects the wine’s flavour while tasty picnic packs and wine blending packs are available to buy seasonally.
What else is there to see and do around Mount Majura Vineyards?
The landscapes around Mount Majura are stunning and the greater Mount Majura Nature Reserve has ample walking and hiking trails. If you’re game for scaling the heights of Canberra’s highest mountain, take the Casuarina Walking Trail, a 3.8km long route that leads you through woodlands and open forests.
Taking about two hours to complete, the trail will reward you with magnificent views from the Mount Majura ridge. Listen for the calls of the endangered Scarlet Robin and Swift Parrot as you walk.
Just a few minutes up the road from Mount Majura Vineyard, The Truffle Farm Canberra not only sells its heavenly truffles, but lets you find them yourself on its truffle hunts in the company of the adorable truffle dog team. Stay for a six-course degustation brunch prepared with the truffle you found.
Mount Majura Vineyards at a glance
– Mount Majura Vineyards is 16km and an 18 minutes’ drive from Canberra.
– Mount Majura Vineyards is open 7 days a week, 10am -5pm.
– You can book a vineyard tour or wine tasting at Mount Majura Vineyard’s cellar door.
– Mount Majura Vineyards produces 15 types of red, white and rosé wine.
– The surrounding Mount Majura Nature Reserve is a great place to walk or hike in nature, with wonderful views.
Who is Mount Majura Vineyards good for?
Wine lovers, couples, retirees, groups.
Listed below are three charging stations along the way to help with planning your trip.
Knightsbridge Canberra Apartments Wall (AU/NZ)
12 Plugs12 Stations
3 Leichhardt St Kingston 2604 ACT
Type 2 4 Plugs4 Stations
1030 Majura Rd Pialligo 2609 ACT
Iskia – Ground Floor Carpark
Type 2 – 1 plug
81 Constitution Ave Campbell 2612 ACT