10 Australian Wineries You Need To Follow On Instagram Right Now
The weekend is here—put your feet up and relax after a hard week of work by uncorking a bottle one of Australia’s finest wines. Oh, and don’t forget to follow your favourite winery on Instagram.
Barossa Valley, home to Torbreck Vinters, is home to some of the oldest vines on the planet. With over 20 wines currently available, Torbreck is in complete control of their products as the wine is bottled on the estate. The company’s Instagram account was opened in August of 2014, and provides an inside look into their operations and the beautiful estate.
19 Crimes Wine
One of the more creatively named wineries we’ve stumbled across, 19 Crimes gets its moniker from the number of crimes for which native Britons could get deported to new country Australia. “Bad Seed. Great Wine.” is the company’s tagline and the icing on the cake for this unique brand. Its arresting label images and messaged corks are the main showcase on its Instagram page.
Keith Tulloch Wine’s small-batch ultra-premium wine is made with the knowledge of four generations at the craft. The boutique wine company offers a unique tasting experience and more at its Picturesque Vineyard Estate. The company’s Instagram page is full of pictures of the fun experiences had by the employees and visitors at the estate.
Seppelt Wines has been a long-time winery in Australia, practicing the craft in the Barossa Valley for over 160 years. The company has won numerous awards for its wine: Seppelt has been named the most awarded maker of sparkling wine, and has been awarded the Jimmy Watson Trophy, Australia’s most famous wine award, three times. Its Instagram account is young, but their eye-catching photos are worth the follow.
A newcomer to the Australian wine scene, L.A.S. Vino began producing wine at the beginning of 2014. Nic Peterkin, founder of the winery, comes from a long line of winemakers who’s already helping the company get noticed in a big way. @l.a.s.vino showcases stunning professional photography mixed with videos of production and beautiful locales important to the company.
“Wine is not what we do, it’s who we are,” reads Penley Estate’s mission statement. The winery was established in 1988 by Kym Tolley, who cames from winemaking families Penfold & Tolley, in the Cabernet Sauvignon district of South Australia—Coonawarra. Penley’s Instagram account depicts those who work in the family business and delicious products they create.
Wynn’s Coonawarra Estate
This history on this winery starts back in the 1860s with John Riddoch, the ‘Squire of Penola’. Wynn’s Coonawarra Estate is full of rich history, beautiful construction and delicious products. The company offers 13 different wines currently, ranging from a Riesling to a couple different Cabernet Sauvignons. Several of Wynn’s recent Instagram photos depict up-close images of their bottles, showcasing beautiful wine bottle labels.
Best’s Great Western
Another oldie but goodie, Best’s Great Western was founded in 1886 by Henry Best in Great Western. The 2000s have been good to Best’s: the company has won several prestigious awards, including a gold medal at the Royal Sydney Wine Show for Best Current Vintage Chardonnay on the company’s 2011 vintage. Best’s Instagram showcases modern views of their estate alongside newly discovered old bottles of wine.
As one of the founding wineries of the Margaret River district, Leeuwin Estate features state-of-the-art facilities and has been recognised internationally since 1980. The company offers wine under four different labels: the Art Series, Prelude Vineyards, Siblings and of course under its flagship name. With an expansive collection of bright, beautiful photography, Leeuwin Estate’s Instagram page is definitely a must-follow.
Penfolds, a user on Instagram for over a year but a winery in Australia since 1844, is our number one must-follow on Instagram. The popular brand offers stunning images of their latest available vintages, updates on events important to the company and views into the past with its recorking classes.
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