Dating back to 1997, this Canberra vineyard also serves up lunch every day in its onsite cafe.
When Lerida Estate first planted its vineyard back in 1997 — taking over almost 20 acres beneath the ACT's Lake George range — it did so with a firm aim in mind: making an outstanding pinot noir. More than two decades later, the Canberra District winery has more than a few drops to its name, and a sizeable range of varieties. It's also home to an onsite cafe, should you be in the area.
But, back to the vino, which you can enjoy without making the trip down south. Alongside an array of well-known tipples, Lerida Estate makes a mean tempranillo, using the full-bodied black grape variety that's native to Spain. Expect the scent of cherry, a fruity taste and a weighty feel on the palate, all as part of a red wine that goes well with just about anything.
If you're eager to stop by Lerida Estate in-person, you can enjoy lunch among the grapevines from 11.30am–3pm daily — with drinks (aka wine, wine and more wine) on offer from 10am—5pm.