Winemaking

The winery at Centennial Vineyards is busy all year with the peak of activity at vintage which runs from March to May. Once vintage finishes other tasks come to the fore – checking barrels, blending, bottling and cleaning tanks. Then it’s time for vintage again.

Cellar Door

Centennial’s cellar door is open 7 days. Visitors can taste a selection of award winning wines surrounded by the inviting French Provincial decor that gives the feeling of being welcomed into a home rather than a business.  The cellar door even has a fire in winter. The friendly staff are all locals with a passion for wine and the Southern Highlands.

The Seasons

The Southern Highlands is renowned for the changing seasons. Maginficient gardens reflect this with vibrant colours in spring and autumn. Centennial Vineyards is part of this rich local tapestry with splashes of daffodils, blossom and new life in spring and yelllow and orange hues in autumn. The vineyard is one element to the working farm that makes up Centennial and calves can often be seen beside the driveway. In winter the sheep do their thing in the vines, feeding under the vines and fertilizing at the same time.

The Weddings

With views across the vineyards, Centennial provides a magnificent location for your special day. Photographic opportunities include the vineyard and gardens providing a rustic country and or elegant estate backgrounds. The elegant charm of Centennial Vineyards Restaurant adapts to the seasons with al-fresco dining inn summer when the glass doors to the patio can be opened while in winter guests can enjoy the large open fire.

Getting Here

 

From Sydney (North)

Travel the Hume Highway (31) south towards Goulburn & Canberra until the Mittagong exit (79). This is the Old Hume Highway- stay on it through Mittagong, keep to the right of the clock in the centre of town (turning left here would take you into Bowral) Continue along the Old Hume Highway, past Mittagong RSL on your left and Big W on your right. Up Welby hill, and be careful at the top of the hill to exit to your right (if you miss this exit, you’ll end up back on the Freeway heading south). Continue on the Old Hume Highway, past Wombeyan Caves Rd on your right, along the straight, back under the Freeway, then up the hill. Turn left onto Centennial Rd at the top of the hill, and you’ll soon see the vineyards of Centennial.

From Canberra (South)

Travel the Hume Highway (31) north towards Sydney until the Berrima exit (89). This is the Old Hume Highway- stay on it through Berrima, up the hill, past Oxley Hill Dr to your right, then down the dip of Bendooley Hill. You’ll pass Berkelouw’s Books on your left, then up the hill, and just over the crest turn right into Centennial Rd and you’ll soon see the vineyards of Centennial.

Helicopter Landing Site

We welcome visits by helicopter. Our helicopter landing area is also a working cattle paddock so you will need to book landings in advance. Phone the cellar door on 02 4861 8722 for GPS co-ordinates and to make a landing booking.