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Turn your winter upside-down with a wintry wine getaway with St. Hugo

Finding a way to turn your winter frown upside-down can be half the battle of staving-off the wintry cold and depressed feeling that takes us all over as the mercury takes a dive. Though, if you ask Dan Swincer, St. Hugo wines’ chief winemaker, it needn’t be hard.

Dan has given us his five top tips on how to make the most of a winter getaway with wine. So, what’re you still doing here?

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Think regional

Whether you’re a newcomer to wine or a seasoned connoisseur; take some time to learn about what makes a region special. A region’s hero grape varieties, specific winemaking techniques, unique history and heritage will really bring to life a holistic wine journey during your getaway.

Don’t be afraid to try something new

When visiting a region such as the Barossa, try and use the opportunity to experience wine and food that you may not normally have at home. You might find your new favourite when you step outside your comfort zone. For the adventurous, take a trip up to Steingarten Vineyard lookout to watch the sunset with a glass of wine (don’t forget to pack a warm blanket though).

Plan for the experience you want

Most wine regions have a range of experiences on offer, from luxury packages through to more home-grown and boutique options. When visiting St Hugo, you can stay close by at the stunning Louise resort if you want high-end, the Novotel has wonderful outdoor amenities or choose to stay in Tanunda itself for a truly local experience.

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Live a little

Don’t worry about the calories. It’s winter and you’re on holiday, so spoil yourself with good food and wine to keep the cold away. For an indulgent pour at St Hugo, try our 2010 Vetus Purum Barossa Shiraz.

Don’t rush

Leave enough time to enjoy what you are doing and soak up as much of as you can of our beloved wine regions in Australia. There’s no need to rush an eight-course degustation at St Hugo… and you can always continue the meal with a glass of tawny or brandy such as our 1925 St Hugo Tawny.

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