Cuisine Wine

Moana Park Winery

The two resident winery boxer dogs, Pedro and Ximenez (Xim for short), will be excited to see you drive up to the cellar door. Bring a picnic and set up on one of the large wooden tables on the lawn – and bring the kids’ sports gear, too, because there’s loads of room for them to kick a ball around. Want to see the winery? Owner Dan Barker is happy to show you around, just phone beforehand.

Things to know
Dan and Kaylea Barker are the young couple making a name for themselves with their low-allergen, vegan and vegetarian-friendly wines. No animal products are used in the fining of the wines, meaning they have Vegetarian Society approval. Moana Park produces three tiers – the Estate Series, Single Vineyard Reserve Series and the Harmony Series.

Our picks
Viognier is a consistent high-rater here and the Merlot Malbec is always popular.

If you’re around in January, check out the annual “Another Day in Taradise” locals’ day out with food, wine and live music.