Joadja Estate, the oldest vineyard and winery in the Southern Highlands, holds a rich history. Established in 1983 by Kim Moginie and Francis McCormack, it started as a labor of love, transforming a dairy farm into a thriving vineyard. In 2016, Siobhan Maloy and Matt Toomey, along with Siobhan's parents, Maureen and Paul Maloy, took over the estate, continuing its legacy. This family-owned vineyard is known for nurturing its wines from vine to bottle, with a focus on producing estate-grown, distinctive wines.
The Joadja Estate cellar door provides a welcoming experience, offering tastings of their esteemed wines. Open Monday, Thursday, Friday, and public holidays from 12 pm to 5 pm, and on weekends from 10 am to 5 pm, it's a destination for both wine enthusiasts and families. The estate also features an outdoor area with seating and a children's playground, including a giant chess board, making it a perfect spot for a family outing. While they don't have a restaurant or café, visitors can enjoy antipasto platters, enhancing the tasting experience.
You can expect the following from a tasting at Joadja:
Joadja Estate hosts a variety of events, including Music in the Vines, an afternoon with mediumship and tarot reading, a relaxing evening with wood-fired pizzas during Locals Night, and creative workshops with Paint Posse. These events, alongside the wine tastings, make Joadja an engaging and vibrant destination. The tasting fee is $5 per person, with a recommendation to book for groups, especially larger ones, to ensure the best experience.Book now