Tucked on the border of the ACT and NSW, this is small region but notable for good cool-weather whites. Chilly temps in winter and soil that drains the winter rains suit good Chardy's and Riesling, and the local producers run with it. Closer to Canberra Shiraz loves the warm days and cool nights in this part of the area – the result is complexity over punch.
Worth a drive up if one is hitting the Wine and Roses Festival in the city. There are over 30 cellar doors to visit, and the scenery is speccy.