Joadja Estate is the oldest vineyard and winery in the Southern Highlands. It has been in Berrima since 1983.
Founded in 1983, current owners Siobhan Maloy and Matt Toomey, along with Siobhan's parents Maureen and Paul Maloy, bought the estate in 2016 and continue the legacy of this famous landmark.
Siobhan said they loved the tranquility of the land and the wildlife that visit the property.
"When you visit our cellar door you will be greeted by one of us, (that's right, the owners work in the cellar door) and will be taken on a journey through the tasting list. From our cellar door, you can see the many rows of vines that span the property."
Grapes grown on the property include, pinot grigio, sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon and malbec. The latter being unique to Joadja as it is not grown anywhere else in the Southern Highlands.
"I am very excited about Berrima winning the award for Best Regional Town as I believe that the people of Berrima work hard to maintain the quaint 'country town' atmosphere while providing artisanal products with a welcoming smile. Hopefully, winning this award will mean more people visit the area to experience everything that Berrima has to offer " Siobhan said.
Joadja Estate offers wine tasting of cool-climate wines at their rustic cellar door which looks out over the stunning gardens and working vineyard. They offer a range of sparkling wines, white wines, red wines and fortifieds. The boysenberry liqueur is a must-try.
"Joadja Estate is special because we are passionate about what we do. We are ready to welcome all people regardless of where they are on their wine journey - those who are just starting out or those who are wine connoisseurs.
"What I enjoy most about working in the Berrima community is the friendly personalities who greet you with a smile every time you visit."
Joadja Estate runs Locals Night once a month to allow the members of our community to gather in a relaxed setting and enjoy a wine.
They also hold the popular Music in the Vines events on public holidays weekends which bring locals and visitors together.