Silos Estate

Silos EstateSilos Estate offers a truly unique holiday experience.  Whether you have come to relax in a cottage overlooking our vineyards, tour the winery; sample our wines, view art or enjoy a meal in the restaurant – at Silos Estate you can do it all.

Working Vineyard

The estate is a working vineyard operating from buildings used in the original dairy farm established in 1870.  The premises have now been fully restored and house award winning accommodation, cellar door, art gallery and a restaurant.  Visitors can enjoy a walk around the vineyard followed by a tasting of our wine or a browse through the art gallery at the cellar door, enjoy a meal at the award-winning restaurant or stay the evening at our luxurious country cottages.

Boutique Accommodation

Our accommodation is nestled amongst sprawling vineyards and landscaped grounds providing a special place to stay for a weekend or longer. Be captivated by the magnificent views – rolling green hills, the Great Dividing Range escarpment and the vineyard.

Only minutes from historic Berry, National Parks, Jervis Bay, Kangaroo Valley, beaches, rainforest, and other wineries, Silos Estate is located just 2 hours south of Sydney and 3 hours east of Canberra on the popular South Coast of New South Wales.

It is truly the ideal destination to be welcomed home…be our guest.

Winery

History

The property encompassing Silos Estate was established by John Wiley (a Scot) in 1870 who bought the land and began the farming of the property nearly 150 years ago.  For a lengthy period of time the property was a dairy, and many of the old farm buildings form part of the current  estate operations today.

Since 1984 the property has changed hands several times, with various owners restoring the buildings, planting the vineyard and establishing the restaurant and cellar door.

Your hosts – Sophie and Rajarshi – have been at the property since 2007.  Since then the property has found a new lease of life with the accommodation having been further developed and upgraded, the winery and cellar door expanded and new labels for the winery released.  A near picture perfect vista now greets all visitors whether they come to the tasting room; stay at the accommodation or enjoy a meal at Silos Restaurant.

Getting There

Silos Estate is conveniently located only minutes from historic Berry, National Parks, Jervis Bay, Kangaroo Valley, Seven Mile Beach, rainforests and other wineries just 2 hours south of Sydney and 2 1/2 hours east of Canberra on the popular South Coast of New South Wales.  The official address is B640, Princes Highway, Berry NSW 2535 (GPS S 34 48′ 28″ E 150 38′ 10″).  There are several ways to get to the Estate including car; helicopter and public transport options.

Arriving from Sydney: Join the Princes Highway and head south. Follow the signs through to Wollongong, Albion Park and then on to Berry.  Continue through Berry, and you will find Silos Estate 6.5kms south of the town on the right hand side of the highway.

Arriving from Canberra: Take the Moss Vale turn off the freeway, drive through Kangaroo Valley and continue along the main road towards Nowra. When you reach the first roundabout in Bomaderry (just before Nowra) turn left back up the Princes Highway towards Berry. Silos Estate is located approximately 5km along the highway on the left.

There are signs indicating the turn into Silos Estate from where you can come up the driveway to the car park. Follow the signs to the Cellar Door (Accommodation Reception; Wine Tasting, Gallery) or Silos Restaurant.

And if you are coming by electric vehcile (EV) – we have a complimentary charging station for you to use – 10AMP or 15AMP is supported (and sourced only from renewable energy).  We recommend you call ahead on 02 4448 6082 so that we can book in a slot for you.

Helicopter

Silos Estate can arrange for your transfer from Sydney International and Domestic Airports; Bankstown Airport; Albion Park Airport or Canberra Airport at reasonable rates by helicopter.  Please contact any of our friendly staff on +61 2 4448 6082 or via e-mail on silosestate@silosestate.com and they will be happy to make the necessary arrangements for you.

Alternatively, the Silos Estate helipad is available for use by private helicopter owners (helicopters can be parked on the helipad overnight by prior arrangement).  A small landing fee of $25 applies (current as at 1 January 2008).  Please call ahead on +61 2 4448 6082 or contact us via e-mail at silosestate@silosestate.com to confirm a landing slot and for local weather conditions.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

While you will need to plan ahead a little, reasonable public transport options are available.  Regular train services run from Sydney to Berry (approximately 3.5 hours from Central) from where a member of our friendly staff can arrange a pickup.  Local taxi services are also available (Silos Estate is located approximately 6.5 kilometres south of Berry) to and from town.  Please advise us at the time of your booking to make any arrangements for you – by either calling us on +61 2 4448 6082 or contacting us via e-mail at silosestate@silosestate.com

Silos Society

WINE CLUB

If you like to join the Silos Estate wine club ‘Silos Society’ and benefit from 20% discount at the Cellar Door as well as other benefits download and complete the Silos Society Application Form

Download Wine Club Application Form Here

NEWSLETTER

If you would like to receive the newsletter,  please e-mail us at silosestate@silosestate.com with the words ‘Subscribe Silos Society A-List’.  You will receive a copy of the most recent newsletter and will then also be added to the mailing list.

Silos Estate Foundation

Silos Estate Foundation works to support and raise awareness of a range of local and national charities as they raise funds for worthy causes.  Each year, the Foundation assesses hundreds of requests and on an annual basis contributes many thousands of dollars in sponsorships and fundraising support.

If you would like to seek the assistance of the Silos Estate Foundation, please complete the form attached below and submit it to the Foundation for review.

Please note that while all requests for assistance are assessed, Silos Estate Foundation will only support those events or charities that meet specific criteria. Download a Silos Foundation application form today.

Silos and the Environment

In 2007 Silos Estate outlined a three year plan to become fully self sufficient in energy needs and address unsustainable production practices.  This goal was achieved in mid-2010, with the Estate actually becoming carbon neutral for its energy needs in mid-2008.

All energy for the winery, accommodation and cellar door is generated via solar or wind power (100% renewable energy sources); all old and/or inefficient lighting and appliances have been replaced; all glass and paper is recycled; where possible all food waste is composted and its production process for viticulture and wine making completely redesigned (it is a non-irrigating vineyard; has removed all known environmentally damaging chemicals/sprays; use low carbon bottles for wine packaging etc.).

Silos Estate has now reduced its environmental footprint to such an extent by generating its own energy, it is anticipated that the Estate will soon be carbon negative i.e. sequester or offset more carbon than it emits particualrly when combined with it’s tree planting program (over 3,000 trees planted since 2007).

Silos Estate has also taken major steps in the use of water.  All guests now use rainwater in their rooms, while all waste water is treated and recycled for use elsewhere on the Estate.  Silos Estate also does not irrigate its vines – one of the few wineries in Australia which doesn’t.  Each year, Silos Estate now saves hundreds of tonnes of CO2 emissions and tens of thousands of litres of water.  Coupled with our native tree planting program, this has dramatically reduced the ecological footprint of the Estate.

We very much want our visitors to have a worry free (and guilt free!) stay – and by and large, these environmentally sensitive measures have had no direct impact on our guests.  In fact, a number have chosen to adopt some of the measures we have implemented back at their homes locally and overseas.

And if you are coming by electric vehcile (EV) – we have a complimentary charging station for you to use – 10AMP or 15AMP is supported (and sourced only from renewable energy).  We recommend you call ahead on 02 4448 6082 so that we can book in a slot for you.

CARBON OFFSETS

Silos Estate has also implemented an initiative whereby guests are able to use carbon credits to offset their emissions from driving to and from the Estate.  Based on calculations provided by the Australian Greenhouse Office, guests can have a small charge added to their bill which is used to offset their emissions by planting a tree.  Since the program commenced, dozens of trees have been planted and will be used to offset guests’ carbon emissions many times over.

In addition, Silos Estate now also offers carbon neutral weddings, where the entire carbon footprint for a wedding can be offset.

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS

Silos Estate is also proud to be a leader in environmental efforts in the region and was a founding participant in Earth Hour and Business Treading Lightly. The Estate is in the process of certification as the first EntWine Vineyard on the South Coast.  While we know that these activities sometimes appear to be more style than substance, they all help raise further awareness of environmental issues by living the ‘think global, act local’ promise.  Silos Estate is also a multi-award winner in its sustainability work – and we are more than happy to share with you our knowledge and experiences – for you to take and use at your homes.

Contact Us

Silos Estate is conveniently located only minutes from historic Berry, National Parks, Jervis Bay, Kangaroo Valley, Seven Mile Beach, rainforests and other wineries just 2 hours south of Sydney and 2 1/2 hours’ east of Canberra on the popular South Coast of New South Wales.

Our details

B640 Princes Highway Berry NSW 2535

:: +61 2 4448 6082   –   :: +61 2 4448 6246

:: silosestate@silosestate.com

GPS :: (GPS S 34 48’ 28” E 150 38’ 10”).

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Opening times

Cellar door and Alpaca Centre

Open 7 days a week 11.00 – 5.00

Accommodation: All year.

Silos restaurant: 

Lunch – Thurs – Sun

Dinner – Thurs – Sat

Dec – Jan – Open 7 days