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Not only has the Portet family been making wine for ten generations, but their beginnings were at Chateau Lafite in Bordeaux, which provided them with a wine philosophy lesson like no other. Today with tenth generation winemaker Ben Portet guiding the family craft in the winery, he is maintaining its place deeply seated in Australian soil but with respect for the combined experiences of his forbears. Dominique Portet specialises in sparkling wine, sauvignon blanc, rosé, shiraz and cabernet sauvignon.
The cellar door has a French country feel, and the terrace café serves light foods...
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Levantine Hill is the combination of two sites that rise from 75 to 225 metres above sea level. The first site is an established vineyard along the bank of the Yarra River that has produced outstanding grapes since 1995. The second site takes in the family blocks that fan out around one of the highest hills on the valley’s floor, and is home to the magnificent Homestead.
Levantine Hill restaurant and cellar door is an exciting collaboration with iconic chef, Teage Ezard. In amongst the stunning bucolic vineyard views, visitors can enjoy Levantine Hill wines matched to dishes...
Enjoy The Riverstone Estate boutique wines and take in the stunning vista from the gorgeous wrap around balcony. The cellar door, complete with French windows has striking views from ever corner. Enjoy a roaring fire, boutique wines, cellar door menu which offers tasting plates, homemade soups, cheeseboards and one pot wonders. Delighting your taste buds doesn’t stop with our wine offerings. You’ll also find a number of handcrafted meals, prepared on-site with the freshest local produce and passion. From tasting plates to baked desserts and our creative one-pot wonders, our unmistakable...
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With majestic sweeping views of the Yarra Valleys finest vineyards, surrounding mountain ranges, stunning skylines and set in the picturesque dress circle of the acclaimed Yarra Valley, Tokar Estate is an ideal location in which to relax, soak up natures beauty, taste some exquisite wines and sample the most exotic cuisine this side of the Mediterranean.
At the Tokar Estate Cellar Door where you will taste a fabulous range of boutique wines and new vintage releases, including their award winning Tempranillo and flagship wine "The Aria". Then to dine within the inviting atmosphere...
Pimpernel Vineyards is a family business, and the realisation of our long held dream to develop an iconic Yarra Valley vineyard, capable of producing outstanding individual wines. Their philosophy is simple – marry a great site with the best varieties and clones. Dry land cultivation techniques produce intensely flavoured wines which fully express our site and its climate.
To ensure the best results viticulture is carried out by hand – cane pruning, shoot thinning, canopy management and selective harvesting allow us to respond optimally to the nuances of each vintage. The Pimpernel...
The Maddens Rise range of wines is focused on pure expression of the Yarra Valley region. Decisions are made based on the fruit itself, and the climatic variations of each and every season. Their consistent quality of wines comes from carefully managing this balancing act. Their wines are hand made. They are varietal, showing finesse and purity.
At Maddens Rise, their philosophy is to maintain, preserve and where possible, ecologically enhance the natural vineyard environment by embracing the use of ‘biological’ farming practices. Their portfolio of exceptional...
Rochford Wines is a versatile indoor and outdoor function, event and entertainment destination in the heart of the Yarra Valley catering for 2 to 7,000 guests. From intimate corporate dinners to incentive groups and product launches, Rochford’s large indoor spaces and expansive grounds are your blank canvas to create the ideal event.
Their Restaurant with floor to ceiling windows, frame the magnificent views, while timer and exposed beans create warmth and intimacy within. A kids menu is also offered each day. For something more casual, the Rochford Wine Bar is open daily. A...
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St Huberts has a long tradition of producing distinctive Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir. Recent show successes include “Best Pinot Noir” at the 2007 & 2008 Yarra Valley Wine Show. St Huberts has a long tradition of producing distinctive Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir. Recent show successes include “Best Pinot Noir” at the 2007 & 2008 Yarra Valley Wine Show.
The quaint yet picturesque cellar door offers tastings daily, coffee and a range of wine merchandise. Enjoy a glass or bottle under the stunning elm with a cheese platter or picnic with friends on the expansive...
Tasting snacks - cheese, deli or similar.
Established in 1993 by the current owners, Badger’s Brook Wines are located on the Maroondah Hwy in the heart of the Yarra Valley. This family owned vineyard specialises in Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz. Michael and Mary Warren, the owners of the Badger’s Brook Vineyard, have been involved in the Australian Wine Industry for over thirty years. The soils in this section of the Yarra Valley are pretty lean, and require grape growers to crop low and seek maximum flavours from low yielding vines. The initial plantings at Badger’s Brook took place in 1989.
In 1994-95, the owners...
Punt Road Wines is located on the Napoleone family property in the Yarra Valley, an hour east of Melbourne. Surrounded by orchards and vineyards, a wealth of history and a superb range of wines await you at the Punt Road cellar door. From the famous Punt Road Pinot Noir to the alluring Chardonnay, these wines offer something evocative and expressive for the wine traveller to lose themself in.
All wines are made on site from their estate fruit by winemaker Tim Shand and team; let the savvy cellar door crew take you on an adventure through these vineyards from glass to glass or bring...
The Coldstream Hills Cellar Door is a must visit for wine enthusiasts eager to taste their extensive selection of Single Vineyard and Reserve wines. Perched on the side of the valley, guests are encouraged to enjoy a glass of wine on their beautiful deck whilst admiring the stunning view of the vines below.
A selection of cheese, olives, dips and cured meats are also available.
Their Cellar Door is open daily from 10.00am - 5.00pm and offers tastings of current release Yarra Valley wines, Single Vineyard, Reserve and back vintage wines. Groups welcome, please call in advance...
Tasting snacks - cheese, deli or similar.
Their traditions hail from grand Champagne house Moët & Chandon but our expertise is firmly planted in cool-climate Yarra Valley wine country. They combine the magic of cool-climate grapes, time-honoured production techniques and decades of experience to elevate our wines on a world-class stage. A visit to their Yarra Valley winemaking home is a truly unique wine tourism experience where enthusiastic and knowledgeable wine hosts build understanding of the wonder of winemaking.
For those who are food fanatics, a sophisticated and relaxed meal can be enjoyed in the Greenpoint...
Since its founding in 1978, Oakridge has been making wine in the Yarra Valley and has evolved as an outstanding winery, regularly producing wines of exemplary quality and supported by a welcoming cellar door and restaurant. Bordered by the mountains of the Great Dividing Range and stretching across 10 hectares of vines along Maroondah Highway, the family-owned estate is dedicated to producing outstanding and distinctive wines while providing visitors with a truly memorable wine and food experience.
Restaurant Open for lunch 7 days, reservations are highly recommended. Indulge in a...
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The Fergusson vineyard was originally planted by the Fergusson Family in 1968. The vineyard is planted to classic French grape varieties, including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Overlooking the picturesque vineyard and constructed from solid native timbers, is the Fergusson’s restaurant. Cathedral ceilings soar high over the comfortable, welcoming, hand sawn rustic furniture and large open fireplace with turning spit. The distinctive menu, using the freshest produce of the Yarra Valley, has been developed by our Master Chef, Louise Fergusson, gold medallist...
Their two vineyards in the Yarra Valley are located in Dixons Creek and Yarra Junction, growing, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and other cool climate varietals. Only an hour from Melbourne the contemporary cellar door and glasshouse restaurant are the heart of the Dixons Creek site, with the restaurant boasting expansive views of the surrounding vineyards and beyond. The Mandala kitchen works with locally-sourced seasonal produce to create an ever-evolving menu of delicious, internationally influenced food. The restaurant is open for lunch from Wednesday to Sunday, and for...