Vineyards and Wineries
Take a short drive from the city's CBD and discover five incredibly diverse wine regions offering great local produce. Contact our Concierge to organise a tour.
From architectural statements to rustic tin sheds hidden among the vines, the Yarra Valley has a wonderful range of cellar doors, all reflecting the diversity of styles and approaches in this beautiful, cool-climate region, a stone's throw from Melbourne. Match the superb estate wines with a meal at a winery restaurant in the region that boasts multiple hatted chefs who create masterpieces from the lush and bountiful local produce.
Pristine beaches and gloriously green hinterland – this much-loved holiday favourite is just an hour's drive from Melbourne, and home to more than 50 boutique cellar doors and the region's renowned pinot noir. Hear the stories of passionate peninsula vintners, who grow their own fruit and produce their own wines. They'll tell you all about the famed regional pinot noir and the cool-climate chardonnay, and let you in on the secrets of the newer regional varietals, including pinot grigio, pinot gris and shiraz.
Explore the Geelong wine region's diverse sub-regions from surf coast to volcanic plains making its food, wine and landscape resist any 'cool climate' label. Taste varieties with a subtle European style such as chardonnay and shiraz. Geelong was the largest grape-growing region in Victoria in the 1800s, and it has undergone a renaissance in the last couple of decades as winemakers rediscover rich soils and a climate that is halfway between France's Bordeaux and Burgundy.
Its cool, dry climate combined with diverse soil types produces elegant wines, and historic wineries make perfect locations for tasting the area's celebrated shiraz. Call in to cellar doors in Sunbury and surrounds, and chances are you'll meet a winemaker and learn about the exceptional regional terroir, how wines are made, and perhaps a few local yarns for good measure.
Tour to some of Australia's finest boutique wineries in the Macedon Ranges wine region for an authentic, intimate tasting journey. The region produces some of Australia's best sparkling wine, and the ranges' high altitude and cool climate provide perfect conditions for elegant chardonnay, pinot noir and shiraz. Most of the local wineries boast their own label of 'Macedon', the term commonly used for their sparkling wines, but there is also award-winning riesling and cabernet sauvignon, all produced in small-scale, family-owned wineries.