As summer rolls around, most people will be eager to get out and about and explore their local ranges. Australia is well known for many things and one of the things that this country is best known for is its wide range of beautiful wineries. There are many wineries all across the country, but here are the 5 wineries in Victoria that you should put on your list this summer.
Brandy Creek Estate
Sitting north of Warragul and Drouin and tucked into evergreen hills is Brandy Creek Estate. This winery offers the perfect combination of wine, food, function destination and a day spa. Enjoy Brandy Creek’s premium cool climate wines in their cosy restaurant and share some of their tasty Tapas dishes as you bask in the gorgeous views of the vineyards, olive groves and neighbouring farms. Once you’re all wined and dined, finish your visit with a trip to their day spa and indulge in the ultimate escape for mind and body.
Established in 1978, Heathcote Winery has one of the first commercial wineries in the area. However, this is not the only bit of historical value that the winery possesses. The building it sits in is a restored miners' produce store from 1854. Visitors can enjoy free wine tastings, and, on Saturdays and Sundays, grazing lunch options from 12 pm to 3 pm. The kitchen also offers a range of regional gourmet options. In the colder months, enjoy some wine by the fireplace, or enjoy a glass of wine in their sheltered rustic courtyard on a sunny day.
This family-owned winery can be found on 50 acres of cattle farmland on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. This winery offers a unique element with its train carriages from the 1930s that have been repurposed as guesthouses. Nazaaray Estate is owned and run by winemaker Paramdeep Ghumman and his wife, Nirmal. Paramdeep was an engineer before he fell in love with the beauty of wine. All his wine is hand-made and bottled on site.
Cape Horn Vineyard
Nestled between the Murray and Goldburn Rivers, and atop a sandy hill sits Cape Horn Vineyard. Experience their rich wine collection as you feast on their authentic Murray River redgum Wood Fired Pizzas. This vineyard dates back to the 1800s when Shiraz was first planted there. Enjoy your glass of wine in their outdoor area with umbrellas to shade and some live music on the weekends.
Overlook stunning vineyards in Mitchelton’s 55-metre-high tower at Mitchelton Winery. Experience a beautiful and historical place to escape, with many things to do. You can relax by the pool, spend time at the day spa, indulge in the seasonal menu at their restaurant, enjoy a cellar tour, and taste some wines - all in one place! This unique space is also perfect for any events or functions. You can also take a stroll through their art gallery and take in some outstanding Indigenous Australian art.