Grand Cru’s Winery of the Month - July

Nestled in Victoria’s high country near Myrtleford, Gapsted Wines is an award-winning family-owned cool climate winery. For wine connoisseurs, Gapsted produce wines that are both traditional and innovative, including the classic styles of Cabernet Sauvignon and the newer Fiano and Saperavi.  

Six families saw the potential for high quality cool climate wines in this area and brought their influence and knowledge to produce them. They were grape growers, winemakers or business owners who were influential in the region and saw the benefits of managing the product quality from grapevine to bottle.

The influence of the Italian community within the area has shaped what grapes are grown, which has allowed the Australian wine industry to become leaders in creating wine styles such as Prosecco, Pinot Grigio, Sangiovese, Fiano and Barbera.

Take some time out to indulge in a wine tasting at the on-site restaurant or choose from the A La Carte or Winter Taste of Season menu to excite your taste buds. The limited-time Winter Taste of Season menu is full of gorgeous seasonal dishes like warming Carrot, Ginger and Coconut Soup and Braised Beef Short Ribs with a creamy Celeriac Puree and seasonal Brussels Sprouts. Round out your meal with the Chocolate Tart with Candied Orange and Cream and hit your sweet tooth. Each course is perfectly paired with one of Gapsted’s specialty wines, enhancing your tasting experience.

Specialising in red, white and sparkling varietals, Gapsted has your wine of choice covered. Taste a sampling of their award-winning  Limited Release 2018 Vintage Touriga. Winning gold at this year’s National Wine Show of Australia, this sought-after fortified wine has succulent blueberry and black cherry notes, and is an intensely deep shade of purple.  

Take a scenic drive out to the high country and visit one of Australia’s most prestigious wineries this winter and partake in delicious cool climate wines.