Situated at the northern end of the township and housed in a historic general store dating to 1854, Heathcote Winery offers the complete tasting experience. Specialising in the region’s signature variety, Shiraz, the winery also produces a number of other varieties and styles including rose’ and Viognier. Our bistro offers lunch from Wednesday to Sunday providing a delicious range of rustic soul food perfectly matched to the wines. Have a glass of wine and lunch in our cozy dining room with open fire, or soak up the sun in our courtyard. Free wine tastings 7 days. Voted Best Large Cellar Door for Heathcote 2014, 2015, 2016 and Cellar Door with Best Food 2014, 2015, 2017 – Gourmet Traveller Wine.
480 Heathcote-Redesdale Road, Heathcote
0404 480 422
Condie Estate is a small batch producer owned by Richie & Rosanne Condie, situated 5kms from Heathcote on Wild Duck Creek. Our fruit is organically grown on our two vineyards and the wines are made by us, drop into our cellar door and taste the experience.
Downing Estate is a 5 red star James Halliday rated boutique winery, situated just 6kms north of Heathcote on the corner of the Northern Hwy and Drummonds Lane. Our award winning wines are 100% estate grown and include Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet/Shiraz Blends, Merlot and limited release Reserve wines.
Welcome to Flynns Wines a family owned and run vineyard/winery/bistro. We make all our own wines on site including alternative varieties like Sangiovese which happily we planted 18 years ago.
The rustic bistro and courtyard overlook the vineyard with a lovely seasonal menu prepared by Natala Flynn. Come and join us for a true Heathcote experience.
Meehan Vineyard is a boutique winery specialising in dry red table wines and the cellar door showcases a select range including the Estate Shiraz, Heathcote Shiraz, Bannockburn Pinot Noir, Heathcote Cabernet Sauvignon, Heathcote Tempranillo and a Chardonnay.
Wine is made on-site following traditional methods of small-batch fermentation and basket pressing, followed by up to 24-months maturation in 100% French Oak barrels.
Situated in the foothills of Mt. Ida. Adrian Munari creates distinctive wines reflecting the superb Heathcote "terroir". You are invited to taste them in the old stables and picnic at the cellar Door.
Overlooking the township of Heathcote, Red Edge makes distinctive individual vineyard wines from its 14 hectare, dry grown vineyard including the original 1971 block. Nurtured, hand made and sold by owner and terroirist Peter Dredge for more than 20 years. Cellar door and club member functions throughout the year.
Sanguine Estate is located on the famous Cambrian fault line just 8km (approx. 9mins drive) from the Heathcote township. Upon arriving at the RED 5 star James Halliday rated winery, you’ll be greeted by one of the Hunter family and can enjoy tastings of their highly awarded wines within the winery or on the terrace overlooking their beautiful property.
Boutique family owned/operated Cellar Door, winery and vineyards. Specialising in Shiraz, Grenache, Tempranillo, Mourvèdre, Viognier, red blends and dessert wines, with beautiful vistas and walking tracks around our 250 acre property.
Our vines are non-irrigated and we support natural processes in our viticulture/winemaking techniques, producing high quality wines of intense colour and flavour.
We are open weekends, and public holiday from 11am till 5pm, all other days - please call first. Private wine tastings for groups/clubs bookings, and events can be arranged. Trailer friendly.
Modelled on an Italian mixed farm, McIvor Estate is located at the Southern end of the Heathcote wine region. It produces premium award winning wines as well as extra virgin olive oils. Each Saturday and Sunday and Public Holiday (10AM to 5PM) the doors of the cellar door are thrown open and people can enjoy the current releases of McIvor Estate’s range of wines and olive oils.
For three generations the Shelmerdine family has been among Victoria’s most prominent grape growers. With two vineyards in Heathcote we offer a variety of wine styles. Wines on tasting include Riesling, Viogner, Chardonnay, Grenache Rosé (dry), Nebbiolo, Syrah Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon and of course Shiraz.
Our Merindoc Cellar Door & Bistro is the ideal place to discover the balance and elegance of our wines. Let our experienced and friendly staff guide you through an educational tasting experience. The Merindoc property is also a working farm running sheep and cattle and there is a large kitchen garden adjacent to Cellar Door. Our Bistro menu is seasonally inspired and uses our own beef, lamb and garden produce.
Heathcote II is hands on grape growing and winemaking. With only seasonal staff at harvest, Peder and Lionel run the whole process from hand pruning the vines to hand harvesting and pressing the wine. The vines have an average age of 22 years and the 2017 vintage will be our 14th.
Established on the rich Terra Rossa soils of the Mt Camel Range, we produce ,elegant robust wines from our low yielding dry-grown vineyard using traditional wine making techniques. Our range of wines includes reds, whites, rose, two sparklings, two ports and a muscat. Walk into our working winery and come and see our spectacular views.
At Domaine Asmara, we are known for our small range of premium red and white wines. We're not a huge winery. In fact, we’re pretty small. We don't spend a fortune on marketing. In fact, we spend hardly anything. We don't have a heap of fancy equipment or a big staff, there is only a few of us doing all the work. But the one thing we don't compromise on is our wine.
Everything we do is dedicated to producing exceptional wines. We spend our days tending our vines by hand. There's no machine intervention here (except for a pair of secateurs if you can call that a machine).
The only thing that intervenes is Mother Nature and you could say our wine is bio-dynamic. We like to say, let Mother Nature do its work on simply great vines.
57 School Road, Barfold
5423 4225 or 0412 243 315
Barfold Estate is a small, family owned vineyard and winery located in the SW corner of the Heathcote region. Our philosophy in making elegant, powerful and complex red wines is simple: estate grown, small berried fruit from low yielding vines, small-batch open fermented, natural yeasts, hand plunged, basket-pressed, carefully selected oak, gentle hand-crafted management and minimal intervention.
Small family owned operation started in 1986 in Lancefield, Macedon Ranges, before moving to Burke & Wills in 2004. Listed in the 2012 James Halliday Wine Companion as one of the 'Ten Dark Horses' of the Australian Wine Industry.
Coliban Valley wines are all estate grown, produced and bottled from our low yielding, unirrigated Shiraz, Cabernet, Merlot & Riesling resulting in intense yet elegant red wines and crisp, dry chilled wines. Sparkling Rosé and still Rosé are made from Cabernet & Shiraz grapes. All wines are vegan as no animal products are used.
The vineyard was established at Mia Mia in the southern part of the Heathcote Wine Region of Central Victoria in 1999, and in 2002 bore the first fruits of labour for the Baumgartner family(Norbert, Pam Nick & Chris).
The vines are low yielding and combined with a unique meso-climate produce rich intense and somewhat complex wines. Traditional methods are employed with wines made in small batch open fermenters and basket pressed. The wines are then matured in American & French Oak Barriques for a minimum of 18 months. Organic practices are used as much as possible in the vineyards although MVE is not certififed.
The Cellar Door is open daily and all are welcome to sample the delicious and tantalising wines and meet the winemakers who are passionate about their wines.
Small groups can be catered for with tutored tastings and other light refreshments, bookings in advance are required.
The Winery & Vineyards are located in Daniels Lane, Mia Mia almost opposite the end of the Burke & Wills track if traveling from Lancefield or midway between Heathcote & Kyneton on that road.
The Marson family continues a winemaking tradition of some four generations in Italy and Australia at its Heathcote vineyard, Vinea Marson.
Established in 2000 on the eastern slopes of the Mount Camel Range, winemaker Mario Marson brings old world traditions to the new, crafting elegant expressions of Sangiovese, Nebbiolo, Shiraz Viognier, Rosé and Viognier from Heathcote, alongside a Prosecco & an intriguing white blend, the Grazia, from the Alpine Valleys - nods to his north-eastern Italian heritage in Friuli.
Join us at the family table at our Cellar Door to experience these wines as they are intended - paired with antipasti and in good company.
Mount Burrumboot Estate is a small, family owned vineyard and winery in the north part of the Heathcote Wine region. Small, estate grown parcels of fruit are made by artisan winemakers Cathy and Andrew Branson, using wild yeasts and traditional techniques, and allowing the vineyard to be expressed in the wines. We have a wide range of wine varietals, including Sangiovese, Tempranillo, and our international trophy winning Marsanne/ Viognier.
Tellurian meaning ‘of the earth’ was established in 2002 with the planting of the first block of shiraz in Heathcote’s famed red soils. Located on the western slopes of Mt Camel, overlooking the township of Toolleen, the modern winery and cellar door look out to the picturesque views of the vineyard which now includes Rhone Valley and South Italian varieties to complement the regional hero - Shiraz.
Armstead Estate Vineyard is centrally located within the Heathcote Wine Region on the Northern banks of Lake Eppalock. We are a small boutique winery dedicated to producing moderate quantities of premium quality wines. Our wines include Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Rosé, Marsanne & Sparkling Shiraz.
Our Cellar Door, open every weekend and public holiday from 11am to 5pm, is situated on the historic 1860s property of Wild Duck Farm and is the old Foreman's cottage, which still retains its rustice charm. An intimate wine tasting can be enjoyed on the Cellar Door verandah, whilst soaking up the amazing views of Lake Eppalock and the beautiful, manicured gardens that surround the old homestead.
Tom and Emily, who took over Armstead Estate in July 2017, invite visitors to bring a picnic lunch, buy a bottle of one of their premium wines (or perhaps a recently released Armstead Golden Ale), and enjoy the splendid views from the lawn.