Perfect for short trips and a lazy afternoon of exploring, use the Heathcote township as your base and get to know the locals. Just 5 minutes from town, start with small batch winemaking at Condie Estate overlooking the famous “Wild Duck Creek” before moving on to lunch and cellar door tastings at Heathcote Winery uniquely positioned on Heathcote’s main street. Heading into the rich undulating fields shadowed by Mt Ida, you will find Meehan Vineyard, Sanguine Estate & Downing Estate producing some of the region’s best wines available. See one of the oldest vineyards in the area, Red Edge a short trip from the centre of town. Meet the winemaker and their families, learn the history of the vineyard, taste the famous Heathcote Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tempranillo, Sangiovese, Viognier, Chardonnay, Rose and more..
*All cellar doors are owned and operated by the winemaker. At times, these small family run businesses may have other commitments and the cellar door may not be open. Please call ahead to let the vineyards know you are coming to avoid any disappointment.