The Northern 1 itinerary proudly upholds the region’s first class reputation of producing bold, charismatic and perfectly balanced wines, created from some of the classic varieties grown in the area. Only a short trip from the Heathcote township, meet the winemakers and take in the beauty of their properties at Sanguine Estate, Downing Estate, Munari Wines, Flynns Wines, Domaine Asmara and Armstead Estate. Experience old-school and traditional winemaking at its best, crafting Heathcote Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Rose table wines, fortified wine and even a sparkling merlot at Downing Estate. See the picturesque Armstead Estate located on the banks of Lake Eppalock followed by the awarded cellar door by Gourmet Traveller for “Best additional experience” at Sanguine Estate. Make sure you meet “Panther” the friendliest vineyard pooch at Munari Wines and stop for lunch at Flynns Wines and Bistro overlooking the vines, Mt Ida and Mt Camel. A short 8km trip to Domaine Asmara is the perfect way to complete the day; this is where mother nature is allowed to do her best work, creating wines with minimal interference.
*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.