Just over an hour’s drive from the Melbourne CBD, the best morning tea consists of a Tooborac Hotel and Brewery famous pie and fresh brewery ale. Weave your way through the majestic greenery and ashen boulders to follow the tasting trail, creating your own gourmet itinerary. Each stop has something unique to share; the olive grove at McIvor Estate, a local weekend lunch at Merindoc Cellar Door & Bistro, the uniquely positioned cellar door of Heathcote Winery in the middle of town plus Condie Estate located on the famous “Wild Duck Creek”. Each will showcase their famed Heathcote Shiraz and a mix of varietals and styles including Tempranillo, Nebbiolo, Grenache, Chardonnay, Viognier, Riesling and Vermentino. Sparkling Shiraz and dessert styles also available.
*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. Bookings are required for lunch at Merindoc.