Heathcote wineries & other attractions
Heathcote is significantly warmer than both Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula so the wines produced here are distinctly different and unique to the area. The region is most famous for their rich, velvety and often spicy Shiraz. Located north of the Great Dividing Range, the majority of soil under vine is Cambrian – red and deep and evident as you venture into the area.
One of the biggest draw cards for the region alongside their exceptional wines is the friendly country vibe and warm welcome you get everywhere you visit in the tight knit community.
Below is just a taste of a few of our favourites and check out our Heathcote tours page if you are keen for a visit:
Animus Distillery – Coming Soon
Chalmers Wines – Coming Soon
Chalmers Winery has recently partnered with Heathcote Inn and established a cellar door onsite. Now we are lucky enough to be able to enjoy a tasting in the heart of town. Read more about Chalmers Wines.
A quality small producer with two small vineyards in the region. They are honoured to have just been awarded the prize for best Shiraz in the Heathcote wine show. We know why – it’s superb. Read more about Condie.
Domaine Asmara – Coming Soon
Read more about Domaine Asmara.
Heathcote Harvest – Coming Soon
A true paddock to plate experience. Read more about Heathcote Harvest.
Recently undergoing a refurbishment and overhaul of their menu with new chef Andy on board, this place cannot be missed on a visit to the area. They serves amazing food in a relaxed setting overlooking the hotel pool which proves oh so tempting on a warm day. Read more about Heathcote Inn.
Heathcote Wine Hub
This little place is located in the centre of town and is the heart and soul of the region. There are hundreds of wines from the region for sale and dozens available to taste thanks to their Enomatic machines. You could spend hours in this place alone. Not to mention they serve casual meals and charcuterie boards that you can enjoy inside or out back in the inviting courtyard. Read more about Heathcote Wine Hub.
With a cellar door located in the centre of town Heathcote Winery is certainly worth a visit. It oozes laid back country vibe. Been one of the most well known wineries in the region you will most likely find something you recognise on tasting. Read more about Heathcote Winery.
Jasper Hill Vineyard
It’s hard to contain your excitement on a visit to Jasper Hill as it feels a little bit like mixing with Heathcote royalty. This premium family run winery is a real treat for wine lovers as the wines here are truly superb as is the cellar door experience. Read more about Jasper Hill.
Located south of Heathcote town this winery serves tasting platters to compliment their wine tastings. With a focus on European varieties they have recently rebranded their labels to resemble the flags of the countries each style originates from (Spain, Italy etc). Read more about Merindoc
This cute quaint family owned winery is a perfect place to get to know more about the region and it’s history. The wines they produce represent the region perfectly and the garden’s surrounding the cellar door property are just a bonus (so is their black Labrador Panther!) Read more about Munari.
Palling Bros Brewery – Coming Soon
Read more about Palling Bros Brewery.
Another family run affair Sanguine produce what we consider to be some of the best wines in the region. Tastings take place inside their pristine winery where you are surrounded by barrels. Read more about Sanguine.
She Oak Hill Estate – Coming Soon
Read more about She Oak Hill.
Shiraz Republic – Coming Soon
Read more about Shiraz Republic.
Silver Spoon Estate
Silver Spoon Estate is named after the now abandoned Silver Spoon Mine. The family owned and operated boutique cellar door focuses on the production of premium quality wines. Red more about Silver Spoon.
As you head up the long red driveway you will instantly be impressed by what awaits at this striking winery and cellar door. It doesn’t end there the wines on display are world class with a great mix of both reds and whites. There is definitely something here for everyone and a real standout for the region. Read more about Tellurian.
The Bridge cellar door can be described as unique, endearing and stripped back. Lindsay Ross is a one man band at this small winery and makes his wines the old fashioned way, by hand and without the use of electricity (having nothing but a generator) This is a stop not to be missed . Read more about The Bridge.
This little gem will get you feeling warm and tingly inside. There is nothing more charming than an intimate family run winery where you see passion and history at every turn. The wines produced are exceptional and the experience is unforgettable. Read more about Vinea Marson.
Wild Duck Creek – Coming Soon
Read more about Wild Duck Creek.
This is a list of some of our most visited Heathcote wineries. There are many more and we will keep updating this page with more winery profiles as we explore the region.
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