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Helen’s Hill: Something For Everyone

Review

Address: 16 Ingram Rd, Lilydale VIC 3140

Varieties include: Sparkling, Sauvignon Blanc (including a Fume style), Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Rose, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon

Helen's Hill cellar door

The cellar door (source: Helen’s Hill Instagram)

Experience

Nicely situated in a bush setting near the vines at Helen’s Hill, the cellar door is spacious with a large deck. The atmosphere is friendly and casual, with wines to suit most tastes and price points.  On our recent visit the group enjoyed a very entertaining tasting while devouring their entree of local produce boards. Lots of laughs and quality food and wine while sitting in the sun looking out over the vines was a nice combination.

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Helen’s Hill Wine (source: Helen’s Hill Instagram)

Wines / Beverages

There are 3 levels of wines here, the Ingram Rd range which is the cheaper “entry level” range, their core Helen’s Hill label and a winemakers reserve range.  Ingram Rd is very drinkable and has some good bargains. The Helen’s Hill range, while more expensive is still fairly reasonable when comparing to other wineries. And the winemakers reserve is their ultra premium $100+ range, which is quality drinking.

Local produce platter at Helen’s Hill (source: Helen’s Hill Instagram)

Food

Food is very casual, with impressive tasting boards that have lots of local produce and grazing platters made out of old barrels. They do some pizzas on the weekends for something a bit more substantial.

Helen's Hill View

The vines at Helen’s H (source: Helen’s Hill Instagram)

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Setting

Set in a bit of bushland off the road into the main restaurant, and perched a top a hill it’s a tranquil setting with a fabulous view out to the vines. We love the big open deck which is a prime location especially when the sun is out.

What we like

Entertaining tastings from the friendly and passionate cellar door team makes it a great stop on any tour. If you pair this with one of their delicious tasting boards then you have the winning combo.

What we don’t like

They only show the Ingram’s Road wines mid-week which might not impress those serious about their wines.

Read more about Yarra Valley wineries or return to the Yarra Valley wine tours.