Helen’s Hill: Something For Everyone
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
The cellar door (source: Helen’s Hill Instagram)
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.
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 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.
The vines at Helen’s H (source: Helen’s Hill Instagram)
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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.