We love to get out and explore regional Victoria in our down time. There’s so many stunning areas to choose from, but we find we’re often sharing stories with client about the best boutique wineries for a day trip.
So whether you are retired with some extra time on your hands or looking for a venue to stage a function, Victoria offers many choices to explore. Below we’ve collated our top five:
Only an hour from Melbourne in the heart of the Yarra Valley, Mandala Wines offers a stunning country setting and a family friendly atmosphere. Mandala Wines has been a family-owned business since 1999 and has expanded across two sites at Dixon Creek and Yarra Junction.
An on-site restaurant is available with spectacular vineyard and valley views with a specialisation in fresh pizzas using vegetables from the kitchen garden and locally sourced meats.
Established in 1973, Passing Clouds is in its second generation of operation. North west of Bendigo, the founders chose a dry area which was previously an old gold mining site. The first vines planted were Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, designed to make a classic Australian blend. Passing Clouds now has an emphasis on cool climate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay sourced from their secondary site in the Macedon Ranges.
Tastings and dining options are available at the Cellar Door just outside of Daylesford, where you will be catered with a thoughtful menu that evokes the feeling of dining at a friend’s house rather than a restaurant.
Nestled in a cool and elevated portion of the Yarra Valley, Seville Hill benefits from the rich, volcanic soil famous in the area. Originally focused on fruity red wines, there has been a push to include white, dessert style, and sparkling wines at Seville Hill in recent years.
Tastings, events, functions, and even weddings can be hosted at this venue with stunning views of the Warburton Ranges and Yarra Valley. Summer Jazz is a weekly event held from October to April, where you can enjoy great wine, food, and beautiful music.
Sir Paz Estate
Sir Paz Estate is also situated in an area of volcanic soil in the southern hills of the Yarra Valley. The winery is the highest altitude valley in the Yarra Valley and produces wines of fantastic depth with excellent aging potential.
Just over 50km from Melbourne, if you are seeking an event location with picturesque views and exquisite food and drink then look no further than Sir Paz Estate.
Situated 200km west of Melbourne in the Grampians region, Montara Wines is more suitable to enjoy while on a weekend away rather than a quick day trip. The drive will be rewarded with panoramic views of plains and mountains as the vineyard is situated on the eastern slopes of Mount Chalambar.
Some of the 40+ year old vines include shiraz, pinot noir, and riesling with more recent additions of chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, cabernet sauvignon, and merlot.
Being able to afford the finer things in life does take some financial planning, so you can feel more comfortable spending money on the people you care about. For an obligation free discussion, call us on 03 9190 8964, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org