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Winter wine time is red ahead. We have some 600 cellar doors across our 20 wine regions with spectacular winter wines to keep you warm. This is the season to pick out your favourite pinot, single out your dream sangiovese, settle in with a robust shiraz or durif, and sweeten it all with a perfectly aged muscat.

Wander our wine regions, grape by grape.

Pinot perfection

Pick your way through prize-winning pinots in the Yarra Valley. Sample the best from wineries and vintages big and small; make time for the renowned Tarrawarra, Rochford and De Bortoli cellar doors.

Exceptional pinot noir is almost a given on the Mornington Peninsula. Wander into boutique wineries and the region's heavyweights Port Phillip Estate, Montalto, T'Gallant and Crittenden Estate.

In the Macedon Ranges, pick-nic an elegant pinot at Hanging Rock Winery and Passing Clouds. In Gippsland, stop for a drop at Narkoojee and Cannibal Creek.

Shiraz and durif

Start your shiraz circuit in serious red wine country: the Heathcote and Bendigo wine regions. The flagship varietal in the area since its early planting, the shiraz here is deservedly world famous.

In Rutherglen, you'll find the best durif. Most of the region's twenty wineries grow and produce the signature drop (along with shiraz), so knock on cellar doors to earn your tasting stripes. Make time to tap into the collective seven-generation-strong wine wisdom at Stanton and Killeen Wines.

Back on the shiraz trail, sample award-winning and iconic drops at Trentham Estate in the Murray-Darling Swan Hill wine region.

Head west to the Grampians wine region, where Best's Great Western and Mount Langi Ghiran are among Australia's most acclaimed shiraz producers. Best of all, you can take your wine appreciation to new heights with a helicopter winery tour.

Complete the circuit in the Geelong wine region, where each July wineries showcase their finest drops at the Winter Shiraz Weekend.

Sangiovese

Warm yourself with the King Valley's signature sangiovese at the June Weekend Fit For a King and throughout the winter over rustic Italian meals. Meet local characters at renowned wineries Dal Zotto and Pizzini and keep an eye out for winter food and wine events.

Muscat

The Rutherglen wine region is famous for its muscat, which pairs just as perfectly with savoury starters as it does rich desserts, Chesterfields and open fires.

By day, cycle the banks of the Murray River to wineries along the Muscat Trail, by night, settle into cosy cellar door bars and restaurants. Don't miss muscateering at All Saints Estate, Chambers Rosewood Winery, and Scion Vineyard and Winery.

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Pinot perfection

Winter wine time

Plot your path to the perfect pinot noir across the Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula, Macedon Ranges and Gippsland.

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Wineries

Hanging Rock Winery

Hanging Rock Winery was established in 1983 in the beautiful Macedon Ranges. The Hanging Rock region is full of scenic splendours, none better than...

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Gippsland wine region

Experience Gippsland's diverse wine region, boasting over 100 vineyards and more than 40 wineries, easily accessed from Melbourne.

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Cannibal Creek Vineyard

Just one hour out from Melbourne, Cannibal Creek Vineyard is a boutique, award winning, single estate Vineyard owned and operated by Pat and Kirsten...

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Crittenden Estate

Sample the exciting range of traditional and alternative varietals, while taking in views of the lake and some of the oldest vines on the Peninsula.

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Macedon Ranges wine region

Tour to some of Australia's finest boutique wineries in the Macedon Ranges wine region for an authentic, intimate tasting journey.

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T'Gallant Winemakers

Measure wine on the 'pinot g' spectrum at the T'Gallant cellar door, stay for a trattoria lunch or visit the bar for wood-fired Roman-style pizza.

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Shiraz & durif

Winter wine time

Bust the brrr with a bold red in the Heathcote, Bendigo, Rutherglen, Grampians and Geelong wine regions.

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Murray Darling and Swan Hill wine regions

Taste traditional wines, including smooth-drinking shiraz and flavoursome chardonnay, as well as alternative varieties such as nebbiolo and durif.

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Geelong wine region

Explore the Geelong wine region's diverse sub-regions from surf coast to volcanic plains making its food, wine and landscape resist any label.

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Trentham Estate Winery

Trentham Estate is a family-owned winery, cellar door and restaurant, set right on the banks of the Murray River at Trentham Cliffs, just 15 minutes...

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Rutherglen wine region

Spend a few days in and around Rutherglen exploring the 21 cellar doors in close proximity. Sample the iconic fortifieds and a new breed of wines.

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Bendigo wine region

While red wine lovers flock to Bendigo for the now famous shiraz and cabernet sauvignon, white wine fans should seek out chardonnay and riesling.

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Best's Great Western

Get a taste for the best at one of Australia's oldest continually family owned and operated wineries with a reputation for producing exceptional shiraz.

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Sangiovese

Winter wine time

Have a right royal time with the King Valley's signature sangiovese.

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Dal Zotto Wines Cellar Door

The wine, food and hospitality here will make you wish you shared the Dal Zotto name. A visit to the cellar door and trattoria is a King Valley must.

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Pizzini Wines King Valley

Experience true Pizzini style in a warm family atmosphere while tasting top regional Italian varietals. Stay on at the Pizzini Vineyard guesthouse.

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King Valley wine region

Knock on a King Valley cellar door and meet generations of winemaking families offering tastings of their groundbreaking Italian varietals.

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Muscat

Winter wine time

Make like muscateers in Rutherglen and uncover the depth of world-renowned fortified wines.

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Chambers Rosewood Winery

Fortify yourself with world-recognised muscats and tokays or venture into the full range of dry to sweet whites and dry reds.

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All Saints Estate

Enjoy award-winning, full-flavoured premium wines produced from estate-grown fruit at an Australian wine industry icon.

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Scion Vineyard and Winery

Go boutique winery and taste stylish individual wines with superb presentation and bworse the gallery of contemporary artwork.

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What's on

Winter wine time

Dining

Sangiovese e Salsicce

Sangiovese é Salsicce Long Lunch is a day of Italian style feasting and sipping with dancing and mingling from 11:30am to 4:30pm. Bookings are...

Festivals

Trails, Tastings and Tales Food and Wine Festival

Over the three days of the Queen's birthday long weekend in the Glenrowan Wine Region, explore, discover and enjoy regional wines, live music and...

Festivals

Grampians Grape Escape

See celebrity chef Miguel Maestre in action and soak up the live music and family fun – all in the heart of the beautiful Grampians National Park.

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Build an enviable wine cellar, stocked exclusively with cool-climate varietals and rich reds sourced from Victoria's 21 distinct wine regions.

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Pub restaurants

Pub or restaurant? Save time. Spare yourself the agony. You can have your favourite and eat it too at regional Victoria's top pub restaurants.

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Regional coffee

Regional Victoria is full of beans. Find local roasts and speciality blends in brews and bags at cafes and roasteries in places flung near and far.

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Winter warmers

Discover all the cellar doors, art galleries, day spas, fireside dining and cosy hideaways you need for a winter wander and a cocooning getaway.