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For just $140/night, you'll get all of this:
- One night stay, in your maui motorhome (please note, sites are not powered)
- Exclusive site location
- Gourmet hamper for two people, accompanied by a bottle of wine
- Access to the wineries vintners (dependent on availability)
- The experience of a lifetime!
Melbourne – Brown Brothers
2hrs 55mins, 257kms
Starting from Melbourne, you'll head to the Yarra Valley, Victoria's premier food and wine region. The Yarra Valley is host to a range of diverse villages, nestled in the breath-taking backdrop of the Blue Mountains. Lush green pastures, secluded natural valleys, pristine rivers and towering trees will instantly soothe your soul.
Founded in 1889 by John Francis Brown, Brown Brothers has 125 years' experience in family wine-making. One of the largest ranges of wine varieties of any cellar door in Australia, you'll be able to sample award-winning moscato, pinot noir, sauvignon blanc, rosé and much more. Follow your tasting, with a delicious lunch at Patricia's Table or Epi.Curious, where wines will be matched with dishes featuring local seasonal produce.
You may feel the need to burn off a few calories after an indulgent lunch, so grab one of the Brown Brothers free hire bikes and check out the Milawa region where you can pick up locally made cheeses, mustards, olive oils and so much more.
Brown Brothers – Dal Zotto
40 mins, 45.5kms
Dal Zotto is located in Whitfield, which has links to the infamous Ned Kelly and is home to the King Valley Virgin Wine, Food and Arts Festival each November. It is a small, picturesque town, with lots of gourmet foods, apples and berries for you to sample on your travels.
Arriving at Dal Zotto is like taking a step into regional Italy. With a strong 'La Famiglia' focus, you are invited to be a part of their journey – so pull up a chair at the family table and enjoy tasting a range of traditional and innovative wines.
Being home to Australia's first ever prosecco means Dal Zotto attracts thousands of visitors each year and their passion for this sparkling diamond is nestled closely in the hearts of the whole Dal Zotto family.
Everybody loves Italian food, so it makes sense the trattoria is joined to the cellar door and features a menu of natural, seasonal and regional produce.
After a delicious lunch take a stroll around 'Nonna Elena's' garden and see what seasonal goodies are being used. Nonna Elena works hard in the garden to produce the freshest ingredients for the kitchen. You won't be bored with lots to do in the area. You can visit Powers Lookout, Dandongadale Falls, Paradise Falls, Lake William Hovell, and King River (swimming, fishing, picnic and rafting!).
Dal Zotto – Feathertop
1hr 35mins, 104kms
Located at the base of Mount Buffalo, Porepunkah is along the Great Alpine Road and surrounded by National Park. A number of scenic walking tracks and lookouts are easily accessible and lead to several natural attractions including the Crystal Brook Falls.
Feathertop winery features dramatic views across the vineyard to the imposing Victorian Alps and spectacular native bush of the High Country. A range of traditional favourites with many new emerging wine styles, your taste-buds will enjoy a real wine adventure at the cellar door.
Located along the national rail trail, means guests can access world class cycling routes, for both serious and recreational riders alike. Streams and mountains are easily accessible and offer a variety of nature, food and wine and adventure based options.
An a la carte menu, that is bound to catch your eye, serves contemporary fare using the best of local, seasonal produce, much of which is grown at the winery. The deli offers a more casual option where guests can select from a range of local and house made goods.
Walking distance to Mount Buffalo, other local wineries and breweries, or stock up the camper with delightful local berries, nuts and other produce. Feathertop can work with you to prepare a personalised itinerary as diverse, active, indulgent or relaxed as you like.
Feathertop – St. Leonards
1hr 33 mins, 112kms
Our next two vineyards are both located in Rutherglen. A special corner of Victoria, it is fringed by the Victorian Alps and the Murray River. Built on gold, the region has a fascinating mining past, which has shaped a 150 year passion for wine.
St Leonards vineyard is a picturesque and relaxing destination for wine enthusiasts and nature purists. The property is very peaceful, with pelicans spiralling down to the lagoon and gliding silently through the reflections of the towering gums along the waterline of the Murray River.
The vineyards at St Leonards are home to a mix of classic and curious varieties; from the usual suspects, shiraz, chardonnay and semillon, to lesser known cabernet franc.
Try and visit over the weekend or a public holiday to enjoy a small selection of casual, fresh and seasonal dishes from the café. Your mouth will be watering as you devour their famous beef and durif pie or Spanish tortilla.
You can hire a vintage bicycle to gorge yourself further at local cellar doors and restuarants or visit a local landmark, All Saints Estate – a one-hat restaurant within a heritage listed castle – or try the boutique provedore 'Indigo Cheese Co.' where you can sample regional and international cheeses as well as north east Victoria produce.
St. Leonards – Cofield
15 mins, 8.4kms
With so much to do in Rutherglen, it seems a shame not to spend an extra night here. Head down the road to enjoy a slightly different view at Cofield.
A hands-on family, who spent their summers chipping away at weeds and planting vines 30 years ago and who have worked at vineyards for the past three generations, they have a clear passion for wine.
Join winemaker Damien Cofield for a tour of the winery, where he will share his knowledge and expertise with you. Having studied a degree in wine science and living in Chablis, France – Damien is a true expert with a fountain of knowledge to share with you. At 2pm every Thursday you can enjoy being taken on a winemaking journey.
Enjoy a bite at the Pickled Sisters Café, a bright, buzzy and energetic space during the day – perfect for brunch, a long lunch, or a simple vineyard platter with a glass of sparkling shiraz. In the evenings, it reﬂects the character of the vineyards surrounding the restaurant: a serene, relaxed and inviting atmosphere. The café features an internal glass wall overlooking the Coﬁeld Wines barrel room and a large deck area for visitors to enjoy al fresco style dining.
Cofield – Melbourne
3hrs 22mins, 295kms
Head back to the 'big smoke' feeling relaxed, full and with a big smile on your face and a reinforced passion for incredible food and wine. Going by camper, you've probably made a few new friends along the way and have a fridge full of tasty local treats to enjoy when you get home.