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Address: 6619 Great Alpine Road Porepunkah Victoria 3740
Feathertop Winery sits in the stunning Alpine Valleys with dramatic views across our vineyard to the imposing Victorian Alps and spectacular native bush of the High Country. Feathertop houses a variety of food and wine options and experiences. Our cool climate wines deliver purity of flavour and our varietal diversity means your wine adventure can include traditional favourites as well as many new and emerging wine styles. With the rail trail at our front gate 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 and adventure based options. Allow us to assist you in preparing a personalised itinerary that can be as diverse, active, indulgent or relaxed as you wish.
- What differentiates your vineyard to the others in the region? Our diversity of wine varieties including eighteen traditional and emerging varietals. Our location on the rail trail provides access to a range of food and wine, nature based, adventure and cycle activities.
- What's your most popular wine? Savagnin. Great for sipping and great with food. A broadly appealing and refreshing white wine with clean and crisp fruit flavours and a juicy, dry finish.
- What's your favourite wine to produce? It's a big and diverse family and we love all our children!
- Does your vineyard have a restaurant? We have al a carte dining in our Alfresco Dining restaurant serving contemporary fare using the best of local, seasonal produce, much of which is grown at the winery. Our deli offers a more casual option where guests can select from a range of local and housemade goods. Guests dine with a stunning backdrop of vineyards, native bush and the victorian Alps.
- What else would you recommend people do while they're in the region? Hire a bike and cycle the rail trail. Go for a walk at Mount Buffalo. Visit the many great food and wine options including breweries, berry farms, nut farms and restaurants. We can assist in preparing your itinerary; whether you want a relaxing, indulgent, nature or adventure based break
Address: 201 St Leonards Road, Wahgunyah (Rutherglen) Victoria 3687
Established in 1860, 5-star rated St Leonards Vineyard produces the finest single vineyard wines in an idyllic setting. Located in the Rutherglen Wine Region, the winery is a picturesque and relaxing destination for wine enthusiasts and nature purists. Taste our fine single vineyard wines, enjoy the outdoors, and let the kids run free on the lush lawns. 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. 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. All seem to like where they are, producing wines with vibrant fruit characters and great balance. Today the Estate is run by siblings Eliza, Angela and Nicholas Brown, fourth-generation of winemaking family.
- What differentiates your vineyard to the others in the region? The winery is located in a unique spot in a loop of the Murray River. Our vineyards always seem cooler than other vineyards nearby, with the lower temperatures helping draw out the growing season to maximise the development of intense fruit flavours.
- What's your most popular wine? Our most popular white wine is the fresh and vibrant single vineyard St Leonards Lumière (100% Semillon) and our most popular reds are our light and savoury single vineyard St Leonards Cabernet Franc as well as our rich but soft and delicate St Leonards ‘Wahgunyah’ Shiraz.
- What's your favourite wine to produce? Our jewel in the crown, the opulent yet elegant St Leonards ‘Wahgunyah’ Shiraz. The palate is effortlessly poised with plenty of ripe, cherry-pit and raspberry scented fruit flooding the mouth. It is a distinctive Rutherglen red marked by sweet/savoury, multifaceted flavours and structure.
- Does your vineyard have a restaurant? What style is it? Popular Dish? Our winery has a café open every Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays (note: café closed between from end of May to end of August). We offer a small selection of casual, fresh and seasonal dishes. Our Beef and Durif pie and our Spanish tortilla have proven very popular!
- What else would you recommend people do while they're in the region? We would highly recommend hiring St Leonards vintage bicycles to go explore local neighbouring Cellar Doors, restaurants and provedores. Just up the road from us is 5-star rated sister winery All Saints Estate. It is a landmark for the region with a heritage-listed turreted castle ,manicured garden, a ‘one hat’ restaurant ‘Terrace’ and a boutique provedore ‘Indigo Cheese Co.’ where you can sample regional and international cheeses as well as North East Victoria produce.
Address: 239 Milawa Bobinawarrah Road, Milawa, Victoria, 3678
Brown Brothers is one of Australia’s leading family owned wine companies and is celebrating 125 years of family winemaking in Milawa. Founded in 1889 by John Francis Brown, it was under the guidance of his son, John Charles Brown that Brown Brothers really established its reputation as a producer willing to experiment with innovative grape varieties.
Visit Brown Brothers in Milawa any time of the year to taste one of the largest ranges of wine varieties of any cellar door in Australia. Sample our biggest selling wine in Moscato or our award winning Patricia range of premium wines. Many of the wines are exclusive to Cellar Door and cannot be purchased in stores. Follow a tasting with lunch at Patricia’s Table, our fine dining restaurant, where Executive Chef Douglas Elder and his team match our wines with dishes featuring the seasonal produce of North-East Victoria. Or kick back in Epi.Curious, our relaxed food and wine venue, and taste a flight of wines with a tapas-style menu. After lunch why not grab one of our free hire bike and check out the delights of the Milawa Gourmet Region, where you will discover locally made Cheeses, mustards, olive oil and much much more.
- What differentiates your vineyard to others in the region? Brown Brothers is one of Australia’s leading family owned wine companies and is celebrating 125 years of family winemaking in Milawa. Founded in 1889 by John Francis Brown, it was under the guidance of his son, John Charles Brown that Brown Brothers really established its reputation as a producer willing to experiment with innovative grape varieties.
- What’s your most popular wine? Our biggest selling wine is our Moscato or our award winning Patricia range of premium wines. Many of the wines are exclusive to Cellar Door and cannot be purchased in stores.
- Does your vineyard have a restaurant? What style is it? Popular dish? Our restaurant, Patricia’s Table, is a fine dining restaurant, where Executive Chef Douglas Elder and his team match our wines with dishes featuring the seasonal produce of North-East Victoria. Or kick back in Epi.Curious, our relaxed food and wine venue, and taste a flight of wines with a tapas-style menu.
- What else would you recommend people do while they are in they’re in the region? After lunch why not grab one of our free hire bike and check out the delights of the Milawa Gourmet Region, where you will discover locally made Cheeses, mustards, olive oil and much much more.
address: 4861 Wangaratta-Whitfield Road Whitfield, Victoria 3733
The Dal Zotto philosophy begins with what is closest to our hearts – family. From rural life in Italy, to settling in the King Valley, to pioneering Italian grape varieties, the journey has been a shared one. Along the way, from the good times at the table to our appetite for discovery in the vineyard and winery, it is ‘La Famiglia’ that has brought it all together. We invite you to join us on this journey, pull up a chair at the family table, savour both the Tradition and Innovation in our wines and share our stories.
- What differentiates your vineyard to others in the region? The cool, even climate of the King Valley encourages a wide range of grape varieties to flourish, with long ripening season providing time for flavours to develop. Across our vineyards, the result for us is that it is the perfect place to grow and make not only the varieties that wine lovers are very familiar with, but also indulge our passion for exploring innovation with Italian varieties. The business began in 1987 when Otto and Elena Dal Zotto planted their first vines. In 2004, Dal Zotto made industry history with the release of Australia’s first ever prosecco, an Italian sparkling wine which continues to attract awards. The unique selling proposition of being the pioneers of prosecco in Australia is a key reason that visitors come to the winery in their thousands each year.
- What’s your most popular wine? Prosecco has an extra special place in the hearts of the Dal Zotto family, especially patriarch Otto who was born and raised in Valdobbiadene in north-eastern Italy – the home of the Prosecco variety. Dubbed as the perfect ‘any-occasion’ wine, prosecco is the ideal drop for its lean, crisp acidity. The Dal Zotto Pucino Prosecco NV is made in the true prosecco style using the charmat technique. All the classic characters associated with Prosecco include ~ lifted fragrances of jasmine and wisteria on the nose flowing through to crisp apple and hints of lemon zest on the palate. This wine is all about fun!
- What’s your favourite wine to produce? Prosecco of course!!
In 2010, Michael Dal Zotto received a scholar ship to travel to Italy to study the techniques of Prosecco growing and winemaking. This is by far Michael’s favourite wine to produce and drink.
- Does your vineyard have a restaurant? What style is it? Popular dish? Our Trattoria is conveniently joined to our cellar door. Featuring a menu of, naturally, Italian-inspired seasonal and regional produce. From simple antipasto combinations to delicious gnocchi dishes and handmade pasta, family matriarch ‘Nonna Elena’ works overtime in the property’s garden to produce the freshest ingredients for the kitchen. While dinning, why not take a stroll around the garden and see what seasonal goodies are being used.
- What else would you recommend people do while they are in they’re in the region?
Nature-based: Tours of The Kitchen Garden any day of the week; Nearby attractions include: Powers Lookout, Dandongadale Falls, Paradise Falls, Lake William Hovell, King River (swimming, fishing, picnic and rafting!).
Cycling: Dal Zotto Wines is officially accredited as a ‘Cycle Friendly’ business; Regional Cycle Guides are stocked in the Information Display cabinet.
Cultural heritage: The grounds stand as a striking visual testimony to the region’s tobacco history, defined by early Italian migrants, with original tobacco buildings converted to modern day usages; Games of bocce on the free court;