In the morning shadow of Mount Bogong rests a cool climate vineyard growing Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Merlot fruit. Cellar door sales, wine tasting, functions, live entertainment, delicious seasonal foods, spectacular views - Annapurna Estate Winery is a hidden treasure situated at the top end of Victoria's Kiewa Valley. Visit the new Vineyard Café for lunch after a beautiful drive to Mt Beauty.Several styles of champagne. Call in advance to arrange a tasting plate with your wine tasting.
www.annapurnaestate.com.au Open Wed to Sun 10am – 5pm Ph: 03 5754 1356
Boynton's Feathertop winery
Boynton’s was established in 1989 by Kel Boynton and is today still a family owned business. Their Feathertop wines capture the essences of nature and the beauty and crispness of the Alpine Valleys which surrounds the winery. This new label is seen to reflect a close link into the environment that defines the wines. Feathertop represents Feathertop Mountain, which is the commanding feature in the Alpine region. Boyntons has spectacular scenery and an outside cafe area as well as indoor tastings. Their tapas menu is very tempting and we love having lunch there. On the rail trail for those walking or biking. Phone to see if they have music and tapas on a Friday night.
Boynton’s Feathertop Café: 6619 Great Alpine Road, Porepunkah. 03 5756 2356
Re open for Summer.
Hours / Days of operation: Fri, Sat, Sun & Mon – 11.00am – 3pm.
November – Xmas eve (Closed Christmas Day) then 7 days. www.boynton.com.au
Gapsted Winery is the leading winery of the area. They use grapes grown on their own estate as well as grapes purchased from regional growers. Gapsted use a method of trellising the grapes called 'ballerina canopy' which is a method of training the vines to achieve an open growth habit. Hence they have a range of wines under the Ballerina Canopy label and another range under the Tutu label. Of particular note are two varieties which are quite rare in Australia, the red variety Saperavi from Russia and the white Petit Manseng from South Western France. The wines produced by this winery include Barbera, Durif, Grenache, Petit manseng, Saperavi, Tempranillo and Verdelho. On the rail trail for those walking or riding. Movie by Moonlight in warmer months and Shakespear in the Vines. Call in advance to arrange a tasting plate with your wine tasting.
Ph: 03 5751 1992 Open 7 days 10am - 5pm www.gapstedwines.com.au
Ringer Reef is a small vineyard near Porepunkah in the Alpine Valleys region of Victoria. 'Ringer Reef' was the name given to the gold mine owned by the original title holders of the property in the early 1890's. The winery has spectacular views from its cellar door. The Ringer Reef vineyard concentrates on the Merlot grape variety, with a softer style than other red grape varieties, rich texture and subtle twists. Ringer Reef aims to develop a style of wine that reflects full-flavoured quality fruit, integrated oak with soft acid and silky tannins. All grapes are hand picked in this boutique winery.
Spectacular scenery and trendy cellar door fit-out.
Ph 03 5756 2808 . Open Sat and Sun 12am - 5pm www.ringerreef.com.au
Brown Brothers - Milawa
Located in the lower reaches of the King Valley in North East Victoria, the Milawa Vineyard is the birth place of the Brown Brothers company. Surrounding the Epicurean Centre and Cellar Door, the Milawa Vineyard is the fruit source for renowned wines such as Patricia Noble Riesling, Shiraz Mondeuse & Cabernet and Dolcetto. It is also home to Brown Brothers grape retrieval and winemaking facilities where thousands of tonnes of grapes are crushed each vintage.
239 Milawa Bobinawarrah Road, Milawa, Victoria, 3678, Australia.
Ph: 03 5720 5500 www.brownbrothers.com.au