*LONGLEAT WINERY-Begin at Murchison's Longleat Winery for a boutique wine tasting experience with winemaker, Guido, overlooking their stunning vineyard. Learn about the different techniques employed by the winemaker to create such special wines. Take home your tasting glass as a memento of the day!
*LE PENELOPE'S @ KIRWANS BRIDGE ESTATE- Followed by a two course Lunch at Le Penelope's @ Kirwans Bridge Estate, (view menu)glass of wine/beer/soft drink on arrival, tea or coffee to be enjoyed with your dessert before heading on to:
*TAHBILK WINERY- Upon the drive into this winery, soak in the history of the historic Estate Vineyards, established 1860. Enjoya wander through the historic cellar with a knowledgeable tour guide to learn about not only the history, but the future for Tahbilk. Finish with tastings of award winning wines at a wine industry giant
*MITCHELTON WINERY- We will finish the tour at the iconic and stunning grounds of Mitchelton Winery for wine tastings at their boutique cellar door. Stroll through the Aboriginal Art Gallery and original cellar. Visit the new Provedore- take home a selection of fabulous local produce, or if you have a sweet tooth, chocolate from the Ministry of Chocolate!
This tour is great if you have not been to the area and want to capture some amazing, wine, food and experiences in one day. It really is a showcase.
*MITCHELTON WINES- Begin the day with a guided 'behind the scenes' tour around the iconic grounds at Mitchelton Winery. Learn about the history of the property, take a peak into their wine making process before heading down into the stunning (Australia's largest) underground cellar. From there, enjoy a guided stroll around the famed Aboriginal Art Gallery while absorbing the intricate details of the artwork and the stories surrounding them. Head up to the Ashton tower (if availability permits) and enjoy a glass of Mitchelton wine, while soaking in the view. Head back down, sneak into the function spaces on offer and finish the tour with an extensive tasting in the cellar door.
*MITCHELTON LUNCH OPTION($250.00)- Stroll across to the Provedore, pick up your picnic basket, indulge in cured meats and cheese and sparkling water, then pick your favourite spot along the Goulburn River to enjoy your lunch.
*TAHBILK LUNCH OPTION($260)- Sit in the cafe overlooking the stunning wetlands and indulge in a two course lunch with a glass of Tahbilk wine.
*TAHBILK WINERY- Arrive at Tahbilk and meet with an expert wine ambassador (usually a member from the Purbrick family). Head over to the original church ground, once grain store, now Tahbilk museum, absorbing the rich history on offer. Embark on a 'Blending Experience' and create your very own bottle of wine by combining different varietals to create your own signature blend! Finish with a tour of the 19th century cellars and enjoy the family history of a 5 generation owned winery, one of the oldest in Australia. Of course, you can't leave without enjoying a tasting at the cellar door.
*ANTCLIFF'S CHASE WINES- Private tastings at a small, family run, boutique winery that showcases the amazing local region.
*RUFFY PRODUCE STORE- A Stop that includes everything. Enjoy a shared platter for lunch showcasing the amazing produce around the Strathbogie region. Indulge in wine tastings from the Strathbogie Ranges wineries that do not have a cellar door! Finish your visit with a delicious sweet treat and tea or coffee
*MAYGARS HILL WINERY- Begin your visit with a tasting of the award winning, boutique wines. Grab your glass and follow the winemaker around the vineyard for a leisurely, informative stroll.
*THE ROCKERY: GEMSTONE MUSEUM* -This really is a 'gem' of a place. Set in a 'homely' setting, this gem museum is sure to delight everyone! Stroll from room to room and absorb the beauty within The Rockery.
*FOWLES- Finish the tour with wine tastings over looking the beautiful Strathbogie Hills with award wining wines. Taste your way through the different labels- you are sure to find a favourite!
This tour will be a private experience, for your party only.
Tour locations include:
*KILLINGWORTH HILL CAFE & WHISKY BAR- Begin this tour with a tasting of either 4 different Whisky's or 4 different Gin's. Learn about the different types of whisky and gin available on tasting and delve into a world of fun! Stroll around the space and soak in the history and artwork.
*SEDONA ESTATE- Set amidst the rolling hills of Murrindindi, a glorious winery offering a unique experience with the winemaker. Experience delicious wines- pared with boutique chocolate. Wine and chocolate? YES PLEASE! Superb experience with award wining wines.
*YEA PEPPERCORN HOTEL-Next stop, lunch. This is a must visit place when you are in Yea. As you walk through the doors, take a step back in time and enjoy the gorgeous 1860's decor. Enjoy a delicious two course lunch (view menu),glass of local wine/beer/soft drink on arrival, tea or coffee to be enjoyed with your dessert before heading on to:
*YEA WINERY, CIDERY & BREWERY- We can either stroll down the street to our next stop, or of course, drive. This place has something for everyone and caters for every taste bud. Don't like wine? That's fine, you'll love the cider, or maybe the chocolate flavoured ports, or artisan beer. Try a little of everything, or choose to your own liking!
*BRAVE GOOSE VINEYARD- Private tastings at boutique, picturesque vineyard with the winemaker. Feel as though you're part of the family and enjoy delicious local wines.
*BOX GROVE VINEYARD- Private tastings at a small, boutique winery that showcases the amazing local region. Sarah, the champion behind this award winning winery is happy to answer all your wine questions and is full of amazing knowledge in this field! Enjoy tastings of award winning wines, set in a stunning, relaxed environment. If you're a foodie- don't leave without a bottle of the famed Verjus- to say it's amazing would be an understatement.
*BUTCHER'S PLATE- Enjoy a scrumptious lunch at Butcher's Plate in Avenel. This little gem is hidden behind the Avenel Butchers shop, which is renowned for their fabulous meats. What better way to showcase the fantastic array of meat, other than to devour a platter comprised of the delicious assortment, served with local produce and a tea or coffee (or cool drink if that takes your fancy).
*HARVEST HOME AVENEL- Stroll across to the picturesque, recently restored, 1870's Harvest Home. Sit by the pool or inside next to the fire and enjoy a well deserved glass of your favourite drink, or select a scrumptious piece of cake and indulge! Check out the options available here.