Sitting within the heart of the Yarra Valley wine region, Chandon provides a delightful experience reflective of this stunning cool climate wine region and an innovative exploration into the growth and transformation of luxury sparkling wines. Established in 1986, the Coldstream-based winery is the home vineyard of Chandon Australia.
Chandon was founded more than sixty years ago by Robert-Jean de Vogüé with a vision and drive to redefine the creation and experience of sparkling wines. Purchasing the historic Coldstream vineyard, Green Point, that had been producing wine since 1840, Chandon struck gold in the Yarra Valley, and is today recognised as one of Australia’s oldest and most prestigious wine regions.
Expanding upon the traditional-style homestead, Chandon established its now breathtaking cellar door and began planting chardonnay, pinot noir and meunier in 1986 – all of which are still grown on this first and home-base Chandon vineyard in Australia. Harking back to the company’s French origins, the company utilises méthode traditionnelle to craft the bubbles that characterise a truly high-end sparkling wine.
Spanning forty-four hectares, Chandon is a beautiful estate that provides ideal conditions for elegant cool climate varieties. The Yarra Valley vineyards benefit from the cold weather patterns sweeping in from the Great Southern Ocean and rich clay loam soils that hold high water and nutrient capacity.
Welcoming a staggering 150,000 visitors annually to the winery for dining and a range of tasting experiences, the restaurant and bar offer exceptional wine and seasonal food pairings, while the tasting room is a transformative and educational experience. An on-site boutique, and option to sit back and enjoy the food, wine and glorious scenery.
With two additional cool-climate Australian estate vineyards, Strathbogie Ranges and Whitlands High Plateau, and a total 190 hectares under vine, Chandon has set down strong roots within the Australian sparkling wine industry. Delivering wine that reflect and honour the distinctive flavours, aromas and characters of the Australian terroir, Chandon’s Yarra Valley winery is the perfect destination to experience luxury Australian sparkling wines.
⇐ Chandon Vintage Brut
A perfect blend of vibrant flavours and subtle complexity, with lime and green apple appearing in both the aromas and flavour palate. Notes of pink grapefruit and pomegranate are highlighted by pinot noir and meunier grapes. While flavours of hazelnut, biscuit and fresh dough add depth and body to the finish.
⇐ Chandon Vintage Brut Rose
Offering the delicate, fresh flavours of spring, this wine offers notes of peach, strawberry, red current, sourdough and biscuit. A fresh, intuitive palate makes it the perfect accompaniment to an assortment of foods, including baked trout, gruyere cheese and yum cha. Recipient of the 2021 Royal Adelaide Wine Show gold medal with ninety-six points.
⇐ Chandon Garden Spritz
Bringing refreshing, aromatic and balanced flavours, this wine is the perfect pairing for an afternoon picnic, or tantalising brunch. Offering a zesty palate of orange, spices and delicate bitterness, this wine is crafted with all natural ingredients. Savour in a large glass, with a few ice cubes and a citrus garnish.
⇐ Chandon Etoile
Chandon Étoile sits at the pinnacle of Chandon: an ambitious passion project to capture the heights of greatness in Australian sparkling wine. Unbound by convention and guided by a vision of outstanding quality, Chief Winemaker Dan Buckle artfully layered Chandon’s most prized vintages to create a rare master-blend. Created from their library of remarkable Chandon Vintage Brut, Étoile represents hundreds of base wines from eight different years, rounded out with extended ageing to create an Australian sparkling cuvée of unrivalled quality.
727 Maroondah Highway,
Open 11:00am–4:30pm daily
Open seven days. Brunch and lunch seating available, serving modern seasonal cuisine.
Weddings & Functions
Self-guided tour, hosted tastings, Chandon wine club, and exclusive cellar door wines