As the second oldest winery in the region, Mount Avoca was pivotal in transforming the historic Pyrenees region into the high-quality centre of winemaking we see today. First established in 1970 by John and Arda Barry, the winery has improved its viticulture with every passing year since its inception.
The results of this hard work and dedication can be observed today; Mount Avoca is the only Australian Certified Organic winery in the region and its stewardship of the local environment and ecosystem is at the heart of its philosophy. With an innate understanding of the land’s intricate ecology, Mount Avoca believes the team’s honest commitment to tend and care for the earth is reflected in the wine’s quality.
Mount Avoca recognises that the connection to the land and environment align with making the best wines in the world, so the talented team wholly embrace nature in all its production practices. Its cool climate and unique terroir are perfectly suited for the various wines produced on the estate and contribute to the winery’s immense success.
These practices have not gone unnoticed as Mount Avoca boasts an impressive reputation as the most highly awarded organic winery and its ever-growing collection of awards and accolades have not only been awarded for winemaking, but also for its accommodation, sustainability and customer service; allowing Mount Avoca to stand strong as one of the most highly awarded wineries amongst both organic and non-organic wineries alike.
Mount Avoca’s cellar door won the 2021 Gourmet Traveller award for Best Cellar Door and it boasts 4-star rated accommodation in the form of three luxurious eco-lodges. Its 2021 Estate Sauvignon Blanc was awarded Best White Wine at the Western Victoria Wine Challenge and the 2021 Estate Chardonnay was awarded an impressive 96 points and was shortlisted for Chardonnay of the Year.
For those seeking to truly experience the remarkable Mount Avoca, extend your visit by staying in one of three luxurious eco-lodges, and observe unblemished starry night skies and the serene sounds of nature. In the morning, witness the majestic countryside up close by biking through the rolling hills, or enjoying a family picnic at the vineyard’s on-site barbecue facilities.
⇐ 2021 Estate Chardonnay
Short listed for Chardonnay of the Year, this wine has aromas of stewed red pear and warm buttered toast. This delightfully balanced and exquisitely flavoured wine shows ripe nashi pear, toasted cashew and freshly baked pastries while hints of vanilla oak add complexity. Clean and multi-layered with a delightful, lingering finish of French toast and creamy butterscotch, this wine can be enjoyed with Coq au Vin Blanc or whole snapper.
⇐ 2021 Estate Lagrein
Tones of dark plum and cherry red form this rich-coloured wine. The nose is clean with evolving aromas of
boysenberry, caramel and cherry, with hints of mocha and burnt fig toffee. The palate holds medium-bodied flavours or blackberry, plum and soft liquorice, cloaked in powdery tannins with a firm yet supple structure that finishes in notes of toffee, cocoa and dried herbs.
⇐ 2022 Estate Sauvignon Blanc
Brilliant white gold, this wine has a nose of freshly cut pineapple and melon with hints of mandarin peel and lemongrass. Enticing tropical flavours of melon, pineapple and guava blend with overtones of passionfruit. It is lifted by a luscious bright citrus tang and soft lingering finish of freshly cut grass and lemon zest.
⇐ 2017 The Calling Shiraz
Dark and intense, this ruby-red wine bursts with a nose of ripe plum, nutty raspberry and red date, cloaked in warm buttery vanilla toast with sweet oak and multi-layered fruit aromas add a delightful complexity. Elegant and vibrant flavours of raspberry fondant and damson plum weave across subtle coca powdered tannins with a long, smooth finish of toasty pepper and sweet oak vapor that dances across the palate
Moates Lane (via Vinoca Road),
Open 11:00-4:00pm daily
Weddings & Functions
Picnic area, electric barbecue and rotunda, and children’s playground. Fully certified organic winery and vineyard