Aboutique winery, Munari Wines sits at the epicentre of the Heathcote wine region, nestled at the base of Mount Ida among gum trees and the quaint, ‘Ladys Creek’. Established in 1992, the winery is lovingly and expertly run at the hands of Adrian and Deborah Munari, whose passion for winemaking has secured Munari Wines’ exceptional reputation.
Where there once stood a small vineyard, shearing shed, and stables, now proudly stands a beautifully restored and repurposed cellar door and winery at Munari Wines. The rustic cellar door has been developed into an intimate and educational seated tasting experience. Guests feel the cosy and welcoming atmosphere, indulging in wine tasting, charcuterie boards and even pizzas while soaking in the timeless natural views.
Munari Wines is a 5 star rated Halliday Wine Companion winery with a long list of other awards and accolades. The industry recognition Munari Wines has received comes as no surprise, with viticulturalist and winemaker – Adrian Munari – having carefully crafted the wines for more than thirty years. His experience, along with his true love for winemaking, is reflected in the high quality of his wines.
Among the exceptional selection of wines on offer there are crisp italian themed whites, concentrated reds and decadent dessert wines which also includes the world famous, Heathcote shiraz.
Munari Wines acknowledges its long and rich history, paying homage to its roots with wines such as the flagship, ‘Ladys Pass’ Shiraz. This variety is named after the nearby pass in the road where legends say bushrangers would rob the carriages but allow the ladies to pass through unharmed. Guests can learn the other fascinating stories behind each of the wine labels and soak in the charming atmosphere and history of the property.
There is a wine suited to all palates, but Munari Wines understands some may opt out. For non-wine drinkers, there is tea and coffee on offer, as well as Nutella pizzas for those with a sweet tooth. If that isn’t enough to tempt you to visit one of Heathcote’s oldest and most successful cellar doors, the property is dog and family-friendly. Panther, the friendly black Labrador, will be there to greet you when you step through the doors of this delightful, hidden gem that is Munari Wines.
⇐ 2021 ‘The Veneto’ Garganega
This crisp white wine has an aroma reminiscent of classic Italian wines, slightly savoury, fresh and with a hint of sweet citrus. Once sipped, the richness and texture on the palate will surprise you while the flavours of tangerine and pineapple start to develop in the mouth.
⇐ 2017 ‘Ladys Pass’ Shiraz
This wine is a vibrant and elegant iteration of the famous Heathcote shiraz. Nose the glass and you’ll find it overflowing with blackberry, dark fruits, peppercorn and raspberries. The flavour bursts with dark fruits and liquorice with a lovely linear and juicy finish.
⇐ 2015 ‘India Red’ Cabernet Sauvignon
A vibrant, fruit driven wine, the ‘India Red’ is a medium bodied cabernet with great structure. The luscious scent of blackcurrants and milk chocolate has great depth and intensity. The fruit aromas are well supported by a juicy palate with very fine tannins adding texture and length.
⇐ 2019 ‘Late Harvest’ Viognier
With a warming scent of apricots and peaches, this wine’s fruity flavour is reminiscent of candied citrus peel and marmalade. On the palate, tastebuds will be greeted with a beautiful balance of fruity sweetness and great acidity. This is the true drive of the wine, keeping the palate fresh and clean, encouraging you to take the next sip.
1129 Northern Highway,
Open Daily 11:00am-5:00pm
Café-style, shared charcuterie platters
Weddings & Functions
Max. 36 seated
Tea and coffee, small gift shop, family and dog-friendly