Victoria has become a prominent, world-wide producer of cool-climate Australian wines. Its peppery shiraz, warm cabernet sauvignon, rich pinot noir, and crisp chardonnay have made their mark across the globe, with many wineries winning international awards as well as local trophies. With every year, the Victorian wine industry continues to flourish.
In the posts below, you’ll find out the latest news from the local wineries, including boutique vineyards winning awards, wineries that are hosting events or concerts in the coming months, and exciting renovations of cellar doors and restaurants, as well as many more.
A quick scroll will show you just how much is happening in the fruitful wineries throughout Victoria, from the beaches of the Mornington Peninsula, to the Alpine Valley in north-east Victoria. If you want to find out where you can catch a local band while enjoying a nice glass of award-winning pinot noir, or would like to know what bottle would be best to indulge in this month, simply scroll down the list of news and you’ll be sure to find your inspiration.
If you’re after more information on the featured wineries, be sure to click the ‘See Winery Profile’ button in each individual newsflash. Each profile includes the cellar door address, contact details and opening hours for your convenience.
You’ll also find a brief editorial about the winery and its history in the local area. At the bottom of the profile, you can view the tasting notes for up to four wines that have been expertly chosen by the winery to portray their best.
To learn more about the minds behind the wine, head over to the Meet The Winemakers section, where you’ll find interviews with some of Victoria’s most prestigious winemakers.
THE LATEST NEWS FROM THE LOCAL WINE INDUSTRY
Already reflected by its status as a 5-star rated winery in the 2021 Halliday Wine Companion and its prominence as the largest commercial gallery of Aboriginal art in Australia, Mitchelton Wines consistently strives for excellence, and the winery’s latest venture is...
Always seeking to elevate its impeccable status, M. Chapoutier is delighted to announce the launch of the M. Chapoutier Australia Wine Family and its increased selection of delectable food available at the cellar door. Synonymous with its world-renowned reputation as...
Already renowned for its pristine location and immaculate wines, Lake Cooper Estate is currently planning the creation of a new cellar door and restaurant, with works even underway for individual accommodation units. Having garnered a strong reputation for its...
The Convent Gallery is an iconic Daylesford location, and its owner, Tina Banitska, is delighted to announce twenty years of success under her care. With an unending passion for arts, food, and wine, in the late 1970s Banitska spied the tower of the Holy Cross Convent...
When you think of Rutherglen, images of gorgeous countryside, miles of manicured vines, and delectable wines spring to mind – perhaps the last thing to spring to mind is gin. However, as Buller Wines announces its new side project, Three Chain Road Gin, this is about...
Formerly known as Lynnevale Estate, the newly revamped Vin du Van Estate has recently opened under new management and is excited to offer a fresh perspective and new lease-on-life to its iconic Bendigo vineyard. The change of ownership has also brought about an...
Indulging in guided wine tastings and shared regional platters are not the only activities to experience at Tallis Wine’s cellar door. There is also an opportunity to wander the breath-taking Rock Correa walking track where individuals can take in spectacular 360˚...
The owners of Sanguine Estate have made a remarkable winemaking ancestry discovery, dating back to the 1860s in Victoria. Owned- and -operated by the Hunter family, it was whilst reading a book on the history of winemaking in Victoria that Tony Hunter was introduced...
Red Edge is celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of its original vines planted in 1971, making it the oldest vineyard in the township of Heathcote. Such established vines are incredibly rare for most wineries, and Red Edge still utilises the fruit the vines bear to...
While many have been disappointed with this summer’s consistently cool climate, Glenwillow Wines is delighted by the optimal conditions for wine-production. Commencing grape picking for its 2021 vintage, Glenwillow Wines eagerly anticipates that this year may produce...
After an outstanding year of awards in the 2021 Halliday Wine Companion, receiving recognition for the likes of Top 10 Dark Horse Winery, Best of the Best, and 97-points for its Premium Shiraz, Ellis Wines have now opened Bendigo’s only urban cellar door - which can...
Byronsvale Vineyard & Accommodation Bendigo has made a strong impression at the 2019 Victorian Wine Show, with judges awarding the winery a gold medal with an impressive 95 points for the Byronsvale 2017 Estate Shiraz. Byronsvale Vineyard & Accommodation...
Undoubtedly a year unlike any other, 2020 has seen many businesses hard pressed to adapt their methodology to accommodate the unprecedented challenges presented to them. In a time of much uncertainty and turbulence, Black Wallaby Wines has continued to rise above...
2021 marks fifty years of Anderson Winery’s very own Howard Anderson making impeccable sparkling wines. Starting his sparkling wine journey in 1971 with Seppelt’s Great Western, Howard spent fifteen years honing his skills, improving his knowledge, and gaining...
Yabby Lake Vineyard is proud to exhibit its fantastic cellar door, the perfect place to unwind with a glass of wine.
Wynnton Ridge has recently transformed the vineyard’s charming 100-year-old dairy into a cosy tasting room, making it one of the must-see wineries along the Mornington Peninsula.
Sutherland Estate’s second accommodation tower has recently been renovated and is now available for visitors to stay and unwind, as they leave the busy city life behind and escape to this stunning vineyard retreat.
Stefani Estate is excited to announce that its highest vineyard site, ‘The View’ is currently in its third year of transitioning to become NASAA Certified Organic. The winery’s vineyards are planted across three unique sites, offering a variety of growing conditions,...
Fitting in with its strong Italian influences, Soumah of Yarra Valley now offers Merenda, an Italian tradition that translates to an afternoon snack or ‘the thing one deserves’, which is intended to fill the gap between lunch and dinner.
Prancing Horse Estate is pleased to reintroduce its inspiring and enlightening Wine and Food Series in 2021 – Sunday School – a fitting name, since for many wine enthusiasts, wine is close to a religion! The renewed program includes a range of subjects such as...
Narkoojee is proud to have celebrated its fortieth anniversary in 2020, sending the winery on a nostalgic trip down memory lane.
Mantons Creek Estate is proud to introduce several new wines to its stunning collection.
Mandala Wines’ Yarra Junction Pinot Noir vineyard has been producing beautiful fruit and stunning wines for twenty-one years; an anniversary worthy of celebrating.
As a producer of many fantastic wines, Eldridge Estate is particularly proud of its PTG, a unique blend of pinot noir and gamay that is released in October each year, with its 2021 release expected to be another winner.
2021 is a year of celebration as RIEDEL commemorates a momentous occasion: 265 years as family-owned business.
Red Hill Estate and Max’s Restaurant make the perfect pairing, just like Romeo and Juliet or Sonny and Cher.
Ocean Eight has had a standout vintage for 2021, delighted to deliver excellent quality varieties for its guests and locals along the Mornington Peninsula, with a particular focus on chardonnay and pinot noir.
Medhurst Wines’ cellar door and restaurant have undergone a stunning transformation, making it the Yarra Valley location-to-be.
With more than sixty years of experience in the design and manufacture of appliances for domestic, commercial, pharmaceutical and biomedical applications, Liebherr is proud to introduce the Monolith Wine Cabinet to the Australian market.
Del Rios of Mt Anakie’s restaurant and cellar door is perched above the vineyards with the extinct volcano Mt Anakie sitting behind it.
Established in 1921, Buller Wines blends a century of tradition with contemporary winemaking practices to create exceptional wines. The winery is currently co-owned by four local families – Gerald Judd is a sixth generation local and has been at Buller Wines since 2013.
The Tallis Silent Showman range is now sporting a striking new look designed by Marilyn & Sons in Melbourne.These wines are named in honour of Sir George Tallis, who arrived in Melbourne in 1886 as a seventeen-year-old Irish immigrant with just fourteen shillings...
2020 will see the construction of a new cellar door at Delatite Wines, as well as a restaurant and blending room close to the current winery.
As the Bellarine gains increasing awareness as an award-winning epicurean hub and wine region, Jack Rabbit Vineyard is stepping up.
Visit any town, city or region, in any country in the world and keep an eye out for where the locals gravitate.
Yes said the Seal, located on the spectacular Bellarine Peninsula, is one to seek out.
With a recent planting of pinot noir, Gippsland’s Narkoojee Winery and Restaurant is now home to twelve clones of pinot noir
Terindah Estate is excited to announce the relaunch of its Glamping Amongst the Vines program, which is in collaboration with Twilight Glamping.
What a stellar year 2019 proved to be at Scotchmans Hill, with the development of the estate and further plantings within the vineyards.
The historic Seppelt is home to the longest underground cellars in the Southern Hemisphere. It was in 1864 when Joseph Best began the excavation process of the cellars.
Traverse along the Midland Highway and just north west of Geelong, you’ll find Clyde Park nestled in the stunning Moorabool Valley wine region.
Oakdene is still celebrating its successes from the 2019 Geelong Wine Show, taking home two of the events’ coveted trophies with consistently high-performing wines.
This year brings forth exciting news at Grampians Estate with the major redevelopment of its cellar door.
Witchmount Estate Winery has something for everyone; from four-legged friends to vegans and vegetarians.
The Taltarni 2015 Blanc de Blancs continues to bring home accolades internationally and from across Australia.
Spurred by a growing number of visitors and members, Summerfield is currently in the process of an exciting new expansion, with plans underway to further extend the restaurant and cellar door area.
The Tokar Estate restaurant has been re-vamped, with major renovations transforming the entire estate. The new aesthetic invites visitors to relax, while still offering a premium dining experience.
Medhurst Wines is located on the western edge of the Warramate Hills in the centre of the famous Yarra Valley wine region.
Located in the iconic Yarra Valley, Mandala Wines is renowned for its award-winning pinot noirs and chardonnays, but that doesn’t mean the team don’t love to try new things.
Helen & Joey Estate is taking advantage of daylight savings – keeping the doors open later on Saturdays so that visitors can enjoy the serene sunsets.
Prancing Horse Estate’s team are the organic and biodynamic winemaking pioneers of the Mornington Peninsula.
Red Hill Estate celebrated its thirtieth birthday in 2019. 2020 will be the year that it gets bigger and better!
While cruising down the Mornington Peninsula for a long weekend, be sure to spare some time to visit Wynnton Ridge Vineyard.
Established in 1969, Mitchelton Wines has recently celebrated fifty years since the first vines were planted on its Nagambie Estate by entrepreneur Ross Shelmerdine and dedicated industry expert Colin Preece. Today, the winery is known for its spectacular surrounds of...
Following on from an excellent flowering and fruit-growing season, the winemakers at Dromana Estate have been putting its signature rosé on ice, making this lovely wine the perfect summer treat.
Take your love for wine to the next level with a year-long, fully immersive experience. Austin’s Wines has created the opportunity for wine lovers to become winemakers and create their own personalised vintage.Witness and participate in every stage of the winemaking...
Looking at the vines from the cellar door, vintage 2020 is fast approaching.
Zig Zag Road has released a second vintage to its newly developed label, Kind Folk.
In November 2019, Granite Hills celebrated a double-trophy victory and a nine-medal win at The Victorian Wine Show.
Wine-lovers can experience life as a vigneron with the Adopt-A-Vine program at Gisborne Peak Wines.
In the cool temperatures of 1998, Graeme Leith planted pinot noir and chardonnay in the Macedon Ranges on a steep, north facing slope with a top elevation of 742 metres above sea level. He was deemed a ‘fool’ by the locals, “too cold,” they said!
Lake Cooper Estate is excited to announce it’s now under new ownership and management
Arrive at Passing Clouds’ vineyard by train in a special collaboration with Daylesford Spa Country Railway
Ocean Eight’s award-winning wines appear in Michelin-starred restaurants worldwide
Yes said the Seal 2017 Pinot Noir was awarded Best of Show in the Australian Pinot Noir Challenge
Join the founder of A.T. Richardson Wines on a personal tasting and tour of the vineyard
Mitchelton Wines has launched a particularly exciting new product; the PREECE NV Cuvée Prosecco.
Gisborne Peak Winery has recently expanded to include self-contained, private cottages
Zig Zag Wines’ award-winning range is now joined by the vineyard’s newest label, Kind Folk.
Mantons Creek Estate has won several medals at an international show and a local show.
Grampians Estate has consecutively won ‘Champion Small Winery of Show’ at the 2018 ASWS
Get hands-on at Tahbilk Winery, with their winemaking/wine tasting workshop throughout 2019
Taltarni Vineyards has recently won a number of awards, including the winery receiving five-stars
Rochford Wines’ Yarra Valley estate now features a new Italian restaurant managed by 400 Gradi
Sanguine Estate’s 2017 Progeny Shiraz was awarded five trophies at the 2018 Heathcote Wine Show
Leura Park Estate’s boutique winery concert is back in 2019
Oakdene’s 2017 Single-Vineyard Pinot Noir is rated 95 points in the 2019 Halliday Wine Companion
Tallis Wine releases the first boğazkere wine, which has spicy rose petal, cherry and raspberry notes
Warramunda Estate is rated a five-star winery in 2019 Halliday Wine Companion
Delatite Wines’ third release of Window Gewurz Pinot Gris Riesling
Wine by Sam is releasing an expanded calendar of events and shows in 2019
Summerfield now includes an indoor/outdoor dining space
Anderson Winery’s award-winning saperavi variety is now available at its cellar door for tasting
Mandala Wines’cellar door has been recently renovated, and has a new winemaker, Don Pople.
Medhurst Wines’ renovated cellar door has a new seasonal menu by chef, Robin Sutcliffe
De Bortoli Wines is awarded ‘Best Large Cellar Door in the Yarra Valley’ by Gourmet Traveller WINE
Yarrawood Estate’s 2016 Tall Tales Botrytis Riesling won Elite Gold Medal at CIRC
Wynnton Ridge Vineyard has a new tasting room that pays hommage to its dairy farm past
Red Hill Estate’s vintage season is here, and it’s all hands on deck with vineyard maintenance