Witchmount Estate Winery
Witchmount Estate Winery
Witchmount Estate Winery is conveniently located 30 minutes from the centre of Melbourne. Upon entry, you are transported to a lovely green oasis with vineyards on either side. With a new team of female winemakers and cellar door staff, this small modern winery is a great place to relax with a glass of wine and a delectable cheese platter, or pack a picnic lunch and pop your rug on the grass over by the lake. Feel free to bring along your dog, and meet the onsite Bernese mountain dog Wilbur, a gentle giant who loves a pat!
With 12 acres under vine, the winery grows shiraz, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon varietals. The team follows careful agricultural and winemaking techniques to ensure they only produce wines of the highest quality.
Witchmount Estate Winery has been recognised for its commitment to excellence with a range of industry awards, including a gold meal for its shiraz varietal at the 2008 Syrah du Monde wine competition, which was held in France.
The vineyard also offers a beautiful, rustic bluestone function and convention centre for hire. The unique venue is close to Melbourne and is suitable for weddings, conferences, special celebrations, and business events. The charming courtyard, cellar and lake provide the perfect setting for ceremonies and pre-dinner drinks, while the barrel hall, cellar door, gardens, and picturesque vineyards provide an abundance of photo opportunities.
The Avanti restaurant offers classic Italian dining. Whether it be for a quick plate of house-made pasta on the way back from work, entertaining friends and family, or a lazy Sunday afternoon lunch, Avanti at Witchmount Estate Winery is the place to be.
⇐ 2018 Lowen Park Sauvignon Blanc
This wine has notes of passionfruit flower and sherbet on the nose. The palate is generous and glossy with great fruit concentration. Finishing with a delicate texture, this is a very amicable sauvignon blanc.
⇐ 2015 Estate Shiraz
Dark fruits, prunes, cinnamon spice and cocoa assault your nostrils, while the palate shows zippy red fruits, Chinese five spice, white pepper, raspberries and good length, which are all typical of a Witchmount Estate Winery shiraz. A low-yielding season due to poor weather conditions during fruit set has resulted in a vintage of high-quality fruit.
⇐ 2016 Estate Chardonnay
This chardonnay has notes of nougat, white peach and granny smith apples on the nose. The palate’s lovely natural acidity from lemon zest and white nectarine is balanced by notes toasted oak and a long finish.
⇐ 2019 Lowen Park Pinot Gris
This pinot gris is vibrant gold in colour, with a floral and fruity nose of nashi pear, apple blossom, peaches and citrus. The palate has a ‘skinsy’ grip and saline savouriness with hints of red apples, toasted almonds and apricot kernels.
557 Leakes Road,
Open 11:00am–5:00pm Wednesday to Sunday
À la carte
Weddings & Functions
Online sales, dog-friendly estate, cellar door and function room can be hired for events