Love a good drop? There are many choices when it comes to choosing your favourite, but we’ve narrowed it down to the best wineries in Victoria. These wineries produce some of the most delicious wine in the state and each offers a unique experience. Whether you’re looking for a romantic weekend getaway or a day of wine tasting, these wineries (and the nearby winery accommodation in Victoria) should be at the top of your list.
TarraWarra Estate is a world-renowned winery located in the Yarra Valley region. Best known for its chardonnay and pinot noir, TarraWarra’s vineyards are internationally regarded and considered some of the most sustainable in the region. Visitors to the estate can enjoy wine tastings, tours of the vineyards and winery, a meal in the seasonal restaurant and stunning views of the Yarra Valley.
Book your accommodation at a BIG4 in the Yarra Valley when you visit TarraWarra Estate.
With several Chef’s Hats and award-winning wines, this gem of the Mornington Peninsula wine region celebrates local produce in luxury. Paringa Estate’s restaurant has stunning views over the vines, which you can enjoy while sipping their multi-award winning pinot noirs. And the food is some of the best you’ll ever eat outside of the city.
Book your accommodation at a BIG4 on the Mornington Peninsula when you visit Paringa Estate.
With three different incredible dining options of varying fanciness (including the famous fine-dining restaurant, Laura), a sculpture park and coastal views for days, Pt Leo Estate has something for everyone. Oh and of course, you can’t forget the impeccable wine too. Can we recommend a glass of the Methode Traditionnelle Sparkling?
Book your accommodation at a BIG4 on the Mornington Peninsula when you visit Pt Leo Estate.
With vineyards framed by Port Phillip Bay, you’re hard-pressed to find a better view on the Peninsula. A previous winner of the James Halliday Winery of the Year, there is plenty to love about Port Phillip Estate’s range of red and white wines. Plus, the cellar door kitchen, with floor-to-ceiling windows, is perfect for a long lunch or candlelit dinner.
Book your accommodation at a BIG4 on the Mornington Peninsula when you visit Port Phillip Estate.
With antique vines planted more than 85 years ago, it’s fair to say that the wines at All Saints Estate have stood the test of time. The range of full-bodied reds and muscat are their most famous drops and epitomise what the Rutherglen region and Murray River are best known for.
Book your accommodation at BIG4 Wangaratta North Cedars when you visit All Saints Estate.
The King Valley is known as a premier food and wine region and Brown Brothers is arguably the jewel in that crown. The family-run winery has over 130 years of winemaking experience and the fruits of their labours can be enjoyed both in the cellar door or the hatted restaurant, which has both a set menu and snack grazing option.
Book your accommodation at BIG4 Wangaratta North Cedars when you visit Brown Brothers.
With an award-winning fine dining restaurant and a lauded cafe, you could be forgiven for thinking that Jack Rabbit Vineyard is more about the food than the wine. But this easy-drinking range of wines isn’t easily forgotten, particularly when enjoyed via a tasting at the cellar door, served in a fun test-tube paddle.
Book your accommodation at BIG4 Bellarine when you visit Jack Rabbit Vineyard.
Montalto’s pizza restaurant is great for a casual, family lunch and the wine tastings are second to none. Then, head out for a stroll around the sculpture park to work it all off! If you’re looking for something special to do, book a Montalto picnic where you’re taken to a secluded, secret spot on the property and several courses of tasty picnic food and wine are delivered to you over the course of the afternoon.
Book your accommodation at a BIG4 on the Mornington Peninsula when you visit Montalto.
Spectacular views of Port Phillip Bay, award-winning wines and delicious food are what set the boutique Terindah Estate apart. According to wine expert, James Halliday, the unifying feature of their wines is “their strength and depth of colour, bouquet and flavour". Plus, the setting couldn’t be prettier — the floor-to-ceiling glass walls allow you to really soak up the stunning environment.
Book your accommodation at BIG4 Bellarine when you visit Terindah Estate.
Undoubtedly one of Australia’s biggest wine brands, De Bortoli has multiple cellar doors across Victoria and NSW. The Yarra Valley outpost is a beautiful place to visit with an Italian restaurant that celebrates the family heritage of the winemakers. Book a tasting at the cellar door before your lunch so you can decide which bottle to order with your meal.
Book your accommodation at a BIG4 in the Yarra Valley when you visit De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate.
For a small state, Victoria packs a punch with 22 diverse wine regions. After South Australia and New South Wales, Victoria is the third largest producer of wine in Australia. As of January 2023, there were 770 registered grape growers across the state, so wine lovers certainly have plenty of choice.
Yering Station in the Yarra Valley is touted as Victoria’s oldest winery given it was the first vineyard planted back in 1838. The vines were first planted by the Scottish-born Ryrie brothers and the name was taken from the traditional name the First Nations people had for the land: Yering. There are two theories about what this word means: either wattle scrub or a deep pool that was on the Ryrie brothers’ land.
While ‘best’ is subjective, many of the most popular and awarded winery restaurants in Victoria are located at the wineries we mentioned above. However, some additional ones include:
● Seville Estate, Seville
● Crittenden’s Estate, Dromana
● Ten Minutes by Tractor, Main Ridge
● Polperro, Red Hill
● Zonzo Estate, Yarra Glen
● Hogget Kitchen, Warragul
● Yering Station, Yarra Glen
● Oakridge Wines, Coldstream