Star Cellar Door
A short trip up the highway on the way to Ballarat, the Clyde Park cellar door offers an impressively cohesive experience, with a stylish industrial aesthetic only complemented by the classy pinot noir, chardonnay and shiraz.
You’ll want to visit on the weekend, where the barrels are taken out of the winery and tables put in their place. The big wood-fired oven is put to good use, pumping out delicious Peking duck pizzas to be enjoyed with a glass of Single Block Pinot Noir.
The view from cellar door is a point in itself, although the best views are famously found in the toilet (the best seat in the house) and there are even chickens to keep little people amused.
The only consideration is that it can be incredibly popular, especially on Sundays, which means you pizza-loving wine fans should book early. ANDREW GRAHAM
OUTSTANDING WINE: 2017 Clyde Park Single Block D Pinot Noir, A$75