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BEECHWORTH

Picturesque Beechworth punches above its weight. With a tiny GI footprint, this region is often overlooked. It shouldn’t be. Although home to only about 30 wineries, the quality is impressive, with many boutique high-end producers – and some of the best chardonnay and nebbiolo on offer in Australia. Nestled in the north-eastern Victorian Alpine region, the region is a great place to find winemakers performing in their terroir, making sense of their place.  Beechworth offers an intimate glimpse into the artistry and passion behind each winemaker and their vineyards.  Marcus Best

Image of Savaterre.

SAVATERRE

Star Cellar Door

(03) 5727 0551
savaterre.com

Keppell Smith found in his Beechworth site everything he was looking for. Great aspect, great climate, great soil. Savaterre is perched high on a hill with majestic views overlooking the Alpine ranges. Kep is part vigneron, part vintner, part raconteur. His true love is making refined and age-worthy wines in the Burgundian tradition. In his lingo, wines that “can sit proudly on any table in the world”. Tasting is relaxed, sitting at a long wooden table, taking in Kep’s tales as you gaze at the distant peaks and valleys.  There may also be some tasty Japanese cuisine on offer. All matching well with his intense, complex, precision wines: the Estate Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Shiraz and Sagrantino. His slated state-of-the-art cellar door with an immersive winery experience will be one to look out for.

TOP DROP: 2019 Savaterre Chardonnay, A$85  

Castagna
BEST LARGE CELLAR DOOR

(03) 5728 2888
castagna.com.au 

Vinelea Wines
BEST SMALL CELLAR DOOR

0427 928 511
vinelea.com.au 

Eldorado Road
CELLAR DOOR WITH BEST FOOD

(03) 5725 1698
eldoradoroad.com.au 

Giaconda
BEST TASTING EXPERIENCE

(03) 5727 0246
giaconda.com.au 

Fighting Gully Road 
BEST ADDITIONAL CELLAR DOOR EXPERIENCE (Vineyard Tour)

(03) 5727 1434
fightinggullyroadwines.com.au 

Serengale Vineyard & RETREAT
CELLAR DOOR WITH BEST ACCOMMODATION

0428 585 348
serengalebeechworth.com.au

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