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Nagambie Lakes & Strathbogie Ranges

Heralding the beginning of Central Victoria’s Goulburn Valley and a short drive from Melbourne are the Nagambie Lakes and Strathbogie Ranges wine regions. Home to some of the world’s oldest vines, the region is rich in vinous history. Here, traditional grape varieties happily share the cellar door with Italian compatriots. Epicurean sensibility is readily addressed by pairing locally sourced gourmet delights with a glass or two of the local drops. Completing the picture, the rocky outcrops, trails, billabongs and rolling hills of this quintessential country landscape leave an indelible imprint on the memory of any visitor.  Simone Madden-Grey

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tahbilk

Star Cellar Door

(03) 5794 2555
tahbilk.com.au

Linking history with the future, Tahbilk was established in 1860 and looks firmly to the future with carbon neutral certification and an extensive sustainability programme applied from the vineyard to the restaurant. Bordered by the Goulburn River and the Tabilk Lagoon Wildlife Reserve, the sprawling estate has a range of experiences on offer. The cellar door is housed above the original underground cellars in the historic winery building and a generous selection of wines is offered for tasting. Ancient marsanne and shiraz vines present an opportunity to take in the region’s story that should not be missed. Knowledgeable and friendly staff happily guide you through a tasting and can point you in the direction of the Wetlands View Restaurant, where you will find a mouth-watering selection of dishes to tempt you. Round off your visit with a post-lunch wander through the walking trails around the wetlands of the estate.

 TOP DROP: 2016 Museum Release Marsanne, A$27

Mitchelton
BEST LARGE CELLAR DOOR

(03) 5736 2222
mitchelton.com.au

Wine X Sam
BEST SMALL CELLAR DOOR

(03) 5799 0437
winebysam.com.au 

Box Grove Vineyard
CELLAR DOOR WITH BEST FOOD

0409 210 015
boxgrovevineyard.com.au

Fowles
BEST TASTING EXPERIENCE

(03) 5796 2150
fowleswine.com 

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