Boutique Wineries of the Yarra Valley

  • Small Wineries of the Yarra Valley

Which Yarra Valley Winery to Visit?

With so many Yarra Valley Wineries to choose from, which ones should you visit?  Some of the biggest names in winemaking and cellar door sales attract hundreds of visitors daily in the peak season whilst the smaller boutique style vineyards are quieter and can offer a more personalised experience. Wine Tasting Tour operators often visit the smaller wineries, a good option rather than self-driving.

Listed below are over two dozen small wineries, browse the websites to see the cellar door opening times and what is offered. Many have restaurants on site.

 


BADGER CREEK

Blueberry Winery

“Blueberry Wine? Indeed. As the only makers of Blueberry wine in the Valley, their stock sells out super fast. It can’t be bought in shops but is available at the cellar door and online from their website – until sold out.

It is not just wonderful Blueberry Wine that can be sampled on this boutique property as three different ciders and homemade preserves are also available”.

Cellar Door Open

Thursday – Monday: 10.00am to 5.00pm

11 Garnook Grove, Badger Creek

 


CHIRNSIDE PARK

Billanook Estate

“The Billanook Estate Cellar Door opened in spring 2006 and is located in one of the prime positions of the Yarra Valley with spectacular views.

Visit us to savour fine estate wines from our family vineyard in the cellar door, coupled with traditional Italian food from the talented Al Dente Kitchen team, available every weekend”.

Cellar Door Open

Thursday 10am – 3pm | Friday 10am – 5pm

Saturday & Sunday 10am – 6pm

Open on some public holidays and all other days by appointment only.

280 Edward Road, Chirnside Park

 


COLDSTREAM

Tokar Estate

“Welcome to Tokar Estate, a family owned and operated winery, restaurant and cellar door in a stunning location in the heart of the Yarra Valley. We invite you to join the Tokar family, to experience our traditional European hospitality and indulge in our renowned food and wine”.

Cellar Door Open

Open 7 days from 10:30am to 5:00pm

6 Maddens Lane, Coldstream

Warramunda Estate

“Warramunda Estate is a family-owned vineyard and winery situated on the north-facing slopes of Coldstream in the Yarra Valley.

Visit our Cellar Door to explore our homegrown wines and enjoy the expansive vistas on our terrace with a glass of wine and generous food platter”.

Cellar Door Open

Open Friday 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 6 pm.

860 Maroondah Highway Coldstream

 

Badger’s Brook Winery

“Established in 1993, Badgers Brook Wines are located on the Maroondah Hwy in the heart of the Yarra Valley.  This family-owned vineyard specialises in Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz.

Michael and Mary Warren, the owners of Badgers Brook Vineyard, are pleased to be able to offer the current range of estate wines made from low yielding vines. Most of the vines on the property were planted out in 1989”.

Cellar Door Open

Thursday – Monday from 11 am – 4 pm (Saturday and Sunday to 5 pm)
874 Maroondah Highway, Coldstream 3770

 


DIXONS CREEK

Steels Gate Wines

“Situated in a picturesque hillside setting at Dixons Creek, Steels Gate Cellar Door and Restaurant is located just 60km from the heart of Melbourne; comprised of two hand-crafted boutique vineyards within the Yarra Valley.

Steels Gate Home Block Vineyard, situated at 230m above sea level was planted in the late 1970’s on an undulating slope on friable grey loam soils. Completely unirrigated and hand nurtured, surrounded by National Park. The vines are cared for by hand and the grapes carefully hand-picked at the perfect harvest time”.

Cellar Door Open
10:30am to 5:30pm
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday

1974 Melba Highway, Dixons Creek.

 

Dixon Creek Estate

“Dixons Creek Estate, formerly known as Graeme Miller’s Dixons Creek Estate, is situated at Dixons Creek in the Yarra Valley Winery Region. The Estate is one of the smaller Yarra Valley Wineries and has a reputation as a producer of fine wines. Founder, Graeme Miller, was one of the pioneers of the region.

Our wines are available through the mailing list, Cellar Door sales, selected retail outlets and on-premise facilities at our Yarra Valley Winery. You can also buy Yarra Valley Wine, elegantly produced by Dixons Creek Estate directly from our website.

The Cellar Door, situated on the vineyard, provides some of the best views of the Yarra Valley Wineries Region, as well as direct viewing of a working winery from the sales and tasting area.

Cellar Door Open

Cellar Door is closed for renovations until further notice.

Allinda Winery

“Allinda Winery was established in 1990 by Al and Linda Fencaros, located in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range at the northern end of Yarra Valley.

Mr Al Fencaros, the founder of the Winery, was born in a European family that has a long history of winemaking. Al’s grandparents commenced wine production in Hungary and later in Yugoslavia (now Serbia). Al’s father migrated to Australia in the early 1960s where he produced wine following his family’s legendary tradition of winemaking practices”.

119 Lorimers Lane, Dixons Creek,

 


GRUYERE

Soumah of Yarra Valley

“It is known that ‘great wine is made in the vineyard’ and we set out to select an exact location that delivered every advantage of a cool climate, undulating topography and ancient soils. So we found our hidden gem, located down a county lane in the dress circle Warramate foothills of the Yarra Valley.

It is from here we set out to make wine with the charm of Northern Italy but the provenance of the majestic Yarra Valley”.

Cellar Door Open

Open from 10 am to 5 pm every day of the week.

18 Hexham Road, Gruyere

 


HEALESVILLE

Boat O’Craigo

“Founded by Margaret & Steve Graham, Boat O’ Craigo is a tight-knit family business. Spanning two generations of the Graham family, it is their labour of love that keeps the wine flowing.

Where our ancestors settled alongside the docking point for the ferry that crossed the North Esk River. The Boat O’Craigo name and tradition have drifted across seas to settle and book-end Victoria’s burgeoning Yarra Valley with two magnificent vineyards, one in Healesville and the other in Kangaroo Ground”.

Cellar Door Open

Fri, Sat, Sun & Public Holidays: 11am – 5pm

458 Maroondah Hwy Healesville

 


SEVILLE

Payne’s Rise

“Paynes Rise Wines in the Upper Yarra Valley is a boutique winery specialising in small batch wines produced from carefully selected fruit from their vineyard in Seville, Victoria. It is the realisation of many years of hard work, dedication and passion of Tim and Narelle Cullen.

The very inviting cellar door is incorporated into the 1860′s homestead and property of Seville’s first settler, Thomas Payne. Our visitors have the opportunity to wander through the original house and outbuildings”.

Cellar Door Open

Thursday to Sunday 11 am – 5 pm

Kitchen hours – Sat & Sun 12-4 pm

10 Paynes Rd, Seville

 

Seville Estate

“Since the first vintage in 1976, Seville Estate has cemented its position as one of Australia’s premium wineries, consistently receiving widespread acclaim and many prestigious awards, both in Australia and internationally. 

Surprisingly in a region more renowned for its red wines produced from Cabernet and Pinot Noir, it was the Seville Estate Shiraz that received the most attention, quickly becoming one of Victoria’s most sought-after wines”.

Cellar Door Open

7 days a week, from  10 am-5 pm

65 Linwood Road, Seville

 

Seville Hill

“Established in 1991 Seville Hill Winery has been producing wines from one of the most elevated and cooler properties in Seville and the Yarra Valley. The site is also home to Rich Red Volcanic soil famous in the area.

Initially focusing on producing elegant, fruit-driven Red Wines, over recent years the list now includes Whites, Dessert Styles and Sparkling Wines”.

Cellar Door Open

Open 10 am – 5 pm Daily
Booking required for groups of 8 or more

8 Paynes Road, Seville

 

Whispering Hills Vineyard

“Located in Victoria’s picturesque countryside just an hour from Melbourne’s CBD, Whispering Hills Vineyard is the ideal spot to spend a relaxing afternoon. Family owned and operated. Murray & Marie are passionate about all things wine and food. At cellar door, you can indulge in tastings and chat to Murray about how the vines are sustainably grown and harvested.

Our wood-fired oven [Alan Scott design oven built by his son Nick Scott} is a feature of our kitchen.  We produce true wood-fired bread and traditional pizza cooked on the oven floor”.

Cellar Door Open

Open daily from 10 am to 6 pm.

Lunch is served every weekend on Saturday & Sunday between 12 pm and 4 pm.

 580 Warburton Hwy, Seville

 

Wild Cattle Creek Estate

“Set among 19 acres of landscaped gardens and vineyard, Wild Cattle Creek Estate opens our doors to you and your guests for the perfect Yarra Valley Winery experience.

We feature an onsite restaurant serving the freshest of local ingredients, a cellar door to taste our range of estate grown wines, a function room for your event or ultimate Yarra Valley Wedding and luxurious onsite accommodation for your Yarra Valley getaway”.

473 Warburton Highway, Seville

 

Morgan Vineyards

“First established in 1971 – Morgan Vineyards Is one of the oldest vineyards in the Yarra Valley.

Using traditional methods, Morgan’s has for many years produced limited quantities of high-quality wines from 100% hand-picked estate grown fruit from its beautiful old vines.

Set on the slopes above the valley floor, Morgan’s is perfectly positioned to grow premium quality cool climate grapes”.

Cellar Door Open

Thursday – Sunday 11 am – 5 pm (Or by appointment)

30 Davross Court, Seville 

Killara Estate

“Killara Estate is a remarkable place to enjoy food and wine in a warm, welcoming and relaxing setting.

Only an hour from Melbourne on one of the most picturesque sites in the upper Yarra Valley”.

Cellar Door Open

Wednesday to Sunday 10 – 5

Cnr Warburton Hwy & Sunnyside Road, Seville East

 

Brumfield Winery

“Life for Brumfield Winery started just over 20 years ago, long before we became an official winery. Smaller wineries offered us so much. We picked grapes, absorbed the passion of those we met and made small batches of wine in seriously humble conditions. Later oenology and viticulture study helped take the wines to a higher level.

We moved to the Yarra Valley still making wine. We lived and made wine at a beautiful property on Brumfield Rd in Healesville, choosing BRUMFIELD as the name of our winemaking operations; the name has been a good choice and is very much a part of us”.

Cellar Door Open

Friday to Sunday 10 am to 5 pm

Closed Good Friday, Christmas and most Public Holidays and July.

Cnr Queens & Beenak Roads Seville

 

Elmswood Estate

“Elmswood Estate produce a range of lovely, hand-crafted wines from the renowned Seville sub-region in Victoria’s Yarra Valley wine region.

Celebrated by Australian wine critic James Halliday as a 5-star winery and one of the region’s “Dark Horses”, Elmswood Estate is well regarded as a boutique wine producer with an exciting future and wines to match. With a welcoming cellar door boasting stunning views, it is the perfect venue for relaxing or hosting functions and wedding celebrations”.

Cellar Door Open

11 am – 5 pm Every Weekend

75 Monbulk-Seville Road, Seville

 


SILVAN

Six Acres Wines

“Nestled in the southern hills of the Yarra Valley, Six Acres boutique winery and vineyard is owned and worked by the Zuccaro Family, with the aim to produce bright, textural and complex wines in a way that maximises the expression of the quality and terroir of their hand-tended vineyard”.

Cellar Door Open

 Saturdays and Sundays 10 am – 4 pm

20 Ferndale Road, Silvan 

 


WANDIN

Five Oaks

“A small family run vineyard and winery located in the Yarra Valley less than one hour drive from central Melbourne.

Established in 1978 the mature vines, plus the local climate and deep red volcanic soil, produce high quality fruit. Premium wines are produced in our winery from our own Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Riesling grapes.

The name Five Oaks comes from the five magnificent 85-year-old oak trees that grace our vineyard”.

Cellar Door Open

11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Weekends and public holidays. Other times by appointment.

60 Aitken Road, Wandin East

 


WONGA PARK

Kellybrook Winery

“An abundance of real style and personality. Kellybrook is a lovely oasis in the old Yarra Valley orchard belt in Wonga Park in the Yarra Valley. It is not only the first licenced but the closest Yarra Valley winery to Melbourne. Set amongst lush vineyard and beautiful gardens, the winery offers an authentic Yarra Valley tasting and working farm experience.

Immersed in our historic gardens and set in the original winemaking building, a great range of wines, beers, ciders are available for tasting and sale. Select a picnic rug and design your own grazing plate featuring a great range of local produce”.

Cellar Door Open

Friday Saturday and Monday: 10 am to 5 pm

Sunday and Public Holidays: 11 am to 5 pm

Fulford Road, Wonga Park

 


WOORI YALLOCK

Primavera Vineyard

“Primavera Vineyard, is home to EVVIVA and Yarra Peaks wine.  We are a young, vibrant and growing family-owned vineyard passionate about creating premium Australian Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and exotic Italian varieties such as Barbera, Nebbiolo and Sangiovese wines”.

360 Lusatia Park Rd, Woori Yallock

 


YARRA GLEN

Yileena Park

“Yileena Park is a family owned Cellar Door, Winery and Vineyard located in the beautiful Yarra Valley just one hour drive northeast of Melbourne.

The vineyard was established in 1998 and comprises 5 acres of Pinot Noir, 5 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon and 2.5 acres of Merlot.  It is situated on a north-facing slope at the base of the Christmas Hills which keep it cool and protected.  And the grey loam soil surfaced over a rock studded clay base make it ideal for growing premium wine grapes”.

Cellar Door Open

Monday to Sunday – 11 am to 5 pm

271 Steels Creek Rd, Yarra Glen

 


YERING

Yering Farm Wines

“A gem to discover, situated in the heart of the valley.

Be greeted by the ducks noisily splashing in the dam, the rabbits scurrying to their burrows or foxes darting through the vines in search of their prey, all part of the ambience on the Yering Farm Estate. Wave to the owners who may be tending the vines as you meander up the driveway for a personal wine tasting experience.

The rustic tasting room, a resurrected hay shed beside the lambing nursery and orchard on the farm. The original ‘Yeringa’ signage was recovered and adorns the entrance. Pull up a stool or lean on the worn wooden bar as you are treated to a presentation of boutique wines, all grown and made on site. This is where day trippers will want to spend time and feel at ease. The experience exudes the kind of charm that keeps you chatting and exploring wines. “.

Cellar Door Open

Open 7 days, 10 am-5 pm

19-21 St Huberts Rd, Yering 

 


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