The wine makers of Nillumbik are opening their cellar Nillumbik…where Melbourne meets the Yarra Valley, There is no entry charge or tasting fee for this unique doors to the wine lovers of Melbourne. Eighteen family is a destination synonymous with good food, wine, art, heritage, romantic getaways and gourmet weekends. Indulge yourself in annual event. Wines are available for purchase by the owned wineries will be presenting their wines. Wine the Yarra Valley experience, less than 30 minutes from Heidelberg. glass and bottle. makers and growers will be on hand to give an insight Nillumbik is accessible via car, train or bike. It is also close to into their unique wine making styles. Melbourne’s airport via the Western Ring Road. For further information contact the Nillumbik Tourism Although Nillumbik is part of the Yarra Valley and our wines are Visit cellars that are not always open to the public and typical of a cool climate region - crisp and clean but with intensity, Association on 1300 660 072, or visit our website at taste wines that are not always on offer by the glass. they are also unique because of our soil and environment… our www.nillumbiktourism.com.au Experience special events at many of the wineries. All ‘terroir’. Terroir, is the unique merging of our local natural elements of this just 40 minutes from the centre of Melbourne. – soils, slope, altitude, wind, rain and temperatures. Meet theWinemakers Savour the Moment Sunday 22 October 2006 11am–5pm Win a dozen bottles of Nillumbik wine Sunday 22 October 2006, 11am–5pm Name: Nillumbik is also rich in heritage. You can still find evidence of the Responsible consumption of alcohol is in everyone’s best leaford design 9718 0080 Experience the handcrafted Address: gold rushes ! Make a day of it or stay longer in one of our mudbrick interest. Therefore, at the Open Cellars event: cottages, a bed and breakfast in a vineyard or a romantic retreat • Liquor licensing laws will be observed at all times; Postcode: nestled in a private valley of natural bushland. • No alcohol will be served to under 18 year olds; and Email: Please tick if you do not wish to receive information in the future about Open Cellars of Nillumbik. frst vi second third v • No alcohol will be served to intoxicated patrons. The Open Cellars committee has made every effort to ensure the information contained in this wines of some of Victoria’s si is publication is accurate. No liability will be accepted should details be found to be inaccurate. finest boutique wineries vis t it it We proudly acknowledge our sponsors: To Enter: Have this brochure validated at three different wineries (one per person per winery Eltham Vineyards • Chads Creek Estate • Strathewen Hills • Watson’s Creek Wines • Hills of Plenty visit) and hand this brochure in at the third. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age. Final draw Hildebrand Ridge • Eagle Ridge Wines • Evelyn County Estate • Lovegrove Vineyard and Winery will take place after the cellar doors have closed. The winner will be notified by mail. Ridgeback Wines • Wedgetail Estate • Panton Hill Winery • Redbox Vineyard • Naked Range Wines Nillumbik Estate • Kings of Kangaroo Ground • Duffs Road Wines • Diamond Valley Vineyards A Eltham Vineyards 1090 – 1100 Cottles Bridge-Strathewen Rd, Strathewen (263 E4 plus 11 minutes) t: 03 9439 4144 v‰Ø¢ With a new winery and cellar door in Arthur’s Creek to be completed towards the end of the year, H Evelyn County Estate 55 Eltham Yarra Glen Rd. Kangaroo Ground (23 B1) t: 03 9437 2155 v‰¢ Experience the chic décor of the HIDE Cellardoor and Winebar whilst enjoying award winning Melbourne’s most accessible wine region this is a very exciting time for Eltham Vineyards. Come and enjoy our fine wines, complemented wines, regional antipasto, the tranquillity of a stunning rural vista, and play a round of petance Nillumbik Shire A B C by quality fare. on our piste! Also take a look at the Tony Smibert Art Gallery showcasing local artists. Melbourne CBD B Chads Creek Estate v‰Ø¢ I Lovegrove Vineyard and Winery v‰¢ F 1090 – 1100 Cottles Bridge-Strathewen Rd, Strathewen 1420 Heidelberg Kinglake Rd, Cottles Bridge 3099 (263 K1) Port Phillip (263 E4 plus 11 minutes) m: 0414 956 916 t: 03 9718 1569 Bay K Chads Creek Estate is a boutique winery that prides itself on producing premium quality wine. A relaxed atmosphere prevails at Lovegrove’s. Enjoy an espresso, sweet treats and gourmet Come and enjoy a glass or two of our full bodied Pinot Noir at the historic Strathewen Hall. baguettes or view local art, enjoy a tutored tasting of older vintages or stroll in the beautiful I garden. You may even enjoy a game of bocce! N C Strathewen Hills v‰Ø¢ J Ridgeback Wines v‰° L Q 1090 – 1100 Cottles Bridge-Strathewen Rd, Strathewen Watson’s Creek Antiques and Café, 765 Eltham-Yarra Glen Rd, Kangaroo Ground O (263 E4 plus 11 minutes) t: 03 9714 8464 (272 C5) m: 0438 618 631 The wines of Strathewen Hills have received international acclaim with plans to double current “Where great wine meets fine antiques”. Sample Ridgeback award winning wines while E exports. Our wine menu is complemented by gourmet food & cheese platters. Enjoy a blues perusing the collections of beautiful antiques at Watson’s Creek Café. Ridgeback wines are a true J band while you peruse lovely artworks and mosaics. representation of the quality wines that are being produced in this unique region. D D Watson’s Creek Wines ¢ K Wedgetail Estate v‰¢ 80 Kings Rd, Kangaroo Ground (271 J4) 40 Hildebrand Rd, Cottles Bridge (263 E 1) M t: 03 9712 0344 t: 03 9714 8661 P Taste boutique red wines from un-irrigated vines at Kangaroo Ground. Enjoy the launch of Yarra Wedgetail Estate welcome you to jeanette’s@ wedgetail. We invite you to treat your palate to H Valley’s only Malbec. Wander with a glass in hand through an exhibition of work by local Koori some delights of the Mediterranean, complemented by the unique wines of Wedgetail Estate. G R artists and John Hargreaves’ unique photographs. All available for sale. Enjoy the relaxed, friendly atmosphere and peruse a selection of beautiful local crafts. E Hills of Plenty ‰Ø L Panton Hill Vineyard and Winery v‰Ø¢ 370 Yan Yean Rd, Yarrambat (184 D12) Parking next door at 344 145 Manuka Rd, Panton Hill (263 F8) t: 03 9436 2264 t: 03 9719 7342 Suggested Routes Hills of Plenty may be the smallest winery in the area but Karen’s winemaking expertise is Experience magnificent stone buildings in a beautiful bush setting. Sample our delicious wines immense. Sample fine wines and Yarra Valley’s Buckley’s Beer. Lunch on local cheeses, olives and and gourmet delights, while enjoying the mellow sounds of Brett Pollock on acoustics and David gourmet sausages and enjoy the fabulous live jazz sounds of Judy Jacques. Taylor on Saxophone. Join the winemaker for a barrel tasting in the winery. Map references are to Melways Melbourne Street directory. Disabled access vBuses where permitted are limited to 25 people ‰ Food available ØLive entertainment ¢Art/Craft °Antiques F Hildebrand Ridge ‰Ø M Redbox Vineyard v‰ O Nillumbik Estate v‰Ø Q Duffs Road Wines v‰ 160 Hildebrand Rd, Cottles Bridge (263 E1) 2 Ness Lane, Kangaroo Ground (271 E8) Post Office Café, 794 Main Rd, Hurstbridge (185 K8) Panton Hill Hotel, 633 Kangaroo Ground-St Andrews Rd, Panton Hill (263A4) t: 03 9714 8423 t: 03 9712 0440 m: 0411 758 730 t: 03 9719 7717 Hildebrand Ridge is dedicated to making organic wines from grapes certified by the Australian Welcome to the Redbox Vineyard cellar door experience. A friendly atmosphere and a pleasant Enjoy award winning wines and chat with winemaker John Tregambe. Enjoy a glass of Pinot Duffs Road Wines produces 350 cases of cabernet sauvignon, shiraz and chardonnay per year. Certified Organic. Winemaker Jeff Buckland has gone beyond the demands of the organic afternoon awaits you in Kangaroo Ground, where excellence attracts the wine buff and the Noir or Sauvignon Blanc and dine on sumptuous delights, while listening to live contemporary At the cosy Panton Hill Hotel you can enjoy free tastings or purchase our wine by the glass and industry and eliminated sulphur preservative 220 from his entire range. Nillumbik landscape enchants all those who venture to explore. music. Take advantage of special ‘Open Cellars’ prices. bottle. Delicious meals will also be available from the Hotel’s Bistro. G Eagle Ridge Wines v‰Ø¢ N Naked Range Wines v‰Ø P Kings of Kangaroo Ground v‰ R Diamond Valley Vineyards v‰Ø¢ Wellers of Kangaroo Ground Restaurant, 150 Eltham-Yarra Glen Rd, Smiths Gully General Store, 914 Kangaroo Ground–St Andrews Rd, Smiths Gully 15 Graham Rd, Kangaroo Ground (271 D11) Wellers of Kangaroo Ground Restaurant, 150 Eltham-Yarra Glen Rd, Kangaroo Ground (23 D1) t: 03 9712 0809 (264 E3) t: 03 9710 1575 t: 03 9712 0666 Kangaroo Ground (23 D1) t: 03 9722 0840 Our vineyard in Kangaroo Ground produces low yielding, exceptional quality fruit which is hand Naked Range has developed a reputation for its wines in both domestic and international Vineyard and boutique winery. All wines made on site. Talk to the winemaker and sample Diamond Valley Vineyards, established in 1976, has produced some of the Yarra Valley’s best picked at optimum ripeness and acidity to produce premium award winning wines. Enjoy a markets. You can taste and purchase our fine wines at cellar door prices in a true country general mature wines from our cellar. Traditional, handmade wines are well regarded having achieved wines over the past 25 years. Both the White and Blue Label wines will be available for tasting glass with a plate of local cheeses and olives and the sounds of local guitarist Kieran Murphy. store with friendly service and local gourmet foods. gold and five star awards. Gourmet BBQ snacks available. including our new White Label Shiraz. Enjoy the sounds of local guitarist Kieran Murphy.