Essential experiences you shouldn’t miss in Victoria, Australia
Victoria’s High Country lays claim to being one of the best food and wine destinations in the Southern Hemisphere. The fertile valley boasts spectacular rolling hills, views and abundant food and valley options. If you’re fortunate enough to be in the region, these are just some of the must see and experience attractions the High Country of Victoria has to offer.
Domaine Chandon Winery
Established by renowned French champagne brand Moët & Chandon, this winery has carved a name for itself as one of the Yarra Valley’s most prominent food and wine destinations. The winery offers some of the best traditional sparkling wines and cool-climate still wines as well as epicurean delights which can be savoured whilst overlooking vast sprawling vineyards.
727 Maroondah Highway, Coldstream VIC 3770. Domaine Chandon Winery opens from 10.30am to 4.30pm daily except on Christmas Day.
Cheese Tasting at Yarra Valley Dairy
Although it’s a relatively small family run business, Yarra Valley Dairy nevertheless offers some of the finest gourmet cheeses in the region. Boasting a 100-year-old history, the establishment serves homemade cheeses and dairy products made fresh on site utilising milk sourced from top quality cattle raised on the property itself.
McMeikans Road, Yering, Victoria. Yarra Valley Dairy opens from 10.30am to 5.00pm daily.
Brown Brothers Milawa Vineyard
With breathtaking scenery, great-tasting wines and inspired dishes on offer, this quaint vineyard stands as the perfect place to chill back and share a bottle of wine. Located in the lower reaches of the King Valley, the vineyard also caters for lunch and dinner at Epi.Curious and Patricia’s Table, the outlet’s very own fine dining restaurants.
239 Milawa Bobinawarrah Road, Milawa, Victoria. Brown Brothers Milawa Vineyard opens from 9am to 4pm daily except on Good Friday and Christmas Day.
Dal Zotto Wines
Fancy a taste of Italian heritage while you holiday down under? Well the Dal Zotto family has provided that in spades with their signature wines as well as cuisine served exclusively in their winery. In addition to free tasting sessions, Dal Zotto Wines also offer mini degustation menus with delectable rustic bite-sized bites as well as classic Italian desserts such as Prosecco Pannacotta and Vanilla Brulee.
4861 Wangaratta-Whitfield Road, King Valley. Dal Zotto Wines opens from 10am to 5pm daily.
Lindenwarrah at Milawa
A stone's throw away from Brown Brothers Vineyard is this immaculately designed boutique hotel. The Lindenwarrah is a favourite stop-over for gourmands and visitors owing to its stylish lounges, courtyards and heated pool all of which overlook stunning vineyards and beautiful gardens. The hotel’s unique location also gives it the perfect the setting for leisurely outdoor pursuits such as cycling, fishing and bushwalking.
Milawa-Bobinawarrah Rd, Milawa.