Melbourne is surrounded by diverse agricultural areas that are home to several distinct wine regions, throughout Victoria there is the Mornington Peninsula, the Yarra Valley and Geelong. Yarra Valley is the most prestigious and well-known of the regions. This guide is for wine connoisseurs who are determined to venture out for the award-wining and well-recognised wineries.
1. Domaine Chandon
Situated in the heart of Yarra Valley, this is the regions’ most popular winery. Specialising in sparkling wine, Chandon roots in its French heritage which first brought the essence of Moet Chandon to Australia. The superstar is their Chandon Blanc de Blancs 2012.
Location: Domaine Chandon, 727 Maroondah Highway, Coldstream, VIC.
Montalto is the most well recognised of all the Mornington Peninsula estates. The winemakers collect their grapes from six vineyards across the region, allowing for diversity and variation. Taste the best of the Peninsula wines at Montalto with a picnic or restaurant experience.
Location: Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove, 33 Shoreham Road, Red Hill South, VIC
Hidden in Yarra Valley, Serrat Winery is a boutique vineyard that takes pride in its first-class winery. The vineyard produces the highest quality wines made with love and passion.
Location: Serrat Vineyard, 945 Healesville-Yarra Glen Rd, Yarra Glen