4 great wineries near Shepparton Victoria
24th March 2022
The Goulburn Valley in Victoria, is truly an agricultural haven. Thanks to its Mediterranean climate, all kinds of fruits and vegetables grow throughout the season. Whilst not many people associate Shepparton and its surroundings with grape and wine production, there certainly are some wineries to write home about. In this blog, we share some of the best wineries near Shepparton.
Wineries near Shepparton
The wineries near Shepparton in Victoria offer a delightful experience for wine enthusiasts. A number of boutique cellar doors and wineries dotted throughout the Great Shepparton region and the Goulburn Valley are perfect for day trips when visiting the region. It’s no Barossa Valley or Hunter Valley, but it’s charming and low-key, which in many ways makes it super appealing! In fact, sampling the best wineries near Shepparton could (and should) take up a whole day of your trip.
The best wineries near Shepparton
Head out on a day trip and taste the Goulburn Valley with a day of cellar door fun. Read on to find out which wineries near Shepparton to add to your list.
Monichino – Wines of Victoria
Carlo and Margaret Monichino started their lifelong dream of building a winery over 50 years ago. That was in 1962, and today Monichino is a family-run winery outride of Shepparton with a big focus on Italian culture and tastes. The culture still flows strong! Visit the Monichino Wines cellar door during a trip to Victoria and taste some of their wonderful creations. The spot is open from 11am-4pm Wednesday to Sunday, so you’ll have no problem finding a time to go. The kitchen is only open on weekends, but offers some great casual food (which of course must be paired with wine!). Kick back in the property’s garden and if you prefer, you can bring your own picnic hamper.
Melrose Farm and Vineyard
Settled in the late 1870s, Melrose is a farm in the vicinity of Shepparton; just 18 kilometres northwest. The original home still stands today. Whilst some parts of the property were sold off during the war, the current property is 55 acres in size and not only supports cattle but also a small orchard. That is what we are interested in here! One thousand Shiraz vines are picked by hand here and wine is made using traditional methods. Open vat fermentation, basket pressing and small oak casks are all part of the process. Drop into the cellar door, which is quaint and boutiquey in style.
The Shiraz Republic
Family-run The Shiraz Republic is a gorgeous 25-acre winery where you could quite literally spend hours on end, just admiring the scenery. Built in 2012, the cellar door has plenty of seating where you can kick back with a glass of wine and admire the views. At the bar, tastings are available as is a local craft beer (the property’s own) – Cornella’s Brewery craft beer. If you’re hungry, stay for a pizza from 11am every day, or if it’s just the wine you’re after, that’s okay too. Tastings here include vintages of estate-grown Shiraz wines, but also more recent releases such as Chardonnay & Rosé. Whatever it is that tickles your fancy, you’ll probably find a glass of it here.
Pop into Tallis Wine for warm hospitality, distinctive wines and tempting grazing platters. Not forgetting the great views! If you’re planning to visit, make sure you book online to ensure your place at the tasting bar. Tucked away in the Dookie Hills, this stunning little winery is only a short drive from Shepparton and offers panoramic vistas from just about wherever you choose to sit or stand. Using French and American oak barrels, you’ll taste some subtle influxes. Plus, this winery actually uses the hand plunging and foot trampling method at times. Come and try it for yourself!
Discover the essence of Longleat, nestled in picturesque Murchison, Victoria. Guido and Sandra invite you to their cellar door and cafe in the heart of the Longleat vineyard. Guido, a seasoned winemaker, crafts single varietal wines that reflect the vineyard’s unique site and growing conditions. Taste these exceptional wines and savor the intense varietal flavors, guided by Guido himself. Join them for a memorable wine experience at Longleat, where passion meets palate.
Tahbilk Winery, located in Nagambie Lakes, Victoria, is a true gem for wine enthusiasts. With a history dating back to 1860, it stands as one of Australia’s oldest family-owned wineries. Tahbilk is renowned for its commitment to preserving heritage grape varieties, particularly Marsanne, Shiraz, and Cabernet Sauvignon. The estate’s stunning cellar door offers tastings of their exceptional wines, showcasing the unique terroir and craftsmanship that goes into each bottle. Don’t miss the chance to explore the historic vineyards, take in the breathtaking scenery, and indulge in the rich flavors that make Tahbilk a must-visit destination.
Aus Weekend Escapes’ Top Hotel Pick
After sampling the best wineries near Shepparton, you’ll need somewhere to rest your head. The Wyndhamere Motel is an excellent place to start, if you’re seeking comfort, a great location and modern amenities. The property offers a selection of rooms to suit all travellers, with free parking, comfortable beds, large flat screen TVs & free WiFi all included. To book your stay, or to simply browse the website, click here.
Things to do in Shepparton, other than taste wine
There’s much more to do than visit wineries when in Shepparton. Check out our Ultimate Guide. Whether you’re with kids, your partner or some friends, you’ll find plenty to do.