4 Great Wineries Near Shepparton

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.

Goulburn Valley Grapes

With the huge amount of fruits, including pears and apples, grown in the Goulburn Valley, it has in recent years become known for its production of tasty ciders. The region is establishing itself and getting quite a reputation for all the finer things in life. Wine, is included. 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.

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.

Barossa Wine Tasting

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.

Tallis Wine

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!

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. 

Pic credit: Wyndhamere Hotel

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.