The wineries represented on the Yarra Valley Cellar Door tasting table are all family owned.
Each are passionate producers of top quality boutique wine.
We love ’em all.
Visit their websites for more of the story that makes each so special…
Elmswood Estate is located at 240m above sea level. The vineyard was planted in 1981 and wines from the estate have won many awards. Family owned, Elmswood Estate has focused on producing purely estate wines since 2014 in line with their stated mission to “become one of Australia’s greatest wine producers through an uncompromising commitment to integrity, quality and a special, unique site.”
Cellar Door for Elmswood Estate
Address: 75 Monbulk-Seville Rd, Seville VIC 3139
CLOSED July and August 2018 for renovation.
Phone: (03) 5964 3015
Handpicked Wines have an ethos perfectly in line with the reason Yarra Valley Cellar Door exists: to offer the best wines from the region. In Handpicked’s case they not only produce outstanding wines from the Yarra Valley but also from many regions throughout the world.
Cellar Door for Handpicked Wines
Address: 50 Kensington St, Chippendale NSW 2008
Phone: (02) 9392 9190
Check out this interview with Ben on Handpicked’s website HERE.
Journey Wines is Damian North. Damian’s journey has seen him begin his wine career as a respected sommelier at fine Sydney restaurants before heading to the Yarra Valley to become a winemaker. He then headed to Oregon and Margaret River before returning to the valley to establish his own label.
Established in 1976, Lillydale Estate producers wines from some of the oldest vineyards in the Yarra Valley. The new family owners have embarked on an exciting new stage of development, reinvigorating the brand and, most importantly, the wines.
Website coming soon.
Rob Dolan is Yarra Valley royalty. He has been behind the establishment of many well known YV wines including those from Sticks and Punt Road wineries. His namesake label has quickly established itself as a YV heavy-hitter (even with the cool climate lighter style wines!)
Cellar Door for Rob Dolan Wines
Address: 21-23 Delaneys Rd, Warrandyte South VIC 3134
Hours: 10am-5pm 7 days a week
Phone: (03) 9876 5885
Husband and wife team Adrian and Rebecca Santolin source the best quality grapes to make wines with minimal intervention.
Check out the Santolin Wines Instagram HERE.
Since 1996 Mike Fitzpatrick, the former Carlton Football Club captain, has been guiding his A-team in producing boutique Yarra Valley wines with a difference. Named after Fitzpatrick’s residence whilst studying at Oxford, Squitchy Lane is inspired by the great wines of the world, and producing award winning wines in its own right.
Cellar door for Squitchy Lane
Address: 9 Medhurst Rd, Gruyere VIC 3770
Hours: Saturday and Sunday 11am-5pm
Tarrahill Wines are all grown on the 16 acre estate owned by the Hamer family since 1988. The vineyard is run on organic principles and is biodynamic in conversion. Wines are made by Jonathan Hamer, a former lawyer who has been involved in the wine industry for 20 years, going full-time since 2009.
Cellar Door for Tarrahill Wines is opened on select weekends to mailing list members (Order wine on their website HERE and immediately go onto the mailing list).