On the weekend of the 15th and 16th October 2022, the fabulous Nillumbik Open Cellars returns and celebrates 21 years of showcasing some of Victoria's finest boutique wines!
Entry is FREE at all wineries - so grab the kids, head out to the beautiful Nillumbik Wine Region (just 36km north of Melbourne CBD) and enjoy a fun-filled spring weekend exploring 10 award-winning, family-owned boutique wineries.
Start planning the ultimate wine trail today! The wineries are nestled among the green rolling hills of the Nillumbik Shire. Located north of Eltham, visit Cottles Bridge, Kangaroo Ground, Panton Hill, Smiths Gully, St Andrews and more! This region is full of charm and history while producing superb wines including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Visit any or all of the family-owned wineries in Nillumbik, each with an individual style, where the grapes are hand-picked and hand-crushed by family and friends in the traditional style, with wines developed on-site.
This is a unique opportunity to sample wines at wineries which not always open to the public. Each winery will also be presenting its own unique program of events and activities, including live music with local musicians, special family-friendly menus and art exhibitions, ensuring there's sure to be something for everyone!
Participating wineries include Buttermans Track Wines, Easthill Estate, Hildebrand Ridge Organic Vineyard, Kings of Kangaroo Ground, Nillumbik Estate, Panton Hill Vineyard and Winery, Punch Wines, Shaws Road Winery, Wedgetail Estate Wines and Yarrambat Estate Vineyard.
Wineries will be open from 11am to 5pm over the weekend (trading times vary between wineries), so there will be plenty of time to leisurely meander through the magnificent countryside and enjoy the delicious array of gourmet food, current release wine tastings and great entertainment on offer.