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Open Cellars June 2023

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Enjoy fantastic wines, delicious food & entertainment

Wine lovers, mark your calendars! On the weekend of the 17th and 18th June 2023, the fabulous Nillumbik Open Cellars returns with an exciting showcase of 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 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. Come along and take a leisurely stroll through the vineyards, learn about the winemaking process from the experts and some of the region's best wines.

PLUS each winery will also be presenting a 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:

Easthill Estate Winery

Nillumbik Estate

Panton Hill Vineyard & Winery

Shaws Road Winery

Kings of Kangaroo Ground

Punch Wines

Yarrambat Estate Vineyard

Hildebrand Ridge Organic Vineyard

Buttermans Track Wines

Wedgetail Estate

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.

"The Open Cellars June weekend is a wonderful opportunity for wine lovers to discover the hidden gems of the Nillumbik region," says event coordinator, Greg Rowell. "We are proud to showcase the unique flavours and passion of our winemakers, and we invite everyone to come and experience the magic of Nillumbik wine country."

Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to explore Nillumbik's finest wineries. Plan your visit at and

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