On the weekend of the 19th and 20th of June 2021, the popular Open Cellars weekend returns with 10 award-winning, family-owned boutique wineries to explore!
Entry is FREE at all wineries - so rug up, grab the kids, head out to the beautiful Nillumbik Wine Region (just north-west of Melbourne's CBD) and enjoy a fun winter weekend sampling fine wines and delicious food and relaxing to lovely live music!
Start planning the ultimate wine trail today! The wineries are nestled among the green rolling hills of the Nillumbik Shire. In this pretty part of the world, among country Australian hamlets with typical Aussie names like Kangaroo Ground, Smiths Gully, Panton Hill, Arthurs Creek and Yarrambat, the place oozes with history and charm. To get to the Nillumbik Wine Region (only 45 minutes from the CBD or Melbourne Airport) head north of Melbourne, heading to Eltham or Greensborough.
Participating wineries include Buttermans Track Wines, Hildebrand Ridge Organic Vineyard, Kings of Kangaroo Ground, Giammarino Wines, Nillumbik Estate, Panton Hill Winery, Yarrambat Estate, Philip Lobley Wines, Punch and Shaws Road. Click here to download the pamphlet.
Most wineries will be open from 11am to 5pm over the weekend (trading times vary between wineries, click here for more details), 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.
Each winery will be presenting its own unique program of events and activities; from live music with local musicians to special family-friendly menus, there's sure to be something for everyone!