Nagambie Lakes/
Strathbogie Ranges

Naturally-endowed with one major fast-moving body of water, the Goulburn River, and a successive series of arterial billabongs surrounded by magnificent stands of river red gums, the Nagambie Lakes/Strathbogie Ranges regions are home to a disparate group of wine producers connected by a love of shiraz.

Box Grove Vineyard  

Star Cellar Door

0409 210 015
boxgrovevineyard.com.au

Surrounded by vines and open pastures, the small town of Avenel is becoming a major food and wine destination. Long-time resident and former wine writer, Sarah Gough, is a driving force combining her Box Grove Vineyard wines with local foods at the small Osteria at her vineyard. Make a booking in advance and plan for a one-of-a-kind-tasting experience.

In summer, tastings are on the verandah overlooking the creek, in winter it’s inside by the fire. She sources locally-cured ham, pastrami, her own giardiniera and more with a tasting of Box Grove wines where her emphasis is on alternative grape varieties that do well in the Central Victorian region, notably the Rhône Valley white grape, roussanne. The accent at Box Grove is on food-friendly textural whites and savoury, medium-bodied reds.   JENI PORT

OUTSTANDING WINE: 2015 Box Grove Shiraz Roussanne, A$32

Mitchelton
Best Large Cellar Door & Best
Additional Experience (special events)

(03) 5736 2222
mitchelton.com.au

Tar & Roses
BEST SMALL CELLAR DOOR

(03) 5794 1811
tarandroses.com.au

Tahbilk
CELLAR DOOR WITH BEST FOOD

(03) 5794 2555
tahbilk.com.au

Wine by Sam
BEST TASTING EXPERIENCE

(03) 5799 0437
winebysam.com.au

Harvest Home Avenel
our favourite places to stay

(03) 5741 9121
harvesthome.com.au

Maygars Hill
our favourite places to stay

0402 136 448
maygarshill.com.au