Wine

Watson’s Creek Wines
Category:
Products:
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot
Local outlets:
For sale by appointment – cellar door as part of Open Cellars of Nillumbik
Township/suburb:
Kangaroo Ground
Notes (in their own words):

Watson’s Creek Wines is a family-owned vineyard and winery in Kangaroo Ground, producing red wines from low-yielding, non-irrigated vines. The Cabernet Sauvignon and the Bordeaux blend (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec) are classic examples of the region’s fruit-driven, oak-balanced fine red wines. This small winery in a bush setting is open by appointment, and annually in October at Open Cellars of Nillumbik.

Wedgetail Estate
Category:
Products:
Cabernet, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Shiraz
Local outlets:
Cellar door – 1st Sunday of every month, 9am-5pm, or by arrangement.
Dan Murphy’s
Township/suburb:
Cottles Bridge
Notes (in their own words):

Established since 1994, and specialising in supplying restaurants nationally and internationally from Singapore to London, Wedgetail wines have develop a niche in the craft wine category, where quality is imperative. The amphitheatre-shaped vineyard in Cottles Bridge produces grapes of exceptional flavours. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are what their reputation lies on. Small quantities of Shiraz and Cabernet blend are also available. The winery offers spectacular views of the dramatic landscape of Nullumbik outer frontier. On the first weekend of every month the cellar door is open for tasting and food platers are on offer. Unlike most corporate wineries, the wine maker will talk you through the various wines that are open for tasting.