What do you love – red or white? Does the season influence what your favourite drink is, or are you an oenophile (or quite simply a wine lover) regardless of the time of year?
It’s easy to love a good red wine in the winter, it just feels warmer and complements so many winter foods but there are plenty of whites at the cellar door to discover (how about a blue wine?) and many other tastes the truly round out a palate lifting, winning wine experience.
Winter in the Yarra Valley has so much to give – warming up fireside with a wine in hand and a few laughs at the cellar door might just be one of the highlights of the season. And choosing a midweek wander to these cellar doors makes even more sense when you see what’s on offer.
Did we get your attention with ‘aromatic 2018 Pinot Noir and robust and fruity 2016 Butterfly Single-Site Cabernet’?We thought so. They’re the signature winter wines at Mandala Wines this season and you’re invited to join them on a wine flight to fabulous. Stopping over for a delicious lunch of house cured meats, authentic wood fired pizza and pasta a nonna would brag about.
Staying overnight at a cellar door might be the ultimate wine lovers accommodation. At Sutherland Estate you can stay in a romantic two-story tower right above the cellar door with views from your kingly digs over Dixons Creek. Your winter midweek escape just got interesting. And a little bit Spanish. And a whole lot of lush.
Wander in to a new wine experience at Badger Creek’s Blueberry Farm where it’s the blueberry that gets all the attention and you get a taste sensation that may have you hitting the refresh button on everything you thought you knew about berries. Arrive at this cellar door for a trifecta of winter treats – free tastings of Blueberry Wine, a roaring fire and a lunch special on weekdays – a 25% discount off your bill that you’ll probably spend on wine!
Keep this one a secret because one visit is probably not enough and the winter vibe will be making way for spring before you know it. Ville d’Soumah…sneaky midweeky…one stop for everything you love best. Stay two nights and awaken to endless vineyard views, premium cellar door tastings and a trattoria lunch with an Italian heart. Try on life as a vigneron. This is it.
Warm up with a winter getaway in the Yarra Valley. You’re spoilt for choice for cellar door experiences with something a little bit different. Try these, try more, come back again.