The unassuming Ballarat and Pyrenees region's cellar doors will give you an unforgettable experience of the area's award-winning wines.
Total distance: 227 km
Fitness level : easy
Eastern Peake winemaker Owen Latta has been described by Different Drop's Wade Doolan as "the Ballarat boy taking Australian wine by storm".
Wade says “Owen is setting the Australian wine industry on fire with a two-pronged attack. First, a classic range of premium pinot noirs, chardonnays and syrahs under family Eastern Peake label. And second, his wilder stylings pushing the boundaries of the Australian winemaking avant-garde under Latta Vino”.
The myriad of slopes, elevations and microclimates in the Blue Pyrenees vineyard, combined with French traditions and know-how in planting those vines, enables the creation of a full range of red, white and sparkling wines from the one estate.
While you're there, visit Cafe Blue for an array of dishes showcasing fresh, local produce superbly matched with the best of Blue Pyrenees' wines.
Mount Avoca began with the dream of a Melbourne stockbroker who wanted a tree change years before the term had even been coined.
Now owned and operated by third generation owners Lisa and Matthew Barry, the family has introduced an environmental ethos and practice to wine-making, awarding them an Australian Certified Organic classification.
The Avoca is an award-winning hotel which is widely recognised for its outstanding food, extensive cellar of regional wines and range of craft and boutique beers.
Talented kitchen staff strive to make the most interesting, diverse and delicious gourmet food by using as much Pyrenees produce as possible.
Launched in July 2018, Blue Pyrenees Estate’s pristine, secluded vineyard is now home to tiny house accommodation from Unyoked.
Affectionately named Yogie and Wal, the unique cabins are tucked away at the base of the Pyrenees mountain ranges.
Start the day the right way with all-day breakfast plus a side of beautiful homewares and handmade ceramics.
After 40 years of growing grapes, the 16-hectare Dalwhinnie vineyard is now fully mature, producing true varietal fruit characters with great concentration of flavours.
The highest and most remote of the Pyrenees district vineyards, it is a premium producer of shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay.
It's not just the Summerfield family’s longevity in the wine-making business that has led them to being revered by red lovers — it's also their complete commitment to grapes and producing a special, memorable red wine.
Top off your Summerfield experience with a wood-fired pizza and glass of award-winning wine at the cellar door.
Combining old-world traditions with innovative new-world techniques, Taltarni produces a diverse range of high-calibre still red and white wines, and méthode-traditionnelle crafted sparklings.
The rich soils of red clay, quartz and sandy loam create ideal growing conditions, while the cool nights and warm days allow for slow ripening.
With his father establishing the first Pyrenees winery — Chateau Remy (now Blue Pyrenees) — in the early 1960s, Neill Robb shares a unique, passionate and life-long connection with the region and its exceptional wine-making potential.
Now his daughter Sasha, a third-generation Pyrenees winemaker, continues the tradition by his side at Sally's Paddock Redbank Winery.
Mitchell Harris has been making wine since 2008, with a focus on reflecting the cool climate characters of nearby regions
Its 140-year-old former produce store, tent-maker's and motor workshop is now a showcase for its wines and other treasures of the region, providing the full wine bar and dining experience right in the heart of Ballarat.