Top Wineries and Places to Visit in the Sunbury Region
No trip to the Sunbury Region would be complete without sussing out some of the local wineries, and, of course, sampling their produce! We’ve also listed a few other places well worth visiting. Read on for more…
Before we go into the list of wineries you might need some help getting to the region. Have a look at our article: How to Get to the Sunbury Wine Region from Melbourne.
Located in the south of the Macedon Ranges is the oldest winery in Sunbury. Formerly known as Olde Winiba, today it’s known as Andraos Bros. The rich volcanic soils of the region led to the production of award winning wines, in particular the Grandfather’s Reserve Shiraz. You can enjoy wine tasting in the cellar as well as sample what’s on the menu in Estelle’s Cellar Restaurant.
Craiglee is just 10 minutes from Tullamarine Airport, and produces some wonderful Shiraz wines. It’s located on the Sunbury Road, and is open on Sundays from 11am-5pm. Other times have to be booked by prior appointment.
Enjoy Semillon and Chardonnay at the old bluestone winery, which dates back to 1863. It’s located along the Sunbury Road, just a short drive from Melbourne on the C706. The on site restaurant offers great Sunday lunches as well.
Here you can stroll through the wonderful vineyards and gardens and take in the stunning views of the gorge through Longview Creek and onto the Macedon ranges. If you’re feeling peckish food can be ordered, and you can enjoy a barbeque along with wine tasting – Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are the most popular.
Deep in the wonderfully scenic Oaklands Valley lies the closest winery to Melbourne city. Wildwood is only about 4km north of the airport, just off the Tullamarine Freeway.
The Wildwood Vineyard is on a height of over 130 metres, leading to majestic vistas of the bay at Port Phillip and Melbourne City itself. You can enjoy a glass of Chardonnay, Cabernet, as well as its own speciality Dunalister! Located in the town of Bulla, on St John’s Road, this is a must visit.
Animal Land Children’s Farm
Why not take a trip to the wonderful children’s farm at Animal Land? A great day out for all the family is guaranteed, and the kids can get to see a working farm in operation, and interact with and feed the farm animals! Ponies, cows, deer and other farm animals are plentiful here. It’s located at Diggers Rest on the M79 and is open from 9am to 3pm Monday to Friday only.
Sunbury Visitor Information Centre is located in the tastefully restored Old Sunbury Court House at 43 Macedon Street, Sunbury and is open daily from 9am to 5pm.
Here you can pick up free information on Sunbury, talk to friendly travel advisors, learn about the history of the region as well as the story of the birthplace of the Ashes Cricket Tournament that takes place between Australia and England. There are also plenty free brochures available on the Victoria State, what to see and do here, and which are the best wineries to enjoy!
So if you are visiting the Melbourne area and interested in touring the Sunbury Wine Region, you’ll probably need a car. Check out our car hire Melbourne page.
What’s your favourite winery in the Sunbury Region. Feel free to drop us a line.