Best Winery Accommodation in Victoria

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The only downside to visiting a winery is that, unless tastings are kept to an absolute minimum, there always has to be a designated driver. It’s either that or you have to book alternative travel arrangements, which can be pricey.

Solution: stay at the winery. These days the best Victorian vineyards are full-blown retreats, featuring day spas, wellness offerings, private functions, sculpture parks and more. They’re not itinerary-fillers on your country holiday: they are the holiday.

  • Mitchelton – and its iconic tower – is best known for its wines. But its newer hotel and Hecker-Guthrie designed day spa are worth the trip to Nagambie.

  • Jackalope has always been a bit more of a hotel that makes wine than it is a winery with a hotel. That's not a knock – it's just where the focus is. And a night at Jackalope – though it will cost you – is one of the best hotel experiences in Victoria, if not Australia.

  • An elegantly-restored country estate. The boutique hotel has 40 rooms, a farm-to-table diner, an indoor pool and picnic basket lunches to enjoy by the lake.

  • This isn't a winery, but this beautiful hotel is mere moments away from Brown Brothers, across the road. And considering Brown Brothers doesn't have its own on-site accommodation, this is the next-best thing.

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  • In 2018, this acclaimed winery added on-site accommodation. The Homestead is a luxury villa that's ideal for bigger groups. If you're after something smaller, there are a couple of apartments by the vines to rent out too.

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  • Some of the finest food, wine and views on the entire Mornington Peninsula, which is saying something. And the accommodation is no slouch either: there's a range of king-sized suites to choose from.

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  • This guesthouse is another one that isn't a winery hotel, but that's so close to the vines – there's a vineyard literally on the doorstep – that it may as well be.

  • This family-run vineyard started in the 1950s, when founder Arnold Pizzini emigrated from Northern Italy. Visit here with a group and book out the guesthouse. It's inspired by a Tuscan villa, and it's the ideal spot to head to after you've spent the afternoon sipping prosecco.

  • This luxury resort and winery sits in the centre of everything you’d want to visit in the Yarra Valley.

  • What this winery lacks in size, it more than makes up for in character. Whether it’s the quaint, well-appointed guesthouses (made from reconverted 1930s train carriages) or the idiosyncratic pinot noirs and pinot gris (naturally fermented with wild yeast, then hand-macerated) a visit here is sure to stand out.

  • Perfect for a cosy nature hideaway in South Gippsland. Stay at the weatherboard workers’ cottage and winery set among seven acres of vines. When it’s open, try a drop of its unfiltered and unfined natural wines at the cellar door.

  • This picturesque winery also has a comfortable and well-appointed villa for five – which comes with a deck with view of vineyards and the Murray River, and even a jacuzzi.

  • Crittenden Estate's charming on-site accommodation is decked out with freestanding spa baths (with lake views) and cosy wood fireplaces. And if you don’t want to leave, there’s an option for in-room massages, picnic hampers and even a three-course dinner.

  • McGlashan's four spacious eco-villas epitomise what's great about staying at a winery, with the added bonus of being situated moments from the Bellarine Peninsula’s beaches. You also get a complimentary bottle of the winery’s excellent plonk when you stay.

  • Two luxury apartments above the cellar door offer premium views of this Porepunkah vineyard and nearby Mount Buffalo. They’re also an excellent launchpad for exploring the natural beauty of the Alpine Valleys region.

  • This converted 1950s holiday home accommodates six people, and every inch of it is designed to make you feel at home – if your home is a beautifully appointed cottage dotted with a mix of a vintage and modern decor. There’s also an outdoor firepit and roomy bathtub perfect for cold nights.

  • Stay in one of seven vintage American-made caravans flanked by lush vineyards. It’s a short stroll to the winery’s hotel and day spa, and its unmissable farm-to-table restaurant, The Muse.

  • Rows of shiraz and merlot vines end on the doorstep of this tiny off-grid home in the Grampians. There’s practically no light pollution over the vineyard, so it’s the perfect place for stargazing with a glass of Hounds Run in hand.