On the main street of Heathcote, this cellar door and restaurant sits in a restored produce shop originally built in 1854. The heritage-listed building maintains the exposed brick and wooden floors of yesteryear. It’s warm and welcoming, with the fire crackling away in cooler months.
The winery was first established in 1978, with Steve and Dennis Wilkins taking the reins from 1997. The vineyards are set across a few nearby properties, with each site’s unique soil structure creating discernibly different styles of shiraz.
Sample the various vintages, before taking a seat in the dining room or out in the courtyard to enjoy a glass with lunch. The kitchen plates up hearty seasonal dishes created to match the wines. Try the signature beef and shiraz pie; or the homemade spinach and ricotta gnocchi with blue-cheese sauce.
The cellar door stocks a range of provisions such as Woombye Cheese Company cheeses; Dalhousie fig jam; and house-made feta and olives perfect for picnics. The menu itself features locally sourced Ladys Pass olive oil and McIvor Farm meats.
Explore Heathcote further in our detailed Out of Town to Heathcote guide.