Explore Heathcote's peaceful wine region, then cosy up by a log fire to enjoy the fruits of your winery rounds.
Forget the farm-to-table model. Here it’s more like backyard-to-table.
Hearty lunches and wine tastings in a cosy historic setting.
Heathcote Retreat Motel
Whatever your group’s size or budget, you’ll probably find something suitable here.
McCoppins Bottle Shops
Hundreds of varieties of beer, wine and cider.
Anthony Femia's Favourite Shops
We grill one of Australia’s most respected cheesemongers on where he buys his produce.
To the Shops: High Street, Armadale
No longer just cafes, antiques stores and bridal boutiques, High Street, Armadale has transformed into one of Melbourne's best shopping strips, with an array of local and international fashion labels.
Melbourne’s Best Bottle Shops for Craft Beer
Looking for new and interesting brews? Here are five of the city's best bottle shops for exploring craft beer.
A small family-run vineyard that consistently wins awards for its shiraz and sells out of its lighter wines.
Wine tastings and lazy lunches overlooking the vines.
Wine tastings and couverture chocolate, with a side of pizza.
Chin Chin's House Beer Now Available in Melbourne Bottle Shops
You’ve drunk it at Chin Chin and Hawker Hall. Now, the Lucas Group is taking its house beer to eight of Melbourne’s best bottle shops.
Mt Ida (eco) Cabin
Lo-fi, eco-minded accommodation where you’re not left wanting.
The Botanical Store
A playful dispensary where you can make your own lip balms, body lotions and tea blends.
Put your unworn beauties up for sale at this futuristic flagship store inside Chadstone.
Scandinavian minimalism at accessible prices.
Thoughtful designs made in luxurious and unexpected fabrics.
Udder & Hoe
A pocket-sized grocer that champions local farmers.
Start your day with pastries and a remarkable cup of coffee.
Backed by more than three decades of knowhow.
Books by the Bay
Here, it’s as if the digital revolution never happened.
A pretty doughnut shop from two-thirds of the brains behind Ocean Grove’s Uncle Jack cafe.
Classic sneakers and sportswear since 1997.
Effortless daywear inspired by vintage Australiana.
Grape & Grain
The sum of 300 wines and 400 beers. Drink in or take home.
One of Melbourne’s original doughnut shops.
Traditional bagels with innovative fillings.
A whimsical hub for art, fashion and music.
The Practical Man
This Melbourne concept store asks men to think about what they wear when they sweat, as well as out to breakfast.
A store with a talent for unearthing the most talented local designers.
Pagoto Gelato & Waffle House
Ever wanted to try watermelon and feta ice cream? You can at this Greek gelataria and waffle house.
From organic wine to Japanese ginger ale, this bottleshop and bar has something weird and wonderful to delight you.
It doesn’t matter if you live in a shoebox – this spot has functional furniture and homewares to suit.
Affordable, quality basics in a spectrum of colours.
Andrew McConnell’s fancy butchery.
Your one-stop shop for the best rare vintage straight from the US.
The Windsor Annex
Casual daywear and accessories from Elwood Apparel Co.
First Melbourne store from the boutique Sydney butchers.
A plush paradise for women, where you can sip martinis while you get your nails done.
Harking back to an era when 'organic food' was simply called 'food'.
The Leaf Store
A local food store and florist in Elwood.