Heathcote Private Wine Tour

Heathcote Private Wine Tour - Good Times Tours

Heathcote Private Winery Tour

Good Times Tours offers 1 & 2 day private wine tours of the Heathcote Wine Region. Famous for it’s ancient Cambrian soils which help to produce world class Shiraz, Heathcote makes the perfect day trip or weekend away for those guests looking to explore beyond the Yarra Valley and Peninsula. With over 50 cellar doors and an easy 85 minute drive north of Melbourne there’s plenty to explore and whilst I provide a sample itinerary below, I’m more than happy to tailor a wine tour to suit all needs.

Tour Duration – 1 Day (for 2 day tours please get in touch for a quote)

Tour Cost – $550 total (tastings and lunch cost not included) So if your group size is 11, then transport for the day works out to be $50pp.

Pickup – Metropolitan Melbourne and Heathcote region at approx. 9am depending on location.

Dropoff – Approx. 6-8pm in Melbourne or Heathcote region.

Max. Guests – 11

Tour Runs – Weekends, Public Holidays and during the week on demand.

Enquiries – Call Jono Ingram on 0410 341 228 or email jonoingram@gmail.com. You can also message me directly on WhatsApp or DM me via Instagram @jonoingram

Sample Itinerary 1

For groups coming from Melbourne

9:00am – Depart Melbourne or surrounds

10:30am –Tasting at Condie Estate

12:00am – Lunch at Heathcote Inn or Palling Bros Brewery (also in Heathcote township) or more affordable option is pizzas at Shiraz Republic

1:30pm – Tasting at Heathcote II

3:00pm– Tasting at Tellurian Estate

4:00pm – Tasting at Vinea Marson

5:00pm – Depart for Melbourne

Quick note for Beer lovers – Palling Bros Brewery is now open in Heathcote and there is also the Toobaroc Hotel Brewery which is on the way to and from Heathcote. An amazing 1850’s bluestone built pub with great food and craft beers

Heathcote Cellar Door Map

Map of Heathcote Cellar Doors

Heathcote Lunch Options

What You’ll Experience

Malbec vines at the Bridge vineyard in Heathcote
Richie Condie from Condie Estate is a fantastic host with a wealth of knowledge
McIvor Estate - Heathcote Shiraz
McIvor Estate
Burke & Wills Winery where you literally get invited into the living room.
Central Victoria landscapes
A private wine tasting with the Leckie family at She-Oak Winery has to be one of the best cellar door experiences in Victoria.
Heathcote Wineries
Taste what the region has to offer at the Heathcote Wine Hub
Vineyard Manager at Condie Estate
Heathcote private wine tour with group of Japanese tourists visiting Melbourne.
Took this lovely group from Asahi Brewery out to visit Heathcote for the day.

Why a Heathcote Wine Tour is one of Melbourne’s best day tours

  1. High-quality Shiraz – Most of Victoria’s wine regions, especially those close to Melbourne specialise in Pinot Noir, however Shiraz is Australia’s most popular wine and Heathcote produces some of Australia’s best!
  2. Explore a hidden gem – Whilst wine tours are very popular these days, many wine lovers will choose to visit the Yarra Valley or the Mornington Peninsula when visiting Melbourne and this is due to a number of factors (proximity, opening hours, number of wineries etc.) however I’d argue that Heathcote has the best quality wines and visitor experience.
  3. Scenic beauty – Heathcote is located in central Victoria and is characterized by a Mediterranean climate, with hot, dry summers and cool winters. The area is known for its rugged terrain, with rolling hills and valleys covered in native eucalyptus forests.
  4. Learning experience – Many of Heathcote’s cellar doors are family run, which means you get direct access to the winemakers and their stories of how they brought their dreams to life.
  5. Visit the Pink Cliffs – Wander through intriguing mini gorges and cliffs of fine pink clay. The colourful phenomenon was created by early gold-mining activities: sluicing work in the 1880s revealed the ‘pink’ hills near the historic town of Heathcote.
  6. Relaxation and enjoyment – Wine tours can be a fun and relaxing way to spend a day or weekend. They provide a chance to socialize with friends or family, taste great wines, and enjoy one of Australia’s premier wine regions.

List of Heathcote Wineries

  1. Armstead Estate
  2. Burke & Wills Winery
  3. Chalmers Wines
  4. Condie Estate
  5. Cornella Ridge Wines
  6. Domaine Asmara
  7. Downing Estate
  8. Flynns Wines
  9. Heathcote Estate
  10. Heathcote Winery
  11. Heathcote II
  12. Jasper Hill
  13. McIvor Estate
  14. M. Chapoutier Australia Winery
  15. Merindoc Vintners
  16. Munari Wines
  17. Peregine Ridge
  18. Idavue Estate
  19. Red Edge Winery
  20. Sanguine Estate
  21. Shadowfax Wines
  22. She-Oak Hill
  23. Silver Spoon Estate
  24. Teneal Creek Wines
  25. Tellurian Wines
  26. Tildara Estate
  27. The Bridge Vineyard
  28. The Shiraz Republic
  29. Tooborac Hotel and Brewery
  30. Vinea Marson
  31. West Cape Howe Wines
  32. Wild Duck Creek Estate
  33. Wren Estate

Get in touch

We’d love to hear from you, so please contact us on any of the platforms below.

jonoingram@gmail.com

facebook.com/goodtimestoursvictoria

@goodtimestours

Jono Ingram – 0410 341 228 or @jonoingram

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