Explore Cellar Door
Weekdays: 9am - 5pm
Weekends & Public Holidays: 10am - 5pm (closed Christmas Day) Note last entry for tastings is 4:30pm,
COVID VISIT DETAILS
Last Updated on 17th June, 2021
The Victoria government has revised restrictions for metro & regional areas, effective 11:59 pm 17/06/2021. Tahbilk's Cellar Door is open for sales and tastings, the Wetlands View Restaurant is open for lunches for everyone.
As inhospitable was this sounds there are requirements for entry.
- Melbourne residents, we can welcome you again.
- Contact details are to be recorded in Vic QR app.
- Face Masks are to be worn except when sitting at tasting station.
- Seated only service is allowed.
Tahbilk's Cellar Door is open each day, from 9am on weekdays and from 10am on weekends and public holidays. Covid-19 regulations are in place and these restrict the number of people allowed inside. It is best to make a booking to secure a place for tasting.
Walking into the cellar door is like walking back in time. The cellar walls are constucted of hand-made bricks and mud-stone quarried on the Estate. The supporting beams and pillars were cut from redgum and iron bark growing on the property. If you look up the original shingles can still be seen. Take the opportunity to taste Tahbilk wines as you engross yourself in the history of the place. A unique experience which is not to be missed.
Pets at Tahbilk
The Cellar Door at Tahbilk, like all other cellar doors at wineries, is required to be registered as a food business. Because of this pets are not allow inside the building. Assistance dogs are allowed in with the person they are assisting.
Dogs Policy for Visitors to Tahbilk
- Dogs must be on a leash at all times in public areas
- Only assistance dogs are allowed in the Cellar Door operations area.
- All other dogs must be tethered and stay outside at all times, unless the visitor stays outside with the dog on a leash.
There are high hitching rails at the front of the 1860’s Cellar and also next to the original horse trough where dogs can be left in view of their owners. Signs indicate where dogs can be tethered.
- All dog owners must comply with the Code for Responsible Dog Ownership.
Tahbilk Wine Tasting
The Cellar Door tasting is a MUST if visiting the winery. Held in the original winery you will be well looked after by our lovely staff as you try a range of different Tahbilk wines on offer. An amazing experience which takes you back in time, unchanged since 1860.
Tahbilk Underground Cellars
Are choosing your favourite Tahbilk Wine at cellar door you can follow the stairs down into the original underground cellars built in 1862. Take a moment to breath in the sights and smells of the red wine cellar before moving to what we call the new cellar which was built by James Escott Purbrick (third cousin to Reginald Purbrick) in 1875 in only 6 weeks.
Self Guided Cellar Yard Walk
Before you enter cellar door make sure you take with you a Tahbilk Estate Guide brochure, in here you will find all you need to take yourself on your own tour around the Cellar Yard and Underground Cellars. You will learn about the history of the place as you walk along the gravel paths near the stables and reflect on the challenges faced by seasonal workers back in the day. A lovely way to view the property for all ages.
If you are interested in a private tour make sure you view our 'wine experiences'.