It's more than you'd expect
Weekdays: 9am - 5pm
Weekends & Public Holidays: 10am - 5pm (closed Christmas Day)
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.
"Your first sight should be the 1860 Shiraz vines. They are a thing of beauty, diminished in number due to age, but still productive and found alongside the dirt road into the property."
- Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine
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 'group activities.'