~ Australian Gourmet Traveller '2022 Star Cellar Door' ~
Tahbilk is Victoria's oldest family-owned winery and vineyard nestled amongst backwaters and creeks of the Tahbilk Wetlands. The original 1860 winery and cellar door captures visitors' hearts and minds with its beautiful historic appearance that will open your imagination. Step into a hidden oasis in Victoria, where the natural landscape blends to complement a rich winemaking heritage.
It’s not every day you have the opportunity to taste award winning wines in a cellar door, the original winery, built in 1860 from handmade bricks and mud-stone quarried on the Estate.
Visitors are encouraged not only to taste our wines but to wander the historic cellar yard or walk in the underground cellars. The 1860 Cellar Door is a unique experience not to be missed.
After tasting your favourite Tahbilk Wine at cellar door you can follow the stairs down into our original underground cellars built in 1862.
Take a moment to breath in the sights and smells of the red wine cellar before moving to the new cellar which was built by James Escott Purbrick (third cousin to Reginald Purbrick) in 1875 in only 6 weeks.
If you're looking to delve a bit deeper into the history and our winemaking philosophy, we have put together a workshop where you can blend, bottle and take home your own blended red wine in the Art of Winemaking, Blending Experience.
Perched on the backwaters of the Tahbilk Billabong, you'll find the Wetlands View Restaurant. The menu reflects Tahbilk’s heritage, people, and values. It focuses on humble ingredients, local produce, modern cooking and sustainable practices. The menu is a reflection of what we feel best accompanied with Tahbilk wine so all there's left for you to do is to sit back and admire the view.
Close out the day with a stroll through the 8kms of billabong walking tracks, including a shorter walk around the Taungurung Flora trail, in the Tahbilk Wetlands taking the opportunity to photograph the historic long bridge constructed in 1889.
Step into a hidden oasis in Victoria where the natural landscape blends to complement a rich winemaking heritage. An easy day trip from Melbourne (90 minutes), Shepparton (40 minutes), Bendigo (60 minutes) - the list goes on! Established in 1860 and purchased by the Purbrick family in 1925, Tahbilk captures the hearts and minds of visitors.
If you are driving don't forget we're not the only great winery in the area. There is also Mitchelton and our Strathbogie ranges friends, Fowles plus we're also a stone's throw away from Heathcote or Rutherglen. Information on Nagambie can be found at www.gonagambie.com.au.