Balgownie Estate

A boutique Winery and Cellar Door in the Yarra Valley

Wine Tasting at Balgownie

Balgownie Estate, nestled in the renowned Yarra Valley, stands as a testament to the vision of its founder, Stuart Anderson, who planted the first vineyards in Bendigo in 1969. With a focus on producing high-quality Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, Balgownie quickly established itself as a pivotal red wine producer in regional Victoria. The expansion into the Yarra Valley in 1999 introduced plantings of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, complementing the estate's offerings with cool-climate varietals. Today, under the stewardship of winemaker Tony Winspear, Balgownie Estate continues to embody the balance of traditional winemaking with low intervention techniques, showcasing the distinct character of its vineyard sites and vintages.

The estate's commitment to producing wines that reflect their terroir is evident in the diverse portfolio, which includes Estate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and a range of sparkling varieties alongside their flagship Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. Balgownie Estate's dedication to quality and sustainability, coupled with its rich history and contemporary practices, positions it as a leader in both the Bendigo and Yarra Valley wine regions, offering a collection of wines that are both elegant and expressive.

Visit Balgownie in Yarra Valley

The Cellar Door at Balgownie Estate Yarra Valley provides a sophisticated wine tasting experience, featuring a state-of-the-art facility complemented by the scenic beauty of the vineyards. Open daily, with extended hours on weekends, visitors are invited to explore the estate's acclaimed wine collection, from Estate-grown varietals to Black Label favourites and limited-edition Macedon Sparkling wines. The Cellar Door's design, which seamlessly integrates indoor and outdoor spaces, offers a welcoming environment for guests to enjoy guided tastings and learn about the winemaking process from the knowledgeable team.

In addition to wine tastings, Balgownie Estate Yarra Valley is home to Restaurant 1309, contemporary accommodation, and an endota spa, creating a comprehensive winery retreat experience. The estate's focus on hospitality extends to group bookings and special events, making it an ideal destination for wine enthusiasts looking to immerse themselves in the Yarra Valley's viticultural landscape and the legacy of Balgownie wines.

You can expect the following from a tasting at Balgownie:

Book a tasting at Balgownie

Bookings are recommended for all tasting experiences at Balgownie Estate Yarra Valley to ensure a personalised and comprehensive visit. The estate welcomes groups, with advance contact advised to ensure availability. This booking policy enables Balgownie to offer an intimate and engaging tasting experience, reflecting the estate's commitment to quality and visitor satisfaction. With a range of tasting options and the additional appeal of its restaurant, accommodation, and spa facilities, Balgownie Estate provides an enriching journey through the heart of the Yarra Valley, inviting guests to explore the depth and diversity of its wine portfolio.

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