Helen’s Hill Estate

A boutique Winery and Cellar Door in the Yarra Valley

Wine Tasting at Helen’s Hill

Helen's Hill Estate, nestled in the serene Coldstream of the Yarra Valley, represents the culmination of two families' deep-rooted love for farming and viticulture. Since seizing the opportunity in 1997 to merge their passion for agriculture with their affinity for exquisite wines, the Nalder and McIntosh families have transformed their vision into a tangible reality. Today, Helen's Hill stands as a testament to this passion, embodying a family-operated vineyard dedicated to the principles of exceptional viticulture and the crafting of wines that are both distinctive and of high quality.

The estate prides itself on a winemaking philosophy that is refreshingly straightforward: to let the unique terroir of their Yarra Valley location—marked by its hills, microclimates, and renowned soil—speak through their wines. This approach results in two distinct wine labels: Helen’s Hill and Ingram Road. The former is crafted for aging, leveraging special fruit parcels from the estate, while the latter is designed for immediate enjoyment, highlighting the ripe fruit driven by the estate's unique microclimates. Helen’s Hill not only invites visitors to taste these meticulously crafted wines but also to experience the magic of its terroir firsthand.

Visit Helen’s Hill in Yarra Valley

At the Cellar Door of Helen's Hill Estate, visitors are greeted with a warm invitation to explore the estate's award-winning wine range. The tasting experience is designed to be straightforward and enjoyable, shunning unnecessary complexity in favor of genuine connection and conversation. For those looking to complement their wine tasting with a culinary experience, the estate's Wine Deck Bistro offers a menu centred around the concept of shared dining, perfectly paired with Helen’s Hill’s extensive wine selection. Open from Thursday to Monday, the Cellar Door and Bistro provide a welcoming atmosphere for enjoying wine and food amidst the breathtaking views of the vineyard and surrounding native gardens.

The outdoor and indoor settings of the Cellar Door cater to a variety of preferences, including cheese pairings and the hosting of events and groups. This boutique venue, with its focus on simplicity, flavour, and the beauty of communal dining, embodies the essence of the Yarra Valley's lifestyle. Whether for a casual visit or a special occasion, Helen’s Hill ensures an experience that celebrates the joys of wine, food, and friendship.

You can expect the following from a tasting at Helen’s Hill:

Book a tasting at Helen’s Hill

Booking in advance is highly recommended for all tasting experiences at Helen's Hill Estate to ensure a seamless and enjoyable visit. With a tasting fee of $10 per person, which is waived for wine club members and their guests, visitors can explore the distinct ranges of Helen's Hill and Ingram Road wines. The estate accommodates groups of eight or more with specialised booking options, emphasising the importance of planning ahead for larger gatherings. Furthermore, the Wine Deck Bistro, serving a full menu Friday through Sunday, invites guests to book a table for a shared meal that perfectly complements the estate's wine offerings. At Helen's Hill, every visit is an opportunity to immerse oneself in the world of fine wines and shared culinary delights, set against the backdrop of the Yarra Valley's stunning landscapes.

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