Southern Highlands Winery, owned and operated by the Rossi and Corradi families, brings Italian heritage to the Southern Highlands' wine scene. The winery is set on an 83-acre estate in Sutton Forest, with about 30 acres under vine. Chief Winemaker Eddy Rossi, with his extensive experience, including at McWilliams and Rossetto wines, leads the winemaking team. Darren, previously of Merlot Vineyards in Griffith, manages the vineyard, ensuring the quality of the grapes. This collaboration has resulted in a range of wines that capture the essence of the cool climate viticulture of the region.
The winery's focus on combining high-quality wines with authentic Italian cuisine adds a unique dimension to the Southern Highlands wine experience. The restaurant at the winery, led by Chef Marco, offers a menu that pairs perfectly with their wines, enhancing the overall experience. This approach to winemaking and dining provides visitors with a taste of Italy in the heart of Australia.
At the Southern Highlands Winery, the Cellar Door offers an inviting glimpse into the winemaking process. Set against a backdrop of rolling green hills, vines, and blue lakes, the space is designed to cater comfortably to large groups. Floor-to-ceiling glass allows visitors to view the winery's operations while sampling their range of wines. Additionally, the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, featuring a set price menu on weekends and a la carte dining on Friday and Saturday evenings, further enriching the visitor experience with exquisite Italian cuisine.
You can expect the following from a tasting at Southern Highlands Winery:
Visitors to the Southern Highlands Winery are advised that bookings are recommended to ensure the best tasting experience. The Cellar Door and restaurant offer a varied schedule, with the Cellar Door open from Thursday to Monday, and the restaurant serving lunch from Thursday to Sunday and dinner on Friday and Saturday evenings. This allows guests to plan their visit around both wine tastings and dining, ensuring a comprehensive experience of what the winery has to offer.Book now