Billy Button Wines began its life in 2014, bursting onto the scene in all its colour and glory. These premium wines are the culmination of three factors: emerging region, varietal diversity and an inspired winemaking vision. As to the question on everyone’s lips – who is Billy Button? The botanists among us will know that this name belongs to the bouncy yellow balls of goodness that colour the mountain tops of the Alpine Valleys.
The winemaker behind Billy Button Wines is Jo Marsh, and she loves these Billy Button flowers for their cheerful disposition (their spherical globes of gold bring a smile to her face), but also because this blanket of yellow that forms during summertime has become an iconic symbol of the Alpine Valleys region.
Address: 2D Anderson St Bright | Ph: 0418 559 344 | Open: Weekends and Public Holidays from 12pm - 5.30pm.
In 1989 Kel Boynton opened the winery's cellar door and today remains a family owned business celebrating 26 years of hand crafted wine across 22 different varieties.
Awarded a 5 Star Winery in the James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2014, 2015, Feathertop prides itself on providing warm and friendly hospitality and a stunning location to stay
Feathertop represents Mountain Feathertop which is the commanding feature in our Alpine Valley region. The mountain not only visually shelters our valley and influences the air currents, but it has defined the soil structure in which we grow our grapes, as well as providing us the fresh Alpine spring water that flows and nourishes our vines. These environmental conditions are integral in the process of our wines, they form the rock that we stand on.
Address: 19 Great Alpine Road Porepunkah | Ph: 03 5756 2356 | Open: 10 am - 5 pm Daily
Bush Track wines is continuing to evolve from a predominately grape producing business to a more wine focus enterprise and with our wines now being crafted by the exceptional talents of winemaker Jo Marsh (owner/winemaker at Billy Button Wines) we look forward to producing some outstanding wines over the coming years. Both the 2014 and 2015 vintages have been absolute stand out years, with the 2014 Shiraz being bottled in July this year with a release date in early 2016 and a reserve release around July 2016. The 2015 wines are all in barrel and are looking outstanding, so look out for these wines as we release them in a couple of years time.
Address: 210 Sutton Lane Whorouly South | Ph: 0409 572 712 | Open: By appointment
Our family owned vineyard, winery and cellar door strives to live up to the Ceccanti motto, “Fortis et hospitalis”. The translation being “strong and hospitable”. Angelo (hails from Lucca Tuscany, arriving in Australia in 1969); wife Moya and son Danny tend the vines, make the wine and run the cellar door.
The 100 acre parcel was purchased in 1977, with the intention of planting cool climate grapes, the soil type, altitude and climate being comparable with the Chianti region in Tuscany.
Address: 285 Bay Creek Lane Mongan's Bridge | Ph: 03 5754 5236 | Open: 11 am - 5 pm Daily
Address: Mt Buffalo Rd Porepunkah | Ph: 0437 950 618 | Open: By appointment
The Mt. Buff story began when a boy named Neil met a girl named Margaret, and they both fell madly in love.
It was a marriage of ideas and ideals, and from it sprung not only a family of four but also a successful garden supply business.
It was this business that led to their appreciation for the Mount Buffalo region and allowed them to indulge another great love – wine.
That’s why there’s a Buffalo up there ... because our wine is a homage to the region we love so much. Its beauty makes it a wonderful place to live, while its distinctive terroir makes it the perfect place to make very special wines.
Address: 220 Mt Buffalo Rd, Porepunkah | Ph: 0417 346 948 | Open:
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Homestead Estate produces a select range of notably high quality, cool climate wines, extra virgin olive oil, vinegar, and a range of gourmet handmade products crafted from local ingredients.
Built by Irish squatters in 1869, the historic Homestead Estate property hosts vineyards, olive groves and a winery sited on the southern slopes of Happy Valley in Rosewhite at an elevation of 304m. This beautiful valley at Rosewhite is an easy 25 km drive from Bright and just 11 km from Myrtleford off the Great Alpine Road.
Address: 713 Happy Valley Road Rosewhite | Ph: 03 5753 5318 | Open: By appointment
Mayford is a first generation winery owned and run by winemaker/viticulturalist team, Eleana Anderson and Bryan Nicholson and founded on a will to create handcrafted, characterful wines that strongly reflect their single-vineyard provenance.
The seven acre vineyard near Porepunkah was established by Bryan in 1995 and produces a limited six hundred dozen annually across three varieties; Chardonnay, Tempranillo and Shiraz.
A focus in the winery on “micro-vinification” enables a full expression of the inherent character of each variety as it grows in our vineyard. Multiple small lots are hand picked and made as separate batches, using a range of winemaking techniques tending towards the naturalistic. The conscious efforts to introduce layers into each blend is the key to building aromatic complexity, palate length and tannin structure.
Address: Great Alpine Rd Porepunkah | Ph: 03 5756 2528 | Open: By Appointment
Michelini Wines – our premium label, established in 1997 with fruit from our family owned and operated vineyard in the Buckland Valley, North East Victoria, and named after the Michelini family.
Devils Creek – one of our most successful product ranges, this label was created in 2003. With bright, colourful labels these wines stand out from the crowd and are made to be enjoyed. This label gets it’s name from the creek on our property, which during the gold rush days did not always have water – a constant source of frustration for miners, this creek was likened to the Devil himself!
Demon Ridge – this label was created in 2013, and is another step in the evolution of Michelini Wines. The name of this label comes from an old stock trail that runs from Bright to Wandiligong in the high country and was named for its dangerous curves, steep descents and spectacular views of Mount Buffalo.
Address: 213 Great Alpine Road Myrtleford | Ph: 03 5751 1990 | Open: 10 am - 5 pm Daily
Ringer Reef is a small winery, vineyard and cellar door with spectacular views across the Buckland Valley, and Mount Buffalo, in the town of Porepunkah.
A range of white, red and sparkling wines are handmade and bottled on site by winemaker Bruce Holm, mostly from handpicked grapes grown on either our own or neighbouring vineyards in Porepunkah.
Tastings are served daily between 12pm-5pm with Annie's fresh baked crusty bread and local olive oil.
Address: 6835 Great Alpine Rd Porepunkah | Ph: 03 5756 2805 | Open: 12 - 5 pm Sat - Sun
Greenacres Vineyard is a small family vineyard in North East Victoria , of which Bike & Barrel Wines was born producing small volumes of fine wine .
With our tenth year on the horizon we have finally taken the plunge having our own label," Bike & Barrel" wines will be our next venture , small scale for now with Pinotage and Fiano to start with another two Italian varietals Refosco and Shcoppettino to follow. As growers our main varietals are Chardonnay, Prosecco, Pinot Noir and Tempranillo and have been actively replanting with new and exieiting varieties /clones over the years.
Address: | Ph: 0409971235 | Open:
The setting for Souter's Vineyard, overlooking pristine Happy Valley in north-east Victoria, provides the ideal conditions for producing classic cool-climate wines which typify the Alpine Valleys wine region.
First established in the early 1980s, Souter’s is perhaps the oldest vineyard in the whole Alpine Valleys Region. The current owners have been here since 2003. It is a wonderful place to grow grapes, with classic alpine warm days, cool nights and rich, stony soil. The mature vines face North and West, catching the sun. Their roots penetrate deep into the soil nurturing vine canopy and grapes through hot summers.
Address: 390 Happy Valley Rd Rosewhite | Ph: 03 5752 0177 | Open: 10am - 5pm Fri - Sun
Victorian Alps Winery, the home of Gapsted Wines, was established in 1997 at the foothills of the Victorian Alpine region.
The company's founders are wine industry families who are passionate about the region. The combination of award winning winemakers, a unique climate, the distinctive ballerina canopy vineyard management system and a strong commitment to providing quality wine, has enabled Gapsted Wines to develop the King Valley and Alpine Valleys as premium wine producing region.
Address: Cnr Great Alpine Rd & Snow Rd Gapsted | Ph: 03 5751 1992 | Open: 10 am - 5 pm Daily
Tony Ferraro’s passion for growing grapes started in the late 1960's when his parents Francesco and Carmela began growing grapes to sell to the local Italian community who liked to make their own wine.
In 1996 Tony and wife Josie purchased 20 acres of land in Myrtleford to continue the tradition, planting Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc but back home in Clancy Lane, the Italian varities still rule with Barbera, Nebbiolo, Vermentino and Sangiovese grown.
The closure of the tobacco industry in 2006 enabled Tony to convert his tobacco sheds into a winery that now produces his own Merlot, Sangiovese, Barbera, Nebbiolo and Vermentino which can be purchased from the winery by appointment.
Address: 16 Clancy Lane Myrtleford | Ph: 03 5752226 | Open: By Appointment