The Ballarat Wine Region is visited with the Nightcruiser Wine Tours and is centred on the area and towns surrounding the regional centre of Ballarat.
The Ballarat Region is the coolest region on the renowned Great Grape Road touring route, which includes the wine regions of the Pyrenees, Grampians and Ballarat.
Nightcruiser Party Tours provide function transport and wine tours. Ideal also for Hens Party, Birthdays and family outings.
The region is renowned for its premium sparkling wines, and for fine Pinot noir and Chardonnay and also Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc.
Ballarat is known as one of the coolest parts of Victoria both in summer and winter. The mean daily maximum temperature for January is 25 degrees Celsius, while for July it is 10 degrees C. The mean annual rainfall is about 700 mm, with August being the wettest month (77mm). There is an average of 198 rain-free days per year. The early attempts to grow grapes failed. Ballarat`s modern wine history began with the planting of Yellowglen in the 1970s. While too cold for the proposed Shiraz and Cabernet, the area proved ideal for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and Yellowglen soon became one of the country’s top sparkling labels. Winemakers producing wine from the notoriously difficult pivot noir grape have learned to take advantage of the low temperatures and yields.
The region now produces subtly fragrant, complex wines with many layers.
The local wineries include Forty Feet, Yellowglen, Franklinford, Chepstowe Vineyard, Mount Buninyong Winery, Sailor`s Falls, Eastern Peake Vineyard, Mount Beckworth Wines, St Anne’s Vineyard, Michael Unwin Wines, Mount Coghill Winery, Tomboy Hill Wines, Nintingbool Vineyard, Whitehorse Wines.
Captains Creek Organic Wines
Kangaroo Hills Rd, Blampied
Hours: Sat-Sun 11 AM – 5 PM inc. Public Holidays
Buy handcrafted certified organic wines, organic platters and farm fresh produce in season from the Captains Creek winery cellar door and farm store.
For those wines, you wish to enjoy now our cellar door provides a splendid space for tasting and our wine bar with its open space and open fire is a place to relax and spend some time.
Taste our individual handcrafted wines by the open fire and relax and enjoy a glass of wine, regional beer, cider or espresso coffee with a local platter in the wine bar.
The cellar door building contrasts the old and the new. A restored 100-year old farm building with a shingle roof and fireplace displays farm relics and photographs and invokes a sense of history and place.
Daylesford Cider Company
155 Dairyflat Road, Musk
Hours: Mon-Fri 11 AM – 4 PM
Cellar Door 7 days
Kitchen open Friday-Monday
Orchard & Cidery Tour (by appointment only)
Live music & lawn games
Weddings and functions
Located only 5 minutes East of Daylesford, the English-style Tavern cellar-door is a cosy getaway in Winter and a stunning venue to enjoy throughout the warmer months with its courtyard and landscaped gardens.
The kitchen is open for lunch Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday. There is often live music, functions and private events on weekends.
The tasting paddles sure are popular.
7 different delicious glasses!
Eastern Peak Winery