Heathcote Estate is located in the old bakery building at 98 High Street. It has been converted into a rustic cellar door and cafe offering wine tastings and light lunches.
Our sister property in Central Victoria, Heathcote Estate was planted in 1999 on the ancient Cambrian soils that define the heart of the region. The 500-million-year-old soils are integral to the distinctive characters in these special wines.
The Kirby family established Heathcote Estate with the sole objective to make one wine - a single vineyard shiraz. And over the past decade, the label has forged a reputation for wines of exceptional character and longevity.
Led by winemaker Tom Carson, our philosophy is to craft wines that speak of the distinct characteristics of Heathcote and more particularly, our own individual site. It’s the attention and care in the vineyard that allows this pure expression of our vineyard and incredible balance in our shiraz.
Heathcote Estate produces single vineyard and 'single block release' shiraz off our site located on Drummonds Lane. We also have a small block of Grenache and release this small-batch wine under our 'Grenache Noir' label.
Heathcote Estate produces single vineyard and 'single block release' shiraz off our site located on Drummonds Lane. We have also recently released our inaugural Shiraz 'Pressings' (see link below for further information).
Our winemaking team - Tom Carson (chief), Chris Forge and Luke Lomax - have many years of experience at Heathcote Estate, dating back to the 2002 vintage. The depth of their experince of this special site allows the team to take an intuitive approach to winemaking - striving to craft wines that reflect the spirit of the site and the season in which they were grown.
Heathcote Estate Cellar Door is open 7 days from 10am-5pm and food is available. Drop in and try both our Heathcote Wines and those from the Mornington Peninsula under our Yabby Lake and Red Claw labels.