The cellar door of Heathcote Winery is situated in the main street of Heathcote, housed in a restored miner's cottage built by Thomas Craven in 1854 to cater for the huge influx of gold miners. The winery is immediately behind the cellar door, and processed the first vintage in 1983, following the planting of the vineyards in '78. Shiraz and Shiraz Viognier account for 90% of the production.
Uniquely positioned in the main street of Heathcote, Heathcote Winery's Cellar Door and Galleria Food and Wine Bar are situated in the main street of Heathcote, in a restored miners produce store built by Thomas Craven in 1854 to cater for the huge influx of gold miners seeking their fortune.
Few would then expect to find a fully functioning winery directly behind the Cellar Door!
Heathcote Winery produced its first vintage in 1983 and now specialises in the production of Shiraz and Viognier.
Their signature brand, Mail Coach Shiraz, is now in its 20th vintage and has developed a strong reputation as one of Heathcote’s iconic brands, reflecting the terroir of Heathcote but, with a splash of viognier, quintessentially Heathcote Winery.