In the 1860s, well-respected West Indian shoemaker ‘Black’ Brookes occupied a cottage at the bridge over Cataract Creek. After he passed away in the late 1880s the creek was renamed Snobs Creek, ‘snob’ being an old English term for cobbler (shoe repairer), and the last that shapes the toe end of the shoe. The original vineyard, founded by Alex Gillon, was situated where Snobs Creek joins the Goulburn River, 5km below the Lake Eildon wall. In 2019 Alex’s son Marcus Gillon moved operations to Heathcote, with an all-new cellar door and winery. The vineyards, on the slopes of Mount Carmel, were to be planted in '20 but Covid intervened: new plantings of shiraz, nebbiolo, cabernet sauvignon and malbec are planned for '21.
Established in 1992 Snobs Creek is a family operated winery located in the premium growing district of Heathcote. Key varietals include Shiraz and Cabernet but also maintains a regional focus on varietals such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. A Snob is a shoemakers anvil, used to shape the shoe and offer repairs.
Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Rosé
Currently closed due to Covid-19 restrictions, reopen TBA.
Sun: 11:00am till 5:30pm
Mon: 11:00am till 5:30pm
Tue: 11:00am till 5:30pm
Wed: 11:00am till 5:30pm
Thu: 11:00am till 5:30pm
Fri: 11:00am till 5:30pm
Sat: 11:00am till 5:30pm
Details are correct at time of writing
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