Open Cellars Weekend for the Wineries of the Artisan Hills

Next Open Cellars Weekend event:          Winter 2018– June 16th & 17th 2018



Stay tuned for more information about the event in June 2018, but in the meantime you can browse information below about our Spring 2017 event:



We invite you to join our Open Cellars Weekend and visit the 17 friendly family-owned wineries in the Artisan Hills region of the Nillumbik Shire, for a weekend of great wine, great food and live music!

The wineries are nestled among the green rolling Artisan Hills in this pretty part of the world, among country Australian hamlets with typical Aussie names like Kangaroo Ground, Smiths Gully, Arthurs Creek, St. Andrews, Yarrambat and Watsons Creek – the place oozes with history and charm. To get to the Artisan Hills region (only 45 minutes from the CBD or the Melbourne airport) head north of Melbourne, heading to Eltham or Greensborough – from there just follow the map (above).

You can make a weekend of it and stay at one of the cosy BnB’s found on the Artisan Hills website. How about starting out on Saturday morning with a visit to the famous St Andrews country market? Then design your own wine trail, and progress from winery to winery, making sure to enjoy the views and some tasty country fare for lunch at the wineries.

Pencil the date in your diary now, for the Winter Open Cellars Weekend  – Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June 2018.


Congratulations to everyone involved in putting on the Regional Long Lunch at Fondata1872 yesterday, in Kangaroo Ground right here in the Artisan Hills.
Five local wines paired with the sumptupus menu designed by Chef Chris Lillico.
Wines from:
Shaws Road Winery
Buttermans Track
Philip Lobley Wines
Nillumbik Estate
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Have you registered for the Regional World's Longest Lunch, to be held at Fondata-1872 in Kangaroo Ground? The Artisan Hills Regional Longest Lunch

Wines from five local winemakers in the Artisan Hills / Nillumbik area have been selected to pair with the magnificent menu prepared by Chef Chris Lillico, featuring local produce from the beautiful Artisan Hills region.

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The Artisan Hills Long Lunch is part of the 2018 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, and is proudly sponsored by Fondata 1872, The Artisan Hills, Nillumbik Tourism & Business and Nillumbik Shire Council.

More information about how to book your tickets, below.
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MEET THE MAKERS AT OUR LONGEST LUNCH! We're excited to be bringing together some of the winemakers from The Artisan Hills at our Regional Longest Lunch on Friday 16 March. Sip on five different win...

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Open Cellars of the Artisan Hills shared School of Rock the Musical's Voodoo Child | Jimi Hendrix cover | School of Rock US. ... See MoreSee Less

Move over #NewMusicFriday, School of Rock alumni know where it's at with this Jimi Hendrix cover

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What a great open cellars weekend. Thanks to all those that visited and thanks to all the wineries from The Artisan Hills that participated. See you in June 2018 for the Winter Open Cellars Weekend. ... See MoreSee Less

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Open Cellars Contact Details:   Greg Rowell

                                                               Project Manager – The Woo Events

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