Next event: 14th and 15th October 2017
The Open Cellars event in 2016 was bigger than ever with 16 participating wineries. For more information about each of the wineries go here.
We hope you will join us again in 2017, when the event will take place on the 3rd weekend in October.
The Artisan Hills is a beautiful region just on the outskirts of Melbourne, only 45 minutes from the CBD, heading North East towards Kinglake. From Melbourne, drive to Eltham or Greensborough. October is a spectacular time to visit the vineyards nestled among the rolling hills and hidden hamlets of this magnificent countryside. At this time of year, the hills are emerald green, there are spring lambs and calves on the surrounding farms, and the vines are growing rapidly now that the warmer weather has arrived. Come take a peek.
The winemakers of this region invite you to visit their small family-owned wineries, where the fruit is hand-picked and hand-crushed and the wines made on site. This is a chance to sample quality wines from the wine-makers of the western Yarra Valley. Come for lunch, wine tastings, to buy fine wines, and to enjoy live music and artworks from local artists. There are no entry or tasting fees at any of the venues.
If you want to download and print a PDF with the map and a full listing of the 2016 wineries, it is available here: open-cellars-2016