Open Cellars Weekend for the Wineries of the Artisan Hills

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




We invite you to join our Winter Open Cellars Weekend and visit the 11 friendly family-owned wineries in the Artisan Hills region of the Nillumbik Shire, for a June 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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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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Don't miss out! Huge fun this weekend.

Be part of the action travelling from winery to winery this Saturday and Sunday for Open Cellars big weekend (14-15 October). Free tastings of current release wines at all wineries, many are putting on delicious lunches and live music.

All wineries are located in The Artisan Hills, just 10-20 minutes north of Eltham and Greensborough - only 45 minutes from the CBD.

Make sure you are part of great weekend! Come and say hello!

The map of all wineries can be downloaded at

Buttermans Track Wines
Easthill Estate
Hildebrand Ridge Organic Vineyard
Kings of Kangaroo Ground
Naked Range Wines
Nillumbik Estate
Panton Hill Winery
Philip Lobley
Shaws Road Winery
Stockman Wines
Swipers Gully Vineyard & Restaurant
Watson's Creek Wines
Wedgetail Estate
Yarrambat Estate Vineyard
The Artisan Hills
Giammarino Wines
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Open Cellars Contact Details:   Greg Rowell

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