Food & Wine

Gippsland is one of Australia’s longest established and best known food tourism destinations. Producing an array of excellent cheeses, fine free-range meats, wonderful locally caught seafood and organic fruits and vegetables, the region is renowned for fine produce.

Gippsland’s wineries also have a growing reputation for producing premium, cool climate wines, with full fruit flavours to partner the region’s fresh food. There are over 100 vineyards and more than 40 cellar doors open to the public in Gippsland, so why not turn off the beaten track to discover them for yourself? If fine boutique beers and real ales appeal, you’ll also find some excellent local breweries (Grand Ridge in Mirboo North and Bullant).

Some Wineries of interest on the Gippsland Wine Trail include:

Lucinda Estate
Location: 108 Parr St Leongatha VIC 3953
In Leongatha on the road towards Koonwarra
Cellar Door Open: Most weekdays and Weekends: Melbourne Cup until Easter. Hosts functions in outside area next to cellar door.
Contact: Andrew or Lucy
Phone: 0417 337 270

Clair de Lune
Location: Lot 8805 South Gippsland Highway, Kardella South, 3951
Melways: p612 U10
Open: Generally open 11.30am-5.30pm daily
Please phone first to avoid disappointment
Contact: Brian Gaffy
Phone: 03 5655 1032

djinta djinta Winery
Location: 10 Stevens Rd, Kardella South,3951
Melways: p612 U10
Open: Cellar Door Sat & Sun 12.00-5pm
Restaurant Sat & Sun Lunch 12.00-3pm
Sat Dinner 6pm – till late.  Hosts dinners and concerts, see website for details.
Phone: 03 5658 1163
Contact: Eleonor Biro 03 5658 1163

Lyre Bird Hill
Location: 370 Koonwarra/Inverloch Rd, Koonwarra, 3954
Melways: p612 U11
Open: Every day except Tues 10am-5pm.  Hosts annual scupture show from November to January (Australia Day).  Onsite wood fired pizza’s.
Contact: Owen and Robyn Schmidt
Phone: 03 5664 3204

Waratah Hills Vineyard
Location: Promontory Rd, Fish Creek 3959
Open: Daily in January. Other times, 2nd and 4th weekends of the month and public holidays, or by appointment. 10am-4pm
Contact: Neil and Judy Travers
Phone: 03 5683 2441