Less than an hour from Ballarat and two hours from Melbourne, the Pyrenees is the perfect destination for your next day trip. If you enjoy a journey of the senses to a destination off the mainstream tourist track, you’ll love unearthing the Pyrenees.
You can throw a boule on a piste outside a vineyard in ruggedly beautiful surrounds deep in the Pyrenees wine region - Victoria, that is, not that other famous wine area between France and Spain, discover the hidden food and wine gems of Avoca, Beaufort, Moonambel and Redbank.
From rich and fragrant reds to elegant whites, the wines from the Pyrenees are a wine lover’s delight. Many cellar doors are accompanied by cafes where you can enjoy lunch or indulge in a cheese platter while soaking in the magnificent views of the surrounding valleys and mountain ranges. The intimacy of the Pyrenees is evident when visiting any of the wineries, where you will often be speaking with the winemaker in person.
DocRock Winery has just opened a new cellar door in Crowlands with spectacular views. 2016 Gourmet Traveller Wine - Pyrenees best small cellar door.
Established in 1969, is Taltarni is one of the founding wineries of the Pyrenees wine region. 2016 Gourmet Traveller Wine - Pyrenees best large cellar door.
Dalwhinnie Wines, located in Moonambel, offers spectacular views of the vineyard from its contemporary tasting room. 2016 Gourmet Traveller Wine - Pyrenees star cellar door and best additional experience.
At the gourmet deli of Summerfield Winery and Accommodation you can choose local produce to accomany your wine. 2016 Gourmet Traveller Wine - Pyrenees cellar door with best food.
Blue Pyrenees Estate was awarded the best sparkling in Australia at the world sparkling championships in 2014. 2015 Gourmet Traveller Wine - Pyrenees star cellar door.
The cool climate organic vineyard of Mount Avoca is known for Cabernet and Shiraz. 2015 Gourmet Traveller Wine - Pyrenees best small cellar door.
Sally's Paddock Redbank Winery offers a rustic experience with coffee and a ploughman's lunch. 2015 Gourmet Traveller Wine - Pyrenees best tasting experience.