Winter festivities showcase Nillumbik winemakers

Published on 14 May 2018

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Nillumbik’s winemakers are being showcased through June with Open Cellars and the inaugural Nillumbik Wine Showcase Dinner.

Mayor Peter Clarke said Nillumbik was becoming increasingly popular as a tourist destination as well as our wine being more widely acknowledged throughout the industry.

“With our open spaces, arts, cafes, wineries and fresh produce markets, Nillumbik is proving to be a major drawcard for those wanting to experience a country atmosphere in metropolitan Melbourne,” Cr Clarke said.

The inaugural Nillumbik Wine Showcase Dinner on Saturday June 2 will celebrate Nillumbik winemakers and the quality of their wines in an intimate setting at the Eltham Community Reception Centre.

Nillumbik Tourism and Business Association is also using the evening to launch a new website and film featuring Nillumbik's winemakers.

The wine region of Nillumbik-Yarra Valley includes many second generation winemakers bringing a new approach to the industry while building on the wealth of knowledge garnered over the years.

Wines from 11 local wineries will be available with a four-course meal offered by local suppliers and featuring local produce.

The wineries being showcased are: Shaws Road Winery, Yarrambat Estate, Philip Lobley Wines, Buttermans Track Winery, Diamond Valley Vineyards, Wedgetail Estate, Giammarino Winery, Punch, Easthill Estate, Nillumbik Estate and Naked Range.

Open Cellars Winter includes a range of opportunities to experience our local produce and runs from 11am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday June 16 and 17.

All wineries will offer tastings of current release wines and ciders, with plenty of cellar door specials, live music and food. Entry and parking is free.

Details about the dinner and Open Cellar activities can be found on Council's website or the Open Cellars website.