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Heathcote

Heathcote is nestled in a tranquil bush setting at the foot of Victoria's McIvor and McHarg Ranges and is known far and wide for its revered shiraz, local produce and scenic beauty.

Founded in the 1850s, the fine heritage streetscapes reflect Heathcote's gold rush past. These days it is the wineries and produce of the area that are the major drawcards.

Heathcote wine region has a reputation for producing some of the finest shiraz in the world, along with other high quality varieties of red wine. Taste the wines and meet the winemakers at cellar doors all year round, or visit in October when the local winemakers showcase their iconic wines at the Heathcote Wine and Food Festival.

The Pink Cliffs Reserve on the edge of town is a place to be for visitors keen on bushwalking and photography. A walk across this unique landscape will reveal mini gorges, wildflowers and wildlife.

Local produce is grown alongside the vineyards and is best tasted close to the paddock. Drop into a providore on the main street to stock up on locally grown ingredients, or treat yourself to a long lunch among the vines at a winery.

Heathcote is around and hour-and-a-half from Melbourne along the Hume Freeway.

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Heathcote: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Heathcote-Graytown National Park


Easily accessible by road, the Heathcote-Graytown National Park is a great place for bushwalks. Mt Ida and Viewing Rock provide views of Heathcote and surrounding areas.

If an overnight stay is more your style, pitch a tent at the Dargile picnic ground and wake up to a choir of birds. The park also has a rich history with relics from the gold rush and war era to discover at Graytown.

Before you go
Conditions can change in parks for many reasons. For the latest information on changes to local conditions, please visit the relevant park page on the Parks Victoria website.

Be bushfire ready in the great outdoors. Refer to the Bushfire Safety section on the Parks Victoria website for tips on how to stay safe.





Mclvor Highway
Heathcote, VIC, 3523

Located 0.6K from Heathcote

M Chapoutier Australia


Come and enjoy the opportunity to taste the greatest French and Australian wines of M Chapoutier Australia. Their cellar door features free tastings of M Chapoutier suite of wines including more than 15 French and 10 Australian wines. Back Vintages available on tasting with some very special wines opened every week end. Educational tasting on the influence of the different Terroirs on the wines.

M Chapoutier is one of the most iconic winery in the Rhone Valley and produce some of the greatest French wines such as "Hermitage", "Cote Rotie" and "Chateauneuf du Pape". Twenty years ago, Michel Chapoutier decided to come over and discover the greatest Terroirs of Australia. They currently produce Shiraz, Chardonnay and Riesling across the Australian Pyrenees and in Heathcote where the winery is located.

In 1998, true to his pioneering spirit, Michel Chapoutier set out to explore the terroirs of the oldest continent. Michel discovered Victoria's emerging Pyrenees region. In 2009, Michel purchased two neighbouring vineyards Landsborough and Shays Flat to set up the fully owned Tournon Estate.
M Chapoutier Australia has now 40 hectares of vines in Pyrenees and Heathcote and a winery and a picturesque cellar door in the town centre of Heathcote, with free tastings of French and Australian wines.

The decision to make wines in Australia was fuelled by three main reasons: timing, the chance to explore unique terroirs of the oldest continent and the opportunity to grow ungrafted vines of 19th century clonal selections.

M.Chapoutier Tournon Estate provides a fascinating counterpoint to other Australian wines, often possessing more backbone, a little less alcohol and in the Shiraz, more peppery with mineral characters.





141-143 High Street
Heathcote, VIC, 3523

Located 0.6K from Heathcote

Heathcote: Travel Tips

Heathcote Visitor Centre


Heathcote Visitor Centre is located in High Street in the centre of Heathcote with good access and visibility to all travellers.

Friendly staff with excellent local knowledge will look after all your information needs in Heathcote's most sustainable building. The energy efficient Centre provides a friendly atmosphere, bright surroundings and a comprehensive display of surrounding Parks. Quality local produce, crafts and gifts are sold within the centre.

Heathcote is a small rural township nestled amidst box ironbark forests, with a strong historical background dating from the 1850's. Heathcote has many physical and social attributes; the climate, the nearby peaceful bush environment and fine wines.

Heritage buildings, spectacular views, antiques and crafts, galleries, bushwalking, National and State Parks and Lake Eppalock are all within easy reach.

The Heathcote wine region is renown for its complex, rich and elegant Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Chardonnay, Marsanne and Viognier. It is developing a reputation in Australia and Internationally for producing some of the finest wines from Its unique Cambrian soils

The O'Keefe Rail Trail caters for walking and cycling enthusiasts with 49 kilometres linking Heathcote to Bendigo.

Further information on Heathcote, please contact Heathcote Visitor Centre.




Corner High & Barrack Streets
Heathcote, VIC, 3523

Located 1.0K from Heathcote

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