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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 16.1K from Tooborac

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 16.1K from Tooborac

Australian Army Tank Museum

Located on the working Puckapunyal Military Base, the Australian Army Tank Museum is home to over 70 armoured fighting vehicles, making it one of the largest armour museums in Australia.

Mementos of your visit can be purchased from the model and souvenir shop.

Make a day of your visit, with barbecue facilities are available for visitors to use onsite.

Please note that as the museum is located on a working military base it may close suddenly for security reasons.

Herakleion Parade
Puckapunyal, VIC, 3662

Located 22.3K from Tooborac

Lyons Will Estate

Exactly one hour north of Melbourne ??and 550 metres above sea level, Lyons Will Estate is a cool climate winery located in the Macedon Ranges.

Family owned and with ingrained European roots Lyons Will Estate aim to produce wines that ring true to this stunning and rare environment, that is the beauty of the Macedon Ranges.?? Their ethos is simple 'take care of the land and the land will take care of the plants'.

Lyons Will Estate was established in 1996 with its first plants being Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Since then the estate has grown in size to include Gamay and Riesling, making the total area under vine just over 10 acres.

Lyons Will Estate think they have a pretty special patch. All their blocks are hand pruned, hand groomed and hand-picked, ensuring the best quality possible from bud-burst to picking. You can sample the wines at their cellar door, open by appointment.

For more information about Lyons Will Estate and the cellar door visit their website or contact them to make a booking for their cellar door.

60 Whalans Track
Lancefield, VIC, 3435

Located 24.0K from Tooborac

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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 15.7K from Tooborac

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