'Built in the mid-1860s by an early premier of Victoria, Goona Warra Vineyard has been reborn as a hospitable, professionally run destination for wine tastings, private functions and Sunday lunch. The spectacular Great Hall and cellar in the original towering bluestone winery have been restored to provide a memorable food and wine experience in a picturesque vineyard setting. The label reproduces the 19th century original, and the winery is highly regarded as a source of top-notch regional wines, especially Chardonnay and Shiraz. The blends employing Merlot and Cabernet Franc are worth trying too.' Ralph Kyte Powell
"Just over the road from Craiglee, Goona Warra is a rather impressive old bluestone winery which serves as a cellar door and function centre. This is an extremely popular and extremely good place to visit. Semillon and Chardonnay are reliable and consistently satisfying wines, and Cabernet Franc can be wonderfully charming and quite more-ish. Only a half hour from Melbourne, this cellar door is the ideal way to deal with Sunday lunch." Ben Canaider
Wine Region: Sunbury
Winemaker: John Barnier
Owners: Elizabeth and John Barnier
Cellar Door: Manager - Elizabeth Barnier
Wines: Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot Cabernet Franc, Shiraz and Cygnus.
Food: Quality contemporary cuisine with a la carte menu for lunch every Sunday.
Functions: Up to 130 people for banquets and 180 people for cocktails.
Weddings: Up to 130 people The Cellar and Great Hall of the original bluestone winery have been restored as a spectacular and unique venue serving high quality food in a romantic setting. Terraced and picturesque gardens with views across the vineyard.Visit Website
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