The discovery of gold in central Victoria over 150 years ago has left a rich and lasting legacy in almost every town in the Goldfields. Tour the impressive Victorian streetscapes of Bendigo and Ballarat with their grand hotels and public buildings or explore the quaint shopfronts and miners' cottages in townships such as Maldon, Castlemaine, Heathcote and Dunolly. Learn about gold rush history at the region's historic attractions. Sovereign Hill, The Eureka Centre and the Central Deborah Gold Mine offer fascinating insights into life above and below the ground during the 1850s and 1860s. Take a break from exploring the
Established in 1981, Heathcote Winery specialises in the production of gold medal winning Shiraz. Wines are stamped with their own unique style but are still reflective of the Heathcote region. Heathcote Winery's signature brand, Mail Coach shiraz, is a consistent medal winner. The Origin Shiraz, grown on the famous red Cambrian soil, has now developed a strong reputation as one of Heathcote's great single vineyard, handcrafted reds. Heathcote Winery also produces the iconic Slaughterhouse Paddock Shiraz, a genuinely unique full bodied style from some of Heathcote's oldest vines and is a must for those seriously interested in great Heathcote Shiraz.
Established in 1969, Taltarni is one of the founding wineries of Victoria's Pyrenees wine region. Owner John Goelet, a direct descendant of the Guestier wine merchant family of Bordeaux, discovered and purchased Taltarni Vineyard in 1972 after conducting a worldwide search for a site comparable to the great vineyards of Bordeaux. Today, Taltarni combines old-world traditions with innovative new-world techniques to produce a diverse range of high-calibre still wines and méthode-traditionnelle crafted sparklings. The diversity of their folio ensures that there is a perfect Taltarni wine for all your key moments in life. So, whether it is Taché at your