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Open Cellars of the Artisan Hills 2016

Don’t know where the Artisan Hills are?

Well, if you think of the Yarra Valley as the womb of wine-making in Victoria, then the Artisan Hills wineries are clustered together in the north west of the valley, or ever better, the left ovary region, in a pretty little area of rolling hills and hidden hamlets with aussie names like Kangaroo Ground, Smiths Gully and Arthurs Creek.

The local wine event in this charming part of the Yarra Valley is OPEN CELLARS, which will be bigger and better than ever in 2016. Sixteen local winemakers will open their doors on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th October between 11.00am and 5.00pm.

Most of the wineries offer live music and a delicious lunch at family-friendly prices and a couple of the winemakers have even partnered with local cafes. For example Butterman’s Track Wines will be featured at the fantastic Darkhorse Wine Bar and Café (formerly Watsons Creek Café), Diamond Valley Vineyards has joined with A Boy Named Sue in St Andrews, and Naked Range Wines will support the local CFA by putting their wines on tasting at the Panton Hill Fire Station. Two new winemakers are joining in the fun this year: Massaros (formerly Samson Hill Winery) in Kangaroo Ground, and Punch wines in St Andrews.

So, go to the website and download the map and start planning your very own Wine Trail for you and your friends!  Free entry at all wineries, and no tasting fees.

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