Escaping the fan fare of the larger King Valley wineries to their east, the boutique vineyards of the Kiewa Valley, sitting pretty beneath the alpine peaks, are thrillingly intimate. The warm summer days, crisp fresh nights and terrarossa soil produce intensely flavoured premium grapes crafted into award-winning cool climate wines by passionate vinters. Likewise, the pure alpine water used to create the small-batch brews at Crank Handle Brewery results in a wonderfully superior taste. So sit back, take your time, and sample the flavours of this fertile and pristine mountain valley.
A stunning vineyard with views of Mount Bogong from its cellar door restaurant. A visit to the AnnaPurna Estate in Tawonga South is a must during the warmer months. Taste their high quality Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Merlot wines matched with a Mediterranean-style menu of locally-grown ingredients.
The cellar door is open seasonally on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between September and April or by appointment for functions and weddings.
Benjella in Mongans Bridge offers wonderfully handcrafted wines with a sustainable focus. The cellar door is open most weekends and by appointment.
Bogong Estate winery in Tawonga specialises solely in crafting the perfect Pinot Noir. Open by appointment.
Ceccanti Wines is a small Italian family-run winery in Mongans Bridge with tastings by appointment.
CRANK HANDLE BREWERY
Crank Handle Brewery specialises in small-batch traditional brews produced by passionate locals. Their range of craft beers include larger, ale, APA, porter and bitter and made with the purest of alpine water. Making this experience even tastier is the menu, with meals prepared using fresh local ingredients. Find them on the Kiewa Valley Highway in Tawonga South.
RESTAURANTS & CAFES
Fresh local ingredients, acclaimed chefs and stunning views. Here's where to dine out in Mount Beauty and its beautiful surrounds.