Off the beaten track, our hidden valley in the hills outside the historic and beautiful town of Rylstone makes you feel like you’ve uncovered a beautiful hideaway (the actual translation of our family’s surname).
After driving down the 2.5km driveway through the vineyard, you arrive at the 1850s-built stable we have converted into our cellar door.
Our cellar door offers more than the traditional cellar door tasting experience. Surrounded by hand-chiselled sandstone, with sweeping views across a sea of vines, members of the family take guests on a journey through our range, telling the story of each wine and exploring what makes them unique and sought after.
We offer an extensive range of highly rated cool climate French style wines. So, wherever your interests lie, with Sparkling, White, Rosé, Red & Dessert Wines on offer, you’re sure to find something that tickles your fancy.
Tempted to sit back, enjoy the wine you’ve just tasted and soak up vineyard life with a grazing board? We’ve also got you covered! With several seating areas on the lawns surrounding the cellar door, you can pick your favourite spot, order a grazing board and some wine, and then feast your eyes on the vines and surrounding countryside. No outside food or beverages please.
If you’re planning to visit as a group of 8 or more, bookings are required. Please call or email us beforehand so we can arrange your tasting and grazing boards in the best way for you to make the most of the experience. Please note that buses are not permitted on our property without prior approval.
Please contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +61 (0) 429 787 705
We are open Thursday to Monday 11am-4pm, or by appointment
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Boules and croquet are available to entertain big and little kids alike
Well behaved dogs on leashes are also welcome outside 🙂
We look forward to seeing you!
Our cellar door is named after “The Grafter” who won the 1898 Melbourne Cup, and is buried on the property. In 2000, we repaired and re-purposed this beautiful sandstone stable, using local stonemasons, into a special dining room and our cellar door.
And if the rumours are true, you’ll be in good company…Harry Redford (immortalised as bushranger “Captain Starlight” in Robbery Under Arms by local magistrate Thomas Brown under the pseudonym Rolf Boldrewood) is said to have whiled away many a day and night on our property, which was owned by his brother, when his cattle rustling drew too much attention from the local constabulary.