MELBOURNE | Badger Creek Blueberry Winery do wines a bit differently than most in the Yarra Valley. As their name suggests, Badger Creek make their wines with 100% fresh blueberries rather than grapes. In fact, over 1kg of blueberries is used in every 750ml bottle of wine. The result is a wine that’s rich, sweet and full bodied. There are a few different kinds of wine you can try at Badger Creek – méthode traditionnelle blueberry sparkling wine, blueberry still wine, blueberry fortified wine, barrel aged blueberry fortified wine and a blueberry style Moscato. We’re particularity fond of the sparkling.
Unlike a lot of wineries, Badger Creek are super small scale and only sell their wines onsite, meaning you really are getting a unique experience when you visit. The family that owns Badger Creek also happen to be friends with the owners of St Ronan’s Cider, who share a cellar door with Badger Creek – so along with trying blueberry wine, you can also try some tasty ciders. Make sure you try the St Ronan’s Methode Traditionelle, double fermented and made using the labour-intensive methods employed by the French.
During the summer you can buy fresh blueberries here, and frozen blueberries are available year ’round or until sold out.
Badger Creek Blueberry Winery
11 Garnook Grove
Thu – Mon: 10:00am to 5:00pm