NICHOLSON | Nicholson River Winery was started in 1978 by social worker Ken Eckersley and his wife, nurse Juliet Eckersley. The duo had a passion for wine, and couldn’t help but notice the similarities between the Gippsland Lakes and South-West France.
The wine at Nicholson River Winery is inspired by the great European styles, namely French wines. You’ll find varieties like Semillon, Chardonnay, and Shiraz, that reflect the character of the region. All of the wines are made small batch, and are for the most part sold direct at the cellar door or online.
When you visit the cellar door, you can enjoy a tasting, as well as glasses and bottles of new and vintage releases. For food, it’s a simple offering of local cheese and antipasto platters.
Space inside for tastings is limited, so do book in advance if you can. Once you’ve got what you want, you can head outside if the weather is nice and enjoy your wine with sweeping views of the vines and beautiful countryside that the winery overlooks.
Nicholson River Winery
20 Cabernet Close
Mon – Sun: 10:00am to 4:00pm