Lakes Coast Visitor Guide

LAKES COAST VISITOR GUIDE | PAGE 65 TWIN RIVERS Award-winning wines and a view to match Set on a rise, with spectacular views over the river, is the Nicholson River Winery, one of the oldest wineries in Gippsland. Established in 1978 by Ken and Juliet Eckersley, this renowned winery uses grapes from the property, and crafts them into boutique quantities of European-styled wines, reflecting the mild climate of the area. From the beginning, the richly flavoured Chardonnays drew attention at home and abroad. The winery’s Chardonnay was voted nine times Victoria’s most popular white wine, with the 2014 vintage receiving a Gold Medal from the British Sommelier’s Association. The flavour-focussed Syrah (Shiraz), in a European style, has also been acclaimed in London and Paris. The Nicholson River Winery Cellar Door offers a range of distinctive wines that are grown, made and bottled on the Estate. Varieties grown include Pinot Noir, Merlot, Semillon and Viognier. They are dry, food and vegan-friendly styles. Low-preservative and preservative-free wines are a specialty. Rosés, Pét-Nat and sparkling wines too. In fact, the winery has a wine for every occasion! The Barrel Room Restaurant at the winery – with its famous mural and deck area – is available to to enjoy local cheese and antipasto platters with a glass of wine. Both can be purchased at the Cellar Door. The Barrel Room is also available for functions and events. Nicholson River Winery is located at 20 Cabernet Cl, Nicholson, and is open from 10am-4pm Wednesday to Sunday. To find out more, visit At the winery’s Barrel Room Restaurant you can enjoy local cheese and antipasto platters with a glass of wine. At Nicholson River Winery you can sip award-winning wines while enjoying an amazing view of the river and mountains. PB14633