A few years ago on an impromptu visit to the Yarra Valley, my husband and I came upon a winery that has now become one of the great wineries of the Yarra Valley wine region. Elmswood Estate winery is located in the Seville region, about 45 minutes east of Melbourne and is definitely worth a visit, not only for its fine wines, tasty food and friendly staff, but the great views of the Warburton Ranges.

From the front of the winery, there isn’t a hint of what lies beyond the vines and the building that houses the cellar door and offices, but once you enter the car park, the view that awaits will take your breath away. There is a glassed in pavilion that allows customers to have a glass of wine or enjoy some lunch all year round, which allows the view to take centre stage. Tables and chairs as well as wooden benches also allow for al fresco dining during the sunnier weather.

Elmswood Estate offers many different varieties of high quality boutique wines, while regularly keeping up with consumer demand in introducing more wine to their range. Their well known and popular wines include a sparkling Methode Champenoise, Oaked and Un-Oaked Chardonnay, Cabernet Rose, Cabernet Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot while introducing in the past couple of years wines such as Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Sparkling Pinot and Liquor Chardonnay and Cabernet styles. Everyone has a speciality, but for a great combination, you can’t go past the Oaked Chardonnay with a cheese platter.

With dining in the Yarra Valley becoming popular, Elmswood is still a favourite destination for many to enjoy a tasty meal on weekends. There’s a substantial menu which provides many options for all sorts of people, without the hefty price tag. If you’d like to enjoy the day with a light cheese platter, or decide that something more substantial is in order, such as the popular duck and pinot pie, or a steak sandwich, you won’t be disappointed with the range of meals and the price.

It is worth mentioning that Elmswood Estate has become one of the premier wineries for functions and weddings. With everything it has to offer, it is one of the most popular venue for weddings and required booking long in advance of that special date. The staff at Elmswood Estate offer assistance with every detail of your ceremony and reception for that special day, as well as providing help with entertainment and transport services.

All in all, Elmswood Estate Winery is a one stop winery, providing everything you could possibly want on a day out to the Yarra Valley. Breathtaking views, delicious food, friendly staff and of course, quality wines, what more could you want at a winery?

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