Beautifully boutique; is Beechworth. A charming little spot in the foothills of the Victorian Alps (about three hours drive from Melbourne) is where you will find cool climate wines grown from mineral-heavy rocky conditions. Voila! Medium-bodied, supple wines that can be enjoyed to the hilt with food from local dining establishments of city calibre.

Chardonnay and shiraz and sangiovese (oh my!). Beechwood’s winemakers are also proud of their pinot noir and will gladly introduce you to them at their charming cellar doors. Beechworth is especially worth a visit for wine tourists who are ready to branch out from the common wine trail destinations in Victoria.