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The Best Winery Accommodation In Victoria 2023

By James Shackell

A large winery accommodation Victoria, with a large tower and trees around it.

Wine tours are fun, but they’re less fun for the designated driver.

Someone’s gotta be the responsible one, right? Well, not at these places. These Victorian wineries also double as hotels. No need for buses, designated drivers, or spitting into silver buckets. 

You can guzzle Pinot and sav blanc to your heart’s content, then crash upstairs in a double bedroom with vineyard views.

Here's the top winery accommodation Victoria has to offer in 2023: 

The Mitchelton Hotel

NAGAMBIE 

There's a lot to like about the swish hotel attached to the now-famous Nagambie winery. The Mitchelton Hotel is one of the swishest winery accommodations Victoria has right now, with rooms looking over either the sprawling vineyards or the Goulburn River. There's also the on-location winery, restaurant and day spa on offer. 

A room with leather couches and a fireplace, a top winery accommodation Victoria.

 

Lancemore Milawa

MILAWA

Lancemore is a tranquil country house, deep in Victoria’s high country, surrounded by some of the best vineyards in the state (not to mention the best food). Set up camp in one of the beautiful suites, and spend your days drinking at Brown Brothers next door, or stocking up at the Milawa Cheese Factory.

Seville Estate 

SEVILLE

Seville Estate should be top of mind when thinking about Yarra Valley winery accommodation. The Storied winery introduced its very own bookable homestead that offers those with a penchant for wine the chance to sample the goods and rest their heads as close to the vine as possible. 

A white-brick lounge room with a fireplace, a winery accommodation Victoria.

Polperro Winery

RED HILL

Polperro is a working, 25-acre winery, tucked among the trees at Red Hill. A few years ago they built a series of luxury private villas. You get a complimentary brekky, a deck with vineyard views, roaring fires and your own personal spa. If you want to absolutely all out—you can book the Farmhouse, which is an extremely chic three-bedroom stay. 

A clean looking lounge room with a large pendant light, a top winery accommodation in Victoria.

Jackalope

MERRICKS NORTH

Jackalope on the Mornington Peninsula has won just about every hotel design award there is in Australia. This isn’t your cute, B&B-style accommodation. It’s more Blade Runner meets The Ritz. Supermod detailing, rain showers, double vanities, custom-made bath products—spend a bit more and you even get a deep-soak Japanese bathtub.

Two pool chairs overlooking a large vineyard at a best winery accommodation Victoria.

Lancemore Lindenderry Red Hill

RED HILL

After a day sipping vino at Red Hill cellar doors, this is probably the place you want to rest your head. Luxury Travel Magazine voted Lindenderry one of the most romantic hotels in Australia. We recommend a Balcony Suite or the Garden Room, and make sure to order a hand-packed picnic basket.

A large white house surrounded by trees, a top winery accommodation Victoria option.

Cape Horn Vineyard

ECHUCA

Cape Horn is home to a two-story, five-bedroom vineyard villa complex, and it's pretty sweet. The private suites are all beautifully appointed, but it’s really the setting and the Murray River views that set this place apart. Keep an eye out for live acoustic sessions on the lawn.

Port Phillip Estate

RED HILL SOUTH

Port Phillip Estate has a renowned cellar door and six luxury suites if you want to spend the night. Expect fancy flourishes like eggshell tubs, Missoni bathrobes and Aesop products in the bathroom, there's even a continental breakfast included. Our tip? Wait till winter. They run discount romance packages during the colder months.

A black-tiled bathroom of a top winery accommodation Victoria contender.

Crittenden Estate

DROMANA

These are pretty special. Crittenden Estate has built three luxury private villas, each of which sits over a tranquil lake. Park up by the fire, hop into the spa bath or you could fall asleep to the sounds of water lapping outside your window, then wake up to a handmade breakfast hamper, stuffed with local eggs, bacon, tomatoes, Red Hill Muesli, bread, condiments and local Delgrosso apple juice.

Three small houses overlooking a lake, an option as a winery accommodation Victoria.

Chateau Yering Hotel

YARRA GLEN 

There’s no school like the old school. About an hour out of the CBD, there’s a vineyard that looks like it’s been time-warped straight out of the 19th century. Chateau Yering sits on a 250-acre estate, and it’s got 32 suites which can only be described as ‘regal’. If you’ve seen the movie Marie Antoinette, you’ll know what you’re in for.A 19th-century themed room inside a winery accomodation Victoria spot.

Oakdene

WALLINGTON

There are only three rooms at Oakdene winery, but they’re going for quality over quantity. Each one comes with breakfast at Mr Grubb (the vineyard’s cafe) and some pretty sweet views. Make sure you spend an afternoon at Oakdene’s ‘Upside-Down’ cellar door. Their Shiraz is very popular for a reason. 

A large lit up house at dusk, a best yarra valley winery accommodation.

Balgownie Estate

YARRA GLEN

Private spa baths overlooking the Yarra Valley? This place has got Valentine’s Day written all over it. Start with a trip to the famous Balgownie Cellar Door (the Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and Estate Shiraz are standouts), then chillax in your private suite, with views over the wine lands.

Carrajung Estate 

WILLUNG SOUTH

You probably haven’t heard of Carrajung Estate. It’s a tiny little vineyard in central Gippsland, surrounded by the Strezlecki Ranges, the ninety-mile beach at Woodside and the stunning Tarra Bulga national park. Take your pick from four secluded timber-built cottages. They’re simple but super cute.

a large cellar door and house with blue skies, a best contender for the winery accommodation Victoria.

 
Image credit:  Mitchelton Hotel - Robert Blackburn/VisitVic (supplied) 

 

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