Delight your senses and tickle your tastebuds at Feathertop in Victoria's Alpine Valleys »
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Hand crafted wine and beer, a bicycle rail trail to the door, alpine views from the cellar door and café and your choice of two farm-stay accommodation options set in amongst it all. Feathertop in Victoria's High Country has it all...
Established in 1989 by Kel Boynton, Feathertop has evolved into a successful regional family enterprise that is more than just a cellar door. After a $1.2 million winery upgrade project, visitors can now enjoy a tasty spread of new products and experiences which aim to delight the senses and tickle the tastebuds.
Five years ago, the winery re-branded under the Feathertop wine label, honouring the nearby 1922m high Mt Feathertop. Not only does it dominate the alpine scenery, the mountain also defines the vineyards’ soil structure, influences the air currents and provides a steady stream of alpine water used for irrigation. It is indeed the rock upon which Boyntons is built.
Feathertop’s other rock is the dynamic duo Kel and Janelle Boynton and their dedicated team, who have shaped the winery into the high quality destination it has become today.
What will I find here?
The cellar door is open daily 10am to 5pm for (in whichever order you most enjoy), wine tasting, Witham’s coffee, DIY produce platters and Boynton’s Beer.
The winery also prides itself on being family friendly, with a playground fort on site, kids' dining options available as well as milkshakes, hot chocolates and juices.
If you’re riding the popular rail trails, Feathertop is a leisurely 10km from Bright and 20km from Myrtleford – perfect distances for working up an appetite for lunch at the Feathertop Alfresco Dining Restaurant. The restaurant is open all year round (check their website or call for opening days) and features a range of seasonal local produce on the menu, some direct from Kel’s vineyard veggie garden.
For guests visiting in Winter or just keen to lunch 'picnic style', pick up supplies from the deli section and create your own gourmet feast to enjoy on the terrace or in front of the warming fireplace.
And if you’ve ever dreamed of living on a working winery, Feathertop now offers two accommodation options. The self contained Mt Buffalo View Apartment is ideal for the foodies who like to cook and enjoy open plan living.
Or if you are after an indulgent romantic getaway, you can’t beat the new Peggy Adelaide Suite. This one bedroom suite features a private balcony, freestanding outdoor bath, rainwater shower with LED lighting and huge flat screen TV! The Peggy Adelaide is also available for one night stays.
It’s your choice whether to simply set up a tab downstairs and relax glass in hand or if you are so inclined, to get your hands dirty amongst it all in the winery. After a hard day’s work, relax in the spa bath or realign your chakras with your own in-house massage therapist (available on request).
What should I ask to try?
The property’s alpine climate and varied aspects have allowed Kel Boynton to grow over 15 grape varieties across the property. Here you’ll find a few of the usual finely crafted suspects from sauvignon blanc to cabernet sauvignon, ensure you challenge your tastebuds however and taste some of the alternative varieties on offer including vermentino, savagnin, prosecco, durif, fruilano and verdelho.
It takes quite a bit of beer to make a good wine and you’ll find a small number of wineries producing their own these days. Kel Boynton has created the Boynton’s Lager available on tap in cellar door and the 'Driver Light’ (with your designated driver in mind), both available in stubbies.
Ask to try Kel's fortified wine 'Lush'. Made from a parcel of very ripe and partially raisined shiraz grapes, the creation of Lush was inspired by Kel's visit to the Jerez region (the home of sherry) in Spain. Kel has called it Lush, simply because it is.
Feathertop is renowned for their long lunches, held in Spring and Autumn. Guest chefs are invited to Feathertop to create five to eight course lunches matched with Feathertop wines, all served on one long table on their Tuscan style terrace.
These are very popular events and with more unique function spaces added including a subterranean function Vault, and member terrace, make sure you keep your eyes on Feathertop and VisitVineyards.com’s events pages for upcoming events and further information
Situated on the Great Alpine Road, Feathertop is a picturesque three hour drive from Melbourne and four and a half hours from Canberra.
The cellar door is open for tastings, coffee and local produce platters seven days all year round (except Christmas Day).
The restaurant is open for lunch all year round, check with the winery for trading days. Group bookings, functions and weddings are welcome..
6619 Great Alpine Road
Porepunkah VIC 3740
Phone: 03 5756 2356
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- Alpine Valleys (VIC)
- Legends, Wine and High Country (NE Victoria) (VIC)
- North East Victoria (VIC)
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