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Cellar door tastings under COVID-19 restrictions

Wineries and cellar doors in regional Victoria are able to offer tastings with strict compliance to COVID-19 regulations for social distancing, sanitation, contact tracing and exclusions.


The government-mandated restrictions include:

  • visitors must be able to declare that they are healthy and well to enter a venue
  • venues must check visitor ID, and must refuse service to visitors whose primary residence is in Melbourne or Mitchell Shire
  • contact details must be kept for every visitor at a venue
  • cellar door tastings must be served seated. Staff must observe 1.5m distance.
  • tasting glasses can only be used once, spittoons should be disposable
  • a maximum of 10 people can be allowed in any enclosed space; the number of people allowed may be smaller than this, depending on size of the space
  • visitors must maintain 1.5m distance between themselves, unless travelling together as a group. Maximum group sizes apply.
  • group sizes and maximum capacities include both those that intend on tasting wines, and those that don't, including children. Please be sure to include all members of your party who wish to enter the building in the numbers when pre-booking.
  • maximum visit time in one venue is 2 hours
  • once a purchase is made, customers must leave the premises
  • all surfaces must be thoroughly sanitised between visitors

The wineries of the King Valley are committed to the health of our community, and will follow these regulations to the letter.

With these regulations in place, the cellar door experience may be very different from what you are used to.  Some wineries will choose not to open for tastings at this time.

We ask that visitors check with each venue that they plan to visit, and demonstrate patience and understanding as we implement these changes.

Brown Brothers

Brown Brothers Cellar Door offers seated wine tastings 11am-3pm Saturday & Sunday. Bookings are essential, via the website.

Wine sales are available for takeaway 9am-5pm Saturday & Sunday, no bookings required.

The Wine Bar offers casual lunches (bookings essential) and takeaway coffee and treats 10am-4pm, Saturday & Sunday.

Prosecco brunch available for booking, via the website.

Patricia's Table Restaurant is planned to reopen in December 2020.


Chrismont Cellar Door is open for takeaway bottle sales, 10am-5pm each day. No tastings available at this time.

Wine sales are also available online, with free freight Australia-wide for orders of 12 bottles or more.

Chrismont Restaurant & Larder will remain closed until further notice.

Dal Zotto Wines

From Tues Sep 22nd, Dal Zotto Wines offers seated tastings on the hour , 7 days a week, 10am - 4pm. Tastings must be pre-booked through the website. Takeaway bottle sales (without tasting) are available 7 days, 10am-4pm, without a booking.

The Trattoria will re-open Friday Sep 25th for lunch and dinner and then be back into normal hours...lunch Thursday to Sunday, and dinner on Friday nights. Bookings are essential, via the website.

Takeaway pizza available via phone order, Thursday - Sunday lunch, and Friday dinner.

Darling Estate

Darling Estate is open for tastings and wine sales by appointment.

John Gehrig Wines

The John Gehrig cellar door is open for tastings and wine purchases each day.

King River Estate

King River Estate offers seated tastings on Friday, Saturday and Sundays.

La Cantina King Valley

La Cantina King Valley will remain closed at this time.

Wine sales are available online, with free freight for orders of 6 bottles or more.

Pizzini Wines

Pizzini Wines offers seated tastings, coffee & cake plus takeaway wine and produce sales, 10am - 5pm, 7 days a week. Bookings essential for tastings, via website or phone. Walk ins for takeaway sales welcome.

The Pizzini family-owned Mountain View Hotel is open for lunch and dinner 7 days, bookings essential.


Politini Wines offers seated tastings Friday to Sunday 11am-5pm.

Bookings required, either by phone or email.

Take away bottles sales (no tasting) may be arranged 7 days a week by appointment.

Sam Miranda

Sam Miranda is open for takeaway bottle sales 10am - 5pm, 7 days a week, and online. No tastings available at this time.

Restaurant open for lunch Friday - Tuesday with two sessions available each day, 11:30am to 1:00pm and 1:30pm to 3:00pm.

Symphonia Fine Wines

Symphonia Fine Wines will remain closed at this time.

Wine sales are available online.

Wood Park Wines

Wood Park Wines is open by appointment for takeaway bottle sales.

No tastings available at this time.

Restaurants and cafes open

Dal Zotto Trattoria

Lunch Thursday to Sunday, dinner Friday night. Takeaway available Friday night and weekend lunches. Bookings essential on website.

Mountain View Hotel

Open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week. Bookings essential 03 5729 8270.

Brown Brothers Wine Bar

Casual lunches Thursday to Monday. Bookings essential on website.

Oven @ Cheshunt

Relaxed breakfast and lunch Wednesday to Sunday, dinner Thursday to Saturday. Bookings essential on website.

Gamze Smokehouse Restaurant

Casual lunches Thursday to Monday, dinners Thursday to Sunday. Bookings essential. 03 5722 4253

Sam Miranda Restaurant

Lunches Thursday to Tuesday, two sittings available. Bookings essential on website.

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