Taste Play Stay Beechworth
Just five minutes is all it takes to become utterly beholden to the old world charms of Beechworth and surrounds.
Snuggled in at the southernmost end of the South West Slopes in Victoria’s northeastern reaches, just shy of the NSW border, Beechworth is positively alive with history, with ties to our first Australian-born Governer General, Sir Isaac Isaacs, as well as the celebrated outlaw Ned Kelly, sometime tenant at HM Prison Beechworth.
Now home to around 3,500 people, at its Gold Rush-era peak Beechworth boasted a host of industries, from tanneries to jewellers, blacksmiths and bootmakers. Today it has successfully made the transition to a popular tourist centre, rightfully celebrated not only for its picturesque streets, but for its fantastic food and wine scene as well.
Highly explorable by foot and exceedingly well-preserved by any historical standard, it offers visitors a rare opportunity to step back into an earlier time, while allowing all the pleasures that contemporary tastes and creature comforts can afford.
But don’t limit yourself to the township itself – make sure to get out and discover its surrounds, either on foot or by bike, where waterfalls and gorges await the adventurous.
Art, history, nature, and endless delights for the palate – that’s Beechworth.
Plus, Wine Selectors Members, save on your trip - click the offers below unlock Members Extras discounts!
Indigo Vineyard offers a choice of two seated tasting experiences: the Indigo Explorer and the Indigeo Excellence.
Indigo Vineyard also has a Food and Wine Matching Experience which matches 6 Indigo wines with a sample of local food.
With its discrete microclimate, and diversity of blocks, aspects and clones providing interesting winemaking opportunities, Indigo Vineyard is a mustvisit. Planted to 12 different varieties of grapes – Chardonnay, Viognier, Roussanne, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Sangiovese, Tempranillo and Nebbiolo – the wines produced here are now receiving due recognition from both consumers and commentators, with Indigo recently picking up the Trophy for Best Victorian Chardonnay at the 2022 Melbourne Royal Wine Show. Founder Rob Hawkings says “we only produce a few thousand cases each year, but all are made to the highest quality, a ref lection of this special site combined with careful winemaking.”
Receive at $20 discount to use on any of our Tasting Experiences.
Valid until 1st December 2023
Glenbosch Wine Estate
Glenbosch Wine Estate offers truly sensational wine and culinary escape.
Perched on a hill on the outskirts of Beechworth, Glenbosch Wine Estate is an unforgettable indulgence.
Glenbosch Wine Estate is truly a sensational wine and culinary escape, with masterminds in the kitchen and in the vines ensuring you enjoy an unforgettable indulgence. Winemaker Dirk Bester follows a traditional wine philosophy, letting well-grown grapes speak for themselves. Hailing from South Africa, Dirk and his wife Nika took over the estate in 2019 and have since welcomed renowned South African chef Chris De Jongh to craft a Cape-inspired menu. Complete your experience with a two-night stay in one of the luxury eco cottages, where the intimate setting and wood-fired hot tub guarantees you can continue the blissful indulgence.
Enjoy a 5% discount at our restaurant or cellar door.
Valid until 30th April 2023
Beechworth Historic Precinct
Walk down Ford Street to see the beautiful, well-preserved historic street-scape of Beechworth.
Beechworth is renowned for its Chardonny. Taste the best at spots like The Wine Store, Vino Bar, Tanswells Commercial Hotel, Ox and Hound Bistro and The Provenance.
There are few towns in Australia so beautifully preserved as Beechworth. The Beechworth Historic Precinct consists of the Burke Museum, Courthouse, Telegraph Station, Powder Magazine and more – each building with a story to tell, their contents adding layer upon layer of fascinating detail on subjects such as Ned Kelly, the Gold Rush, the town itself and the colourful people who called it home. Hop on one of the twice daily tours at the Explore Beechworth Information Centre to get an in-depth look at Beechworth’s past.
Billson's Brewery in Beechworth is Australia's oldest continuous beverage manufacturer, dating back to 1865.
Billson’s Speakeasy Bar is a sophisticated place for a cocktail or glass of local wine, and you can create your own grazing board.
In recent years this iconic brewery building on Beechworth’s Last Street has undergone significant renovation and restoration, for a new lease on life with innovative mixed spirit drinks, traditional cordials and small batch beer brewed on-site. As a result, the building now plays host to a Tasting Room, Taproom, Beer Garden and Speakeasy Bar, plus a Cellar Door Shop where you can access special releases before anyone else! Make a booking for the Historic Brewery Tour, and discover the reason behind the unique architecture of Australia’s oldest Tower Brewery, as well as the restoration undertaken to bring it back to its glory days. You’ll also learn the stories of the Billson family as you’re guided by passionate staff through the history of the business and the changing tastes of Australian drinkers – from the Gold Rush to the development of Australian brewing and distilling, into Temperance times and the current resurgence of old crafts.
For Wine Selectors Members, we grant exclusive access to our hidden cocktail bar. We don’t advertise this anywhere, so it’s super special!
Valid until 30th April 2023.