With the are being named after the gorgeous Pyrenees wine region betwen France and Spain, the Victorian locale has become a unique wine destination since the first vineyards were established here in the early 1960s.
The area’s signature grape is Shiraz, with wines produced from this area long recognised for their complex and distinctive flavours by serious wine drinkers and writers alike. As James Halliday put it in his Wine Atlas of Australia and New Zealand, the Pyrenees produces “full blooded and richly textured” wines.
A diverse range of varietals are also produced here – sparkling wine, both red and white Cabernet, Sangiovese, Dolcetto, Brunello, Barbera, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Riesling among others.
The Pyrenees Wine Touring Route takes in the region’s 30 wineries, with tastings available at many cellar doors. You can have an intimate experience with the winemakers often on hand to discuss their personal styles and, if time permits, take you on a guided tour of the winery.
When it comes to dining in the Pyrenees, choose between cafes that feature local produce on their menus, an alfresco dining experience overlooking a vineyard, or a picnic with our local jams, olives and oils to one of our beautiful state parks.
Our dining options are featured in the links to the right.