Don’t be fooled by the little cellar door perched on the hill: Dalwhinnie Estate is a powerhouse in Australian wines.

Dalwhinnie’s cellar doos is an intimate room with the big deck and the views overlooking the Pyrenees is spectacular. It’s literally set above the vines, and the designated driver could forgo the spittoon and just spit the tasting back into the vineyard. Just make sure you’re not designated though, because it’s definitely a crime against wine to spit this out at all. Once all the extravagant wine descriptors are put aside, the wines of Dalwhinnie are renowned and lauded for a fairly simple reason – they’re bloody amazing.

Simple platters are on offer while sitting out on that deck and enjoying a bottle (not a glass).

Open Friday to Sunday 10.30am to 4.30pm

Phone number: 54672388