Beechworth wine region
Take your time to explore the beautifully restored town of Beechworth and venture into the surrounding wine region, which lies at the footfills of the Victorian Alps.
These days the historic wine region's small vineyards produce excellent chardonnay, pinot noir and other cool-climate varieties, though the wine industry suffered major setbacks since the first vines were planted in 1856 and the first wine shop was opened 10 years later. By the end of the World War I all vines had gone, victim to both the economic times and phylloxera.
Continue the wine experience by sampling local drops on the wine lists at Beechworth's abundance of city-quality eateries. Compete for a reservation at Provenance, sample local varietals at the rustic Indigo Vineyard, or linger over lunch at the Green Shed Bistro and Gigi's of Beechworth.