Ciavarella Oxley Estate
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Ciavarella Oxley Estate Winery

Address: 17 Evans Ln, Oxley, Victoria 3678

Phone: 03 5727 3384  |  Fax: 03 5727 3384  


Ciavarella Oxley Estate Winery is a small gem at Oxley in Victoria's King Valley wine region.

The Ciavarella family established a vineyard in 1978, initially selling grapes. The step into winemaking was in 1992. Ciavarella Oxley Estate Winery has achieved a reputation as a maker of fine, hand-crafted wines. Their winemaking philosophy is for the vineyard and grapes to express themselves in the bottle, through effort in viticulture, patience and attention to detail in the winemaking.

The winery is only one kilometre off the Snow Road, a scenic route to many attractions and gateway to the King Valley and Milawa Gourmet Region.

Wines include Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Durif, Dolcino (a sweet red), Late Harvest Semillon Aucerot, and a range of fortifieds.

The Ciavarellas are custodians of the variety aucerot. Cuttings collected from Europe by Varley Bailey in the early 1900s were planted at Bailey's near Glenrowan. Cyril Ciavarella obtained cuttings before their removal in the 1980s . The name aucerot is not used in Europe; exact heritage is unknown. The planting, thought the only one in Australia, is prized for the fine dessert wines that come from it.

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Local directions

Travel to Oxley on the "Snow Road" (officially called Glenrowan-Myrtleford Road, C522). The Snow Road runs east from the Hume Freeway near Glenrowan to the Great Alpine Road near Myrtleford and is a popular route to Bright, Mount Hotham, Falls Creek. From the Snow Road in the heart of Oxley, turn south into Ely Street at the Oxley Shop and Post Office corner. Travel 600 metres to T-intersection at Smith Street and turn right. Travel about 400 metres and turn left into Evans Lane. Ciavarella Oxley Estate is 170 metres down, on the left.


  • Car park
  • Access with assistance for the disabled
  • Toilet facilities for the disabled
  • Picnic area
  • Shaded area


  • Wine tasting

Opening hours

Bookings are essential for buses; by appointment only. Closed Christmas Day.

Monday to Saturday
9:00am -5:00pm
Wine tasting and sales

10:00am -5:00pm
Wine tasting and sales

Disabled access

Contact operator for further details.

How to get here

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