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Wombat Forest winery is a surprise package nestled in the Wombat Forest at Denver. We are passionate about the local area with its rich fauna and flora. We’ve always been keen to establish a family vineyard and winery on our property as our soils and climate are conducive to cool climate viticulture. We are only 15 minutes from Kyneton and Daylesford, 10min from Trentham, 50 minutes from Bendigo and Ballarat, and 1hr 10 minutes from the Melbourne CBD. Our cellar door is open Fri to Sun 11-5. Bookings are required for groups of 5 or more.

Visit us for a Winter Warmer
Throughout winter our guests can allow themselves to be pampered with throw rugs, cosy wood fires, enjoying a seated tasting of our boutique wines alongside a scrumptious seasonal platter or warm olives. For the perfect winter treat, finish with a glass of our seasonal specialty – Wombat Forest mulled wine. Our guests can also enjoy a seated wine tasting in our barrel room surrounded by barrels and tools of the trade.
Our garden is full of Winter flowering plants with Dee’s Proteas available as a take-home treat.
Guests who love our homemade Wombat Forest Throw Rugs will be pleased to discover they are also available for purchase, to help keep warm wherever you plan to be on these cold Winter days.

About Us
Our first plantings were in 1997. We planted two varieties of Pinot Noir and a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon. Our vineyard has a northerly aspect with a large dam at the base of the valley to assist with drawing frost away from the vines in winter and spring.

We produce handcrafted wines paying particular attention to detail. The extended ripening period enhances the fruit flavour and provides subtle tannins. All our reds are aged in French Oak barrels producing award-winning elegant cool climate wines. The soil type varies from volcanic on the hills to sedimentary in the valley.

Our family history extends back to the early settlement of the area in the mid-1800s. We have an “Early Settler” theme because our family has occupied and farmed locally. We are situated on the edge of the Wombat Forest, “the jewel of the district”. Denver is a beautiful pocket of the Wombat Forest with stands of manna gums, stringy bark, wild cherry, blackwood and peppermint. There are 3 dams on the property with scattered stands of trees and a diverse range of wildlife including echidnas, koalas, and wombats. Local bird varieties include; yellow robins, rosellas, kookaburras, currawongs, blue wrens, boobook owls, and wedge-tailed eagles.

Twenty-six years later we continue to provide genuine country hospitality in a natural bush setting. Our winery, tasting rooms, and event space are nestled on the top of the ridge overlooking the valley with majestic views of the Wombat Forest creating the backdrop for any occasion.

Accessible Venue

Opening Hours

Open Friday to Sunday 11-5

Cuisine Type

Charcuterie boards using local produce from Istra Smallgoods and Ballarat Farm House Cheeses


  • Licensed
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Open Fire
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Macedon Ranges Wines Available
  • Wine Tasting
  • Cellar Door Sales
  • Dog Friendly
  • LGTBQ Friendly
  • Groups ( We can accommodate for 100 people )
  • Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible Venue

Wine Varieties

  • Sparkling
  • Pinot Noir
  • Pinot Gris
  • Chardonnay
  • Shiraz
  • Rosé
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot

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