Sip award-winning pinot noir and shiraz with stunning views of the upper Yarra Valley.
It's not every day that you get to sample drops worth 95-plus points in the eyes of premier Australian wine critic James Halliday. But if you venture to Seville Estate in the upper Yarra Valley, that's exactly what you'll be doing.
Hidden away in the Dandenong foothills, this dreamy spot — which Mr Halliday has consistently awarded five stars — is great for an afternoon of wine and food. You'll be gazing at idyllic vineyards, backdropped by Mt Donna Buang's mighty summit while swirling and sipping your way through the entire collection, made exclusively from the Estate's 26 acres of grapes.
Two of the 2017 drops scored a whopping 99 points in the James Halliday Wine Companion 2019, taking home best shiraz and best pinot noir. But they're far from the only varietals you'll be tasting — gear up for killer riesling, cabernet sauvignon and chardonnay, too.
The Seville folks are also celebrating a recent revamp. Re-landscaping has given the gardens a new edge and there's now a stunning restaurant with an unbeatable view, open for lunch and dinner on Friday and Saturday, and lunch on Sunday.
If you're keen to hang around all weekend, stay over. Choose between the original four-bedroom homestead, built in 1975 by Seville's original owners Dr Peter McMahon and his wife, Margaret, and three self-contained apartments.