Talbot is well situated for exploring both Pyrenees Region and Central Victorian vineyards. There are 2 local vineyards with cellar doors, Amherst Winery and Romantic Vineyard. Further afield there are another 11 wineries within half an hours drive.
- 285 Talbot-Avoca Road, Amherst VIC 3371
- 0400 380 382
Amherst is situated just outside of Talbot on old alluvial goldfields dating back to the 1850s, diggings can still be seen around the property in the quartz rich soil. Amherst Winery have 4 hectares under vine consisting of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.
The gold mining activity over the last 150 years has turned over the top soil many times creating an unforgiving landscape that is perfect for growing premium wine grapes. The vines need to work hard to produce small berries which have thick skins that give the reds deep, rich colour, fine tannins and concentrated flavours and aromas.
- 280 Lillicur Road, Amherst, Victoria
- 03 5463 2468 / 0407 63 2468
The Romantic Vineyard cellar door is open most days for tastings. Romantic Vineyard is planted out with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Tempranillo, Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, and Chardonnay. Dave and Renee of Romantic Vineyard produce first class wines made in their own winery.
Central Victorian & Pyrenees Region Vineyards
The map below displays the locations of wineries within 1 hours drive from Talbot – click the red icons to view names and addresses. Please check with each winery for cellar door opening times.