Welcome to Flynns Wines
- VISIT us. Vintage 2014 is well under way and will be a quick one due to fruit shortfalls from the extreme hot weather. Greg and the winery are in full swing - call in for an inside peek. Autumn is perfect to call in for a lazy afternoon of courtyard dining and beautiful wine.
- SHOP Lots of local product available: Crochet animals by Emileena.,"Melt" soy candles by local Mum Jayme Hudson, soaps by Jules, Olives & olive oil by John our next door neighbour......and more, see you soon.
- ACCOMMODATION Our renovation on Heathcote Retreat Motel is inspiring!, We have transformed it onto a retreat destination at a great price. 3 bedroom house & 10 Motel Rooms. Yet to do: further gardens, BBQ area & play area for children.
Winery Testimonials: "A beautiful interlude on a weekend overlooking the countryside with beautiful wine complimented by great food" R & A Anderson February 2013
"Thank you so much for accommodating our employees for lunch today. The feedback they have given me is wonderful. 10/10 for your food, staff, wine and atmosphere. You were extremely friendly and professional. Your winery is the best place they have been for lunch so far. All the attendees were blown away." H. Featonby, Mandalay Resources, Australian Operations March 2013
"If you don't want a good time, don't come to this place". Sharon & Darrell August 2013
"The most superb winery experience". Trevor & Leeanne Jones November 2013
Greg & Natala Flynn - We established Flynns Wines 15 years ago. click on the About Us button above for more.
Cellar Door Hours
Saturday & Sunday 11.30am-5pm
Friday light lunches 12-2pm
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays 12-3pm
Menu specials: See bistro page for full menu
Winemakers Plate: Istrian salami, Labne with local honey, Le Dauphin cheese, Spicy maple almonds, Vounari Olives, Zuchinni, capsicum, spinach tart, Bread & butter pickles, Olive sourdough, Biscuits & Salad
French chocolate mousse, raspberry sauce & cream
Baby meringues, chantilly cream, passionfruit sauce
Coconut rhubarb cake & cream
Chocolate fudge cake blueberry sauce & cream
House baked cookies
Contact us: Phone:(03) 5433 6297 Mobile: 0407 800 047
How to find us:
We are situated 13kms North of the Heathcote township on the Northern Highway, on the way to Echuca, Lewis Road is on the left (coming from Melbourne) with signage on the corner of Lewis Road and the Northern Highway. - see us on a map
Greg and Natala searched for 18 months, looking at 45 properties before purchasing the current Flynns Wines vineyard site in 1998 which is located 13kms north of the Heathcote township on a strip of the red cambrian period soil that is sought after for vineyard establishment.
We established the vineyard from scratch in 1999. Undertaking all the work ourselves we put in 2000 trellising posts, strained 50kms of trellis wire and built a barn that would eventually become the winery, cellar door and bistro. Fourteen years on, we have just completed our 10th vintage! We make the wines ourselves onsite.
We have now gained a grass roots following for our wines particularly from the many visitors we have welcomed through Cellar Door and by consistently providing our customers with quality wines that reflect individuality and Heathcote regional characteristics. Its also very encouraging to receive some recognition by industry leaders like James Halliday in his 2008 Wine Companion (5 out of 5 stars for the winery and one of the ten best new wineries) and subsequent great reviews in the following years.
We are a little unusual in the current wine industry because we grow grapes, make the wine and sell the majority of it ourselves through Cellar Door and good independent restaurants and retailers across Australia. We have Ryan Fine Wines distribute our wines in Melbourne CBD. The majority of vineyards will only undertake one or two of these areas. We think this gives us better control of the process from start to finish. We also do Contract Winemaking for other growers in our region which is very interesting working with small parcels of fruit, all varied due to terroir of the Heathcote sites.
Five years ago we built the Heathcotean Bistro which is attached to the Cellar Door and Winery. Our family 'love food' it is a very big part of our life and we want to share great flavoursome bistro style food with our customers. Our seasonal menu is created by Natala using great ingredients sourced from our kitchen garden, orchard and local producers which is matched to wines that compliment the food. Often the food you are eating has been picked that morning!
Our wine list includes our own wines, both current and back vintages and other local wines. Our beverage list includes Local beers from Tooborac Brewery, Hepburn Springs mineral waters, Dimattina coffee Melbourne and Larsen and Thompson teas from Brunswick.