Welcome to Flynns Wines
Greg & Natala Flynn - established Flynns Wines 16 years ago. click on the About Us button above for more.
- VISIT US Taste terrific wines in Cellar door, fantastic food & wine in the bistro for lunch, overlooking the vineyard.
- WINE TASTING Try our unique line up of whites including Vermentino, Verdelho & Viognier. Reds include Sangiovese & Shiraz. Wine tastings free up to groups of 10, then a $5 tasting fee, fully refunded on any wine bottle purchase applies.
- JOIN OUR James Flynn Wine Club for great exclusive member benefits!
- JAMES HALLIDAY 2016 Wine Companion: Great consistent scores. 2012 Flynns MC Shiraz 91/100 , 2013 Lewisroad Shiraz 95/100 , 2012 Sangiovese all 93/100. Winery five star rating
- ACCOMMODATION Heathcote Retreat Motel in the Heathcote township, a retreat destination at great prices. 3 bedroom House, 10 Motel Rooms & 4 x 2 bedroom fully self contained luxury units
CONTACT US: Phone:(03) 5433 6297 Mobile: 0407 800 125 Flynnswines@bigpond.com.au
"What a great lunch and wine tasting experience. Really special” Oct 2015 Trip Advisor
Saturday & Sunday 11.30am - 5.00pm
Saturday & Sunday 12.00pm - 3.00pm
Winemakers Plate: Mauri Tallegio cheese, Chicken drumettes in XO suace, Moroccan dip, Truffled salami, Fennel labne, Spiced almonds, chilli jam, bantam eggs, Zuchinni & haloumi fritters, Mt Zero olives, Turkish bread & more
Chocolate Fudge cake, Italian blueberry sauce
Lemon Curd Tart
Mini Pavlova, passion fruit & fresh strawberries
Baked raspberry cheesecake
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
For other must see & do's for our region visit www.heathcote.org.au/ & www.bendigotourism.com/
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.