The best thing about Mildura is that no one feels out of place; there’s always something for everyone, and you’ll see it in the city’s hidden gems, from eccentric cafes and bars to award-winning restaurants.
Another treasure of the city is the abundance of Mildura wineries, vineyards, and orchards. Even if you’re not strictly a winery enthusiast, you can still satisfy your taste buds from the myriad of homemade specialties available. Here at the Gateway, we love to source a significant portion of the wine collection available in our bottle shop from the Murray river wineries, but if you are eager to visit their homes, here are 9 of the best wineries in Mildura and surrounds.
1. Chateau Mildura, 191 Belar Avenue, Irymple VIC 3498
What better way to start the Mildura winery list than with the birthplace of the region’s wine industry? Chateau Mildura shares its origins from the city’s founders themselves, the Chaffey Brothers, in 1888.
In 2002, a local grower acquired what is now the home to the delectable Psyche Wines. Their ranges include the Heritage, Psyche Smuggler, and Psyche Reserve.
Also part of the Chateau Mildura complex is an intriguing museum featuring a world-class collection of wine bottles and laboratory equipment.
2. Capogreco Winery Estate, 3078 Riverside Avenue, Mildura VIC 3500
One of the esteemed wineries in the Mildura region, Capogreco boasts viticulture and winemaking from Calabria, Italy. The boutique winery/vineyard has been proudly owned and operated by a family since 1976.
Using grapes from the vineyard, they naturally produce traditional Italian-style wines. Their unique process uses no fining agents, earth filters, or wine-enhancing supplements.
3. Sunraysia Cellar Door, 125 Lime Avenue, Mildura VIC 3500
A true gem of the Mildura wineries, Sunraysia Cellar Door opens a gateway to exquisite liqueur and luscious produce. “Try before you buy” more than 250 wines hailing from 22 Murray Darling wine producers. And while you’re at it, take a minute to chat with their friendly staff about the wonderful sights, attractions, and wineries in the Mildura region.
They also run the Sunraysia Mildura Farmers Market at Jaycee Park, Hugh King Drive. Here, you can taste homemade bread, cheeses, yogurts, honey, and homegrown fruits and vegetables. From the cellar door, you’ll also find Mildura’s best grinder’s coffee, olive oil and dried fruit available.
Aside from actively promoting and supporting local farmers, they also host live entertainment, children’s activities, and cooking demonstrations.
4. Mildura Hummer Limousines, 6 Regina Avenue Cabarita VIC 3500
Mix things up with the stunning rides from Mildura Hummer Limousines that will take you on a majestic tour around the Murray river wineries. Wine and dine as you go on a guided tour in Chateau Mildura and Trentham Estate Winery.
Take any celebration with family and friends to a new level of fancy and tasty when you go on a winery tour. Who knows, your juiciest taste test might be found inside an impressive Super Stretch H2 Hummer!
5. Monak Wine Co., 5691 Sturt Highway Monak NSW 2738
In one of the finest wineries near Mildura, you’ll find specially hand-made wines produced in small batches at Monak Wine Co. This family-owned and operated winery is just 20 minutes by car away from Mildura.
Their one-of-a-kind cellar door boasts of Mon Cinq, and Moniacal ranges that you can taste test anytime by appointment.
6. Oak Valley Estate, 3055 Deakin Avenue, Mildura VIC 3500
This boutique vineyard is not your ordinary Mildura winery. The Oak Valley Estate lies on the site of the Kia-Ora Dairy, one of the city’s original farms, where as the years went by, their vineyards took the place of the cow paddocks.
The DeBlasio family cultivated wine from its primary property in Oak Avenue in 1963 (hence the name of the estate). Historical ambience conquers their cellar door tasting and showroom – Tuscan-style, air-conditioned areas featuring century-old timbers.
7. Trentham Estate Winery and Restaurant, 6531 Sturt Highway, Trentham Cliffs NSW 2738
You’re sure to find the epitome of fine wining and dining in our selection of Murray River wineries, especially in the family-owned boutique winery of Trentham Estate Winery and Restaurant. Whether you prefer classic or modern styles, prepare to have your taste buds tickled with Trentham’s award-winning varieties.
In just a 15-minute drive from the city, you can relish amid relaxing, panoramic views of the estate. Add the restaurant and alfresco dining on the balcony, and you get a fresh culinary experience to complete your trip.
Combine all the delectable dishes and the scenic location, and you better prepare to overwhelm all your senses!
8. Vanden Estate @ D’Vine Shed, 38 Dewry Avenue, Irymple VIC 3498
Offering a unique venue and accommodations for various functions, this Mildura winery takes you to a new world beyond the cellar door. The Vanden Estate setting is ideal for any occasion you wish to celebrate, both private or public events. With casual indoor and outdoor settings to choose from, you can also spend the day gorging on their cheese platters or enjoying a fully-licensed bar.
9. Varapodio Estate, 60 Sturt Highway, Mildura NSW 2738
As you feast on the many sites, attractions, and wineries in the Mildura region, you can also stop by Varapodio’s farm cafe. If you prefer vegetarian dishes, you can pick from their extensive gluten-free menu.
Make the most out of your trip by going on an olive oil tour of the grove from where they source the delicious olive oil used in most of their dishes. While technically related to wine, the complete olive oil experience is essential from this Mildura winery.
Stop By The Gateway to Learn More on Wineries in the Mildura Region
The acclaimed Mildura wineries in this list are just one way of celebrating occasions and tasting the best of the city. If you would like to learn more, visit us at The Gateway today, and take your loved ones out for a delectable dinner at our premier family restaurant, catch up with mates in our fully equipped sports bar, or make an event one to remember in our all-encompassing function halls.