When you think of wine regions, Strathbogie Ranges probably isn't the first one that comes to mind, however this is a great little region to visit with a couple of fantastic cellar doors.
Part of the wider Central Victorian zone, the Strathbogie Ranges wine region is home to over 25 vineyards which produce a range of varietals including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz.
Situated 1.0-1.5hrs from Melbourne, it is easily accessible from Melbourne and if you've ever driven along the main highway between Melbourne and Sydney, you will have passed through the region including right by one of the main cellar doors of the region, Fowles Wines.
With a great mix of farms, vineyards and forests, this is quite picturesque region to visit and there are a number of smaller and larger towns to explore including Seymour, home to the relatively new cellar door, Wine by Sam.
We have been to the region numerous times and always enjoy our visits here, so if you are looking for a great, relaxing weekend away from Melbourne, definitely add this to the list.