The Cellar Series
We’re privileged to have a great relationship with many of Victoria’s iconic wineries and vineyards. Having their wines on our list is an absolute pleasure, collecting and keeping back vintages to release later on is a very special treat.
In the exclusive Cellar Series – we welcome a few of our favourite winemakers to Lake House. Experience an intimate shared table wine lunch where you will get the chance to enjoy a selection of older and current release wines alongside a set four course menu in the private Cellar or Waterfront Pavilion.
Limited Tickets: $295 pp all-inclusive 4 course lunch and wines.
Best’s Great Western, VIC
Saturday 23 June 12 noon
Winemaker Justin Purser
Winery located 118 km from Lake House
A special four course lunch with wines from the iconic Best’s Great Western.
Hosted by Winemaker Justin Purser & Lake House Beverage Director Robin Wilson
With their first beginnings in 1866, Best's Great Western boasts a historic collection of Australia's oldest and most significant vineyards. For more than 150 years, they have been proudly producing world-class wines in Victoria’s Great Western region.
As one of Australia’s oldest and continuously family-owned and operated wineries, Best's crafts extraordinary and iconic wines of elegance and longevity.
All aspects of the winemaking are handled on site, allowing the winemaker to have full control over quality. Best's is dedicated to excellence on the vine as well as in the winery.
Despite the respect for the traditional winemaking practices that have been part of Best’s story for more than a century, there have been amazing transformations over the years – winemakers have joined the extended family, styles have come and gone, and technology has brought about efficiency in the winery. But Best’s goal has always been to grow amazing Great Western fruit and make classic wines in the Great Western style...
Winemaker Justin Purser joined the family owned estate in 2012 after extensive experience across Australia, New Zealand and at Domaine de Montille in Burgundy.
Bindi Wines, Macedon Ranges, VIC
Sunday 26 August 12 noon
Winemaker Michael Dhillon
Located 42km from Lake House
A special four course lunch with wines from world class Bindi Wine Growers.
Hosted by Winemaker Michael Dhillon & Lake House Beverage Director Robin Wilson.
“One of the icons” says James Halliday. And so it is. Established in 1988 – just after Lake House first opened its doors; Bindi is now renowned as one of the best wineries in Australia serving up top shelf chardonnay and remarkable pinot noir. 50 kilometres north-west of Melbourne in the Macedon Ranges, it is the family property of the Dhillon family. Originally purchased in the 1950s as part of the larger grazing farm ‘Bundaleer’, ‘Bindi’ is a 170-hectare farm of which 7 hectares are planted to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
The Bindi vineyard is the fundamental focus. The vineyard and winemaking philosophy is to seek balance and purity of expression in the various individual vineyard sites and this philosophy is applied to farming and conservation at ‘Bindi’; the preservation of the natural harmony.
Winemaker Michael Dhillon’s blog reads as a poetic ode to the land, vines and wines is just one of the reasons we cherish this very special relationship. The fact that they have been supplying wine to us since day 1 when it was his father at the helm is another.
If you’ve tried and failed to get your hands on the Block 5 Pinot Noir you’re not alone; the cult wine has a strong following as does the Quartz Chardonnay and Original Vineyard.