Smack bang in between the Great Dividing Range and the Bass Strait, the Gippsland Lakes district is Victoria’s easternmost viticultural region. One vineyard that’s raising the bar is Lightfoot and Sons, which has been kicking around since 1995. Its wines are made exclusively from grapes grown in its Myrtle Point vineyard, with winemakers Alastair Butt and Tom Lightfoot overseeing the entire winemaking process.
Visitors can visit Lightfoot and Sons’ cellar door for a taste. Ask for a glass of the famous Myrtle Point pinot noir, order a plate of locally made charcuterie, and park yourself on one of the long wooden tables outside. The cellar door is positioned at the edge of a hill so you’ll enjoy commanding views over the vineyard and the greater Gippsland district.