All Saints Estate
All Saints Estate is one of the most spectacular vineyard settings in Australia. The entrance is lined by 120 year old elm trees that change beautifully with the seasons. The stunning landscaped gardens are a huge attraction, with a rose garden, ponds and gently undulating amphitheatres, which host many wine and food festivals, concerts and wedding ceremonies throughout the year. All Saints Estate also houses the renowned restaurant ‘The Terrace’, a cooperage and one of the finest private tasting facilities in Australia. The 'Family Cellar’ stores some of All Saints Estate’s oldest and rarest wines. A private tasting surrounded by the sleeping wines and the fragrant oak is truly an experience to remember. Cellar Door Set in a beautiful 120 year old castle, All Saints Estate Cellar Door presents a large range of wines including crisp whites, true Rutherglen Reds and luscious fortifieds and a selection of back vintages are also available. Open 7 days 9am – 5.30pm Sunday 10am – 5.30pm Indigo Cheese Co. Our Provender-style cheese tasting room stocks a range of gourmet cheeses, antipasto and local produce; the perfect complement to our premium wines. Drop in and be tempted by delicious cheeses, chutneys, jams, sauces, olive oils, chocolates and spices. A great reminder of your trip to North-east Victoria! Open 7 days 11am-3.30pm (hours may vary seasonally) Family Cellar Private tastings for small groups (up to 10 people) are available at The Family Cellar. Intimate private tastings can be arranged by contacting Cellar Door on 02 6035 2208. The tastings are tailor made to your wine interest and provides a great opportunity to learn more about the wines at All Saints Estate.
History All Saints Estate is one of Australia’s original wineries, established in 1864, by two enterprising Scots, George Sutherland Smith and John Banks. The castle was built in the 1880’s. By the turn of the century, All Saints Estate became the largest wine storage facility in the southern hemisphere, and is now an icon of Victoria’s history. The Great Hall, the main wine storage hall, is lined with huge, 100 year old oak casks, which are filled with rare Tokay and Muscats. Some of the fortifieds are up to 80 years old; these form the basis of future blends. The wines are amongst Australia’s and the world’s greatest, internationally extolled for their richness and ‘lusciousness’. All Saints Estate won the first gold medal for Australian wine in 1873 at the London International Exhibition. The Terrace The Terrace restaurant prides itself on providing fresh, seasonal produce year round. Set overlooking the vines and award winning gardens it’s a perfect spot to relax and enjoy the best things in life; a fabulous glass of wine, food prepared with passion and great friends. Open daily for lunch and Saturday evenings for dinner (bookings essential on 02 6035 2209). The restaurant will open at other times for group bookings of 30 or more. Weddings and Conventions All Saints Estate is an impressive setting for your next function. With catering for 30 to 500 people, your function will be handled expertly by our dedicated staff. Whether it be a wedding, a party or a conference we have the expertise to ensure your function is a complete success. Call us now to arrange a meeting to discuss your requirements on 02 6035 2202. Wine Club All Saints Estate has one of Australia’s finest wine clubs. Members receive a 20% discount on all our wines, including our sister vineyard St Leonards, a 10% saving at both restaurants and The Indigo Cheese Co., not to mention the use of our private tasting cellar when you visit us. Exclusive wine releases, fabulous functions, priority access to new releases and cellar door reserve wines; our members get the treatment. The Winemaker Dan Crane was born in Hampshire in England but has spent most of his life surrounded by wine and vineyards all over the world. His career choice was made when he started working at Oddbins a wine retailer in London, England. His love for wine grew whilst he spent vintages in France in the summer supporting his passion. His love also grew for an Australian backpacker called Terese and followed her back to Australia. After getting married Dan enrolled in Oenology at the prestigious Roseworthy College now Adelaide University and duxed the final year. Following Roseworthy, he spent time winemaking in the Hunter Valley and Yarra Valley before starting at All Saints Estate, where he says he feels most at home in the old castle cellars.
The Family Eliza, Angela and Nicholas Brown form the fourth-generation wine family who own and run All Saints Estate and St Leonards Vineyard. Eldest sibling Eliza is at the helm as CEO with sister, Angela and brother, Nicholas as board directors. Each brings a wealth of experience gained both in and outside the wine industry. All share the vision of producing outstanding premium table wines and Australia’s finest winery experience. They believe that innovation, youthful passion, a healthy respect for traditional winemaking and a talented team of people are the key to delivering that vision. They are honoured to continue the wine-making tradition established by their father Peter R Brown, who passed away in a tragic accident in November 2005.