Tallis Cellar Door, Dookie
A secret cellar door hidden in the Dookie Hills
Just a 30 minute drive from Benalla, tucked away in the rolling Dookie Hills you’ll discover the relaxed Tallis Wine cellar door. Be transported to a natural rural setting as you motor through the property’s gates. Discover warm hospitality, distinctive handcrafted single vineyard wines, to be enjoyed with seasonally selected local homemade produce.
This cellar door ticks all the boxes for a place to bring visiting guests or for a catch up with family and friends. Experience the captivating beauty of the Dookie Hills with sweeping views of the Strathbogie Ranges, fireside or out on the relaxed deck. Whatever time of year, the landscape will have put on a show. On the bridge of winter and spring the canola uplifts with parcels of iridescent splendor. A classic Australian pastoral scene awaits you in summer with fields of golden wheat contrasting against vivid blue skies. On a clear day in winter, you can see the snowy peaks of Victoria's Alps and often witness as a storm brews.
Choose to be guided through a wine tasting, sip a glass of wine or beer, share a selection of grazing platters from our seasonal menu, homemade cakes and coffee or if you are interested in entertaining a large crowd the BBQ area is also available for hire. Keep an eye on the Tallis Facebook and website as there is regular live music and it pays to make a booking.
For those keen on getting outside and close to nature, our Rock Correa walking track (1 hour return) from the cellar door is signposted with 11 interpretive signs and offers a chance to sight kangaroos and local wildlife, taking in breathtaking 360 degree panoramas back to Benalla and beyond.
While Tallis Wine has been producing wine from the rich red Cambrian soils for over 15 years, the cellar door is a new venture for the Tallis family.
Architecturally designed by family member John Tallis and built by Richard Tallis (winemaker and owner) with local tradesman, the cellar door was opened in early 2012 and is constructed from straw bales grown on the property, recycled or sustainable building materials with an energy efficient layout. The philosophy behind the cellar door design was to minimize the impact of the building on the environment and maintain a sense of connectedness to the land.
Tallis Wine cellar door is a rewarding haven for wine lovers and well worth a visit when staying in Benalla.
FOR BOOKINGS CALL: T.0437 825 547
Open: Tuesday to Thursday 11-4pm / Friday to Sunday 11-5pm. Closed Monday.
The walking track closes 1 hour prior to closing.