Great Alpine Road Visitor Guide

PAGE 48 I THE GREAT ALPINE ROAD VISITOR GUIDE •Quality Wines •Cellar Door Sales •Events 300 metres north of Ensay Township on the Great Alpine Road. OPEN - 10.00am to 5.00pm most Weekends (call ahead), daily during School Holidays and Public Holidays. Other times by appointment Ph: (03) 5157 3203 Find us on facebook and Instagram EnsayWinery ENSAY L i t t l e R i v e r I n n • Accommodation available • Bar and Pub meals Open Thursday to Monday (Closed Tues &Wed) NEW TELEPHONE NUMBER 64-70 Johnson St, Ensay | P: 5157 3300 Picturesque wining and dining Lined up beautifully along the hills of Ensay is the vineyard of Ensay Winery. The estate is owned and operated by David and Jenny Coy who have been offering tastings and sales of their wines, all 100 per cent grown, made and sold on the property, for more than 20 years. Established in 1992 and opening to the public in 1996, the six-acre vineyard comprises shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay and pinot noir grapes producing wines from crops handpicked by local pickers and promptly processed at the winery on the property. None of the must (grape skin, seeds and stalks) ejected from the crusher during the processing is wasted. It is all recycled as compost and mulch back into the vineyard. Hot, dry summers and warm autumn conditions punctuated by cool evening temperatures due to the close proximity to the mountains allow lengthy ripening periods producing wines displaying unique cool climate flavours that continue to develop and intensify. The winery and cellar door is a feature in itself, built by winemaker David and his brother Peter using the unique technique of rammed earth. Over the years David and Jenny have established themselves as stylish hosts offering dining experiences like no other. Events such as their Great Alpine Roast lunches take place at the stunning cellar door and boast mouthwatering menus comprising local produce with Ensay Winery wines to match. Follow Ensay Winery on Facebook or visit their webpage for details of upcoming degustation adventures. With such a picturesque location, outdoor picnic tables are also placed at the winery, so feel free to pack a lunch and enjoy the scenery. Ensay Winery’s rammed earth cellar door provides a stunning atmosphere for dining events. Things to do in the High Country • Step back in time with a visit to the Omeo Historical Park and Justice Precinct with five heritage listed buildings. • Walk the Butlers Trail alongside the Tambo River near Swifts Creek. • Explore Omeo’s Livingstone Park and the Oriental Claims with interpretive signage providing a wonderful insight into the town at its peak. • Enjoy stunning vistas from nearby Kosciusko and McMillan’s lookouts that offer great views of townships, rolling hills, open plains and High Country backdrops. • Cycle from Swifts Creek to Ensay along the picturesque Swifts Creek East Rd and Ensay Doctors Flat Rd following the Tambo River.