Located in the heart of the Yarra Valley, just over one hour’s drive from Melbourne, is Levantine Hill, a magnificent vineyard estate producing award-winning wines and home to a winery restaurant that is one the jewels of Victoria’s regional dining scene.  It is a must-visit for true food and wine aficionados and Acacia’s choice for  dining when visiting the Yarra Valley.

Levantine Hill vines thrive in steep clay loam slopes and valleys which combine to create a distinct micro-climate in each paddock. The unique environment, along with the ultra-low yielding vines, form the foundation of the production of wines of rare elegance and power that reflect the specific vintage condition of each vineyard site.

 

Winemaker, Paul Bridgeman leading a tasting of Levantine Hill’s award-winning wines for Acacia’s guests.

Celebrated winemaker and local legend, Paul Bridgeman joined the Levantine Hill team in 2013, following a 5-year stint at the neighbouring iconic Yarra Yering vineyard. His extensive expertise and passion in small batch wine making has not gone unnoticed on the world stage. Last month Levantine Hill claimed three awards at the 2018 International Wine Challenge in London, widely accepted as the world’s finest and most meticulously judged wine competition.  The Levantine Hill Estate 2015 Syrah was awarded Best Victorian Shiraz, Best Australian Shiraz and Best Australian Red Wine.

And as a dining experience, Ezard at Levantine Hill is unforgettable.  Guest’s first impressions are formed by the restaurant and cellar door’s breathtaking architectural statement. The venue’s 100 metre sweeping elliptical roof  perfectly compliments the private barrel-like tasting booths inspired by the iconic shape of a wine barrel.

Under the leadership of renowned Melbourne chef Teage Ezard, visitors can enjoy European dishes created using superior locally sourced produce. Acacia’s guests on a Yarra Valley Private Tour can enjoy the more casual sophistication of the All Day Dining menu with classic dishes designed to share, or if they select our Yarra Valley Epicurean tour, indulge in a sublime five course degustation menu all perfectly matched to Levantine Hill wines in the Signature Restaurant.

To compliment the perfect visit to Levantine Hill, we recommend arriving in style by helicopter on Acacia’s Yarra Valley & Helicopter Journey departing from the edge of the Yarra River in the heart of Melbourne.