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Armstead Estate Vineyard is centrally located within the Heathcote Wine Region  on the banks of Lake Eppalock. We are a small boutique winery dedicated  to producing moderate quantities of premium quality wines. Our wines  include Shiraz, Marsanne, Cabernet Sauvignon & Sparkling Shiraz.

Peter Armstead, owner & winemaker, planted the first Shiraz vines in 2003 by hand in just one weekend with the help of good friends. The vineyard is on an Easterly facing slope over a shallow strip of Cambrian soil  just metres from the Lake and it now looks a picture as the Lake is  almost full.

While waiting for our vines to produce, we sourced great fruit from premium  growers in the Heathcote region and got started straight away, working  with experienced, award winning winemakers from the area to make our  Roxy’s Paddock Shiraz and our Lakeside Marsanne. Peter now makes all of  the wine with the principles of minimal intervention, and dedication to  producing the varietal’s unique regional flavour.

Our Cellar Door is situated on the historic 1860’s property of Wild Duck  Farm, and it is in the old Foreman’s cottage, which still retains its  rustic charm. We showcase all of our wines as well as local produce and  preserves. A wine tasting can be enjoyed on the verandah of the Cellar  Door while enjoying the delightful view of the Lake and the grounds or  in front of the blazing log fire on a cold winters day. Bring your own  picnic lunch and buy a glass or a bottle of wine to have with it on the  grounds overlooking the Lake. We also welcome bus tours and social  groups. Give us a call or an email first so that we can properly arrange a great visit for you.

Browse our website for more information about Armstead Estate wines. If you have any questions please email us at or phone us on:
Tel: 03 5439 1363
Mobile: 0419 354 926

Armstead Estate, exceptional wines.

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