Step into the tasting room at Sandhurst Ridge and pause a minute to take in the expansive and stunning view of the vineyard through the huge burgundy-framed windows. Summer brings a thick canopy of green to the vineyard, as the vines laden with grapes defy the rigidity of the rows. Chances are you’ll see one of the Greblo brothers out there – George most likely – checking the vine growth and diligently pruning off suckers to ensure the best harvest. At the same time, you’ll likely find Paul, the other Greblo brother happily chatting to visitors in the tasting room.
The Greblo brothers planted their shiraz and cabernet vines at Sandhurst Ridge 20 years ago, and extended their plantings with merlot and sauvignon blanc four years later. Proud to be continuing a family tradition of winemaking, which began generations ago in northern Italy, the Greblos have recently added an Italian varietal, nebbiolo, to their range of wines, making five varieties in all. As the brothers believe their wines truly shine with age, Paul is always ready to uncork a ten-year-old cabernet or shiraz – just for comparison sake of course.
To make the most of your vineyard visit, why not check into one of their new boutique cottages and relax with a glass or two on your private back verandah overlooking the vines? From the outside, the cottages have a real Aussie flavour. But, step inside and you’ll be surprised at the ambience. Raked ceilings and stylish furniture and fixtures give the interior a lofty yet cosy feel. Enjoy breakfast at your leisure, with a fridge stocked with eggs, bacon, milk and juice, with bread, cereals, coffee & tea alongside.
Located only fifteen minutes from the centre of Bendigo, their picturesque Sandhurst Ridge vineyard and inviting tasting room welcome visitors daily.