Hickinbotham of Dromana


This 30-year-old winery may be known for its cool climate wines, but it's also winning over fans with its range of Hix beers. Stop by to sample both at its cellar door or in its pleasant outdoor restaurant. A tasting of five wines costs $5 and a beer paddle costs $20.

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