Wine x Sam

Winery in Strathbogie Ranges, Victoria

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Best Tasting Experience

Gourmet Traveller WINE Best Tasting Experience 2020.


The name says it all, really. ‘Sam’ is Sam Plunkett, and he and his wife, Bronwyn, are about to do something that few have ever envisaged for a cellar door. No, it’s not a restaurant, and there will be no distillery on the side (although there promises to be excellent coffee and some cheeses). In the new Wine x Sam cellar door, which has been coming together for the best part of a year inside a former dye works factory in the heart of Seymour, you – the wine lover – will have the best seat in the house, deep inside the centre of operations other- wise known as the winery. Here, you can enjoy a glass of wine or a coffee and/or a cheese platter while seeing, up close, winemakers going about their daily work. Questions can be asked, a tour organised and even tastings out of barrel can be arranged. “People just want a stickybeak ,” says Sam. “I’m doing this because it’s the kind of stuff I enjoy. It’s all about the wine with a degree of education.” You might have heard of Sam before. He and his family are Strathbogie Ranges pioneers – they started Plunkett Wines, then joined with the Fowles fam- ily to make a splash as Plunkett Fowles, and then uncoupled themselves a few years back. And here he is, continuing to explore great, mineral-driven “Bogie” shiraz and riesling under his The Victo- rian label and a host of suitable varieties, including savagnin. The new Wine x Sam winery was up and running for the 2017 vintage and the cellar door will be open from May. Expectations are high indeed, hence the star rating. This will be one special cellar door experience.

Jeni Port

Contributor, Gourmet Traveller WINE

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Contact Information

Monday: 9AM–4PM Tuesday: 9AM–4PM Wednesday: 9AM–4PM Thursday: 9AM–4PM Friday: 9AM–4PM Saturday: 9AM–4PM Sunday: 9AM–4PM

Wine x Sam, 69 Anzac Ave, Seymour, Victoria, 3660

0403 059 423

Winery Facilities

Wine Tasting

Not included

BBQ Facilities
Disability Access
Group Bookings
Winery Tours
Accommodation
Art Gallery
Free Tastings
Private Tastings
Local Produce
Picnic Area
Restaurant
Tasting Platters
Appointment Needed

Varieties include

Pinot Noir Shiraz Chardonnay Sauvignon Blanc

Wine x Sam
Strathbogie Ranges, Victoria