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Sanguine Estate

5433 3111 Food & Drink - Cellar Door & Wineries Heathcote

Hours: Weekends and Public Holidays 10am to 5pm

Phone: 5433 3111
Mobile: 0409140507

The compulsion to make wine, when we started over a decade ago, just seemed right. Then, with our first vintage already bottled, we unearthed a forgotten ancestor. In the late 1800's Pietro D'Orsa had planted a vineyard in a neighbouring region after arriving from his birth country. This made sense of it all - it was in the blood, a Swiss/Italian family heritage coursing through our veins as we worked the blood red soil to make our deep crimson wine. A sanguine event. Romantic eh! But true. And now Sanguine Estate has teamed up with Silver Spoon Estate, Vinea Marson and Munari Wines to bring you a wine trail experience created by Women in Wine. These four Heathcote cellar doors are very closely located and have been working together (and having fun in the process) to help you make the most of your day trip or over-night stay in Heathcote, showing Heathcote’s diversity from the recognised and celebrated highly awarded Shiraz to the plethora of new wave Italian, French and Spanish varietals gaining a lot of attention among wine judges. You can easily visit all four wineries (and in any order) in the one day as they are all very near to each other. Click on the link below to make your free booking! Women in Wine


Sanguine Estate, a boutique vineyard and winery, is a truly family affair with owners/parents Tony and Lyn Hunter working alongside their children Jodi and Mark and daughter-in-law Melissa. Their Estate is located on the famous Cambrian soil – a fault line of ancient red rock pulverised over 510 million years into soil - and is just 8km (approx. 9mins drive) from the heart of the Heathcote township.

With the combination of an incredible vineyard site producing outstanding fruit and the highly respected winemaking skills of Mark, Sanguine Estate produces exceptional wines, recognised through countless awards and trophies including the most coveted regional trophy the “Heathcote Grand Terroir”.

At their RED 5 star James Halliday rated winery and cellar door, you’ll be greeted by one of the Hunter family and can enjoy tastings of their highly awarded wines within the winery or on the terrace overlooking their beautiful property. Open weekends from 10am to 5pm or you can order their wines online and enjoy the convenience of door to door delivery.

Throughout the year Sanguine hosts several events tailored for wine lovers such as our Heathcote on Show celebration in June where you’ll enjoy a regional gourmet menu with your glass of Sanguine wine or experience the ultimate in wine and food matching at our Annual Family Dinner in Melbourne.

  • Cellar Door Sales
  • Credit Cards Welcome
  • Disabled Access
  • Interent Sales
  • Mail Order Sales
  • Open Weekends
  • Special Functions
  • Tastings
  • Toilets
  • Tours

77 Shurans Lane, Heathcote Vic 3523, Australia


From Melbourne travel along the Hume Highway until you reach the Northern Highway turnoff to Wallan and Kilmore. Travel through the major towns of Wallan, Kilmore and Tooborac. The next town is Heathcote. Travel through Heathcote and at the end of town is a turnoff to Echuca. Approximately 5km from this turnoff, on the left hand side is a dirt road called Shurans Lane. Shurans Lane will take you to the gates of Sanguine Estate. (If you are coming from the region of Nagambie or other phylloxera regions, please ring prior to entering the property).


Winestate Magazine features Sanguine Estate article We are proud to announce that in the 2017 March / April Edition of Winestate Magazine, Sanguine Estate was featured in a spectacular 2 page article.

10th-12th June 2017 Heathcote on Show Free wine tastings and wine specials - of course! Trufflepig Catering & Events Gourmet 2 Course Lunch + complimentary glass of wine! Goldfields Farmhouse Cheese and Wine Matching Masterclass, includes FREE gift! Just Bikkies & Tarts - we havent forgotten the designated driver! Free Sanguine Shuttle Bus, exclusively between the township and the Winery 23rd June 2017 Sanguine Wine Club Blending Session A tutored session on how to blend an award winning shiraz An opportunity for you to formulate your preferred wine blend and take home a 375ml bottle sample of it. Your name will be placed on the back label of the Sanguine Wine Club Shiraz as a contributor to the blend You’ll receive an allocation of 6 bottles of the Sanguine Wine Club Shiraz blend (with your name on the back label) Once allocations of the Wine Club Shiraz have been finalised for the full membership, any left over will be offered to you first. 17th & 18th August 2017 Sanguine Annual Family Dinner Our Annual Family Dinner to unveil our 2015 DOrsa Shiraz has been finalised and we are thrilled to announce that we are returning to the Grand Dining Room at the beautiful Matteos restaurant in North Fitzroy