'Otway Estate occupies a forest clearing in the northern foothills of the lovely Otway range. The winery has grown in recent years and it's been developing as an event location. Good cool climate wines are a mainstay, but there's also farmhouse cider and handmade beer. The Prickly Moses brewery offers a range of artisan brews on tap and in bottle, and the smart, Slow Food-inspired café specialises in serving fresh regional produce beside a wide veranda with forest views over the dam. An eclectic mix of musicians appears regularly, and might include jazz or even flamenco performers.' RALPH KYTE-POWELL
Otway Estate produces a liquid to quench any thirst, from their fine wines and premium beers to their seasonal cordial selections. Each beverage is teamed with its own tasting platter full of scrumptious local delicacies prepared on site. A change of ownership in 1996 saw the planting of more vines expanding the varieties to include Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Semillon, Riesling, Cabernet and Sauvignon Blanc.
Otway Estate offers luxury adult accommodation set amongst the bush with views over the vines. Luxurious spa baths and complete privacy, the cottages really do offer a unique getaway and enable guests to experience the peace and tranquillity of the bush.
Otway Estate boasts a winery, brewery, gallery, function facility, café/lounge and expanded cellar door.The cellar door has a retail food outlet enabling the visitor to sample regional and home made produce. While the café, lounge or deck provides a place to relax and enjoy a tasting plate teamed with your favourite beverage.
Any beer connoisseur knows you need good water to make good beer. Their beers are produced using pure Otway rainwater - so not only are they good beers, they are sensational beers. Their first beer was released early March 2007.