Welcome to the Cellar Door
Re-cycled, rejuvenated, renovated and revamped are words to describe our Cellar Door. With the use of brick and old timbers, the Cellar Door has a real and rustic feel.
Every piece of structure has been rescued from a previous life. The building itself is the old Hampton High School gymnasium, while the slate fire surround was rescued from one of Brighton’s last original beach houses. The wrought iron work is from the old Melbourne Steamship building, the cellar door bar was the counter at the State Bank of Malvern and the much admired bevelled glass of the front doors came from the old Hoyts Palace Theatre. Closer to home the walls of the building have been resurected from the former Dromana Abattoirs. In winter the log fire is crackling and the cosy atmosphere makes ir difficult to leave.
This mix of old and new gives the Cellar Door real character and the ambience is very relaxing. the cellar door staff are both friendly and helpful. They will assist yuo through a comprehensive tasting of current wines. with consideration of your level of wine knowlegde.
For those with little love of wine, we also have house brewed beer available. Hix Beer. Come and try our range on tap.
Please note our winetastings are not free. We charge a fee to taste 5 wines.
The best way to experience our wines is to ask for a 'Flight' of 5 x 50ml samples of wines of your choice which you can enjoy with lunch or out on the terrace at your convenience. Please ask staff for further details or suggested wines to match your meal
Groups will only be accepted by appointment only. Group tastings are only available before 12 noon, unless your group is having lunch in our restaurant.
A security bond is required by the host via credit card to confirm the booking.
Buses will only be admitted by appointment only. A security deposit is required to be paid on booking any group. This will be refunded the day after your visit.
The Driver or host of your bus is responsible for the behaviour of the group. If your group is intoxicated or unruly you will be asked to leave.
Open Times: 11am - 5pm daily