Congratulations to the lucky winners of our monthly Cellar Door competition

Every month we draw a winner from our visitors to the Cellar Door. The lucky winners from the last 3 months are:

Peter Smullen from Ardmona won the May draw Sandy Webster from Benalla won the June draw Rae Rodgers from Shepparton won the July draw

Our lucky winners will receive a twin pack of Tallis Wine as their prize. Don't forget to fill in the competition slip next time you visit the Cellar Door for a chance to win.

Art Ploughed Into The Earth

Long neck turtles are the totem/symbol of artist, Ross A. Morgan’s clan group/tribe, Yorta Yorta. This animal is protected and can’t be eaten by tribe members. The turtles in the painting represent Ross’ ancestors now in the dreamtime.

The 2013 SheppARTon Festival theme ‘Emerging Voices’ pays tribute to the traditional custodians of the Goulburn Valley and tells the story of ‘Bayaderra’, the Long Neck Turtle, a creature of perseverance and the totem of the Yorta Yorta Aboriginal Nation. The turtle also represents a welcoming spirit to those who have travelled hard journeys to emerge from their burden with a free voice.

Richard ploughed this magnificent Long Neck Turtle into the earth below the Tallis Wine Cellar Door in preparation for the multicultural Emerging Voices Community Performance event by the SheppARTon Festival from 5.30pm Saturday 9th March 2013.

Visit the Shepparton Festival website or Facebook page for more details on this free family event.You won't want to miss it.

Join the birthday fun as the Tallis Wine Cellar Door turns 1 on Sunday 17th March

This time last year we opened the doors of the Tallis Wine Cellar Door for the first time with the naivete of an enthusiastic toddler. The 12 months since have been a blur of frenzied activity with each weekend feeling like our first and smattered with the highs and lows associated with starting a new venture. We"ve learnt a lot, and thanks to your support and feedback we"ve thoroughly enjoyed meeting and getting to Php Aide know all the fabulous Tallisman Members and visitors to the Cellar Door.

Our opening last March was a food & wine event on the SheppARTon Festival Program and to celebrate our 1st birthday we are participating again with an Argentinian BBQ and Grape Stomp on Sunday 17th March. Take your tastebuds on a journey to Argentina with our South American barbeque feast matched to Tallis Wines. Get into the spirit of vintage and old fashioned winemaking by trying your hand at grape stomping. All in the name of fun.

Cellar Door open from 11am. For enquiries email us at or call (03) 5823 5383

Summer days @ the Cellar Door

How are you surviving the heat wave? If like us, you aren't sailing around the Mediterranean or diving under waves at Bondi then we invite you to join us at the Cellar Door for refreshments on the deck.  Unwind with a glass of crisp Riesling, our Sparkling Viognier or a chilled beer on the verandah and share a regional tasting platter. Soak up the breathtaking views across the Dookie region and beyond and enjoy the refreshing breeze over the hilltop.

On Fridays make a booking to meet friends for a lunch of locally sourced tarts and salad matched to your favourite Dookie Hills wine. From Friday to Sunday book a BBQ or picnic site and BYO food for a great day out with family or friends.

Visit our Cellar Door page for more details. Bookings essential.

Ten ways to enjoy the festive season this year

ONE: Start your day with an espresso coffee at the Cellar Door

Tallis Wine uses Bean Around Coffee at the Cellar Door. Shingo from Bean Around Coffee sources high quality estate green beans from exotic origins and roasts the beans at The Last Straw shop daily.  Drop in for a cap, latte or flat white and a decadent homemade slice from 11am Friday – Sunday at the Cellar Door.

TWO: Make Christmas shopping a joy

Visit our Cellar Door or website for a range of gift ideas from wine and produce to handmade gifts and Dookie merchandise. Create your own gift hamper for someone you love, filled with their favourite things. Speak to the friendly staff at our Cellar Door who will be happy to make up a beautiful gift box with your selection of goodies, or provide some inspiring ideas! Email or phone 03 5823 5383

THREE: Visit the Cellar Door during December for your chance to win a decadent Food & Wine treat

By joining our mailing list during December you receive an entry into the draw to win a Regional Produce Platter and a bottle of wine from the Dookie Hills range to share with family or friends on your next visit. Already on our mailing list? You can still enter the competition by putting your business card or contact details into the draw.

FOUR: Take your Christmas break-up event to the Cellar Door

It’s the time of year for work break-up parties, annual Christmas lunches and a last catch-up with friends before Christmas is upon us. Book your lunch at the Cellar Door for delicious locally produced savoury tarts and salad every Friday. Bookings are essential and we offer an unbeatable lunch and wine package for just $20 pp.

FIVE: Relax at the end of a big day of Christmas shopping with twilight drinks at the Cellar Door.

Christmas is all about giving but don’t forget to treat yourself occasionally. Drop into the Cellar Door and for a tranquil sundowner or two on the verandah. Sample the local fare with a regional produce platter while you soak up the views as the sun disappears behind the hills.

SIX: Bring visiting family or friends to the Cellar Door for a tasting of your local drop over the holiday break.

If you’re suffering from cabin fever with a house full of guests bring them out to the Cellar Door and spend a memorable afternoon with us. A complimentary tasting with our knowledgeable Cellar Door staff showcases our most popular wines including our flagship Silent Showman and Sparkling viognier. To find out more or make a booking for large groups contact us at or call 03 5823 5383.

SEVEN: Picnic in style at the Cellar Door

Plan your next family gathering with a barbeque or picnic at the Cellar Door and book one of our picnic sites to take advantage of the new outdoor kitchen and barbeque facilities. Barbeques shared with family and friends are some of the best times in Summer so this festive season keep it simple with a picnic of your favourite foods in one of the prettiest spots in the area. Visit the website for information on facilities and how to book.

EIGHT: Explore the region in your own backyard with a stroll along our scenic walking trail

The views from the Cellar Door are extraordinary in their own right however a walk to the peak of our hilltop walk takes the views on offer to another level. The walk is low to moderate intensity and an hour trip return. Spot the native fauna along the way including kangaroos, echidnas and our resident blue tongue lizard.

NINE: Toast to the New Year with our Sparkling Viognier

With all the festivities and celebrations over the Summer months, our Sparkling Viognier is the perfect drink to enjoy with family and friends. Introduce your friends to a new wine experience with our rare style of sparkling and fill your Summer days with festive fizz!

TEN: Make one of your new year’s resolutions a pledge to learn something new this year. Boost your wine knowledge and have fun at the same time.

For an introduction to our wines and wine styles, the tasting counter in the Cellar Door is the perfect place to begin. We can also cater for Corporate Tastings for up to 30 people and can tailor a tutored tasting event to suit you, your staff, and your clients. Enquire about our wine education program for 2013.

Book your BBQ or picnic with Tallis

With a newly installed outdoor kitchen BBQ facility and 3 picnic areas the Tallis Wine Cellar Door ticks all the boxes for the ideal place to gather with family and friends or to host your next event. Match your lunch with a selection of Tallis wines and other refreshments from the Cellar Door.

We invite you as a wine lover to book one of the 3 picnic sites available, bring your own barbeque or picnic food and spend the day with us. Our Regional Tasting Platters are available every weekend. After lunch enjoy a stroll up our new scenic walking trail with hilltop 360 degree views of the Dookie region and beyond.


Regular Weekend bookings – Friday / Saturday & Sunday – bookings are essential

  • Bookings are essential: To make a booking call Tanya on 03 5823 5383 or email
  • The booking fee per site is $50.00 payable at the time of booking. This includes:
    •  exclusive use of your picnic barrel bench and 4 stools, market umbrella and surrounding grassed area
    • shared access to our communal outdoor BBQ
    • a complimentary bottle of Tallis Wine (with loan of glassware for the day)
    • Three picnic spots are available and located in close proximity to the cellar door. Our communal outdoor kitchen area comprises of one large shared BBQ with grill and hot plate, a large expanse of bench space and a sink with cold water.  Booking times will be staggered to enable smooth BBQ operation.
    • Each site can accommodate a maximum of 15 people. BYO picnic rugs and extra chairs encouraged.
    • If the weather is inclement we will gladly refund your money or change your date. However we do have a policy of No Show No Refund.
    • Because of strict liquor licensing laws there is NO BYO ALCOHOL allowed. Also in accordance with good sportsmanship NO BYO soft drinks
    • During the summer months we will have two booking times: 11.30 – 4pm or 4.30 – 7.00 pm.
    • We anticipate the picnic sites will be left as they were found and all rubbish taken home





Tallisman Drinks at Twilight has been postponed

Unfortunately we have had to postpone the Tallisman Twilight Drinks Party until a later time. We sincerely apologise to the Members that were able to attend however the date we had chosen clashed for so many of our others.

Don't let the event being postponed prevent you from visiting the Cellar Door this weekend though. We will be open our regular hours with the fire roaring and the produce platters available throughout the weekend. Hope to see you soon.


We hope your Mum enjoyed her special day


Thank you to our lovely visitors over the Mother's Day weekend for helping to make the event such a fun couple of days.

We had the fire roaring inside to combat the wintery conditions outside and our guests feasted on regional produce platters, minestrone soup and locally produced beef pies.

The most popular wine over the weekend was the Shugg's Folly Sparkling Viognier as many people raised a toast to their mums, followed by the Dookie Hills Sangiovese which was particularly loved with the minestrone soup.

Looking forward to seeing you up at the Cellar Door again soon.