"Founded in the 1850s, the heritage streetscapes of Heathcote reflect the town's gold rush past but it's the wineries of the area that are the major drawcard today. The first vines appeared in the 1860s, but it was not until the 1960s that the real wave of development occurred.
The Shiraz grape is the main planting, with the Heathcote Shiraz being renowned for its unique character. Visitors to the region can taste the wines and meet the winemakers at cellar doors all year round." - Wine Australia
Maps courtesy: Wine Australia & James Halliday’s Wine Atlas of Australia (Hardie Grant Books 2008)