Chrismont Cellar Door, Restaurant and Larder

Chrismont Cellar Door, Restaurant and Larder

Chrismont Cellar Door, Restaurant and Larder
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Located in the upper reaches of King Valley, Chrismont is an architecturally designed destination offering all-day wine tasting and dining with a modern. Since the first Chrismont vine was planted in 1980, owners Arnie and Jo have become known for producing diverse interpretations of Mediterranean and classic European varietals from their cool-climate vineyards under the Chrismont, La Zona and Riserva labels. Like grapes and wine, hospitality is also in their blood, which inspired the opening of a state-of-the-art wine and food centerpiece that embodies the flavours of their Italian heritage Winner of the National Building Design of the Year Award 2016, Chrismont boasts contemporary interior and sleek design that captures unparalleled views of the King Valley from it’s elevated position. Also features elegant Guest House accommodation set amongst the vines, making it an idyllic place to restore, relax and rejuvenate. Open daily, seven days a week.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Anthony F
    Ballarat, Australia60 contributions
    The King Valley wine Tour.
    Six vignerons from Ballarat visited the cellar door today. Upon entering the cellar door we were greeted very enthusiastically by Linda who was there to conduct us through wine tasting. The wines presented were of high quality & Linda’s knowledge of all wines was first class. As restaurant was not opened we were permitted to bring our own lunch & enjoy their facilities.purchases duly made we departed the winery having established a friendship that will bring us again.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 21 February 2023
  • Graham H
    Melbourne, Australia808 contributions
    Outstanding in every way!
    This has to be one of the best kept secrets in Victoria! Before receiving the recommendation from our B&B host, I had never heard of Chrismont Wines. But the experience was outstanding (with a capital O)! The building has to be one of the most impressive of any winery in Australia, and that is saying something! The restaurant is exquisite, with ‘a view to die for’, along the King Valley looking north. The food and wine selections are comprehensive, and dietary requirements are sensitively accommodated. I started with buffalo mozzarella & local figs salad, with a honey mustard dressing; followed by seafood pasta, in tomato sauce. The food was accompanied by a estate Shiraz (cool climate), which was smooth and delicate. The host owner (Jo) was onsite to ensure all guests we catered for and well satisfied. Our waitress, Janet, was fantastic. She entertained us with commentary on the King Valley, and local history. Overall, this was a fabulous experience, not to be missed when in the King Valley!
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 March 2023
  • TWal1
    Canberra, Australia2,873 contributions
    A Good Cellar Door Experience
    We sampled a few of Chrismont wines on this visit. We particularly enjoyed sampling some of the lesser known Italian varietals on offer. The wines were very good and the wine club looks appealing. The views over the vineyard were colourful.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 May 2023
  • Wayne C
    11 contributions
    A must do venue in King Valley
    We had heard that Chrismont was a must visit winery / restaurant and it delivered and more , started win a tasting in cellar door, followed by lunch in the restaurant, our service was fantastic, timing of the food and attention to the quality wines on offer was amazing. The food was at the next level and stayed true to it’s Italian themes. To top it all off we were chauffeured back to our accomodation by the winery staff, finishing off an amazing day or high quality food and wine. A must do venue if you are around the king valley region
    Thank you Wayne for your amazing review and we must apologise to you for our slow reply. The lead up to the end of the year is always a busy one as you can imagine. The entire Chrismont Team appreciate your positive review and we particularly enjoy that you identified the key areas in the business that are integral to our success. The entire team from Viticulture and Winemaking, to Cellar Door, Chefs and Servers, all strive to ensure that every visit is designed to ensure complete enjoyment and satisfaction for all of our guests. It seems that someone went the extra mile for you too in taking you back to your accommodation - you certainly were well looked after! Once again from Team Chrismont thank you for the recognition and we look forward to welcoming you back to Chrismont again soon.
    Written 23 January 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 November 2023
  • Don B
    Tuggeranong, Australia86 contributions
    Fantastic must visit winery with an amazing restaurant
    Chrismont is a superb destination in the King Valley. The wines are all top-shelf quality, the staff are friendly and extremely knowledgeable and the food in the restaurant is amazing. We went on our annual "pilgrimage" this week and walked away after a wonderful couple of hours with our appetite sated and our palates dancing. Whether you are a White or Red wine drinker, or sweet or savory, there is wine here for you. If you are there on a fine day, make sure you dine (or at least go out onto) the verandah and take in the scenery looking out over the vineyard. On this visit we tried the scallops and the vitello tonnato for starters and the duck and quail for mains. All 4 dishes were amazing and the staff are very good at recommending a wine to go with you food if you wish to ask them. All in all a must see destination nestled down at the foot of the King valley.
    Dear Don, Thank you very much for your 5-stars and very positive review! We love that you made the "Pilgrimage" to visit us once again and it seems that there is quite a trend with a number of very loyal followers that are like minded. If this isn't a measure of us getting things right, then I don't know what is. Chrismont strives to ensure that the quality of the wine is of a standard that creates it's own set of memories and experiences, and when coupled with the right cuisine, leaves a lasting impression. Our team are passionate and experienced to ensure that all our guests maximise the experience on each visit, with Chef's constantly evolving and tweaking the menu, the Servers making sure the best wine and food combinations are recommended, and our Cellar Door team ensuring that our guests make informed choices on the wines the purchase. You seem to have enjoyed some of our great dishes that are consistent inclusions on our menu and we're pleased that you were guided with your wine choices, whilst enjoying the destination aspects of the venue. Once again, the entire Chrismont team thank you for your wonderful review and we look forward to seeing you either on your next pilgrimage if not before.
    Written 23 January 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 November 2023
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mrs Scuba
Mulwala, Australia3 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
My favourite place!! The staff are always so accommodating even remembering us from a previous visit. Wine is delicious and food is next level! Only down side is 1 1/2 hr drive to get there
Written 16 December 2023
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We love that we are your favourite place to visit. Our staff are always pleased to assist and try and help all of our guests to make informed choices for the best wines for the current menu. With the downside being the 1.5 hours to get here, we realise that our guests make quite a commitment and investment to visit us, and it is this sort of thing that motivate us to strive to provide the best possible service, product and experience we can in what is essentially a destination restaurant. Once again the entire Chrismont Team than you for your kind words and 5-star rating and we look forward to looking after you again soon.
Written 24 January 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Don B
Tuggeranong, Australia86 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Chrismont is a superb destination in the King Valley. The wines are all top-shelf quality, the staff are friendly and extremely knowledgeable and the food in the restaurant is amazing. We went on our annual "pilgrimage" this week and walked away after a wonderful couple of hours with our appetite sated and our palates dancing. Whether you are a White or Red wine drinker, or sweet or savory, there is wine here for you. If you are there on a fine day, make sure you dine (or at least go out onto) the verandah and take in the scenery looking out over the vineyard. On this visit we tried the scallops and the vitello tonnato for starters and the duck and quail for mains. All 4 dishes were amazing and the staff are very good at recommending a wine to go with you food if you wish to ask them.
All in all a must see destination nestled down at the foot of the King valley.
Written 29 November 2023
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Dear Don, Thank you very much for your 5-stars and very positive review! We love that you made the "Pilgrimage" to visit us once again and it seems that there is quite a trend with a number of very loyal followers that are like minded. If this isn't a measure of us getting things right, then I don't know what is. Chrismont strives to ensure that the quality of the wine is of a standard that creates it's own set of memories and experiences, and when coupled with the right cuisine, leaves a lasting impression. Our team are passionate and experienced to ensure that all our guests maximise the experience on each visit, with Chef's constantly evolving and tweaking the menu, the Servers making sure the best wine and food combinations are recommended, and our Cellar Door team ensuring that our guests make informed choices on the wines the purchase. You seem to have enjoyed some of our great dishes that are consistent inclusions on our menu and we're pleased that you were guided with your wine choices, whilst enjoying the destination aspects of the venue. Once again, the entire Chrismont team thank you for your wonderful review and we look forward to seeing you either on your next pilgrimage if not before.
Written 23 January 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Wayne C
11 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
We had heard that Chrismont was a must visit winery / restaurant and it delivered and more , started win a tasting in cellar door, followed by lunch in the restaurant, our service was fantastic, timing of the food and attention to the quality wines on offer was amazing. The food was at the next level and stayed true to it’s Italian themes.
To top it all off we were chauffeured back to our accomodation by the winery staff, finishing off an amazing day or high quality food and wine.
A must do venue if you are around the king valley region
Written 4 November 2023
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Thank you Wayne for your amazing review and we must apologise to you for our slow reply. The lead up to the end of the year is always a busy one as you can imagine. The entire Chrismont Team appreciate your positive review and we particularly enjoy that you identified the key areas in the business that are integral to our success. The entire team from Viticulture and Winemaking, to Cellar Door, Chefs and Servers, all strive to ensure that every visit is designed to ensure complete enjoyment and satisfaction for all of our guests. It seems that someone went the extra mile for you too in taking you back to your accommodation - you certainly were well looked after! Once again from Team Chrismont thank you for the recognition and we look forward to welcoming you back to Chrismont again soon.
Written 23 January 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Stuart D
Corowa, Australia286 contributions
Sept 2023 • Friends
Christmont offers an exceptional wine and dine experience , From the moment you walk in you feel welcome and indulged , The service is relaxed and talented with staff having menu knowledge and wine knowledge to match . The view is amazing while tasting lovely wines and dining on well prepared dishes . Christmont is a measure of hospitality and how to please guests . My Birthday lunch was very memorable ! From the Murray to the Mountains the Nth East of Victoria is an amazing destination for family wineries and a fine gourmet and dining scene and stunning scenery .
Written 1 October 2023
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Well Stuart, that is quite the review - Thank you!! As Chrismont is located in the far reaches of the King Valley and is essentially a destination in its own right, it really is very important that we ensure that our service, wine, cuisine is on point given that everyone travels so far and spends hard earned money with us. Our Chefs work tirelessly on producing great food that is matched with our wines, and the front of house staff genuinely love what they do to make sure that every guest experience exceeds their expectations. To that end we are so pleased that we could make your birthday a memorable one. Of course, you mention the view and that really completes the package and frankly makes all of our jobs that much easier. From all the Chrismont Team once again a heartfelt thank you for your review, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Written 6 October 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Graeme A
Melbourne, Australia47 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
We had an amazing lunch here, the food was great. The people were all very friendly which made it a great experience. The wines were nice, but the amazing views of the King Valley stole the show!
Written 8 September 2023
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Thank you Graeme, and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your Chrismont experience. The food and wine pairing is so important to us and our people from our Viticulturists and Winemakers to our Chefs and Servers, Cellar Door team and even our back office crew, are an intrinsic part of our success. Couple all of that with the "postcard" view up the King Valley, and it is pretty difficult to walk away without all of your senses being catered too. Which part keeps our guests coming back? We like to think a little bit of each! Once again thank you from Team Chrismont.
Written 12 September 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

TWal1
Canberra, Australia2,873 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
We sampled a few of Chrismont wines on this visit. We particularly enjoyed sampling some of the lesser known Italian varietals on offer. The wines were very good and the wine club looks appealing. The views over the vineyard were colourful.
Written 4 May 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Bailer69
Melbourne8 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
Simply superb. Amazing venue, food, wine and service. Thank you to our hosts Jo, Arnie and team for giving us an exceptional food and wine experience.
Written 14 March 2023
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Graham H
Melbourne, Australia808 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
This has to be one of the best kept secrets in Victoria! Before receiving the recommendation from our B&B host, I had never heard of Chrismont Wines. But the experience was outstanding (with a capital O)! The building has to be one of the most impressive of any winery in Australia, and that is saying something! The restaurant is exquisite, with ‘a view to die for’, along the King Valley looking north. The food and wine selections are comprehensive, and dietary requirements are sensitively accommodated. I started with buffalo mozzarella & local figs salad, with a honey mustard dressing; followed by seafood pasta, in tomato sauce. The food was accompanied by a estate Shiraz (cool climate), which was smooth and delicate. The host owner (Jo) was onsite to ensure all guests we catered for and well satisfied. Our waitress, Janet, was fantastic. She entertained us with commentary on the King Valley, and local history. Overall, this was a fabulous experience, not to be missed when in the King Valley!
Written 6 March 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Anthony F
Ballarat, Australia60 contributions
Feb 2023 • Friends
Six vignerons from Ballarat visited the cellar door today. Upon entering the cellar door we were greeted very enthusiastically by Linda who was there to conduct us through wine tasting. The wines presented were of high quality & Linda’s knowledge of all wines was first class. As restaurant was not opened we were permitted to bring our own lunch & enjoy their facilities.purchases duly made we departed the winery having established a friendship that will bring us again.
Written 22 February 2023
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frog0101
Melbourne, Australia94 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
What a stunning view and food and wine to match! We had an amazing lunch at short notice in the busy January school holidays and so glad they could fit us in. The staff / owners are so friendly and engaging you felt like they had invited you to their home. With the exception of serving you top Melbourne restaurant quality food. We were just two but the building can easily accommodate large groups as well as intimate couples. Couldn’t resist three courses but would also recoded dropping in for wine tasting be it summer or winter as I spied a beautiful fire place again with the amazing view up the valley.
Written 16 January 2023
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