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Steels Gate Cellar Door and Restaurant

1974 Melba Hwy | Steels Gate Wines, Dixons Creek, Yarra Glen, Victoria 3775, Australia
+61 3 5965 2155
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good8%
  • Average0%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (5 reviews)
“wine tasting” (2 reviews)
“yarra valley” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Australian, International, Healthy, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
LOCATION
1974 Melba Hwy | Steels Gate Wines, Dixons Creek, Yarra Glen, Victoria 3775, Australia
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

We have been coming here (Shantell Winery) for years and have enjoyed sharing this wonderful place with many friends and family at least 4 to 5 times a year for any special occasions. It has been sold and now is Steel Gate Cellar Door and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank pixiegypsie
bradsteelsgate, Owner at Steels Gate Cellar Door and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to provide such lovely feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience with us and look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards brad

Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

We arrived at this winery not realising that the name has recently changed. We had a grazing platter and a bottle if Chardonnay. Just lovely. Attentive service. Lovely experience. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank samyj01
MatthewD3621, Owner at Steels Gate Cellar Door and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2018

It was so lovely having you in today, look forward to seeing you again. Hope the rest of your day was great.

Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a long lunch entertaining friends/relatives from Kuala Lumpur. Food was beautiful, wine was great and Brad was friendly, welcoming and efficient. We will definitely return.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Foodie255100
bradsteelsgate, Owner at Steels Gate Cellar Door and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback and pleased you enjoyed your experience with us. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Regards Brad

Reviewed 13 September 2018

What a perfect spot for an enjoyable lunch! Spent the afternoon on the sun-filled deck drinking what is now my favourtie blanc de blanc in the Yarra Valley! Catching up with a girlfriend for lunch, we watched on while our young girls played ball-games on...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LecheeDC
bradsteelsgate, Owner at Steels Gate Cellar Door and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Thank you for your positive feedback and so pleased you enjoyed your experience with us. Our vision has always been to provide a family friendly environment and look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards Brad

Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Visited Shantell for Fathers Day lunch and had a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Lovely little winery, very welcoming with excellent service. The restaurant overlooks the vineyards with great views if the hills. Food was great and plentiful and matched with their own wines was most enjoyable....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Rowena M
bradsteelsgate, Owner at Steels Gate Cellar Door and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Thank you for your great feedback and pleased you enjoyed your experience with us. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Regards Brad

Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely & peaceful afternoon with friends (even with 5 kids in tow). Great service and quality food & wine. Highly recommend the Chocolate Marquise with a glass of Shiraz ;) Kids coloured in pictures and ran outside along side the vines -...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank kag71032
bradsteelsgate, Owner at Steels Gate Cellar Door and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Thank you for your kind feedback and so pleased you enjoyed your experience (and marquise) :) looking forward to seeing you again soon. Regards Brad

Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

We have been here a number of times when it was Shantell Winery. Our first time today with the new owners. Almost want to keep our experience a secret so we will always get a table. What a team! It’s been quite some time since...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank michelleKFA
bradsteelsgate, Owner at Steels Gate Cellar Door and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback and so pleased you enjoyed your experience with us. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Regards Brad

Reviewed 12 August 2018

What a wonderful, lovely and welcoming environment. The service was exceptional, Brad and Matthew the new owners are very friendly and have an amazing knowledge of both their wines and the food on the menu. We had a spectacular lunch, the eggplant vegan dish was...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Lisa H
Matthew D, Owner at Steels Gate Cellar Door and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2018

Hi Lisa, thank you for your positive feedback and glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Please let us know next time you are coming in as I would love to take you and your partner through a private tasting of our new releases (and...More

Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Came here for lunch to find the 5 star restaurant is no more and basically is serving pub fare! What a disappointment. The winery has been sold to Steel’s Gate and why they decided to throw away an excellent restaurant is a mystery. We used...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank VRobertson1
Matthew D, Owner at Steels Gate Cellar Door and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2018

Thank you very much for your feedback. The overwhelming response we have had to the majority of returning clients has been exceptionally positive. Our intent has been to move towards a more family friendly, relaxed and accessibke menu. We wish you all the best. Regards...More

Reviewed 4 August 2018

Nice setting as most places in The Yarra Valley. Go and enjoy a glass of wine BUT think before you make it a lunch/dinner outing. I paid $45 for a tiny piece of bread with a modest amount of dip, 2 finger thick slices of...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank CarolainOz
Matthew D, Owner at Steels Gate Cellar Door and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2018

Hi there and first thank you for dining with us. Sorry to hear you had a negative experience as this is certainly not what we have experienced with the majority of our clientele. I wish you would have spoken up on the day as we...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 9 - USD 22
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1974 Melba Hwy | Steels Gate Wines, Dixons Creek, Yarra Glen, Victoria 3775, Australia (Formerly Shantell Cellar Door Cafe)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Yarra Valley  >  Yarra Glen  >  Dixons Creek
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5965 2155
  • E-mail
Description
Steels Gate is a boutique vineyard and winery located in Steels Creek, Victoria, Australia. Almost completely surrounded by National Park, this 82 acre (33 hectare) property grows Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes across 6 acre (2.5 hectare) of vines mostly planted in the late 1970’s. Steels Gate was established in 2009. Situated in a picturesque hillside setting at Dixons Creek, Shantell Vineyard and Restaurant is located just 60km from the heart of Melbourne. Shantell Vineyard has 13 acres (5 hectares) of Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Pinot Noir vines mostly planted in the late 1970’s.
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