Beechworth is one of Australia's best preserved gold-rush era towns. Its fascinating history, beautiful streetscape, quality shops and boutiques coupled with hatted restaurants, wineries, breweries and cafes, make Beechworth one of Victoria's best loved towns.
Victoria’s High Country took the plunge into this fascinatingly deep, labyrinthine subject, speaking with fourth generation winemaker, Stephen Morris of Pennyweight Winery (certified organic and bio-dynamic) and assistant winemaker Nathan Kinzbrunner of the world revered, highly acclaimed Giaconda Vineyard and Winery. As we begin our labyrinth journey, perhaps the best passage to choose is the one that simply asks ‘what is spice in Beechworth wine, and what is not?’
From historic town parks lined with heritage listed trees, cascading waterfalls and breathtaking lookouts, Beechworth and the nearby parks and bushland are a picnicker's paradise.
Whether you know Rutherglen and Beechworth well or have never had the pleasure, this long weekend/ short holiday will see you intrigued, relaxed and refreshed.
The area is teeming with talented makers, tangible history and natural beauty, but there are many 'quiet achievers' woven amidst the hype just waiting for you to uncover... Think unique winery accommodation, sunset hikes with 360 degree views, gin and nougat tasting, 150-year-old pubs and state heritage listed ruins.
Whether you're looking for the perfect holiday retreat, a casual ride, or an opportunity to breath in the views and country air, Beechworth is a town seeped in history that has it all.
Browse the listings below for more information, or visit the Explore Beechworth website.