In addition to having some of the most incredible wineries in the world, the Yarra Ranges offers some excellent shopping too. Whether your gift giving, looking for that special something or indulging in a day of retail therapy, Healesville provides the perfect location to park your car and stroll the main strip of the Maroondah Highway to load up on all the incredibly delicious and delightful finds you’ll discover along the way.
Not sure where to start? Here are just a few unmissable locations.
Barrique Wine Store
Independent and focusing on showcasing smaller growers, Barrique Wine Store is so much more than your average bottle shop. Here you’ll find more than 400 local and imported wines including small hard-to-find and iconic local producers, plenty of craft beers as well as local and imported spirits.
The best bit? Tastings! Visit anytime and let them help you find your new favourite drop. Grab a glass, settle into a window seat and simply enjoy some of the region’s finest.
Creswick Natural Fibres
A true Aussie retailer for more than 70 years, Creswick Wool is luxurious, sustainably made and proudly supports its community through reinvesting in sustainable practices.
Here you’ll find a range of quality fashion items made from high-quality natural fibres such as cashmere, alpaca and merino wool. Their local mills produce also produce alpaca throws, blankets and accessories.
Step inside and browse to find a range of cosy and comfortable wardrobe additions or a new luxury, snuggly warm addition to your home.
Four Pillars Distillery
Globally awarded, Four Pillars Gin has been an Australian favourite since its launch in 2013. Their distillery, located in Healesville is the home to all three of their German sister stills Wilma, Jude and Beth.
Pop in any day of the week and taste their incredible gins, including non-alcoholic ones that are every bit as delicious as the standard range and won’t make you feel like you’re missing out one bit. Alternatively, take a break from your shopping route and treat yourself to a gin drink from the bar as you nibble on a cheese plate. Check their calendar and time your visit right to also book into one of their masterclasses while you’re visiting and grab a bottle or two for your home bar-cart.
Located just next door to Matilda Bay, Innocent Bystander is a great place to enjoy lunch with woodfired pizzas a speciality, check out their cellar door and browse their retail section where you can grab a bottle or two of your favourite Innocent Bystander wine, check out their produce packs and merchandise or buy a gift voucher for a special someone to enjoy.
Just a few steps away from Innocent Bystander and Matilda Bay Brewery, Beechworth Bakery is cooking up freshly baked bread and pastries as well as serving up barista-made coffee. With more than 230 delicious items on display, arrive hungry or put together a take-home box filled with sweets and savouries like their popular and hearty Ned Kelly pie, the original award-winning classic beef pie with delicious bacon and a whole egg cracked on top and finished with tasty grated cheese.
While you’re there, sink your teeth into one of their signature Beestings, a melt-in-your-mouth bun filled with velvety custard and topped with toffee almonds. You’ll want to stock up for the trip home.
Watts River Brewing
The Watts River Brewing Cellar Door Bar is open from Thursday to Monday for fresh beer on tap, tasting paddles, house-made pizzas, snacks as well as a small selection of local wine and gin.
A relaxed and welcoming atmosphere where visitors can experience their range right amongst the brewery operation, there’s also the option of buying the beer you love best as a takeaway or having it shipped straight to your door. With five core range beers always on tap, plus regularly rotating small-batch creations, there’s always something new to love and enjoy.
Jayden Ong’s winery and cellar bar is located a short stroll from Watts River Brewing and Four Pillars and serves all four ranges of wine made by Jayden Ong, with plenty of options offered by the glass.
Stop in, enjoy a drink and check out their cellar door too to select your favourite bottles or grab some of their merchandise including tees, tote bags, bucket hats and more as well as specialty wine gift packs for that special someone, they make great gifts!