Castlemaine Central Wine Store specialises in wine from small and medium-sized producers (mostly family owned and operated) from around Victoria.
You will find a wide range of varietals such as Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon – surely specialties of our part of Central Victoria – to wines made from less well-known grapes including Durif, Grenache, Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Mataro and of course Pinot Noir.
Castlemaine Central Wine Store also has a selection of white and sparkling wines from around the state, including the acclaimed Macedon Ranges wine region – one of Australia’s best for premium white wines.
They stock Sparkling Whites, Prosecco, Sparkling Shiraz, Sparkling red blends and even a Sparkling Saperavi (the oldest grape varietal known to mankind, dating back some 5,000 years!).
They also offer a selection of locally produced ciders made from Harcourt apples and pears and craft beers from some of Victoria’s best micro-breweries.
And with winter in our midst, be sure to check out Castlemaine Central Wine Store’s range of fortified wines: Muscat, Tawny, Topaque and even a Dry Flor Apera (Sherry) sourced from the acclaimed northeast Victorian historic Rutherglen wine region.
Castlemaine Central Wine Store offers something for every palate and every season. The store is open Monday to Saturday from 10.30am and is located at 34 Lyttleton Street Castlemaine, diagonally across the road from the Post Office.
This article appeared in the Tarrangower Times, 5 August 2022.