Nillumbik Estate

4.6
159 Reviews
$40 and under
Italian
The Tregambe family have been making wine for generations in Italy and it is their age-old wine making techniques that head winemaker John Tregambe employs at Nillumbik Estate. Throughout the year, John readily delights visitors with barrel tastings of new vintages or a tour of the pristine vineyard. The large deck at the cellar door offers breathtaking views of the Kinglake Ranges; ready to be soaked up with a glass of fine wine and a rustic meal including gourmet pizza's topped with fresh local ingredients and delicious Mediterranean style tasting platters.
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TMarks
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An elegant dining experience. Impeccable service with delicate wines n exquisite menu

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DanniB
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The place is lovely but I was disappointed that they have highchairs and recommend the venue as a family place but don't have any facilities for changing babies eg change table. I don't understand why? We ended up leaving earlier and not having dessert because we needed to change my daughter

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Sonali
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great lunch on a lovely sunny day. Restaurant is located in a beautiful winery. Lovely staff, delicious food and amazing wines.
Great way to end a weekend away with a young family.

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PamelaS
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a lovely spot for lunch and wine tasting, food was excellent and the staff were great. Very lovely views over the vineyard.

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RosieD
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nillumbik Estate were very accommodating for our group of 10. It was quite loud, we were seated opposite a table of kids and families.

Service was quite slow, our meals didn’t come out all at once. My friend and her partner were still waiting on their meals by the time we had finished ours.

Our meals were nice, we all had pizzas or antipasto platters. I remember Chilli Oil being served with the pizzas last time I visited.

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OpenTable Diner
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Quiet and relaxing, the food was great

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HelenT
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nillumbik were most accommodating for my guest in a wheel chair. Food was excellent, great pizzas and nice salad. Menu is very limited. I was surprised their wines were not promoted more, or a wine tasting suggested. After all they are a winery! Beautiful setting! Will certainly be back.

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Lennles
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great experience, the staff were incredibly friendly and the views outstanding! Service a little slow on the drinks but given a public holiday and how busy it was this was consistent across many of the venues we attended. We sat outside and the weather was great, music in the background just loud enough to hear and we could easily hear each other.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

27.3.21
Great view and enjoyed the Shiraz!

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TomA
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent food. Highly recommended

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StuartW
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing location, terrific service and fantastic food and wine!

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NinaC
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great spot to dine at, overlooking the vineyard. It has limited menu however it was very nice. Definitely recommend it

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StephenM
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Beautiful setting. Platter was adequate and pizza would have been much better if it came straight out of the oven. Beer needs a freshen up or Moore selection as it’s the same limited brew from 5 years ago. Plenty of local craft beers that would be much more entertaining than one from Dromana.

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StephenD
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such a lovely location, friendly staff and enjoyable food and drink

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NigelM
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got there earlier than booked but they got us a table on the balcony, beautiful wine and food and a nice cosy atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent.

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Yolandi
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Brilliant views. Exceptional service. Warm welcome. Will go back again and again. Highly recommended.

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PriscillaS
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Such a lovely place to relax and enjoy the stunning view. We dined outside and enjoyed the delicious platter for sharers then pizzas for mains.

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michaelT
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been going here for a couple of years now always enjoy the view over the vineyard and relaxing with a wine and Pizza a chance to get away and relax. Michael

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KayD
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Nillumbik Winery never fails to please. Sitting either inside or on the balcony allows your eye to wander over the beautiful hills nestled behind the rows of lush vines. It is an absolutely wonderful venue offering their own superb wines, even a choice of wooded or unwooded chardonnay. The menus is reliant upon pizzas which never disappoint, although I generally head straight for the mushroom covered in truffle oil. Definitely worth a visit.

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Summer
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing views, great service with a smile, good food. Something special about the pizzas especially the mushroom pizza.

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Kate
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely evening meal watching the sunset on the outside deck. Service and food fantastic as always. Magical atmosphere.

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Umby
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience1

It's a beautiful place but the food was a massive let down. Limited menu and Pizza's were on par with Frozen Pizza. We ordered an Antipasto platter that was anaemic and expensive. Wine is terrific and staff are pleasant. We sat inside and it felt more like a school canteen than a "dining establishment". The outdoor balcony section looked great though. They have a real opportunity to up the quality of kitchen and food to match their exemplary wine and view. Until such time I won't be returning.

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Fionav
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We shared a lovely lunch here overlooking the vineyard

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JohnN
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Beautiful out of the way place to enjoy a wine and delicious pizza amongst the vineyards with views to the Yarra Valley hills.

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RuchiraD
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Beautiful view! Food was delicious. Chardonnay was outstanding.

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JanH
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was our 1st time at Nillumbik Estate. The Wine Paddle was a great idea. The two of us shared the cheese/olives etc for a light lunch which was delicious. Will definitely try their pizzas next time they looked delicious. The service you couldn't fault. Was a coolish day so sat inside which was quite pleasant, but would be nice to sit out on the deck next time.

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AshleaK
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The drive takes you through some narrow dirt roads, but once you arrive the views are so worth it. Service was friendly and helpful. Food was really nice, could maybe have some more options. I would definitely come back!

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are repeat customers. One of the nicest wineries in the Yarra area for a Fri-Sun stop. good wine and pizzas, sit on the deck or in the picnic area.

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ClareMak
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious pizzas with some great wine and an amazing view. Even saw an echidna as we were leaving.

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Jules
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive, unobtrusive service. Fab wine and food; and the view .... amazing.

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PeterH
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always love coming here, the view is Beautiful and the food is fresh and tasty particularly the desert pizza.

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NishanF
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Pizza, Friendly Staff, Reasonable Prices and Nice Setting. Pleasant Experience Overall.

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Kimm
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, wine and service. Clean bathrooms and a wonderful view. Can't wait to return!

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ZachG
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The venue is very well set up with nothing but greenery in sight! The vineyard is a great view for enjoying the amazing wine and some very delicious pizzas. We can’t wait to go back again!

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chrisr
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a very pleasant experience as always. The pizza's are large, the salad refreshing and choice of drinks eclectic (but good). With great views over the vines and surrounding hills Nillumbik Estate is a great destination to eat and relax.

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JudyC
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great views. Pizzas delicious and staff fantastic. If they had a coffee machine it would be perfect.

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ChristineM
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal it was quick and the service was great, my only complaint was that we were seated right under the air con which was a little cold and our food went cold quite quickly

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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful vineyard with excellent pizza and really nice staff, and I love the Old Earth Shiraz.

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DeanB
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Wonderful experience - the perfect setting to sit and chat while enjoying a wine and beautiful view.

FAQs

Nillumbik Estate offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0488 440 058.

Nillumbik Estate is rated 4.6 stars by 159 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.