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Gisborne Peak Winery Cottages

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About the property

Adult only, Romantic Winery Cottage with Vineyard Views

There's something special about staying on a vineyard. It could be the romance of the earth, the fresh air or even the changing seasons. But there IS something special, and it's only 45 minutes from Melbourne and 50 minutes from Daylesford. The mysterious Hanging Rock is just 15 minutes away along with the stately Mount Macedon.

Gisborne Peak Winery offers 4 self-contained Cottages. Each cottage sleeps 2 adults for that perfect adult getaway in a Queen Size bed format. Each cottage has a living area, kitchenette and separate bedroom. The large ensuite has a separate toilet area.

Your stay always includes full breakfast provisions in your cottage on arrival. You can sleep in and have brunch or cook an early breakfast and get out sight-seeing.

For couples only. Not suitable for children or pets, sorry.

There are 4 cottages, each sleeping two adults. Each cottage features a queen size bed, luxury fit-outs, LCD TV's, DVD Player, CD Player and in-house DVD's and CD's, iPod docking station, micro-wave, toasters, electric fry-pan, hair dryers and outdoor BBQ's.

The outdoor decks are made for relaxing with a glass of our Gisborne Peak Winery estate grown wine. The gardens are planted totally to Australian and local Indigenous plants, which are botanically identified on name plates. There are some rare species of plants to discover.

The winery cellar door is every day (except Good Friday and Christmas Day) featuring wine tastings everyday and delicious wood-fired pizzas daily. Open daytime only. For dinner we suggest bringing something for the BBQ or electric frypan or go into Gisborne (7 km away) or Sunbury (12 km away).

The cottages at Gisborne Peak Winery are a revolutionary development utilizing environmentally sustainable modular buildings. To complement the building design, the cottages use renewable energy resources as their main power supply. A creative system of solar panels, a small wind turbine and a back-up diesel generator complete the trio of innovative, sustainable energy.

Combine these with the time honoured art of grape growing, producing quality grapes to make excellent wine and the result is a synergy of the sun, the earth, the rain and the wind to make a most pure, one-with-nature experience.

Fancy a round of golf? The Gisborne Golf Course with its' resident 500 kangaroos is a highly rated course and only 7 minutes away.

So close to Melbourne, yet so far away.

More Details

Barbara Nixon
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Barbara Nixon

It started out with just a few vines to see how they would go. It has developed as a love and passion and a wonderful lifestyle.

Bob had a vision that grapes would ripen on the Eastern slopes of Mt. Gisborne. Turns out he was right. But it takes a lot of care, a lot of patience and a lot of hard work. He loves it! On the other hand, Barbara loves talking. She loves to see people enjoying themselves. Put the two together and voila, you have Gisborne Peak Winery & Cottages.

Both Bob and Barbara are active in the wine tourism industry and are firm believers in inviting people to share their love of wine and wine education. Bob is a Melbourne-boy, raised in Essendon and a former teacher. Now a financial adviser and viticulturist. Barbara hails from Wisconsin in the States and has been on the property with Bob since 1986. She started Victoria Winery Tours back in 1991, true pioneers in the wine tourism industry.

They have surrounded themselves with hardworking and fun staff. The Gisborne Peak Team is young, old(er), male and female. Some are new others have been working at the winery for quite a few years. It's a good place to work, and it shows.

Most weekends you will find one or both of them at the cellar door talking with guests or in the vineyard (not Barb). Bob will be in his paddock clothes having just got off the tractor. Barbara doesn't own any paddock clothes. What you see at cellar door, what you see with Bob and Barbara, is what you get. No attitude here. They simply don't know how. Authentic, genuine and honest. Come and meet us!

Barbara Nixon purchased this cottage in 1978


Gisborne Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Walk in Shower, separate toilet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen Size Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • forests
  • winery tours
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing


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Gisborne Peak Winery Cottages
average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Fantastic property

  • 4 of 5

Very cozy cottages . The full breakfast provisions in the cottage were fantastic.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Craig, thank you for the kind words. We are glad you enjoyed the cottages and they are cosy in winter. We hope to have you stay again another time. Barbara
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Gisborne South, Victoria, Australia


  • 4 of 5

Great place to spend yime in a auiet environment With a lovely view of the Vinyard.

The enviro cottages were remarkable.

The only downside was the track in was vere tight and the up hill gravel on the trackto the 2 top cottages was steep.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for your kind review of our eco-cottages. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. Funny you should mention the driveway - it is being paved in the next few weeks. All things in time! We are up and down it more than anyone so we are very aware of the track and have scheduled for it to be paved. Please come again! Barbara
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