Private Dining amongst the vines

Steels Gate Wines

Yarra Valley

Winery Steels Gate Wines

Region Yarra Valley

State Victoria

Steels Gate Wines - when two families come together to make a winery come to life, anything is possible.

Steels Gate is a boutique vineyard and winery located at the upper northern edge of the Yarra Valley. Almost completely surrounded by National Park, this 82 acre (33 hectare) property grows Chardonnay, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir grapes across 6 acre (2.5 hectare) of vines mostly planted in the late 1970’s. Enjoy your private dinning in a picturesque hillside setting at Dixons Creek.

The Experience

Imagine dining outside right amongst the vines. Even on a chilly Yarra Valley afternoon, so long as the sun is shinning, it is an absolute delight (and don’t worry, we have a location in-doors with a stunning view of the Valley if Mother Nature is against us when you visit!).

After a private personal tasting experience hosted by one of the owners Brad Atkins or Matthew Davis of Steels Gate Wine, you will move to a private table amongst their 40 year old grape vines.

Rated by many who visit the Steels Gate @ Shantell cellar door and restaurant as “the best views in the Yarra Valley”, you will be treated to a 3 course meal with beautifully matched wines. Food is prepared on site by their expert Chef Byron More using local ingredients and whenever possible grown on site. Colours are always amazing, whether it is the autumn leaves on the vines, the late sun reflecting off the mountains and clouds, or the rainbows across the valley sky.

The subtle touches are not overlooked, with complementary throws provided in case the sun does not provide sufficient warmth during your unique dining experience.

Little Extras

  • Local art
  • Local produce
  • Local handmade goodies

The People

Matthew, Brad (and son Sebastian)

Owners and all things wine

Wine is about family, and for Matthew, Brad and Sebastian, there is nothing better than growing and making premium wine together as a family.

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Matthew and Brad have a long standing passion for the wine industry and opened their first retail outlet in 2004. With a burning desire to be closer to the wine making process, they purchased their first vineyard in 2009. Focusing on the viticulture for a number of years, they decided to build a winery in 2016. They are very excited to showcase their 2017 vintage, as this is the first year they have made the wine as a family. Now in 2018, Matthew & Brad are proud to announce the opening of their first cellar door and restaurant – Shantell. “We love being out in the vineyard and making wine with our son. There is nothing better than growing and making premium wine together as a family”

Byron and Jane Moore (and son Lachlan)

All things food

"There is nothing more rewarding than friends coming together to share wine, food and laughter" - that's the driving force for this family of foodies that look after all the food at Shantell.

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Byron and Jane manage the food side of Shantell. With a combined 50+ years experience in the hospitality industry, their food philosophy centres around using fresh and local produce and keeping the menu beautiful and simple.

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