Hickinbotham of Dromana (wine)

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Andrew Hickinbotham, Hickinbotham of Dromana, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria [©VisitVineyards.com]


194 Nepean Highway
Dromana VIC 3936
Phone: 03 5981 0355
Fax: 03 5987 0692
Email: info@hickinbotham.biz
Appointment Email: andrew@hickinbotham.biz

Hickinbotham of Dromana is a small family run business on the Mornington Peninsula. Established in 1988 by Andrew and Terryn Hickinbotham, Andrew is a third generation winemaker.

The property at Dromana consists of a 15 acre vineyard, surrounded by open grass woodlands with a large ornamental dam. Five acres of the property is dedicated to "Land for Wild Life" and contains important remnant bush.

There are eight grape varieties grown on the property: Pinot Noir, Cabernet Savignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Shiraz, Chardonnay, Taminga (a new Australian variety - a cross between Riesling and Gewurtztraminer) and Aligote (a French variety - the only known plantings in Australia). In the vineyard, organic practices are used and the wine is made with minimal preservatives.

Recycled, rejuvenated, renovated and revamped are words to describe the Hickinbotham Cellar Door. With the use of brick and old timbers, the Cellar Door has a real and rustic feel.

Every piece of the structure has been rescued from a previous life. The building itself is the old Hampton High School gymnasium, while the slate fire surround was rescued from one of Brighton's last original beach houses. The wrought ironwork is from the old Melbourne Steamship building, the cellar door bar was the counter at the State Bank of Malvern and the much admired bevelled glass of the front doors came from the old Hoyts Palace Theatre.

In winter the log fire is crackling and the cosy atmosphere makes it difficult to leave. This mix of old and new gives the Cellar Door real character and the ambience is very relaxing.

The cellar door staff are both friendly and helpful. They will assist you through a comprehensive tasting of current wines with consideration of your level of wine knowledge.

For those with little love of wine, Hickinbotham also have house-brewed beer available - Hix Beer. Come and try the range on tap.


Our Recommendations

  • VisitVineyards.com Rating (5 = best)
  • Served with Personality
  • Good for Functions
  • Excellent Value


  • Melbourne Surrounds
  • Mornington Peninsula

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