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Rob Dolan Wines

4.8
4.8
58 Reviews
$41 to $100
Winery

The Yarra Valley truly starts at Rob Dolan Wines. Only 30 minutes from Melbourne, our dog-friendly winery is the perfect place to enjoy cheese and wine, and learn about the Yarra Valley from our Wine Specialists in the Cellar Door.

Rob's philosophy is all about making wine with character; wine with depth which reflects our unique terroir. You'll taste from vineyard sites across the Valley, and learn how location impacts the perfect drop.

Visit us for a wine tasting, or order some cheese and wine from the Cellar Door which you are welcome to enjoy while overlooking the vineyard. If you're lucky, you might meet @merlot_thewinedog - our Chief Cuddle Officer - he loves making friends with our visitors!

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Experiences are available.
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Winery, Afternoon Tea, Vegan

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 10:00 am–5:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 9876 5885

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • Bean Bag Picnic

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy a laid-back wine and soak up the sunshine on our winery lawn. Grab a double person beanbag from our Cellar Door and claim a spot on the grass overlooking the vineyard. Be sure to have a look around while you’re here and explore the gardens – although once you’re relaxed in a beanbag, we can tell you - it’s hard to get back up! We'll also pack your wine and cheese picnic style for you. Please note the bean bags are not weather protected and there is no contingency plan for bean bag bookings. In the event of poor weather, cancellations and reservations are encouraged or you're more than welcome to come in and pick up your wine + cheese packs to enjoy an at home picnic.
  • Patio Table | Wine + cheese

    Multiple dates available
    Let one of our Wine-Specialists run you through a table-side wine tasting for $10pp or purchase a bottle and cheese board to enjoy on your visit. Your seat will be outside on the patio, under shelter and next to heating. All bookings may be seated on high tables, contact us directly if you require low seating and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Menu

Cheese Large

$75 (4-6 people)

  • 1 x Ciabatta

    • 1 x Lavosh Crackers

      • 1 x Nightwalker Cheese

        • 1 x Annie Baxter Cheese

          • 1 x Blue Cheese

            • 1 x Chicken Liver Pâté

              • 1 x Pork + Pistachio Terrine

                • 1 x Pinot Noir Jelly

                  • 1 x Pickles

                    Cheese Small

                    $35

                    • 1 x Ciabatta

                      • 1 x Annie Baxter Cheese

                        • 1 x Nightwalker Cheese

                          • 1 x Pinot Noir Jelly

                            Vegan

                            $35

                            • 1 x Lavosh Crackers

                              • 1 X Vegan Cheese

                                • 1 x Quince Paste

                                  • 1 x Pickles

                                    Cheese

                                    matured on site in the Crow's Nest

                                    • Nightwalker

                                      a washed rind cow's milk cheese

                                      • 180g Wheel$16.00
                                    • Joe Crow

                                      a semi hard cow's milk cheese

                                      • 100g (Approx)$8.00
                                    • Venus Blue

                                      a mild blue sheep's milk cheese

                                      • 100g (Approx)$10.00
                                    • Special Reserve Annie Baxter

                                      a semi hard matured buffalo's milk cheese

                                      • 100g (Approx)$10.00
                                    • Yarra Valley Dairy Persian Fetta

                                      marinated fresh cows cheese with garlic, thyme + olive oil

                                      • 275g$13.00

                                    Vegan Cheese

                                    by the Vegan Dairy

                                    • Fruit Cheese

                                      dense fresh cream-cheese style with dried apricots and cranberries, rolled in crushed pistachios

                                      • 170g$18.00
                                    • Persian Fetal

                                      Light and tangy with a soft texture

                                      • 225g$17.00
                                    • Herb Garlic Boursin

                                      French style soft cheese with chives, parsley, and garlic

                                      • 190g$18.00
                                    • Aged and Smokey

                                      Semi-firm cheese, dense and complex. Aged and rolled in smoked paprika

                                      • 170g$18.00

                                    Local Charcuterie

                                    handcrafted in the Yarra Valley and Eastern Suburbs

                                    • Free Range Chicken Liver Pâté

                                      City Larder, Heidelberg, VIC

                                      • 150g Jar$14.00
                                    • Free Range Pork + Pistachio Terrine

                                      City Larder, Heidelberg, VIC

                                      • 170g$12.00
                                    • Smoked Salmon + Cream Cheese Terrine

                                      City Larder, Heidelberg, VIC

                                      • 130g$12.00
                                    • Free Range Rare Breed Smoked Ham

                                      Little Cattle Creek, Coldstream VIC

                                      • 4 Slices$8.00

                                    Accompaniments

                                    40g jars are for consumption at cellar door only, large jars are available for take home purchases

                                    • Cucumber Pickle

                                      • 40g Jar$4.50
                                    • Smoky Pepper Relish

                                      • 40g Jar$4.50
                                    • Quince Paste

                                      • 40g Jar$4.50
                                    • Pinot Noir Jelly

                                      • 40g Jar$4.50
                                    • Olives

                                      by Mount Zero VIC —australian grown mixed olives

                                      • 300g Jar$9.00
                                    • Small Batch Chocolate Bars$8.50

                                      handcrafted by Ministry of Chocolate

                                      • Mineral Water + Fruit Soda

                                        cranberry, blood orange, ginger or plain

                                        • 250ml$3.50
                                      • Juice

                                        Emma & Tom's—squeezed orange juice or pressed cloudy apple

                                        • 250ml$4.00
                                      • Ciabatta (While Stocks Last)

                                        baked fresh daily by Dench bakers, Abbotsford, VIC

                                        • 100g$4.50
                                      • Lavosh Crackers

                                        by Dench bakers, Abbotsford, VIC

                                        • 100g$8.00
                                      • Sourdough Snaps

                                        by Dench bakers, Abbotsford, VIC

                                        • 150g$8.00

                                      Last updated: 23 October 2021

                                      What 58 people are saying

                                      Overall ratings and reviews

                                      Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                      4.8
                                      4.8 based on recent ratings
                                      • 4.6Food
                                      • 4.8Service
                                      • 4.8Ambience
                                      • 4.7Value

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                                      1. SB

                                        SerenaB

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined 2 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The whole experience was outstanding! My boyfriend and I booked a Rosè Evolution experience and we really enjoyed tasting the wines and cheese board! Definitely recommended 😁

                                      2. IP

                                        IvonaP

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined 5 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        It was my 2nd visit and it was simply perfect. The weather was cool but the heaters were on outside and the view gorgeous. Food and wine delicious. Staff are exceptional.

                                      3. R

                                        Racheld

                                        Melbourne

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined 6 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Beautiful sunny arvo sitting outside enjoying the views sipping bubbles and eating beautiful cheeses!

                                      4. LW

                                        LisaW

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 19 November 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Lovely wine snd yummy cheese platter friendly service from the staff great afternoon

                                      5. F

                                        Frank

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 19 November 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Awesome tasting experiences with some fantastic wine and cheese. Highly recommend

                                      6. MG

                                        MaggieG

                                        Melbourne

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 14 November 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Beautiful Winery complete with beautiful wines ! Great choice for the cheese platter - Dog Friendly and staff just can’t do enough - a lovely afternoon Thankyou

                                      7. KS

                                        KellieS

                                        Sunshine Coast

                                        2 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on 14 November 2021

                                        overall4food5service5ambience4

                                        Everything was lovely for our patio wine and cheese lunch. The only negative was the weather as it was cold and being outside wasn't as nice as it would have been if the day was warmer (out of everyone's control). The outdoor heaters really didn't suffice. The wine was great as usual and the large cheese platter was delicious and plentiful for 4 people. We had a lovely time despite the wintery spring Melbourne weather!

                                      8. GM

                                        GeeMac

                                        Melbourne

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 2 November 2021

                                        overall4food4service5ambience5

                                        Great day out on the lawn in the bean bags. Well looked after by the Staff who are always friendly.

                                      9. L

                                        Larra

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 1 November 2021

                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                        Wonderful place to catch up with friends and sample delicious wines and cheeses. Highly recommend the tastings. Service was friendly. We had a table on the veranda and enjoyed the view.

                                      10. S

                                        Susi

                                        Melbourne

                                        3 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on 31 October 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Wonderful wine, service and view. Always look forward to going back to Rob Dolan.

                                      11. CK

                                        ChantelleK

                                        Melbourne

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 30 October 2021

                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                        Service is always warm and lovely and cheese platters are huge! Exceptional views, would just love to see some hot food options on the Menu.

                                      12. JH

                                        JuliaH

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 24 October 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Fabulous venue. We sat outside on the verandah enjoying really good wines with delicious cheeses with bread. Service was impeccable

                                      13. R

                                        Rachel

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 24 October 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Great place for a wine tasting and cheese board! Food, wine and staff were all great! This was the second time I have been here and it was just as good as the first. The only thing I could fault was that I wasn't asked and there wasn't a lot of time to order a glass of wine in addition to the tasting, because we took too long to get through the tastings! Looking forward to our next visit.

                                      14. R

                                        Racheld

                                        Melbourne

                                        3 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on 22 October 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        First date out of lock down with my sister 💕

                                      15. GS

                                        GeorgeS

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 3 August 2021

                                        overall4food5service5ambience5

                                        Like being in the country, we enjoyed the occasion so much we almost forgot to leave

                                      16. PH

                                        PeterH

                                        Tasmania

                                        4 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        4 reviews

                                        Dined on 31 July 2021

                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                        We sat on the bean bags, enjoying amazing views of the valley. We had a tasting and bought a small cheese platter. Tasting was excellent: great service, knowledgeable and interested server. Cheese platter delicious. All up a great afternoon

                                      17. RD

                                        RuthD

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 10 July 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Fabulous location to relax with friends & family & enjoy local wines.

                                      18. T

                                        Tracey

                                        Melbourne

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on 4 July 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Staff are friendly and it is a great place to take your dog. I requested a certain table and they obliged. I will be back!

                                      19. MG

                                        MaggieG

                                        Melbourne

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on 4 July 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Always a enjoy my visit to this beautiful Winery. Welcomed on arrival, shown to our table. Immediate attention from Scott and the beautiful ladies working alongside him., drinks ordered, Cheese platter choices made...And relax....oh and did I mention my puppy Shiraz who came along and met other pups and dogs also visiting. very dog friendly here ... all were so well behaved and fussed over as much as us Humans! It was of course a Winter's Afternoon but there was ample heat from the large wall heaters on the verandah. The wines are all excellent as are the local cheeses. I'll be back very soon........

                                      20. GM

                                        GeeMac

                                        Melbourne

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 20 June 2021

                                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                                        A bit slow with the initial order but more than made up for it for the rest of our time there. Outstanding crew.

                                      21. JY

                                        JulesY

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 20 June 2021

                                        overall4food4service3ambience4

                                        Been here a number of times. The service seemed a bit slower than normal yesterday possibly something to do with COVID restrictions. We will however return

                                      22. AH

                                        AndrewH

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 14 June 2021

                                        overall4food5service4ambience5

                                        A great afternoon! As the first wine we were recommended was not to our liking we were not charged for it but I have to say Robs white label cab sav was, as expected, a lovely drop!

                                      23. LC

                                        LouiseC

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 14 June 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Superbly crafted wine and a delicious selection of crackers, cheese, and pate served by friendly, personable staff all in a gorgeous, idyllic setting. What more do you need in life?! Thank you Rob Dolan and staff!!!

                                      24. SB

                                        SamanthaB

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 14 June 2021

                                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                                        Lovely atmosphere and friendly and knowledgeable staff and great wines. Thanks for a wonderful afternoon.

                                      25. SB

                                        ScottB

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 15 May 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The wine, food and location make this a fantastic venue to visit, but it's the staff and ambience that really make this place. Very relaxed, attentive, and friendly, the staff make it feel like your second home. They were very welcoming of our young boisterous puppy, and they made us feel really comfortable throughout. It'll be a new regular.

                                      26. SN

                                        SoniaN

                                        Melbourne

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 8 May 2021

                                        overall4food3service5ambience4

                                        Lovely afternoon spent with friends. Do recommend that the winery ceases using cardboard picnic boxes and presents their yummy cheeses as platters. Better for the environment and would look a lot nicer. The service was excellent though!!

                                      27. JV

                                        JulieV

                                        Melbourne

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 25 April 2021

                                        overall5food3service5ambience4

                                        On verandah was lovely with the heater, no wind made it comfortable

                                      28. P

                                        Pete

                                        Melbourne

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 17 April 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Very friendly and welcoming staff who were happy to be flexible with our requirements for our grazing platter. Enjoyed their wines out on the patio and look forward to returning.

                                      29. MM

                                        MeaganM

                                        Melbourne

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on 16 April 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Love it here, it’s my local and never disappoints!

                                      30. JR

                                        JenniRobin

                                        Melbourne

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on 10 April 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                        Great wines and cheese, host was lovely. Took home the Blanc de Blanc and the Chardonnay, and even signed up to the members club. Highly recommend!

                                        Rob Dolan WinesResponded on 18 April 2021

                                        Thanks for the lovely review Jenni - we're so pleased to have you in the Huddle Club!

                                      31. CK

                                        ChantelleK

                                        Melbourne

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on 3 April 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Beautiful views, great wine and value for money with the cheese boards! They were incredibly busy being Easter Saturday but still made you feel welcome and provided lovely service.

                                        Rob Dolan WinesResponded on 18 April 2021

                                        Thanks for the lovely review Chentelle! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed the experience.

                                      32. MM

                                        MayM

                                        Melbourne

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 17 March 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        The food and wine were perfect. A very enjoyable way to spend an afternoon.

                                        Rob Dolan WinesResponded on 6 April 2021

                                        Thanks for coming by May! We're glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us.

                                      33. S

                                        Skydog

                                        Melbourne

                                        1 review

                                        2.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 14 March 2021

                                        overall2food2service4ambience4

                                        Great venue, for sure, in terms of facilities, grounds, and location. The biggest failing was there was no option of any kind of hot food on a cold & windy day. Now, while the gourmet "cheeses & cold meats" platters were fine, the absence of anything warming food-wise just soured the overall experience, especially since we had to sit outside (undercover) due to a wedding celebration. If "cold cuts & vino" on a sunny day delight you, then this venue is certainly a very pleasant place for idle hours with friends and youngsters alike. Especially as it's just on Melbourne's metro fringe. However, BYO salami, otherwise you'll be leaving hungry. Oh for at least a simple hot soup or a ramekin pie! That, a cappuccino, and a gourmet dessert selection would have really upped the stars that day.

                                        Rob Dolan WinesResponded on 6 April 2021

                                        Hi there, thanks for coming by! Unfortunately we are restricted due not having a kitchen. We suggest one of the many fantastic cafes in Warrandtye for lunch if you are looking for something more substancial. Our winery is the perfect place to taste wines and graze on local produce.

                                      34. S

                                        Susi

                                        Melbourne

                                        3 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on 8 March 2021

                                        overall5food3service5ambience5

                                        Loved the wine, beautiful service, only negative was we had to unwrap our cheese, crackers etc and put them on the board

                                        Rob Dolan WinesResponded on 6 April 2021

                                        Thanks for coming by, and for the feedback - we're looking into the licencing to be able to prepare the boards ourselves!

                                      35. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Shanghai

                                        3 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on 7 March 2021

                                        overall5food3service5ambience4

                                        Great staff and very dog friendly. Relaxing environment on bean bags

                                        Rob Dolan WinesResponded on 6 April 2021

                                        Thanks for coming by!

                                      36. JM

                                        JenniferM

                                        Melbourne

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 7 February 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience3

                                        Excellent service and the wine and food was brilliant. Unfortunately it was a windy day so a bit cold on the balcony but they did have great overhead heaters. So just keep in mind to bring an extra layer on cooler days. They can't control the weather and this is a gorgeous spot - I'll be back.

                                        Rob Dolan WinesResponded on 6 April 2021

                                        Thanks for coming by! Glad to hear you enjoyed the expereince, looking forward to welcoming you back!

                                      37. AM

                                        AmandaM

                                        Melbourne

                                        4 reviews

                                        3.0

                                        4 reviews

                                        Dined on 7 February 2021

                                        overall3food3service4ambience3

                                        Sadly it was raining the day we visited and quite cool but there is no indoor facility.

                                        Rob Dolan WinesResponded on 6 April 2021

                                        It can get chilly here on windy days! Sorry you were uncomfortable. Next time, you're welcome to ask us to turn on the heaters. We hope to see you again.

                                      38. DL

                                        DL28

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 3 February 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Fantastic location, wine and food. Service was attentive and friendly, the weather was perfect!! Will certainly recommend Rob Dolan winery to friends and family!!

                                        Rob Dolan WinesResponded on 6 April 2021

                                        Thanks for coming by, we're glad you had a great time. Hope to see you again!

                                      39. R

                                        Rebecca

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on 31 January 2021

                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                        The staff were wonderful and it’s such a nice atmosphere, highly recommend visiting!

                                        Rob Dolan WinesResponded on 6 April 2021

                                        Thanks for coming by!

                                      40. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Las Vegas

                                        3 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on 7 January 2021

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Went to Rob Dolan for a wine tasting and nibbles. It was a great place, view amazing. Service fantastic, and the wines were absolutely fantastic. The cheese box we ordered was very large and great quality. Highly recommend. The sparkling is 10/10

                                        Rob Dolan WinesResponded on 6 April 2021

                                        What a review! Thanks for coming by and for the great feedback!

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                                      Rob Dolan Wines is rated 4.8 stars by 58 OpenTable diners

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                                      Google Map for Rob Dolan Wines

                                      21-23 Delaneys Road Warrandyte South, AU-VIC 3134

                                      • Area

                                        Warrandyte

                                      • Hours of Operation

                                        Daily 10:00 am–5:00 pm

                                      • Cuisines

                                        Winery, Afternoon Tea, Vegan

                                      • Dining style

                                        Casual Dining

                                      • Dress Code

                                        Casual Dress

                                      • Payment Options

                                        AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                      • Additional

                                        Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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