Welcome To The Shiraz Republic
“Wine of the people, by the people, for the people” – The President*
We are an award-winning cellar door, winery and brewery in the heart of the Heathcote Wine Region. Under two hours from Melbourne & under an hour from Bendigo, Echuca & Shepparton.
COVID-19 Opening Hours
Effective June 1st
Friday – Monday 11am – 3pm
Open for Lunch (pizza) & Takeaway wine/beer sales.
Open at other times – just call ahead. We live / work on-site so just call/email to make sure we’re about.
Please note, due to the current restrictions on hospitality businesses, we will be operating with table service and glass sales of beer/wine must be accompanied with a food order. Bookings are recommended due to limited capacity and our team will be working to keep everyone safe with regards to sanitisation, social distancing and visitor logs. Our accommodation is running as normal and currently taking bookings.
Regular hours and drinks/tastings from June 22nd, subject to further guidelines.
We appreciate your support and patience at this time and look forward to hosting you at the Shiraz Republic.
About The Shiraz Republic
The Shiraz Republic is a genuine family-run business, established by The President, Brian, in 2002. Since 2015, Brian’s son Spencer, The President-Elect has joined the business alongside friend & brewer Matt.
The Shiraz Republic
507 Hamblin Rd
Cornella VIC 3551
(03) 5433 6338
The Shiraz Republic
Secretary of State Janet reviews the 2018 Rent-A-Row harvest. 2018 saw us grow to 124 groups of winemakers, each visited to vineyard to pick their grapes, crush them into wine and press the resulting product into their own demijohn for maturation through to winter.
“Quantity was down, but the quality was up.”, It’s a cliche, but there is a lot of truth in it. The President reviews our 2018 Grape Harvest & recaps the story of the season.
We began harvest on Wednesday 21st Feb with a significant pick from the two areas of the vineyard that seemed to be the most advanced in ripening. The good news is- "It's ready", the not so good news is "It's early". So get ready, I am already running full tilt trying...
OK. Resume normal programming. The week of milder temperatures has slowed down the ripening process. Overall the grapes moved 1.0 Baume' on average. The lowest sample is sitting on 11,1 Be and the highest on 13.1 Be with the average from the 13 test rows being 12.3...
"Were to eat?" is easily the most frequently asked question we answer during Rent-A-Row times at the Shiraz Republic. Food is now available 7-days a week at the Shiraz Republic, however we've put together a selection of other options too. If your plan is to stay...