Hickinbotham of Dromana

4.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

For an all-rounder Hickinbotham ticks many boxes, restaurant, live music, open fireplace, outdoor terrace, brew their own beer and of course wine tasting. We visited in winter, on the Queen’s birthday long weekend and the place was humming. A rustic vibe runs throughout the place and for a group of people this could be your place to eat, drink beer, eat, drink wine and listen to music.
On this visit we did not dine but just came to sample their wines. I found a stool at the bar and went through the list. Apart from the usual wines I came across an Aligoté which I have never heard of and with some prodding I was told that Hickinbotham are the only producers of this French grape variety in Australia. I also got to sample Taminga which is another variety I had not heard of.
I got the impression that the cellar door and wine tasting were not high on their list of priorities, but rather the running of the restaurant and functions was their main goal. A real opportunity was missed/is missed in the wine tasting side of the operation. With no information coming forth about any of the wines or beers that they produce it was disappointing considering I was served by the two owners, one of who was the winemaker. You would think they are most vested economically from positive customer experience and some up-selling/self promoting of their own products. Would I go here with a group of friends and try a bit of everything including their own beer, wine and something to eat? Then yes I would give it a go. Just for a wine tasting? Then I would have to say no.

Open hours

Day of Week Cellar Door Restaurant
Monday 11am – 5pm Lunch
Tuesday 11am – 5pm Lunch
Wednesday 11am – 5pm Lunch
Thursday 11am – 5pm Lunch
Friday 11am – 5pm Lunch
Saturday 11am – 5pm Lunch
Sunday 11am – 5pm Lunch

Additional Info: Closed Tues – Wed over winter


Features: Produce store, brew their own beer

Hickinbotham of Dromana

194 Nepean Hwy Dromana, VIC

1 review for Hickinbotham of Dromana

  1. 4 out of 5


    This is a great place at the end of the Nepean Highway to have a fantastic lunch and a couple of the Hickinbotham beers. Convenience, food and a drink, does it get much better?

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