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Hickinbotham Winery

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Nepean HIghway, Dromana, Victoria, Australia
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Wine Tasting

We started our wine tour (just 6 people) at Hickinbotham and although it is quite a lovely old world looking vineyard and the the people were friendly enough, it was disappointing that they charged you $5 for tasting non-refundable even if purchasing wine. I believe the wineries of the Mornington... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
Greta C
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We started our wine tour (just 6 people) at Hickinbotham and although it is quite a lovely old world looking vineyard and the the people were friendly enough, it was disappointing that they charged you $5 for tasting non-refundable even if purchasing wine. I believe the wineries of the Mornington Peninsula are pricing themselves out of the general market. How... More 

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Rockhampton
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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

So glad we didn't read reviews before we stopped here, as probably wouldn't have chosen to, if we had, and we would have missed out on the great experience that we did enjoy. A couple of friends and I (2 of us from Qld with a friend from Melbourne) had driven down from the city for a couple of days... More 

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Safety Beach
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Hickinbotham is one of the most popular wineries on the weekends on the Peninsula. It's casual and relaxed restaurant offers indoor and outdoor dining. It's noisy and great fun. Weekends usually offer good local music which adds to the atmosphere. The wines can be tasted at Cellar Door and then order what you enjoy with your meal. We recently have... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The owner I am presuming as I've seen her there before is rude, we thought we'd try and give it another shot after another previous bad experience and she treated us like we were wasting her time and was ruder than the first time.The wines are horrible too, so many better wineries to visit

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The waitress here was so lovely and friendly. Food was nice but overpriced and meals padded out with cheap jar pickles, onions etc. Nice location, rustic decor but a little run down.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Have tried food and wine here on several occasions...never consistent. Over-rates wine at inflated prices. Beers are OK. Rustic perhaps...run down definitely. Those hosts are not that interested in the public I feel as they are extremely off hand to the point of rudeness. Would not recommend it to anyone!

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We recently visited on a Sunday for a special family birthday lunch and were well catered for by the friendly staff. The food was very good although the service was a bit harassed and slow, maybe because the restaurant was full. A laid back jazz band were great and added to the relaxed atmosphere. Great views and ok wine.

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Melbourne, Australia
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43 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The venue is certainly 'rustic' almost to the point of 'run down'? I couldn't imagine sitting indoors but outside on a warm Sunday afternoon was a very pleasant experience even if the seating was a little on the uncomfortable side. The live entertainment was good and could have lent itself to a much longer stay had everything else been equal.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

A great little place for a Sunday lunch and judging by the crowd, it is quite popular. A good idea to book in order to get a table. There was a singer who was great however if conversation is what you are after, perhaps ask for a table further away. We all had a wonderful meal and will be returning... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I love the beer and cider range! I tried them all and can't wait to go back, found the staff and the owner to be unfriendly. But I haven't had a meal there so I can't comment on quality or service for food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Nepean HIghway, Dromana, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Mornington Peninsula  >  Dromana

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Australian

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