Travellers to Daylesford should seek out Roger at Herbal Lore for a wine experience with quite a difference. All Roger’s liquid offerings are based on wine grapes (including a range of Gin products), most famously his medicinal range of herb-infused fortified wines. It is not uncommon to find 40 or more different herbs infused into the one bottle, all meticulously researched by the creator for their range of benefits. Non drinkers don’t despair – there are candles available as well in a variety of sizes.
The cellar door (is it right to call this a cellar?) itself is a sight to behold, complete with a set of plate armour overlooking the tasting bar. Approach with an open mind.