When you venture into our Cellar Door you will find more on display than just our wines and local produce deli! You will also find an interesting plethora of rowing memorabilia. The Boynton’s collection of medals and oars began way back when Kel’s grandfather Valjean Boynton and his brother Frank (F.A.H Boynton) were members of the winning eight in the Head of the River on 1906. Kel’s great uncle Dick Boynton rowed in three Victorian Kings Cup Crews, winning in 1946 and 1947 and was a member of the 1948 Olympic squad but did not compete.
Kel has also participated in many regattas in skulls, pairs, fours and eights with the highlight winning the World Masters sculls and double skulls in Seville, Spain, in 1999 and what remains of one of his very sentimental craft is ensconced above the Deli at Feathertop.
Mieke, Kel’s eldest, also rowed for Victoria before switching sports to become a member of the 2006 Australian Olympic bobsleigh team. Talent sure does run in the family!
Our cellar door is open to the public Friday through to Sunday with extended trading on public and school holidays. We offer free tastings of our wines which change frequently depending on the season and availability. Let our friendly cellar door team take you through a wine tasting of discovery with traditional and alternate varieties including Savagnin, Vermentino, Tempranillo, Prosecco and Friulano that will really get your taste buds going.
In the warmer months we have a lawn and stone terrace for you to take in the mountain and valley views whilst you enjoy lunch or coffee and cake.
Kids are welcome at Feathertop! As a family owned business, we understand what it’s like to take kids to wineries! We have a playground onsite and both our Alfresco Dining Restaurant and Deli have kid friendly food and drink options.
If you are a Summit Cru member you have access to our cellar door 7 days a week by appointment, as well as your own private Members Terrace, featuring deluxe daybeds, a lush lawn area for bocce and crocquet. Simply give us a call on 03 5756 2356 and let us surprise you with something special for you and your friends when you visit!