Helicopter Ride to Mitchelton Winery - Nagambie's Best Cellar Door & Winery Lunch
Overview - Winery Lunch at Mitchelton Winery in Nagambie
"Look for the tower. We'll open the bottle." — Mitchelton Winery
The iconic Mitchelton Winery in Nagambie with its striking 55 meter tower, Mitchelton has become the must-visit destination for wine, food, art and hospitality and is a short 35 minute helicopter ride from Melbourne.
Mitchelton Winery is well known for producing award-winning Shiraz, Riesling and Rhone blend wines but is also home to a 5-star cellar door experience, winery lunch at The Muse Restaurant, unique Airstream Hotel accommodation, relaxing Day Spa and the Mitchelton Gallery of Aboriginal Art. Your helicopter ride from Melbourne lands right next to the Mitchelton's iconic Ashton Tower and just steps away from the Cellar Door and The Muse Restaurant.
Enjoy a guided wine tasting at Mitchelton's 5 star cellar door walking you through Mitchelton Estate's winemaking philosophy and 50-year winery history. Your winery lunch will then be served at The Muse Restaurant, overlooking the banks of the Goulburn River. The Muse Restaurant sources fresh produce from the Nagambie Lakes region to serve a modern farmhouse cuisine menu that is matched to wines from Mitchelton's own award-winning winery.
After a deliciously wholesome winery lunch, take a moment to explore Mitchelton's own Gallery of Aboriginal Art. An onsite collection of indigenous Australian art celebrating Australia's first people and including the famous Message Stick Vehicle — a Land Rover Ambulance used in the Vietnam War now transformed into a symbol of Unity and Peace endorsed by Nelson Mandela.
Itinerary - Melbourne to Mitchelton Winery by Helicopter
- Depart by Helicopter from Essendon Airport
- Fly over the Nagambie region
- Private landing at Mitchelton Wines in Nagambie
- Two hours to enjoy your lunch, wines and stroll around the vineyard
- Wine tasting and winery lunch available (Priced separately)
- Return by Helicopter to Essendon Airport
Your Experience - Winery Lunch by Helicopter to Mitchelton Winery with Rotor One
🍇 Looking for a different winery flight by helicopter in Melbourne?
While Mitchelton Wines is arguably one of the best helicopter wine tours in Melbourne, the owners recently opened a brand new winery restaurant and cellar door in the Yarra Valley. Take a helicopter to Yarra Valley to visit Hubert Estate for an exclusive wine tour with St Huberts The Stag wines, a winery lunch at Quarters Restaurant and a guided tour of Hubert Estate's additional Aboriginal Art Gallery.
If you're looking to travel to a different wine region in Victoria, see our winery lunch packages to the Yarra Valley and Bellarine Peninsula by helicopter.
Choose from some of our most popular helicopter wine tours, including:
- A romantic birthday or anniversary experience in the Yarra Valley, perfect for couples
- An Italian-inspired dining experience at Zonzo Estate
- Four Pillars Distillery in Healesville for an authentic gin-tasting session
- A premium wine tour at Levantine Hill Estate or,
- Jack Rabbit Restaurant for a fine dining lunch with stunning views
Where are you located?
Rotor One is located at Essendon Airport which is 20 minutes from Melbourne CBD. Our address is Hangar 7 Wirraway Rd, Essendon Fields and we have off-street parking next to our building. When you arrive look for the red door that says 'Melbourne Heli'.
When should I arrive?
Please arrive 10 minutes before your booking begins for a relaxed experience.
Do you depart from other locations, like the City Helipad?
We depart from Essendon Airport as you have an amazing view of the Melbourne City skyline from the moment you step onto the tarmac. We do not offer flights from the City Helipad on the Yarra River.
What is the minimum age requirement for children?
Children aged 3 years and older can fly. Our pilots will give them special attention to ensure they have an amazing time. All children will have their own window seat and pay the same seat price (we don't offer discounts for children as we make sure they have even more fun than the adults 😁)
I'm just one person. Can I fly by myself?
All our scenic and winery flights are private and require a minimum of two people, except for our Learn To Fly A Helicopter experience. You can book two seats on a scenic or winery flight if you'd like the helicopter to yourself, or you can book a single seat on our shared fight over Melbourne City, Beaches & Coast.
Can bad weather prevent us from flying?
Yes, adverse weather conditions such as low cloud, fog, heavy rain or high winds may require your flight to be delayed or rescheduled. If this is the case, your pilot will contact you at least 2 hours prior to your booking time to reschedule your flight to another day/time or provide a full refund.
Google says there's will be bad weather on the day. Should I reschedule?
There's no need to contact us to reschedule based on a weather forecast as they're often inaccurate, especially in Melbourne! We use live weather data on the day of your flight to determine if flights can be conducted safely. We'll contact you at least 2 hours prior to your flight if bad weather could delay your flight.
Why do I need to provide my weight?
We use this to calculate the weight and balance of the helicopter prior to flight. If any guests are over 130kg or a group of 2 or 3 weighs more than 240kg, please contact us prior to booking.
Can I use my camera or phone during flight?
Yes, we encourage you to take as many photos and videos on the ground, and in the air, as possible.
What should I wear?
Please bring a pair of sunglasses and you're welcome to wear clothing appropriate to the weather. We do recommend a wind-breaker jacket for any sunrise / doors-off flights and also when flying on our 12 Apostles tour as both experiences can be windy.
Can I bring any luggage?
Handbags, small backpacks or duffel bags weighing less than 10kg and less than 60cm in length can be carried. Its essential all baggage is soft and compact as it must fit in a small
Can I fly if I'm pregnant?
Yes, however we recommend flying prior to your third trimester.
Can I fly if I'm in a wheelchair?
Yes, our hangar is wheelchair-accessible and we warmly welcome passengers with special needs. Our team will gladly assist in lifting any passengers into the aircraft for their flight. We can also arrange to transport foldable wheelchairs when flying 4 or more passengers, as we use larger helicopters with cargo holds for these flights.
What is your cancellation policy?
Please see our cancellation policy below for more information.
What safety standards do you have in place?
Please see our flight safety guidelines below for more information.
Contact us anytime on (03) 7065 1888 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to make changes to your booking or have any questions.
Can I reschedule my flight?
Yes, up to 72 hours before your departure time and on one occasion. We unfortunately cannot accomodate any reschedule requests with less than 72 hours notice as we make commitments to ensure your Pilot and Helicopter are reserved exclusively for you on the day.
Can I get a refund on my flight if my plans change?
Yes, up to 72 hours before your departure time. Please note there is a 10% cancellation fee for any bookings cancelled at your request.
What happens if the helicopter cannot fly due to bad weather?
Our team will call you up to 2 hours before your departure to reschedule your flight or provide a full refund.
Can I get a refund on a Gift Voucher I bought for someone?
Gift Vouchers are unfortunately non-refundable and cannot be redeemed for cash. However, vouchers are transferable and their value can be used towards any helicopter experience on Rotor One.
Pre-Flight Safety Briefings
- Each of our guests receive a pre-flight safety briefing from your Pilot on the planned flight path, what to expect during the flight and how to operate emergency exits.
Qualified & Experienced Flight Crews
- All our crew are qualified Commercially Licensed Pilots and Flights Instructors with detailed knowledge of Melbourne airspace and several hundred to several thousand hours of flight experience each.
Detailed Monitoring of Weather Data
- All flights are subject to favourable weather conditions on the day and your Pilot may delay or cancel your flight if they believe the weather may impact the safety margins or comfort of your flight.
Use of Position Broadcasting Technology (ADS-B)
- Our helicopters are equipped with the newest position broadcasting technology (ADS-B) which tracks our position in real-time and gives automated warnings of other aircraft flying nearby.
Routine Mandatory Maintenance Inspections
- Our helicopters are inspected every day prior to the first flight and receive a detailed inspection every 50 hours by licensed aircraft engineers (LAME) with critical components being replaced every 100 and 400 hours of flight time.
Flight Planning & Monitoring with Air & Rescue Services
- All flights to destinations outside Melbourne have detailed flight plans that are submitted to Airservices Australia and include deadlines for time that search action may be required (SARTIME) as a strict precautionary measure.
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My experience with rotor.one was very exceptional. Ed (pilot) was a very professional, helpful and resourceful host. He's service was impeccable. He went above and beyond to meet my needs and requests. Can't think of a better way I would have proposed to my partner. The flight to mitchelton winery with rotor one made the experience worthwhile and something worth remembering.
One of the best service in Victoria.
Our pilot Ed was a consummate professional, communication with the company was great and our day trip couldn’t have been better. Thanks all, we will be back.
I had organised a surprise Birthday winery tour for my wife. Our pilot Ed made sure of every attention to detail. We had a wonderful time flying with Ed and the ride was super smooth. He is a very experienced pilot and a great Host. Thanks for making our day extra special.. we cant stop thinking about our experience. We will definitely be back with the kids!!
Effortless journey out of the city and into the beautiful vistas of the Victorian countryside to arrive in VIP style for a memorable lunch at the iconic Mitchelton Winery.
Rotor One Chief Pilot, Ed, is a great host and ensured the experience was enjoyable, safe and exceeded expectations.
Look forward to getting amongst the other adventures & experiences Rotor One are planning to offer into the future.
Explore more helicopter rides in Melbourne
Rotor One is a helicopter tour company specialising in helicopter rides, scenic flights, winery tours and helicopter charter in Melbourne.
See Melbourne's famous landmarks on a 30 minute helicopter ride, enjoy a magical scenic flight to Phillip Island or explore the natural wonders of the 12 Apostles by helicopter from Melbourne.
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Celebrate your anniversary with our Couples Experience complete with champagne, or treat the family to our Kid's Co-Pilot Experience for the best birthday gift they'll ever receive!
Have a question? Call us on (03) 7065 1888 or via WhatsApp
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