Frequently Asked Questions | FAQ General
When are you open?
Pfeiffer Wines is open 7 days a week, from 9am until 5pm Monday – Saturday and from 10am until 5pm on Sunday, including all Public Holidays, except Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day morning.
Are bookings required?
Bookings for Seated Wine Tasting Experiences are encouraged but not required. If it is busy and you have not booked, we may need to serve you outside on the verandah. If it is really busy, we may not even have space for you on our verandah or in our caskroom, and we may need to ask you to come back at a different time.
If you do not wish to participate in a Seated Tasting you are still very welcome to enjoy a glass or bottle of Pfeiffer wine in our beautiful grounds. There are plenty of wooden outdoor tables and stools and bookings for these tables are not required.
Bookings are required for seating on our Sunday Creek Bridge. The cost is $5pp (complimentary for Pfeiffer Wine Club members and their guests). We are a working winery and our Sunday Creek Bridge is our access to our Sunday Creek Vineyard. For this reason, seating on our Sunday Creek Bridge is only available on the weekends and public holidays. Please note, we are NOT able to provide a Seated Wine Tasting Experience on our Sunday Creek Bridge.
Can I bring my dog with me to Pfeiffer Wines?
Dogs on leads are very welcome at Pfeiffer Wines. Please note however that current state legislation in Victoria does not permit dogs (with the exception of assistance dogs) in indoor spaces where food is served. If you would like your dog to join you for your Seated Tasting Experience at Pfeiffer Wines, your tasting would be on our cellardoor verandah. There are two large commercial fans on in this space during the summer months and heaters are available during winter. You may like to consider bringing a mat for your dog in winter as the concrete will be cold. Please mention you are bringing your dog when you book, to ensure we have staff available.
Do you have anything besides wine to drink?
Pfeiffer Wines have over 30 award winning wines to try and buy. Non alcoholic drinks are available. Pfeiffer Wines does not serve beer or spirits.
Do you have a restaurant?
Pfeiffer Wines does not have a restaurant, however pre-booked picnic hampers are available with 24 hours notice. Grazing Plates are available at the winery at any time and can be enjoyed during a Seated Tasting Experience or anywhere within the grounds. Grazing Plates can be purchased on the day and do not need to be pre-booked.
Can I BYO food?
You are very welcome to BYO your own food at Pfeiffer Wines (with the exception of the Tastes of Rutherglen weekend in March). We simply ask that you remove all your rubbish when you leave.
You can book a seat on our Sunday Creek Bridge and BYO your own food. You are also able to enjoy your BYO food under our century old pine trees or simply on the green grass within our beautiful grounds.
BBQ facilities ($30 fee for gas and cleaning) are available. Bookings are required.
We have a large selection of delicious and award winning wines and we are sure you will find a Pfeiffer wine (either by the glass or bottle) to enjoy with whatever you are eating. Please note however, that Pfeiffer Wines is a licensed venue and BYO alcohol is NOT permitted.
Are you BYO?
Pfeiffer Wines is a licensed venue and BYO alcohol is NOT permitted.
Are you wheel chair friendly?
We have ramp access to our cellardoor and a wheel chair friendly path down to our Sunday Creek Bridge. We also have dedicated male and female ambulant toilet cubicles that can accommodate wheel chairs.
Are you child friendly?
We are a family winery and welcome ALL children and families with children to our winery. We have a sand pit and cubby house (stocked with some of our grown up kids and grandkids most loved and treasured toys) and lots of lawn and open spaces to play in. We have turtles to feed in the warmer months and shy platypus to spot at any time, from our Sunday Creek Bridge. We even offer cordial tastings to kids whilst the adults participate in their Seated Tasting Experience.
Do you have a play ground?
We have a sand pit and cubby house (stocked with some of our grown up kids and grandkids most loved and treasured toys) and lots of lawn and open spaces to play in whilst you visit us at Pfeiffer Wines.
Do you have accommodation?
Pfeiffer Wines does not have accommodation however there are plenty of options close by including Wahgunyah, Rutherglen and Corowa (all less than 6km away). Wangaratta, Yarrawonga, Chiltern, Howlong, Beechworth, Wodonga and Albury are all less than 45minutes drive from our winery.
Can I get married at Pfeiffer Wines?
Pfeiffer Wines is situated on the banks of Sunday Creek, one of the most idyllic and beautiful wedding venues in Australia.
You can choose to have your wedding ceremony under the shade of our century old pine trees, or on our historic bridge. Pfeiffer Wines is a unique venue for your wedding photographs or wedding ceremony. Pfeiffer Wines does not have facilities for wedding receptions. Please contact us for further details.
Do you have heaters outside?
We do have gas heaters available to use on our verandah during winter. To ensure access to a heater, please call us to confirm, as they may not always be available.
Can I walk around the vineyards at Pfeiffer Wines?
Many people assume they are free to wander through vineyards, unless there are specific signs or locked gates indicating they shouldn’t.
However Rutherglen (and the King Valley, Beechworth, Alpine Valleys, Glenrowan, the Goulburn Valley and more recently, the Yarra Valley), are all phylloxera infestation zones. Phylloxera lives on the roots of grapevines and spreads from vine to vine by crawling through cracks in the soil and between vineyards and regions via soil residues and plant material.
Soil on machinery is a major risk, however, soil on footwear can also spread phylloxera, which is why some wineries require visitors to have their shoes chemically disinfected before and after entering a vineyard, or requests visitors to wear protection over their shoes whilst they are in the vineyard.
If you are a walking group or you are interested in accessing our Sunday Creek or Carlyle vineyards please contact us prior to your visit, so we can discuss our phylloxera biosecurity measures with you.