Victory Hotel is one of those places you love to discover but are loathe to share, lest the next time you try to book into one of their three cabins they’re reserved by people who read about them in your words.

Circa 1858

Circa 1859

And this is a place that bears repeating. Clearly a favorite with locals, who are abjectly happy and authentically good looking. No one bats an eye when our nine-year-old runs the pool game after dinner, except to show him a homemade bird whistle, a pretty little affair made of clay.

The Bar

The Bar

We tried several of the local wines — a velvety golden Chardonnay from Shaw and Smith, to accompany creamy curried pumpkin soup, an edgy Pinot Noir from Bay of Fires for the scallops with mint falafel and coriander patties. The hamburger was thick and juicy, salad fresh from the garden with a herby balsamic.

Wine list at Victory Hotel.

Local wines list

After another round of pool we tottered out to the self-catering BnB cottages (well not completely self catered, as evidenced by the whopping huge tray of food they sent with us to cook for breakfast.) In the morning, all of the vineyards and the Southern Ocean swept out before us. A grand spot for coffee, indeed.



The Victory Hotel Main South Rd Sellicks Hill South Australia 5174 +61 (08) 8556 3083
Victory hotel bungalows.

View from vineyard cottage

Fleurieu peninsula, South Australia.

Above Sellick’s bay








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