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Chrismont is synonymous with quality and visionary winemaking, creating the ideal destination and guaranteeing a memorable experience when sampling a diverse selection of wine varietals. Discover Prosecco, Petit Manseng, Tempranillo, Barbera and Fragolino, just to name a few.

Open Daily. Experience the stories of Brown Brothers, at our home, with our wines and regional food. The spacious Chrismont Guest House boasts Satisfy your appetite and tease your palate amazing views of rolling hills and spectacular whilst enjoying Chrismont’s two annual events: vineyard sites. Appetizing selections of breakfast ▪ Festa Rustica (Queen’s Birthday, June) Cellar Door provisions are included in the Gourmet Getaway ▪ Viva la Vita (Third Weekend, November). package. Find your favourite wine amongst our expansive tasting list of all Brown Brothers wines including our Cellar Door range. 9am-5pm daily. The spacious Chrismont Guest House boasts amazing views of rolling hills and spectacular vineyard sites. Appetizing selections of breakfast provisions are included in the Gourmet Getaway package.

Satisfy your appetite and tease your palate whilst enjoying Chrismont’s two annual events: ▪ Festa Rustica (Queen’s Birthday, June) ▪ Viva la Vita (Third Weekend, November)

Epicurean Centre Seasonal dishes carefully matched to Brown Brothers wines. Open from 9am - 4pm for coffee and light meals. Lunch 12pm-3pm daily.

Milawa Vineyard Picturesque, lush gardens, BBQ facilities and a fully enclosed playground.

So much to discover, you’ll never want to leave! CELLAR DOOR OPEN DAILY 11AM – 5PM Chrismont 251 Upper King River Road Cheshunt Vic 3678 t (03) 5729 8220 e Chrismont outlet for tastings & sales also at 1605 Snow Road Milawa Vic 3678 Follow us on Twitter: Chrismont_wines

We look forward to seeing you Cellar Door Phone 03 5720 5547 Epicurean Centre Phone 03 5720 5540 Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day. Brown Brothers Milawa Vineyard 239 Milawa Bobinawarrah Rd, Milawa VIC 3678 Email:

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Approximate Drive Times Sydney to Rutherglen Sydney to Wangaratta Sydney to Beechworth Sydney to Bright

6.5hrs 7hrs 6.5hrs 7.5hrs

Canberra to Rutherglen Canberra to Wangaratta Canberra to Beechworth Canberra to Bright

3.5hrs 4hrs 3.5hr 4.5hrs

Melbourne to Rutherglen 3hrs Melbourne to Wangarrata 2.5hrs Melbourne to Beechworth 3hrs Melbourne to Bright 3.5hrs |



















North East Valleys Victoria

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welcome to the

North East Valleys Home to some of Australia’s finest gourmet producers, most acclaimed restaurateurs

and internationally recognised winemakers,

Victoria’s premier food and wine region is a land of awesome scale and diversity.

Bound by the Australian Alps and the Murray River, these verdant valleys offer everything from hand-made cheeses to hand-crafted lagers – not to mention an inspiring backdrop to a low-stress break. Let your palate lead you through nineteenth century streetscapes, their fine restaurants, and their stores selling local mustards, meats, wines – cool climate whites, fullbodied reds to luscious muscats.

You’ll find a land inspiring lazy summer picnics under ancient river red gums and winter evenings spent dining by the fire. Hear tips, tales and possibly some tall tales from the people you’ll meet. It’s their passion and love of what they do that makes the North East Valleys a place to discover.

You’ll wonder why you don’t visit and discover more often….

Magnificent view of Mt Buffalo from Mt Pilot Estate Wines, El Dorado. Photography : Jamie Durrant

Take a bike ride and venture further afield into the vineyards, orchards and olive groves. Take your time and escape!

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Fresh or preserved regional produce Public bar / hotel Restaurant / Cafe Tour Winery / Cellar door / retailer

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North East Valleys acknowledges and is thankful for the funding and support provided by: Regional Development Victoria, Victoria's High Country, Alpine Shire, Indigo Shire Council and The Rural City of Wangaratta. Graphic Design by Renee Paola Printed by Specialty Press



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Almonds Apples Apricots Asparagus Blackberries Blueberries Bok Choy Boysenberries Broccoli Cabbage Capsicum Cauliflower Cherries Chestnuts Eggplant Figs Hazelnuts Kiwi Fruit Lemons/Limes Lettuce Morellos Nectarines Oranges Passionfruit Peaches Persimmons Plums Potatoes Quinces Raspberries Rhubarb Silverbeet Strawberries Tomatoes Walnuts Available year round:

Olives, olive oil, mustard, speciality breads, lamb, farmed trout, salmon and Murray cod, fresh herbs, jams, pickles, preserves, pesto, sauces and chutneys as well as locally brewed beer, cordial and wine.



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Festivals & Events Autumn


Visiting in Autumn, then plan your trip to coincide with: • Melbourne Food & Wine Festival • Taste of Rutherglen, or • Harvest Celebration in Beechworth

Ski season opening is one of the biggest festival weekends on the food & wine calendar with three of our wine regions putting on their best.

March 4th to the 6th & 12th to the 14th Labour Day Long Weekend 2011

Rutherglen Winery Walkabout

During the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival the North East has over 15 events celebrating our region’s fabulous food, wine and people, all set in the most spectacular scenery from historic towns, the Murray River and of course the breathtaking Alpine Mountains.

Kicking off with the ‘North East World’s Longest Lunch’, fill the weekend with experiences like... • A day in a working Butter Factory • The secrets of a beekeeper • The Italian way with 3 of our favorite Nonnas • Truffles and Topaque • TASTE of Rutherglen • just to name a few……….

June 11th to the 13th Queen’s Birthday Weekend 2011 Victoria's original wine festival! From crisp Rhone style table wines to warming reds and world-class Muscats, experience Rutherglen's best.

Weekend Fit for a King – King Valley New release wines debut this weekend showcasing the diversity of styles and flavours, including Grecanico, Saperavi, Marzemino and Barbera. A fantastic variety of food and wine activities.

Trails, tasting & tales - Glenrowan A legendary wine region in the heart of Ned Kelly Country. Enjoy great food inspired by the vine, complimented by an array of regional red, white and fortified wines.

For our full program of events visit:

13th to the 15th May 2011


HARVEST CELEBRATION Set in Beechworth experience the best food, wine & beer from the North East. Sample goats cheese, hand made ice cream, sticky wine, apple cider, beers, multi generational wines, freshly roasted chestnuts, spreads, breads and pies. Winemaker presentations, cooking displays and educational tastings of beer, wine and food. Regional restaurants create scrumptious harvest inspired meals starting with the Brewer’s Breakfast on Saturday morning. For more information and full program visit:

By November the snow has melted and spring has arrived in the North East.

November 19th & 20th 2011 La Dolce Vita in the King Valley It's a feast of all things food, wine & family. A celebration of the ‘sweet life’. Enjoy a wonderful weekend of Mediterranean al fresco indulgence, new release wines and warm hospitality. Check out our calendar of events on page 7. To view the full program and plan your trip visit: |


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Festivals & Events Calendar ❉ January Gourmet Weekend 7th - 9th January 2011 A showcase of delicious food & exciting cool climate wines from the Alpine Valleys.

Cofield's Vintage Dinner @ Pickled Sisters 12th March 2011 Celebrate harvest with great food & wine. T : (02) 60333 798 Pfeiffer’s An Evening on The Bridge 12th & 19th March 2011 ‘Pfine pfood’ and wine and on a balmy summer evening. T : (02) 6033 2805

Opera in the Alps 15th January 2011

Anderson Winery Celebration of 40 years of Sparkling Wines 12th March 2011

A night of classical music, food & wine under the stars at LaTrobe Beechworth. T : 1300 366 321

A delicious 6 course dinner matched to sparkling wines. T : (02) 6032 8111

Australia Day at St Leonards 26th January, 2011

Taminick Cellars Vintage Long Lunch 12th March 2011

Enjoy food, wine and fantastic entertainment on the banks of the Murray River. T : 1800 021 621

Food, wine and conversation with a range of wines matched to the 5 course menu T : (03) 5766 2282

❉ February

❉ April

A Day on the Green All Saints Estate Rutherglen 12th February, 2011

Winery Walk at Amulet 2nd April 2011

For full event information go to:

❉ March Tastes of Rutherglen 12th - 13th & 19th- 20th March 2011 Celebrate vintage as wineries and chefs join together to host the ultimate party for gourmands. T : 1300 787 929



Bushland guided hike with Hedonistic Hiking, lunch and private tasting. All Saints Estate Twilight Dinner in the Vines 13th April 2011 A 3 course meal, entertainment, fireworks and dancing under the stars. T : 1800 021 621

Bailey’s Easter Picnic 23rd & 24th April 2011 Take a hamper on a bush walk or simply laze around the beautiful grounds. Barrel rolling & pizza tray races. T : (03) 5766 2393

❉ May Beechworth Harvest Celebration 13th -15th May 2011 North East Valley’s best food, wine and beer. Tastings, workshops & demonstrations. The region’s top chefs create harvest inspired menus. T : 1300 366 321 La Fiera Myrtleford 19th- 22nd May 2011 Weekend of fun, the Italian way.

❉ June Rutherglen Winery Walkabout 11th - 12th June 2011 Victoria’s original wine festival. Held each year over the Queen's Birthday long weekend. T : 1300 787 929 Weekend Fit for a King 11th - 13th June 2011 King Valley winemaking families' host the annual celebration. T : 1800 801 065

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Trails, Tastings & Tales: Glenrowan 11th - 13th June 2011

❉ September

Discover wine, warming food, art exhibitions and live entertainment. T : 1800 801 065

Gourmet dinner and presentation of awards.

Rutherglen Wine Show

❉ October Glenrowan Winemaker’s Weekend 1st - 2nd October 2011

❉ July Mountain Fresh Festival Dinner Plain & Mt Hotham Music, masterclasses, gourmet food and wine tasting. T : 03 5759 3550 Cool Wine Challenge at Dinner Plain 24th July 2011 Two cool climate wine regions, a highly regarded chef and a very unique location.

❉ August 2nd Annual Highland Games @ Amulet 21st August 2011 Strong men vie for the title of ‘The Southern Highlander’. Great food, wine, pipe bands and highland dancing. A great family day. T : (03) 5727 0420 12th Golden Olive Awards 27th Aug. to 11th Sept. 2011 Australia’s finest olives on show and on the menu.

Winemaker’s dinner on Saturday, then on Sunday wander the wineries to enjoy wines matched to culinary delights. T : 1800 801 065

100km Dinner Milawa Gourmet Region Blues at Bailey’s of Glenrowan 31st October 2011 Relax, sit back and absorb the Blues at Baileys with great food and wine to lull away the day. T : (03) 5766 2393

❉ November Wangaratta Festival of Jazz 29th - 1st November 2011 Fours days of Jazz, blues, food, wine and fun. T : 1800 801 065

King Valley Shed Show 2nd October 2011

Celtic Festival 4th - 6th November 2011 (tbc)

Public & professional judging of King Valley wines. T : 03 57273883

A stirring celebration of the North East’s Celtic past with concerts, pipe bands, highland and Irish dancing. T : 1300 366 321 www.beechworthcelticfestival.

Beechworth’s Oktoberfest 8th - 9th October 2011 German music & cuisine, Ohmpah band and of course Bridge Road Beer on tap. T : (03) 5728 2708 Taminick Cellars Master & Apprentice Dinner 22nd October 2011

Taminick Cellars Generations IV Long Lunch 12th November 2011 Join the winemaker’s table for the leisurely lunch of five courses with specially selected wine matches. T : (03) 5766 2282

Gourmet dinner matched with new, current and older vintages from the winery cellar. T : (03) 5766 2282 Pfeiffer Pfrolic Rutherglen 30th October 2011 Lunch on idyllic ‘Sunday Creek’ bridge celebrating the release of the new Gamay vintage. T : (02) 6033 2805

La Dolce Vita Festival 19th - 20th November 2011 The King Valley’s springtime festival of sweet wonderful Mediterranean al fresco indulgences. T : 1800 801 065 |


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Help yourself to the best of our farm fresh produce, meet the growers

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North East Farmers’ Markets Plan your next trip to the North East to coincide with a visit to one of our authentic Farmers’ Markets. You’ll generally find one of our four markets operating on any given weekend throughout the year! ‘Fresh is obviously Best’ and this is certainly the basis of all our Farmers’ Markets. There’s a real difference when you taste a tree-ripened peach that was picked the day before, a vine-ripened tomato that simple oozes real flavour or a Murray Cod that was swimming around that morning. Produce from our Farmers’ Markets will reinvigorate your taste buds. Buying locally reduces the food kilometres that the produce has to travel to get to market, actively contributing to reducing carbon emissions whilst being guaranteed access to quality, freshly harvested produce that supports local farmers and puts money back into the local rural communities. Now that’s got to be a good thing!

Hume Murray Food Bowl Wodonga Farmers’ Market


Every 2nd Saturday, 8am to 12 noon

Yarrawonga Farmers’ Market When 4th Sunday of the month 8.30am – 12.30pm

Where Gateway Village, Lincoln Causeway Wodonga

Where Piper St (between Belmore & Hovell Streets)


(02) 6058 2996


Rutherglen Farmers’ Market

Moyhu Farmers’ Market

When 2nd Sunday of every month, 9am – 12.30pm (except June)


Where Rutherglen Lions Park Contact

(02) 6033 6306

0422 110 372

3rd Saturday of every month 8am – 12 noon (April Market on Easter Saturday & June Market on Queens Birthday weekend)

Where Moyhu Lions Park Contact

(03) 5727 9301

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With vineyards planted on river flats and mountain slopes, the range of food and wine to savour is abundant

Mandy Jones, Jones Winery Rutherglen

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Visitor Information Centres Camping B&B’s Hotels Motels Country Pubs Self Contained Cottages The Visitor Information Centres listing below can provide further information on accommodation and touring options in North East Valleys.

Rutherglen Wine Experience & Visitor Information Centre

Mount Beauty Visitor Information Centre

57 Main Street Rutherglen T (02) 6033 6300 or free call 1800 622871

31 Bogong High Plains Road, Mount Beauty T 1800 111 885

Wangaratta & Region Visitor Information Centre 100 - 104 Murphy St Wangaratta T free call 1800 801 065

Bright - Alpine Visitor Information Centre 119 Gavan Street, Bright T free call 1800 111 885

Myrtleford Visitor Information Centre Post Office Complex, Great Alpine Road, Myrtleford T (03) 5752 1044

Beechworth Visitor Information Centre 103 Ford St Beechworth T 1300 366 321 (local call within Australia)

Yackandandah Visitor Information Centre Dinner Plain Visitor Information Centre

T (02) 6027 1988

572 Big Muster Drive, Dinner Plain T 1300 734 365 (local call cost within Australia)

Chiltern Visitor Information Centre T (03) 5726 1611 |


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Pedal to Produce A cycling & culinary adventure playground Pedal to Produce is the perfect foodies holiday: cycling from a quaint village café, down a country road to taste award winning wines and onto a farm gate to pick up some fresh regional produce and meet the farmer who grew it. You might think this only happens in Europe but with the launch of Pedal to Produce in Victoria’s North East Valleys you don’t have to travel to provincial France to enjoy a gourmet cycling holiday. Pedal to Produce includes the renowned food and wine regions of Rutherglen, Beechworth, Glenrowan, Milawa, King Valley, Myrtleford, Bright and the Kiewa Valley where you can visit cellar doors, local breweries or drop into a café for a coffee.

Look for the Pedal to Produce cycle trails marked: on the maps within this guide or download at: For further information call 1800 801 065

So get on your bike to experience this tasty treat for cyclists of all levels.

If you’re hungry you can refuel at one of the many bakeries, restaurants and food producers along the way. Through a combination of the rail trail, quite country roads, farm gate producers, cellar doors and spectacular scenery this makes for a compelling experience.

Touring 2. Milawa Tours T (03)

5727 3208 OPeN 9am - 11pm 7 days



With Milawa Tours enjoy the North East’s best gourmet produce, wine, breweries and country pubs. Into adventure? It’s your choice where Milawa High Country Bike Adventures collect and take you and your bike. Groups up to 12.

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Touring North East Valleys is a culinary adventure waiting to happen. Whether by bike, car or foot you can experience this awesome region with food and wine around every corner. Take your time and escape...

Murray to Mountain Rail Trial

The Great Alpine Road

Following historical railway lines the Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail provides 94km of bitumen sealed track well suited to both cycling and walking. Suitable for all ages and levels of fitness, and is a must do for all visitors to the region.

The Great Alpine Road is a 308-kilometre route that extends from Wangaratta in the north-east to Bairnsdale in the heart of Gippsland.

The trail links the townships of Wangaratta, Beechworth, Myrtleford, Porepunkah, Bright and now Rutherglen to Wahgunyah. Each township provides a range of accommodation options to suit any budget or desire, fine wine, food, bike hire and countless opportunities to experience a variety of other activities ensuring that the Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail offers a visitor experience like no other.

The road is Australia’s highest year-round accessible sealed road and winds past lofty mountains, valleys, forests, rivers, vineyards and farms. Sample local food and wine, and fish, cycle, climb or ride along the way.

For more information or for your free copy of the touring guide, call 1800 801 065 (Australia only) or visit:

For more information visit: or call any one of our regional visitor information centers.

1. Hedonistic Hiking PO Box 200, Porepunkah T (03) 5755 2307 TOURs From November to Easter.

Exclusive guided Winery Walks and High Country Hikes off the beaten track. Enjoy private tastings and gourmet alfresco or degustation lunches showcasing delicious local produce. Tailor made packages available. |


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Pedal to Produce trail Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail

Alpine Cycle Trail 1: Gapsted to Bright Ride Mt. Buffalo dominates the Distance: Ride Surface: Description: Ride Grade: Ride Time:


41km Rail Trail Flat Beginner Allow 3 hr 30 mins

landscape with views of valleys, farmland, mountains & rivers, a touch of Mediterranean and big touch of magic! Your Riding on the Murray to Mountains rail trail so indulge your imagination.


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welcome to the

Alpine Valleys Breathtaking alpine landscapes, premium cool-climate wines and striking seasonal contrasts distinguish the spectacular Ovens, Kiewa, Happy and Buckland Valleys. Alpine Cycle Trail 2: Kiewa Valley ride Distance: 39km (one way) to Dederang add 32km (continuing to Kergunyah) Ride Surface: Road Description: Flat to undulating Ride Grade: Intermediate Ride Time: Allow 4 hrs to Dederang or a full 7 hrs to Kergunyah At the foot of Mount Bogong, Victorias tallest peak and ablaze with a vibrancy of year round lushness, this ride will instill a sense of long standing productivity steeped in dairying success.The kiewa valley is a rapidly growing and evolving valley, with offerings as diverse as icecream, wine, olives, jams, cafes, restaurants, produce stores and more dotted along the valley making it a perfect hop, skip and pedal for you and your basket.

Post-war Italian settlement brought chestnuts, tobacco and the seeds of a dynamic food culture to the region’s pristine valleys. Today, the continental climate supports a huge range of agricultural enterprises from deer, trout and berry farms, to nut groves, apple orchards, and vegetables. Great cafés and fine restaurants are plentiful, as are friendly cellar doors allowing visitors to experience the rich velvety reds, crisp elegant whites, and sensational sparkling wines for which the region is known. The long, moderate growing conditions produce high quality grapes with intense fruit flavours and natural acidity. From the kaleidoscopic colours of autumn, to the white peaks of winter, new growth in spring and summer’s big blue skies, the Alpine Valleys are an expression of colour, vibrancy, and flavour. ALPINE INFORMATION CENTRE:

1800 111 885 |


THE ALPINE VALLEYS the best of...

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the Alpine Valleys Myrtleford Butter &

Recipe: Tagliatelle with Harrietville smoked trout, herbs Chef: Anthony Simone – Simone's Resturant, Bright. 1 whole Harrietville smoked tout 1 whole lemon Handful of fresh herbs Method

from the lemon and turn off the heat 6. Cook pasta, if fresh (3min), if dried refer to packet

Local Secret:

7. Once the pasta is cooked, 1. Bring to boil a large pot of strain well and add to the in pasta the cook salted water to pan with butter 2. Clean the smoked trout and 8. Heat lightly and toss the break into large pieces pasta through the herb and 3. Lightly chop the herbs, use butter mixture mainly parsley with a little sage Assembly and rocket 1. Divide pasta into four plates 4. Add the zest from the lemon Ingredients: serves 4 2. Crumble trout over leaving 400g Tagliatelle (good egg yolk to the chopped herbs some larger pieces pasta) 5. Heat the butter in a pan till it 200g Myrtleford cultured foams and turn light brown, add 3. Add more herbs and serve butter (The Butter Factory) half the herbs and then the juice

Grab your Lilo and head for the Ovens River

ery Leave your car keys at Bright Brew walk and out hop – m strea down float and (easy e gorg the of end back from the far float river path, wear thongs/sandals) or a for d roun Playg ah through to Porepunk BBQ or lunch at RailTrail Café.

ALPINE VALLEYS Pause Points: Eurobin Railway Station site

Eurobin Station, located between Myrtleford and Porepunkah has a breathtaking view of Mt Buffalo and is now a key rest stop along the iconic Murray to Mountains Rail Trail, Australia’s premier cycling experience.

5 course menu at Villa Gusto A daily changing 5 course degustation menu at Chef’s Hat winning restaurant Villa Gusto incorporates local produce including those drawn from the Villa’s own vegetable and herb garden. Grab a bottle of local wine and dip your toes in the fresh water of the Buckland River - a picture perfect alpine stream at the foot of Mt Buffalo. [Location: Buckland Valley Road where the road crosses the river]



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things to experience... Brewer for a day – Bright Brewery The ultimate beer-lovers' experience. Join Head Brewer, Scott Brandon, for a hands-on day brewing a batch of Bright Brewery's award-winning beer. Be there for every step of a real brew day. Finish with a tasting board of all our beers on tap - you'll have earned it. We'll also invite you back for some beers on us, when your own special batch is ready to enjoy. 'Brewer Bright Brewery

Butter from the Butter

Call the brewery for more info, dates and bookings: (03) 5755 1301.

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Watch butter being made - The Butter Factory Myrtleford


Mother and daughter team Bronwyn & Naomi Ingleton have restored the old Butter Factory building to its former glory with the commencement of cultured butter production. Visitors to the Butter Factory can watch the butter making from start to finish. The churning of the cream starts at 10am daily and takes about an hour. The butter and buttermilk is then packaged for sale. You can watch all this happen from the purpose built viewing platform inside the café, it's an educational & fun experience the whole family can enjoy in any weather. Stay on afterwards for lunch and taste butter the way it used to taste.

Villa Gusto Buckland Valley

the top Mountains of Food – Indulge against a mountain backdrop If you are looking to enjoy a delicious meal with breathtaking views of Mt Buffalo, or sweeping panorama of the Kiewa Valley or of snow capped mountains, then here is a list of the best views in the region...

1. The Butter Factory Myrtleford 2. Boyntons Feathertop Winery Porepunkah 3. Skafferi at Svarmisk Mt Beauty 4. Waddingtons at kergunyah 5. Gapsted Wines

If you're looking for a place to stay with mountain views choose The Buckland Luxury Retreat. |



Jan Waddington pr ofile

Chef & Owner

Waddingtons at Kergunyah

‘It’s now the trend for restaurants to have their own kitchen garden but we’ve always had them here in the country — we’ve had to!’ laughs Jan. Jan Waddington is a true local. The 242-hectare property on which her restaurant 'Waddingtons at Kergunyah' is situated, is a working farm, and has been since Jan’s family, the Wallaces, settled it in 1868. Paddocks are stocked with descendants of the Hereford cattle mustered in the High Country by Jan’s forebears until the 1920s, the same family who in 1889 built Wallaces Hut at Falls Creek, now the oldest surviving cattlemen’s hut. Farmed organically since Jan’s father, Norman, was at the helm, the paddocks of native grasses have never seen super-phosphates. Norman imported Australia’s first seaweed fertilisers, and held organic field days on the farm from the 1970s. This ‘tread lightly on the land’ philosophy is central to Jan’s approach to cooking. Her menu is centred on organic, home grown, and local produce, and revels in seasonal change. Jan’s a big supporter of local producers, eggs from down the road, goat from Myrtleford, walnuts from Gapsted, and smallgoods and other meats from Wodonga’s Morrison Street Continental Butchers.



Whatever greens the garden can’t keep up with come from Willowbank Farm, and the breads and pasta are made in the kitchen. Gundowring ice cream is just across the road. The building; handcrafted by Jan’s husband Rod using fallen timber from the property, takes in sweeping views of the heritage-listed Kiewa Valley. People say Jan’s food has ‘an honesty’ about it — clear flavours and bright, stunning colours. Expect to find dishes such as crisp-fried zucchini flowers filled with Milawa chèvre and herbs; a deliciously salty, sweet and crunchy salad of pancetta, caramelised pear, walnuts and tomatoes; or a Black Genoa fig and frangipani tart with figs picked straight from the garden. Waddingtons at Kergunyah 2688 Kiewa Valley Hwy, Kergunyah tel: (03) 6027 5393



Bright 1. Bright Brewery 121 Great Alpine Road, Bright T (03) 5755 1301 opEn Daily 12 noon until evening

2. Great Alpine liqueurs 36 Churchill Ave, Bright T (03) 5755 1002 opEn Fri to Mon 10am - 4.30pm, Bright Festivals & Public Holidays.

3. poplars restaurant Shop 8, Star Road, Bright T (03) 5755 1655 opEn Tue to Sat from 6.30pm

4. simone’s of Bright 98 Gavan St, Bright T (03) 5755 2266 opEn Tue to Sat dinner

Bright Brewery crafts award-winning beer in the very heart of Bright. Relax with a beer, local wine, coffee or simple meal. Use the free WiFi. - Live music Sundays - Tour-and-Tasting Fridays - Brewer For A Day each month

Manufacturer and supplier of Australia’s finest range of Liqueurs and Fruit Brandies.

Featured in The Age Good Food Guide, Poplars is a fine French bistro, nestled in the heart of the Alpine Valleys. Join Julia and Patrick for a superb dinner prepared with the finest local produce.

Patrizia, partner George and son Anthony, have been awarded chef’s hats for the last fifteen years. Drawing on her Umbrian heritage Patrizia creates distinctive dishes using the best seasonal produce of the Alpine valleys. |



dinner plain ALPINE VILLAGE

Indulge yourself with a visit to Dinner Plain Alpine Village - Victoria's coolest year round destination. Just an hours drive from the Alpine Valleys along the Great Alpine Road.

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Dinner Plain 5. dinner plain Alpine village Great Alpine Road, Dinner Plain T (03) 5755 0555

Take the journey to Dinner Plain and experience our year round Alpine lifestyle. Explore our tracks and trails or enjoy our alpine surroundings with a glass of local wine. Offering mountains of adventure and indulgent temptations Dinner Plain is a cool way to spend your break.

Myrtleford 6. Michelini wines Great Alpine Road, Myrtleford T (03) 5751 1990 opEn Daily 10am - 5pm

7. Butter Factory Myrtleford, The 15 Myrtle St (Great Alpine Rd) Myrtleford T (03) 5752 2300 opEn Daily 8.30am - 5.30pm except Wed. Dinner Fri & Sat bookings only.

Whether touring the Great Alpine Road or cycling the Rail Trail, drop in and sample our traditional Italian varieties – Pinot Grigio, Barbara, Sangiovese and Fragolino. An Italian experience you are sure to enjoy.

Enjoy a relaxed meal in our family owned and operated cafe with a focus on regional produce and watch the cultured butter being churned from our viewing platform. The best breakfast in the North East.

Mount Beauty 8. å skafferi at svarmisk 84 Bogong High Plains Road, Mount Beauty T (03) 5754 4544 opEn Winter 7am - 6pm; Summer 8am - 5pm

9. sweetwater Brewing Company Annapurna Estate Winery, Simmonds Creek Rd, Tawonga South T (03) 5754 1881 opEn Check website for seasonal hours.

Svarmisk presents an ecologically advanced resort environment, including luxurious award winning apartments and å skafferi, a Swedish styled delicatessen & produce store. Svarmisk is a world class attraction for sports, leisure and epicurean enthusiasts.

Located in the picturesque Kiewa Valley at Mount Beauty, Sweetwater Brewing Company brews great beers where the flavours of the malt, hops and yeast feature and enhance our pure sweet mountain water. |



The Buckland Valley 10. villa Gusto 630 Buckland Valley Road, Buckland T (03) 5756 2000

Villa Gusto is Australia’s only Italian villa, it’s a fusion of all things food & wine. It’s boutique and beautiful, next to olive groves & a winery, and is waiting to spoil YOU!

Kiewa Valley 11. Bogong Estate Cnr Mountain Creek & Damms Rd, Mount Beauty T (03) 5754 4347 opEn Daily 11am - 5pm



Experience the Pinot Program at Bogong Estate. Over the day share our vineyard and go home with your own unique blend of 2 dozen pinot noir. Great for groups.


It's the authenticity of the region's food and wine experience that will keep you coming back.

12. Ceccanti-Kiewa valley wines 285 Bay Creek Lane, Mount Beauty T (03) 5754 5236 opEn Thur to Mon 11am - 5pm, Closed June & July.

13. Gundowring Fine Foods Available at regional restaurants & gourmet food outlets. T (02) 6027 5244

14. waddingtons at Kergunyah 2688 Kiewa Valley Hwy, Kergunyah T (02) 6027 5393 opEn Thur to Sun 11am - 4pm

Set in natural bush surroundings. Our classic cool climate wines; Riesling, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Reserve are grown, produced and bottled on site. Extensive Tuscan menu from antipasti through to banquets – enjoy.

Gundowring produces unique award winning ice cream from its boutique factory on the family farm in the Kiewa Valley. We use fresh milk from contented cows and seasonal local ingredients.

On an historic farm with great views of the lush Kiewa Valley, chef Jan Waddington has created a contemporary menu focusing on our excellent regional produce. Enjoy the alfresco deck or inside at the bar. |



Cool Climate... Family Winemaking


UNIRRIGATED | HAND PRUNED HAND SHOOT THINNED | HAND HARVESTED HAND MADE. Feathertop Wines is situated to the south of magnificent Mt Feathertop - Alpine Valleys’ highest mountain; which gives us the perfect conditions to keep our vines cool. Family owned and operated, we have a proud tradition of making premium, award winning, cool climate wines. This dedication and commitment will ensure the quality of our wine continues for years to come. Our cellar door is open 7 days a week for tasting and sales. Kel and Janelle Boynton look forward to sharing a drink on the lawns with you!

We are more than just a cellar door... Great value wine club  Functions – Weddings  Accommodation  In house Spa treatments  Playground & Coffee  Fresh produce deli 

Summertime Cafe included in The Age Good Food Guide 2011 [03] 5756 2356 Boynton’s Feathertop Winery 6619 Great Alpine Rd., Porepunkah, Vic [03] 5756 2356




Gapsted 15. Gapsted wines 3897 Great Alpine Road, Gapsted T (03) 5751 1383 opEn Daily 10am - 5pm

16. valley nut Groves 235 Schlapps Road, Gapsted T (03) 5752 1251 opEn April to June

Taste, Eat, Smile, relax and discover the difference at Gapsted Wines. Indulge in the seasonal al a carte menu and taste classic and rare varieties. Rated 5 stars by James Halliday & reviewed in the Age Good Food Guide 2011.

Farm gate sales of fresh Victorian walnuts, April, May, June. From Australia’s oldest commercial walnut grove. Tours available of unique processing plant steeped in history. Pickled walnuts, green & dried walnuts.

Happy Valley 17. Homestead Estate B&B and olive Grove 713 Happy Valley Road, Rosewhite T (03) 5753 5318 opEn Daily 10am - 4.30pm

18. souter’s vineyard 390 Happy Valley Road, Rosewhite T (03) 5752 1077 opEn Fri to Sun 10am - 4pm, Daily in January.

Visit our 1860’s homestead, taste award-winning olive oil from our grove and savoury dukkah made from Mt Buffalo hazelnuts. Tours of the historic house available on request.

A friendly boutique family vineyard. We make elegant full wines from our mature Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Gewurztraminer and Chardonnay fruit. Come and taste them in our beautiful Alpine Valley setting.

Porepunkah 19. Boynton’s Feathertop winery 6619 Great Alpine Rd, Porepunkah T (03) 5756 2356 opEn Daily 10am - 5pm

Family owned & operated, sensational views of the valley and Mt Buffalo. More than just a cellar door: wine, coffee, beer, café, accommodation, functions, playground. Come and meet the Boynton’s family. Café open in summer. |


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Cycle trails KEY:

Pedal to Produce trail Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail



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Beechworth Two dozen vineyards are dotted throughout the mineral-laden hills of Beechworth — mostly tended by family winegrowers possessing a fierce, independent passion for making the best artisanal wines. Beechworth Cycle Trail 1: Beechworth Town Ride Distance: Ride Surface: Description: Ride Grade: Ride Time:

11km or 17km Road/Trail Flat to undulating Beginner Allow 1 hr

Suited to all ages and riding abilities, this ride can chameleon itself to suit your desired expereince and available time. With a touch of history, a pinch of bush, plenty of colour and an abundance of what Beechworth is renowned – food and wine, this ride can be tailored to suit your preference for adventure, for grazing or both.

Beechworth’s vineyards are sited on ridge tops or hillsides. Its ancient geology is bony, weathered ground with meagre vineyard soils which restrict grape yield to produce concentrated, intense wines. Long, dry, russet autumns, warm sunny days and cool nights allow flavour and colour to build, not only in the wine grapes but in the shiny red apples and other fruits of Stanley and surrounds. The Beechworth region is rich with locally grown produce; fruit, vegetables, honey, nuts and preserves, and excellent restaurants, cafés, bakeries and food and wine retailers to showcase it. Beechworth and Yackandandah are beautifully preserved Gold Era towns. The Beechworth Historic & Cultural Precinct is a superb collection of nationally significant heritage buildings which include the Courthouse in which Ned Kelly, his mother Ellen and brother Dan all stood trial. The Precinct also includes the fascinating Robert O’Hara Burke Museum with its rare Natural History, Chinese and Aboriginal collections. Beechworth is also a great place for retail therapy with an eclectic mix of sophisticated fashion boutiques, gift and homeware shops, then stop for a coffee, snack or memorable meal. BEECHWORTH VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE:

1300 366 321 |


beechworth welcome

Cycle trails KEY:

Pedal to Produce trail Murray to the Mountains Rail Trail

Beechworth Cycle Trail 2: Not for the faint hearted, with a 9km hill climb to the eclectic township of Stanley Distance: 19km Ride Surface: Road and beyond.This ride boasts Description: Undulating to some of the regions most steep superb Autumn colour, Ride Grade: Competent vistas, apple, nut & olive Ride Time: Allow 1hr 45 orchards and a return ride mins that is ALL down hill.

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Beechworth Honey

Jodie speaks ardently about her love of honey – so much so that she confidently tells us they prioritise product quality much higher than profit. Sixteen years ago, Jodie and Steven Goldsworthy – a young couple aged 22 and 25 respectively – took the plunge into the honey trade with what Jodie describes as ‘absolutely nothing’. Despite Jodie coming from four generations of bee farmers, she had no aspirations to ply the family trade; that is until Steven caught the sweet bug. ‘A lot of people assume that there’s a big company behind us because we’re in the supermarkets now,’ says Jodie, who is as hands-on with the business today as she was at their inception. ‘We don’t blend for a consistent flavour,’ explains Jodie of the processes behind their classic range. “We opened the Beechworth Honey Experience to show people the care we take in bringing them their honey. Coming from a family of beekeepers, we’re passionate about Australian honey and we wanted to share that.’ The Goldsworthys emerged as the Aussie ‘honey specialists’ as a result of their commitment during times of drought to source only Australianproduced honey to fill their markets.

They felt their story was an important one to share, so they established The Beechworth Honey Experience in Beechworth, which enables visitors to discover the many possibilities of honey – including a selection of beauty products – taste testing, and even free honey tours that run seven days a week. Jodie describes this visitor centre as “an exciting thing for us”. “There are over 780 different species of eucalypt so the varieties of honey are endless,” she remarks. “Not many people realise but two thirds of produce – grains, fruit and vegies and so on – are dependent on honey bees for pollination.” Looks like we owe much more to these little critters than we may initially have realised. The Beechworth Honey Experience Corner Ford & Church Streets, Beechworth tel: (03) 5728 1432 Open 7 days, 9am to 5.30pm (closed Christmas Day) |


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Wines by the glass at Warden’s Food & Wine

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Wardens (2011 Chef’s hat winner) 32 Ford St, Beechworth. call : (03) 5728 1377



Woolshed Falls

10 minutes drive from Beechworth is the Woolshed Valley and scenic Woolshed Falls. Rock pools along Reedy Creek are a great place to cool off during summer. The area was once one of the largest goldfields in Victoria with over 8,000 miners working the banks. The oldest remaining dredge in the southern hemosphere still remains in El Dorado a short drive further south.

Murmungee Lookout The Murmungee Lookout provides unbelievable views and a picnic area where you can take it all in. It is a dirt track so can be difficult in wet weather, but well worth it!

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things to experience... Orchard Farm Gate Tour at Snowline Fruits – Stanley Learn all about apples with a visit to working orchards at Snowline Fruits. Your guide Henry Hilton (pictured left), one of the region’s most experienced growers has 14 varieties to discover and learn about - like the “Honeycrisp” apple….a local favourite. In the summer delicious Raspberries, Blackberries, Boysenberries & Loganberries are also available. To book your tour call: (03) 5728 6584. Farm gate shop open 9am - 5pm daily Interesting FACT: While in town head to Amulet Vineyard where Henry’s apples are turned into Beechworth Cider, a 100% local apple cider.

Hike the Beechworth hills to Amulet Vineyard Starting in rugged granite hills; the team from Hedonistic Hiking take you on a guided walk through remote bush land before descending to Amulet Winery. Learn about the gold rush era and stories of notorious bush ranger – Ned Kelly. End the hike with an alfresco lunch of local produce followed by a private tasting with the winemakers who produce an innovative range of wines from Italian & French varieties, including a wonderful Sparkling Orange Muscat, low alcohol Rosato, Shiraz and many more. For bookings or info on all Hedonistic Hiking gourmet hikes visit: or call: (03) 5755 2307

the top best coffee in town

1. Beechworth Provender’s ‘Divina’ by Grata Espresso is an awesome short black, a perfect long black, or a deep, well rounded milk based coffee.

2. Gina, owner of The Larder says “St Ali coffee is a blend of the highest quality Arabica beans, not bitter just smooth and delicious, every time.” 3. Gigi’s of Beechworth roast their own coffee from a blend of 5 types of Arabica beans to achieve a chocolate and sweet flavour, after roasting it is aged for a min. of 4 days to release the essential oils.

4. Wardens restaurant & Bistro serve Genovese Super Brazil. An espresso coffee that resembles Italian style of the early 50's. Combining high quality and carefully selected beans from up to 14 different origins; adapted to the 'Aussie' taste of coffee.

5. Provenance serve organic coffee by Allpress with beans roasted not more than 4 days prior. Chef Michael Ryan says customers “appreciate a well made, well selected and well roasted coffee”. Amulet Winery 'Vineyard' |


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1. indigo Vineyard 1221 Beechworth Wangaratta Rd Everton Upper t (03) 5727 0233 oPeN Wed to Sun 11am - 4pm

Fabulous wines, Picnics and Art. All wine is Estate grown and released at their best drinking age. Our team will ensure you have more than just another wine tasting.

2. amulet Vineyard & beechworth Drive in and discover one of Beechworth’s best kept secrets. Great cider 1036 Wangaratta Road, Beechworth t (03) 5727 0420 oPeN Daily 10am - 5pm

wines from Italian varieties and the home of Beechworth Cider. Modern cellar door and function venue with stunning views. Perfect for weddings, weekend lunches or any event.

3. beechworth bakery

The Beechworth Bakery offers an exciting range of freshly made sandwiches, wraps & rolls, cakes, pies & all-day breakfast options, not to mention great coffee and a delightful atmosphere.

27 Camp Street, Beechworth t 1300 BEESTING (1300 233 784) oPeN 6am - 7pm every day except Christmas Day.

4. beechworth Provender 18 Camp St, Beechworth t (03) 5728 2650 oPeN Daily 8.o0am - 5.30pm

5. Fighting Gully road wines Available from regional wine sellers t (03) 5727 1434 oPeN Open by appointment.

6. Gigi’s of beechworth 69 Ford St, Beechworth t (03) 5728 2575 oPeN Daily 9am - 2.30pm; 6pm - Late Closed Wed & Thur & Sun dinner.



Showcasing quality local produce and wine for over 20yrs. Regular Wine tastings. The Age Good Food Guide past 5 yrs. Selected Coffee blends, beans and decedent treats. Family friendly courtyard. Join us for “The Provender Experience” Small family business producing boutique wines under the Fighting Gully Road label; produced from the families properties at Beechworth, and Whorouly. Available at selected Beechworth wine outlets.

The AGE Good Food Guide 2010 and 2011 | Gourmet Traveller wine list of the year awards 2010 and 2011. We put a real emphasis on our local and seasonal bounty, from wild mushrooms, to rabbits or yabbies sourced regionally. Everything possible is made on premise and we even roast our own coffee.

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7. hotel Nicholas 1A Camp St, Beechworth t (03) 5728 1051 oPeN Daily 11am - 1am

8. sambell’s bar & bistro la trobe at beechworth Top of Albert Rd, Beechworth t (03) 5720 8050 oPeN Lunch Thur - Sun; Dinner 7 nights

9. Pennyweight winery 13 Pennyweight Lane, Beechworth t (03) 5728 1747 oPeN Daily

The Hotel Nicholas, established in 1857, has a gallery dining room with authentic local & Kelly memorabilia, floodlit courtyard, Art Deco parlour & balcony tapas bar, boutique accommodation and features local wine and beer. Functions & tour groups welcome. Located in the beautiful heritage gardens of La Trobe at Beechworth, Sambells offers the best quality food, local & regional wine, beer and a great relaxed atmosphere. Accommodation, The Spa and Ghost Tours.

Pennyweight is a small unique traditional vineyard & winery. Owned & operated by 4th and 5th generation Morris family winemakers. Pennyweight comprises two certified biodynamic dryland vineyards covering two wine regions making a range of table and fortified wines.

10. Provenance restaurant & accommodation

Located in the heart of the village of Beechworth, Provenance is a two chef’s hat restaurant with a focus on 86 Ford St, Beechworth contemporary regional cuisine. With t (03) 5728 1786 its boutique luxury accommodation it is an ideal location to base yourself to oPeN Wed to Sun 6.30pm to late, Lunch explore all that North East Victoria has Fri to Sun 12 noon - 3pm to offer.

11. tanswell’s commercial hotel 50 Ford st, Beechworth t (03) 5728 1480 oPeN 7 days, lunch 12 - 2pm & dinner 6 - 8pm, bookings recommended.

This grand hotel is an iconic, heritage listed building. Built in the days of the gold rush boom, it remains an impressive hotel and a Beechworth landmark. Chef Jackie Mahood serves up some of the best traditional pub fare in the north east, complimented by an extensive local wine and beer selection.

12. tinker’s hill Vineyard cellar door Wind your way down the Woolshed 84 Sugarloaf Lane, Beechworth t (03) 5728 3327 oPeN Weekends 11am - 5pm or by appointment. Closed July & August.

Valley to the hand-built, granite cellar door and enjoy the wine, platters of local gourmet food as well as great coffee and a view that just has to be seen for yourself. Also experience wines from Cirko V wines. |


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Beechworth cont. 13. bridge road brewers

Visit one of Australia’s best craft Old Coach House, Ford St, Beechworth breweries right in the heart of Beechworth. Sample 8 different award t (03) 5728 2703 winning ales within arms reach of the brewing equipment. It’s also a great oPeN Mon & Tue 11am - 4pm, Wed & Thur 11am place to enjoy lunch from our gourmet - 5pm, Fri & Sat 11am - 6pm, Sun 11am - 10pm pizzeria, a Beechworth institution. Lunch Wed to Sun, dinner Sun night.

14. beechworth honey experience Step inside the Beechworth Honey Crn Ford & Church St, Beechworth t (03) 5728 1432 oPeN Daily 9am - 5.30pm

Experience and discover the amazing story of our delicious honey. See our live bee display, enjoy our free educational honey tour, taste amazing honey and experience our passion.

15. wardens restaurant & wine bar We have an emphasis on simplicity, 32 Ford St Beechworth t (03) 5728 1377 oPeN Restaurant Tue to Sat 6pm - until late Bottle Shop Tue to Sat 10am - until late

friendly and knowledgeable service. Modern Italian menu created from the best local ingredients. Try our Range of Premium wines out of our new Enomatic Wine machines, located in the Wine Bar - Open Wed to Thur 9am - 6pm Fri & Sat 9am - until late.

16. the Green shed

Executive Chefs Megan Chalmers and Nathan Ackland have joined forces to open Beechworth’s first Asian fusion restaurant. Located in the Green Shed, a former printery that was built in 1891.

37 Camp st, Beechworth t (03) 5728 2360 oPeN Wed to Sun; Lunch 11am - 2.30pm, Dinner 6pm until late.

17. larder Fromagerie & Provisions If you love fine cheese, gourmet 14a Camp St, Beechworth t (03) 5728 2299 oPeN Wed to Sun 9am - 5pm

provisions, handmade chocolates and quality food, you’ll love Larder. Passionate about bringing the best to Beechworth, we also serve specialty St. Ali coffee and divine cakes. Need a place to stay? Check out 1860 luxury accommodation. |


Mt Pilot Estate Wines, El Dorado. Photography : Jamie Durrant

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Stanley 18. snowline Fruits 507 Myrtleford Road, Stanley t (03) 5728 6584 oPeN Daily 9am - 5pm

19. the stanley


1 Wallace St, Stanley t (03) 5728 6502 oPeN Bistro Dinner Wed to Sat from 6pm; Bistro Lunch Thurs to Sun from 12pm. Closed Tuesday.

20. sinclair orchards 1 Beechworth Rd (Crn Myrtleford Rd), Stanley t (03) 5728 6501 oPeN Daily 9am - 5pm



A family owned and operated business with modern medium density and world class orchards. Our orchards are constantly changing with many different varieties of tree-ripened apples including Pink Lady and Sundowner. Orchard tours available.

The Stanley offers a classic French bistro menu focused on seasonal local produce, excellent wine list, tranquil leafy garden. Two accommodation rooms offer country charm with touches of luxury!. Bar open Mon & Wed from 4pm; Thurs to Sun 11am.

A long established family owned and operated orchard, specialising in apples, pears, chestnuts and cherries. All fruit available (seasonally) direct to the public via our fruit sales outlet in the centre of the Stanley Township.

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El Dorado 21. Mt Pilot estate 208 Shannon Rd Byawatha t (03) 5726 5434 oPeN By Appointment

Mt Pilot Estate is a small, family owned, award winning, boutique business that is committed to producing premium quality wines. The vineyard is managed to produce low yields, a minimal water regime ensures intense flavour and colour. Wine varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Durif & Viognier.

Wooragee 22. wooragee Quality Free range Pork Available at regional restaurants t (03) 5728 7278

Our Berkshire/Large Black pigs roam on natural vegetation, with a varied chemical free diet of selected local grains, seasonal chestnuts and fruit, ensuring the flavour of yesteryear with a complimentary reduced carbon footprint. |


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Glenrowan Glenrowan is steeped in the infamous tales of Ned and the Kelly gang but it also has a long and rich wine making history dating back to 1870. Glenrowan Cycle Trail: Glenrowan Ride Distance: 21km or 51km Ride Surface: Road Description: Undulating to steep Ride Grade: Competent Ride Time: Allow 3 hrs A cycling mecca amongst local riders, the large loop around the Warby Ranges is 51kms in length. However don't be disheartened if you are not a cycling fanatic and you just want to take a pedal through this renowned and rapidly growing wine region. You can shorten the journey by either riding (you will need your hill climbing legs in top condition) or cheat and take the car, over Taminick gap and then explore the less challenging region of Taminick and Glenrowan with its plethora of vineyards and views.

The past 130 years have seen Glenrowan establish a reputation for full-bodied reds, particularly Shiraz, fragrant whites, and delicious fortified wines. The cellar doors are intimate, historic and welcoming. Summer is a wonderful time around Glenrowan for fruit lovers. The growers of the region produce strawberries, cherries, nectarines and peaches. A number of these orchards are open to the public, who can’t resist freshly picked, tree-ripened, sun-kissed summer fruits, also available as jam, ice cream, preserves and chutney throughout the year. Sweeping views from the Warby - Ovens National Park southwards out over Winton Wetlands or northeast towards Mt Buffalo offer many options for a picturesque picnic spot, bird watching and bushwalking. Explore the Warby - Ovens National Park, including Ryan’s Lookout, Mount Glenrowan and Salisbury Falls (during the cooler months) and see the country through the eyes of Ned Kelly. The township of Glenrowan is the site of the final siege and capture of Kelly and his gang in 1880. Their story is preserved in its attractions, museums and historic walks.


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Glenrowan Recipe: Beef

From: Nancy

Reid of Auldstone Cellars – lunches every weekend at the cellar door. A rich beef casserole the French would love to cook if they knew about Auldstone Port & Warby Prime Beef!

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Ingredients – serves 6 - 8 1kg blade or chuck steak, preferably Warby Prime Beef 60g butter 2 tblsps brandy 250g button mushrooms 250g baby onions (French shallots, very easily home grown) 2 cups Auldstone Shiraz 1 cup Auldstone Tawny Port


Burgundy – “Boeuf Bourguignonne”

Why are the Glenrowan REDS so good?

season generously with black pepper 7. Add to the beef and cook gently for 3 hrs then add onions for 20 mins 8. Add mushrooms and cook for 20 mins 1. Cut steak into cubes and brown in butter gradually. 9. Adjust seasoning to your Return meat to pan, add warmed taste brandy and flambé the brandy. 10. Serve in individual (Make sure the extraction fan heat proof dishes with puff is off!) Set meat aside in large pastry tops or with brown casserole or slow cooker. rice. 2. Stir flour through beef. ‘Warby Prime Beef’ is run by

½ cup tomato passata or puree 2 bay leaves 2 tblsps fresh thyme and parsley 2 tblsps flour 1 cup of water or beef stock made from the offcuts of beef

3. Saute onions briefly till browned and set aside. 4. Deglaze pan with stock or water. 5. Add red wine and port 6. Add passata , herbs and

n Bob Morrison says “...all Glenrowa ripe reds are described as rich in flavour, .” finish g lastin a with lexity fruits, comp ir, the Why?. It's Glenrowan’s unique terro ides the dominant Warby Range which prov ideal growing conditions. e “The regions highly regarded distinctiv d odie full-b to ium med Shiraz varies from rice with full flavours of black fruits, liquo Booth’s and spice” says James Booth from Taminick Cellars.


Murray and Anna Griffiths at their farm near Glenrowan. The beef has a wonderful rich red colour and is extremely flavoursome and tender. Murray can be reached on: 0400 062 573.

GLENROWAN Pause Points: Wenhams Camp – Warby Ovens National Park Established walking tracks enable visitors to experience the diversity of birdlife and seasonal wildflowers including the memorable sight of the towering flower stems of native grass trees. These tranquil spots have visitor facilities and picnic areas. See map.

Pine Gully Nature Walk This walk provides a good interpretation of the park’s natural values on a 2km self-guided loop walk. Enjoyed by active families, the walk takes about an hour to complete and is steep and rocky in places so don’t forget some good walking shoes. See map.

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things to experience... Bob’s wine school – Morrison’s of Glenrowan Discover the magic of wine at a wine school session at Morrisons.

Itinerary Trails, Tasting & Tales Food & Wine weekend

Winemaker Bob Morrison will take you on an hour-long tasting journey which can be tailored to your group’s interests – wine history, production techniques and more – and experience level.

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Wine school sessions may be booked by appointment during opening hours at Morrisons and it’s free of charge for groups of four or more. For more info and bookings call: (03) 5766 2734

Self guided Wine History tour – Bailey’s of Glenrowan Visitors can collect a self guided tour brochure and wonder around the grounds and take in some history from yesteryear. Their 100 year old cellar door, museum of winemaking history and gallery of local artworks enhance a visit to Baileys. After your wine tasting experience we recommend a pizza on the lawn.

The sensation of flavours enjoyed in the simple dessert of local Glenrowan peaches with brown sugar, baked in renowned Glenrowan muscat and finished off with a dollop of cream. What a treat!!

Visit our legendary wine country in the heart of Ned Kelly country during the Trails, Tastings and Tales Festival over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend; 11th – 13th June 2011. Enjoy fabulous wines and food inspired by the vine all weekend, with live music and entertainment at cellar doors, wine appreciation and learning sessions with some of our winemakers, art exhibitions and evening dinner events to enjoy. Our Glenrowan region is pocket sized so you can visit all 5 participating wineries at a relaxed slow pace and still manage to see everything and enjoy it all. For full details visit |



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‘It becomes a part of you,' states James Booth on his decision to ply the family trade. ‘When you’ve got that history, it’s very hard to step away.’ Since the turn of last century – when Esca Booth discovered the richness of historic Glenrowan’s granite soils – one Booth after another has continued the family’s winemaking legacy.

‘It’s made by picking the grapes early,’ says James. ‘It’s matured in French oak, has a lower alcohol content and a very different taste to the usual shiraz.’

Only a few things have changed with technological progress – even vines from 1919 still stand – one of those being an orchard bursting with peaches, the pet project of James’ father, Peter.

Another grape variety that piqued James’ interest recently is nero d’avola. Described by James as ‘Sicily’s answer to shiraz’, he considers it to display more of a savoury background. Having only planted the vines in 2008, you’ll have to wait until about 2012 before sampling this intriguing new drop but, as Taminick legend would have it, it’ll be well worth the wait.

But wine is still singularly the most important focus for Taminick Cellars. The family haven’t felt the urge to open a café/restaurant, amply serviced by the likes of Baileys and Auldstones nearby. James sees the appeal of the North East area as being the massive diversity in food and wine over a mere 50km radius – ‘it’s a gourmand’s idea of heaven.’ The youngest Booth winemaker has been officially creating new wines since 2004 when he took up the reins from Peter. He talks proudly about his innovations, particularly a new type of shiraz that’s been on the agenda over the last few years.



Booth’s Taminick Cellars Open seven days Booths Road, Taminick tel: (03) 5766 2282


Glenrowan 1. auldstone Cellars 296 Booth Road, Taminick T (03) 5766 2237 oPen Thur to Sat 9am - 5pm; Sun & all school holidays 10am - 5pm

2. Booth’s Taminick Cellars 339 Booth Rd , Taminick via Glenrowan T (03) 5766 2282 oPen Mon to Sat 9am - 5pm; Sun 10am - 5pm

Michael and Nancy Reid produce a range of award winning wines entirely from their own vineyard. Nancy’s delicious weekend lunches are a treat not to be missed. Local produce and paintings also available.

Taste Taminick Cellars full bodied reds, luscious fortified and white wines. Indulge in a restful weekend away in the winery’s self-contained cottage with breakfast hamper supplied. Enjoy the scenic views and experience the unique atmosphere of this century old winery. Discover Glenrowan’s hidden secret. |



Glenrowan cont. 3. Morrisons of glenrowan 30 Kays Lane, Glenrowan T (03) 5766 2734 oPen Mon to Sat 10am - 5pm; Sun 12pm - 5pm

4. Caths Handmade Cuisine and Souvenirs 34 Gladstone St, Glenrowan T (03) 5766 2828 oPen Daily


8am - 5pm


Just two kilometres from the site of Ned Kelly’s last stand enjoy the picturesque setting, panoramic views, fabulous full bodied red and white wines and homemade preserves. All this at Morrisons of Glenrowan winery.

Call in and have delicious breakfast, morning tea, scones with homemade jam and fresh cream, homemade slices, a light lunch or afternoon tea. Homemade jams, chutneys and sauces. Ned Kelly souvenirs.


Taminick Gap Road, Glenrowan Tel 03 5766 1600 Cellar Door open every day 10am-5pm except Christmas Day and Good Friday Old Block Café open Fri, Sat and Sun – 12pm - 2.30pm

5. Baileys of glenrowan 779 Taminick Gap Road, Glenrowan T (03) 5766 1600 oPen Daily 10am - 5pm

History and heritage are visibly scattered around the picturesque gardens. Renowned for intense rich red wines and world class fortifieds. The Old Block Cafe offers leisurely lunches from the wood fired oven every Fri, Sat, Sun from 12 noon to 2.30pm.

Wangandary 6. Silent range estate 183 Wilson Road, Wangandary T (03) 5725 3292 oPen Tue to Sun & all public holidays 10am - 5pm

Discover the secret of the ultimate wine lover’s destination. Meet the winemaker, enjoy premium tastings of our medal winning wines and tour the Glenrowan wine region as an exclusive ‘first class’ guest. Take part in one-onone vine care tuition and discovery tours. Ssh, let the wine tell the story! |



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King Valley Rolling hills, colourful characters and wines with flavour and style...welcome to the King Valley!

King Valley Cycle Trail: Whitfield Ride Distance: Ride Surface: Description: Ride Grade: Ride Time:

22km Road Flat to undulating Competent Allow 2 hrs

Venture into the King Valley and it's hard not to be taken by the warmth and depth of the family owned and operated businesses that line the valley. With tempting dirt road detours, this ride is perfect for those that love to explore. The towns at the heart of the valley sit nestled into the foothills of Victoria’s high country so the views are superb. Oh.. and did we mention the food and wine on offer!

You will find the Italian influence on the culture of the King Valley evident in the warmth and generosity of the welcome offered at cellar doors and restaurants. The King Valley is remarkable for its imaginative use of ‘alternative’ grape varieties by winemakers who long ago recognised the region’s cool climate potential. The mix of steep slopes, soil types, and micro climates provide a mosaic of vineyard opportunities for inquisitive winemakers to explore and develop the varieties and wines styles that are the hallmark of the region’s wines. Many cellar doors are open seven days in the King Valley, some having their own restaurants with distinct Italian flavour. Visit during one of the regions annual celebrations; La Dolce Vita held in November or on the Queen’s Birthday for a Weekend Fit for a King. Soak up generous hospitality, warming food and new release innovative wine styles.

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Milawa duck breast with Chestnut sauce Owner/Chef: Gwenda Canty – Casa Luna, King Valley.

Recipe: Marinated

100 mls EV Olives extra virgin olive oil Bunch fresh marjoram or oregano Salt and pepper 1. Combine all ingredients for marinade, and marinate trimmed breasts overnight 2. Barbeque over coals

Finely chopped carrot Fresh bay leaf 30 mls warmed cream Salt and pepper 50 mls duck or chicken stock – if required 1. Place chestnuts in pot with milk, onion, carrot, bay leaf and seasoning.

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2. Bring to simmer and 3. Allow to rest and fan over cook gently for approx. (recipe sauce t chestnu dolloped 15 minutes, or until the below) chestnuts are very tender. Chestnut Sauce 3. Remove bay leaf and Ingredients: 350 grams peeled chestnuts puree mixture. Thin down 4 Milawa free range duck (Australian Gourmet with a little stock if too breasts Chestnuts, Eurobin) thick. 2 cloves crushed garlic 1 ½ cups milk 100 mls Paschendale Vincotto Small onion

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her The Cheshunt shop has fantastic butc quality meat and Mrs Hennessy's (from for a Whitfield) free range eggs - perfect BBQ at Lake William Hovel. g and Its a great place to go boating, fishin swimming in summer. Hotel Drop into Whitfield’s Mountain View en gard beer the in wine or for a local beer urant or enjoy a meal in the hotel’s resta s which serves traditional pub dishe alongside modern Australian fare.

THE KING VALLEYS Pause Points: Powers Lookout - Mansfield Whitfield Road

Harry Power’s hideout was a bare rock face above Glenmore Station at the top of the King Valley. Legend has it that a peacock used to give warning if any stranger approached, giving Harry time to escape into the surrounding hills. Harry eluded police for sixteen months, and became our region’s first bushranger when he took on a young fifteen year old apprentice in Ned Kelly. Powers Lookout is now one of our region’s most visited natural attractions.



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“Prosecco Road”

Pizzini Cooking School & Cellar Door Pizzini Cooking School

Katrina Pizzini's cooking school kitchen is equipped for up to eight participants. Topics include; Antipasti & Tapas, Pasta, Ravioli & Gnocchi, Delectable Desserts & Cakes and The Dinner Party. These hands on classes will leave everyone empowered. Classes run from January through to the end of October annually. Each class will vary slightly in length, but will run for approximately three to four hours. Bookings can be made by calling the winery on (03) 5729 8278 or email Visit for details.

Salami workshops at Politini Wines Combine your love of salami and wine with in this unique workshop at Politini Wines. Roll up your sleeves at this hands-on class where you will learn to make traditional salami with hosts Salvatore and Josie Politini. Josie’s home - cooked Italian fare Politini 'Salami Worksh op' keeps you going all day with morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea served with Politini Wines, and a jig with Salvatore playing the piano-accordian completes the day! Salami’s are left to cure in the crisp country air and sealed in cryovac bags for your collection 6 weeks later. Dates for 2011: 25 June; 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 July; 6 August. 9am - 5pm Saturdays only 65 Upper King River Road, Cheshunt King Valley For info and bookings call: Josie (03) 5729 8277 or Bianca 0427 567 377

Workshop runs:

Where: Politini Wines,

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They’ve only been making Prosecco wines in the King Valley for a few years, but they’re onto a winner. Prosecco, an Italian grape variety, is a pure, clean, fizzy wine that tastes slightly of apples – grown in the shadows of the Victorian Alps. The Italian wine industry is so worried about our Proseccos, they tried unsuccessfully to ban our King Valley winemakers from producing them. Take a journey along our own route locally known as “Prosecco Road” to taste fabulous Prosecco wines. Start in Milawa and head into the King Valley, or in reverse. At either end there are a number of choices for lunch . Stop at Brown Brothers, Chrismont, Sam Miranda & Dal Zotto Wines to enjoy 4 fabulous Proseccos. Winemaker Michael Dal Zotto, says “one of the proudest moments for Dal Zotto Wines was in 2004 when we released Australia’s first ever-commercial Prosecco. We have a strong connection with Prosecco, as it is a variety that is from Otto’s hometown Valdobbiadene.” |



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Pizzini Wines

‘Our business is about our family, the friends we have made in the past and those we will make in our future, passing on our food traditions… and then, of course, let’s not forget the wine.’ In the 1950s, Roberto and Rosetta Pizzini packed up their three children in the Italian Alps seeking new opportunities on the fertile, North East Victorian terrain. As was the case with many emigrating Italian families at that time, they farmed tobacco before a crippling quota system in the 1970s saw them turn to a more lucrative crop - grapes. Today, son Alfred Pizzini and his wife Katrina propagate Roberto and Rosetta’s passion and commitment that sits at the heart of every glass produced under the Pizzini Wines label. ‘Our focus is to make wines that can be enjoyed with food, not to compete with it,’ explains Katrina. ‘Italian style wines are perfect for this as they are not too fruit-driven and still have those lovely rich, spicy, earthy characters that don’t overpower your palate.’ Recently, Katrina opened her cooking school A Tavola! “A Tavola” is called in many Italian households around meal times as it loosely translates to “Come to the table and eat”. In



some of her cooking classes, Katrina divulges the family recipes as inherited from her mother-inlaw, Rosetta. ‘We are really excited about passing on some of our traditions,’ continues Katrina, ‘especially some of the food preparations that past generations used in Italy and when they emigrated to Australia.’ In other classes Katrina teaches more contemporary dishes. Six to eight classes are held monthly, the class timetable can be found at Pizzini Wines is an inspirational example of how the cultures of a different land have taken root and flourished in North East Victoria. ‘To have our children a part of what we do everyday is fulfilling and very important to us,’ concludes Katrina, proudly. Pizzini Wines Open seven days, 10am to 5pm (closed Christmas Day) 175 King Valley Road, King Valley tel: (03) 5729 8278


Cheshunt 1. Chrismont 251 Upper King River Road, Cheshunt T (03) 5729 8220 oPEN Daily 11am - 5pm

2. Politini Wines 65 Upper King River Road, Cheshunt T (03) 5729 8277 oPEN Daily 11am - 5pm

Recognised as a dynamic force within the King Valley, Chrismont produces elegant and expressive German, French, Italian and Spanish varietal wines. The spacious and well appointed Chrismont Guest House awaits your arrival.

Cherry, plum, vanilla, lime, passionfruit, spice, liquorice, leathery oak, blackcurrant. What flavours will your palate unveil when you discover Vermentino, Grecanico, Pink Moscato, Pinot Grigio, Sangiovese & traditional French varietal wine styles produced by Luis Simian at our Cellar Door? |


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King Valley 3. Gracebrook Vineyards 4446 Wangaratta – Whitfield Road, King Valley T (03) 5729 3562 oPEN Daily 10am - 5pm

4. Casa Luna Gourmet Accommodation 1569 Boggy Creek Road, Myrrhee T (03) 5729 7650 oPEN 7 days



Freshly made gourmet meals produced daily from home grown and fresh local produce. Premium estate grown wines featuring both French and Italian varietals. Open daily for lunch and wine tasting. We also cater for Weddings and functions. Casa Luna is a food lover’s haven. Exquisite Italian-influenced food served in the glass-walled dining room, or outside in the new wood-fired kitchen. Warm yourself on cooler nights by the outdoor fireplace. Two stylish Queen Suites, and two stunning new King Suites.


5. King river Estate 3556 Wangaratta Whitfield Road, Edi T (03) 5729 3689 oPEN Cellar open daily 11am - 5pm

King River Estate produces outstanding wines using biodynamic viticultural practices and minimal intervention in the winery. Taste French and Italian varieties in our cellar door. Try Local produce,Stay in our selfcontained accommodation.

Milawa 6. Brown Brothers milawa Vineyard 239 Bobinawarrah Road, Milawa T (03) 5720 5500 oPEN Daily 9am - 5pm

Experience the wines and stories of Brown Brothers at our home. Find your favourite wine amongst our expansive list which includes our cellar door range, and enjoy it with regional food. Epicurean Centre open daily for lunch 12pm - 3pm.

Oxley 7. sam miranda King Valley Winery 1019 Snow Rd Oxley T (03) 5727 3888 oPEN 10am - 5pm 7 days

Join us at our cellar door on the Snow Road and taste our Italian heritage. Relax on the terrace enjoying a glass of wine and dining on our menu using the freshest regional produce.

Moyhu 8. moyhu Hotel 16 Byrne Street T (03) 5727 9333 oPEN Tue to Sun 12pm till late

9. Passchendaele Verjuice 892 Boggy Creek Road, Moyhu T (03) 5729 7509 oPEN By appointment.

Moyhu Hotel is a traditional family hotel promoting an exceptional country pub experience. Good quality food, local wines and friendly service. Accommodation is available in a unique garden setting to enhance the country experience.

Passchendaele Verjuice is a small farm business producing quality verjuice and vercotto and other food products from our vineyard on the banks of the Boggy Creek midway between Moyhu & Myrrhee. |


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Wangaratta 10. Quality Hotel Wangaratta Gateway

Wangaratta’s award winning 4.5 star hotel is perfectly located, offering exceptional facilities and 76 suites 29-37 Ryley St, Wangaratta including; 12 luxury king rooms, two T (03) 5721 8399 2 bedroom apartments, a 3 bedroom townhouse and the renown restaurant oPEN Hotel 24hrs, Breakfast & Dinner daily Atrium.

11. rinaldo’s Casa Cucina 8-10 Tone Road Wangaratta T (03) 5721 8800 oPEN Wed to Sat lunch and dinner & Sun lunch.

Rinaldo’s Casa Cucina’s menu reflects pride in authentic Italian cooking. Owner chef Adam Pizzini uses the best seasonal, local ingredients to deliver a dining experience you will want to come back for.

Open: Wednesday – Saturday lunch & dinner and Sunday lunch

Rinaldo’s welcome you to our Casa Cucina; our ‘home kitchen’ Owner chef Adam Pizzini’s menu reflects pride in authentic Italian cooking, with signature dishes such as our famous potato gnocchi in traditional beef ragout and rich creamy panna cotta. Seating 100 indoors and 40 on the large under cover deck, Rinaldo’s can cater for your group’s special needs and is the perfect venue for your wedding reception, function or birthday party. Adam also runs regular cooking classes throughout the year suitable for beginners to accomplished cooks. For more information and 2011 dates go to


8-10 Tone Road Wangaratta 3677 tel (03) 5721 8800 fax (03) 5721 8700



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Myrrhee 12. Boggy Creek Vineyard 1657 Boggy Creek Road, Myrrhee T (03) 5729 7587 oPEN Daily 10am - 5.30pm

13. mt Bellevue 469 Bella Vista Road, Myrrhee T (03) 5729 7539 / 0407 012 312 oPEN By appointment.

Boggy Creek Vineyards makes handcrafted boutique wines from the family estate. Wines include innovative french and Italian varieties. All are available at the cellar door and cafe in the beautiful Boggy Creek Vineyard at Myrrhee.

Mt Bellevue produces cool climate, high quality grapes and is one of Australia’s premier producers of Welsh Black beef; it’s also home to one of the North East’s more spectacularly located B&Bs.

Whitfield 14. Pizzini Wines 175 King Valley Road, Whitfield T (03) 5729 8278 oPEN Daily 10am - 5pm. Closed Christmas Day.

15. dal Zotto Wines 4861 Wangaratta-Whitfield Rd, Whitfield T (03) 57 298 321 oPEN Cellar Door 7 days 10am - 5pm Trattoria Weekends only 11am - 4pm Closed Christmas & New Years Day

16. mountain View Hotel 4 King Valley Rd, Whitfield, King Valley T (03) 5729 8270 oPEN Wed to Sat 11am till late & Sun 11am - 6pm, longer hours in summer.

Taste Sangiovese, Arneis, Nebbiolo and Brachetto and more Italian and French wine styles at our cellar door. Stay in our Vineyard B&B or take a cooking class at Katrina Pizzini’s A Tavola! cooking school.

Home to Australia’s first Prosecco Dal Zotto is a blend of Family, Tradition and Innovation. At our cellar door taste wines such as Arneis, Pinot Grigio Sangiovese, Barbera and much more. Enjoy a rustic Italian lunch in our Trattoria - weekends only. Bookings essential. New life has been injected into the Mountain View Hotel under the management of Carlo Pizzini and Sally Simpson. This well-loved gastro-pub is serving up fantastic modern Australian dishes for all to enjoy. Accommodation available. |


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Milawa Gourmet Region Nestled in the heart of North East Victoria is the veritable food bowl that is the Milawa Gourmet Region. A forerunner leading the way in regional produce and world class wines, explore the numerous providores amidst the scenic backdrop of Mt Buffalo. Milawa Cycle Trail: Milawa Gourmet Ride Distance: Ride Surface: Description: Ride Grade: Ride Time:

59km or 42km Road/Rail Trail Flat Intermediate Allow 5 hrs

Popular with local bike riders, the ride fromWangaratta to Milawa is flat and at 13kms is achievable for most and easily long enough to work up an appetite for some well regarded Milawa fare. Pop in and out of a multitude of cellar doors, farm gates and gourmet food stores until you come to the Murray to Mountains railtrail at Everton. If you want to extend your ride, you can follow the quiet country roads out through Eldorado and then back to Wangaratta

Milawa and Oxley are the centre of the Milawa Gourmet Region where you can enjoy the cafe and restaurant culture, meet producers of specialty cheese, mustard, bread, olives, berries and honey, as well as jams, pickles and preserves. Wander from cellar door to cellar door by car or ‘Pedal to Produce’ on your bike. The Milawa Gourmet Region was Australia’s first proclaimed ‘gourmet region’, conceived in 1994. It has grown into a food and wine lover’s paradise, renowned as the epicentre of the gourmet experience and home to the iconic Brown Brothers of Milawa, Milawa Mustards and Milawa Cheese Factory Bakery & Restaurant. The ideal climate and topography have cultivated an abundance of passionate producers and the area is a must-do for foodies and wine lovers. WANGARATTA VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE:

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The Milawa Gourmet Region pefruit salad

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Recipe: Milawa goat's che tre. Brown Brothers Epicurean Cen Chef: Chef Danny Neate – 3. Dice baby beetroot and i 1 long green chill roast at 180 degrees for 20 5 mint leaves - 25 mins or until tender to 1/2 lemon cut. Peel and segment the oil 1tbls EV olives fruity olive grapefruit, slice the radish and Murray river salt & pepper tear the mint leaves. 2 tbls ruby grapefruit juice 4. Once the beetroot has cooled 200gr Milawa goat's chevre mix all salad ingredients ish violets to garn together and moisten with Ciabatta bread it

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Ingredients: 2 cloves garlic 4 baby beetroot 1/2 cup parsley 1 ruby grapefruit Thyme, rosemary 3 radishes

Method 1. Wrap the garlic cloves still in their skin and roast at 180 degrees for 15 - 20 minutes, and puree. Finally chop the herbs and chilli, and zest the lemon. 2. Mix together, roll the chevre in the mix and coat well.

A picnic by the King River

of the The river is very much the lifeblood for r wate iding prov n surrounding regio stock irrigated crops, vineyards, grazing ships. and for the Oxley and Moyhu town full Once you have picked up a basket the of y man at stop hts, of gourmet delig s to easy to access places along the bank . style sco .alfre enjoy your pickings..

the olive oil and grapefru juice. Top with mint leaves and violets.

5. Arrange salad alongside the goat's chevre and serve with toasted ciabatta Milawa goat’s chevre is available from The Milawa Cheese Factory and the fruity olive oil from EV Olives in Markwood.

MILAWA REGION Pause Points: Oxley Recreation Reserve

There is a track to the King River - grab a bundle of local produce, follow the dirt road as it winds its way to the river and enjoy a wonderfully secluded and picturesque picnic spot. Sporting and horse events have been held at the grounds for over 100 years - attracting many visitors for competing and spectating. After a long day of gourmet indulgences Lindenwarrah Country House is the perfect rest stop for the night or the weekend, or as a base to explore the entire North East Valleys.




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things to experience... Cooking Classes at Rinaldos Casa Cucina Spend the morning in the Milawa Gourmet Region then head into Wangaratta, only 10minutes away, to enjoy a cooking class with Adam. Rinaldo’s Casa Cucina cooking classes feature classic Italian cuisine with a modern edge. Hands on classes are run by Owner chef Adam Pizzini who has 20 years industry experience and is also a qualified Tafe teacher. Adam shares his experience, knowledge and family traditions as you prepare, create School' ing ok 'Co a cin Rinaldos Casa Cu and cook in a relaxed and informal setting. Rinaldo’s Saturday afternoon classes for 2011 have been scheduled. Our ever popular gnocchi rolling classes feature as well as two new classes – Pasta making, including filled pasta and our new chicken ballentine and risotto class. Delicious berries

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For class dates and information on how to book visit: or call (03) 5721 8800

Who said cycling was hard work? Pick up a bike from Café Maddison at the Milawa Crossroad and pedal around the region to collect your produce. In a very small radius you will be amazed at what is here; some of Australia's leading wineries and food producers all situated within easy riding distances (and no hills). tory

Check out the cycle trails highlighted on our maps in this guide for directions and places to stop. You could travel further afield and organise Milawa Tours, our High Country bike touring specialists, to pick you and your bike up and take you back to your accommodation. Its too easy!

Milawa Cheese Fac

For more tour information visit: or call (03) 5727 3208

Itinerary A Gourmet hamper to enjoy en' route or to take home

• Pick up a bubbly Prosecco at Sam Miranda’s cellar door or a traditional Sparkling from John Gehrig wines in Oxley. • At Blue Ox Berries you will find delicious fresh berries in season and jars of jams & chutneys. • In Milawa at the crossroads you will find an assortment of mustards & olives from Milawa Mustards and The Olive Shop. • Many Italian varietal wines are available at the Chrismont or Ciccone cellar door. • Stay a while at Brown Brothers, taste cellar-door-only wines that you can't try anywhere else, enjoy lunch in the Epicurean Centre where meals are matched lovingly to their wines. •The Milawa Cheese Factory, is home to our regions best cheeses, breads, other local produce, coffee, cake, pies and Wood Park Wines. Cheese tasting might make your selection easier! |



Sam Miranda profile

Owner & Winemaker

Sam Miranda of the King Valley

‘Everyone in the North East loves food and wine,’ it’s a unifying factor of the area. Everyone is so accommodating. People are here for the love of food and wine, rather than the money.’ It’s difficult to miss the beautiful blonde wood ‘tower’ that identifies Sam Miranda’s illustrious vineyard on the Snow Road; in fact, it’s become something of an icon in Oxley. As most important decisions are made in the North East, the concept for this architecturally designed cellar door came about over dinner and a few bottles of wine. Originally harking from an Italian winemaking family in Griffith, New South Wales, Sam’s professional connections with the Victorian North East saw a more personal tie steadily develop. In 1996, his family purchased a property, which he then purchased off them in 2003 and reinvented under the name ‘Sam Miranda of the King Valley’. The first vintage took place in 2004. ‘Tourism wasn’t as established here when I arrived,’ says Sam. ‘I liked the idea of coming into an area where I could be involved in the nuts & bolts of its development. This region isn’t dominated by big companies – even Brown Brothers, that’s still family owned.’



Despite Sam Miranda’s vineyard looking something like a colossus, it also reflects the intimacy of his family – a quality that distinctly defines businesses of the region. Sam talks about his plans to introduce pecking chickens to the cellar door next year, as well as extending the winery’s veggie and herb garden. ‘My daughters love to come out and crush the grapes with their feet,’ says Sam of his gaggle of girls who suggest a future of a more feminine persuasion for Sam Miranda. His Girls’ Block Cabernet Petit Verdot even sports the artwork of one of his daughters on the label. ‘It’s up to them if they want to work in wine, though,’ admits Sam. ‘It’s too early to tell.’ Sam Miranda of the King Valley Snow Road, Oxley tel: (03) 5727 3888

milawa gourmet region guide

Milawa 1. Brown Brothers Milawa Vineyard Experience the wines and stories of 239 Bobinawarrah Road, Milawa T (03) 5720 5500 OPEN Daily 9am - 5pm

Brown Brothers at our home. Find your favourite wine amongst our expansive list which includes our cellar door range, and enjoy it with regional food. Epicurean Centre open daily for lunch 12pm - 3pm.

2. Chrismont

Chrismont is driven by passion to produce distinct wines of excellence. Sample Prosecco, Pinot Grigio, Petit Manseng, Tempranillo and Marzemino; only to name a few from the diverse range on offer.

Shop 1, 1605 Snow Rd, Milawa T (03) 5727 3982 OPEN Daily 10am - 5pm

3. Ciccone Wines Cellar door Café Ciccone Wines – housed in the “old 62 Milawa – Bobinawarrah Rd, Milawa T (03) 5727 3878 OPEN Fri to Mon 10am - 5pm

butcher’s shop” located in Milawa. It’s the perfect spot to spend an afternoon enjoying a refreshing wine with one of our delightful meals.

4. Milawa Cheese Company, Bakery and Bistro

Try our award winning cow & goat’s milk cheeses, along with artisan breads baked daily on premises. A regional produce based menu is available in our Bistro.

5. Milawa Mustards

The Regions condiment centre with 18 different types of mustard. All made from mustard grown at Milawa and handmade on the premises. Our range of marmalades, fruit vinegars and chilli products as well as jams, pestos, honey and pasta from local producers. Come and try for yourself!.

17 Milawa-Bobinawarrah Rd (Factory Road), Milawa T (03) 5727 3589 OPEN Daily 9am - 5pm

The Old Emu Inn, The Crossroads, Milawa T (03) 5727 3202 OPEN 7 days 10am - 5pm except Christmas and boxing day |


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Located in the heart of the Milawa Gourmet Region, amongst 30 vineyards that are within 30 minutes, Lindenwarrah is the ideal destination for the food and wine lover

A 4.5 star boutique hotel and restaurant, surrounded by vineyards and framed by the surrounding high country. Lindenwarrah has 40 individually decorated rooms, sunny courtyards, soothing fountains, stylish lounges, a vast rooftop terrace, invigorating pool and the restorative wellness spa, while Lindenwarrah’s Restaurant Merlot is among the finest in the region. Situated within walking distance to Brown Brothers and the Milawa Cheese Factory.


Milawa-Bobinawarrah Rd, Milawa 3678 tel : (03) 5720 5777 email :

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Join us at our cellar door located on the Snow Road and taste our Italian heritage. Relax on the terrace whilst enjoying a glass of wine and dining on our menu using the freshest regional produce. Lunch available daily 12pm - 3pm

Sam Miranda King Valley 1019 Snow Rd Oxley 1800 994 750

Open daily 10am - 5pm



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6. Restaurant Merlot at Lindenwarrah Milawa – Bobinawarrah Road, Milawa T (03) 5720 5777 OPEN Thur to Sun dinner & all day dining

7. The Olive Shop Milawa Bakery Building, 1605 Snow Road, Milawa T (03) 5727 3887 OPEN Daily 10am

8. Wood Park Wines Milawa Cheese Factory T (03) 5727 3778 OPEN Daily 10am - 5pm

The team at Restaurant Merlot source from their backyard to create an innovative fresh menu that showcases the produce grown and bred within a 20 kilometre radius.

Dedicated to supplying the finest quality Australian olive products, featuring the widest range of olive oils and table olives in the north east. Local seasonal product.

Recommended by Gourmet Traveller as a gem of a place to visit. Try our range of stylish whites and reds, and enjoy all that the legendary Milawa Cheese Complex has to offer.

Oxley 9. Sam Miranda King Valley Winery 1019 Snow Rd Oxley T 1800 994 750 OPEN 10am - 5pm 7 days

10. Blue Ox Berries 77 Smith St, Oxley T (03) 5727 3397 OPEN 10am - 6pm Daily in Summer Most days rest of the year.

11. John Gehrig Wines 80 Gehrigs Lane, Oxley T (03) 5727 3395 OPEN Daily 10am - 5pm

Join us at our cellar door and experience our Italian heritage. Relax on the terrace with a glass of wine and enjoy a selection from our menu using the freshest regional produce.

Visit us for our sumptuous berries or choose from our large range of jams, chutneys and sauces. All hand made on our family farm and the perfect accompaniment to the area’s varied produce.

Five generations of family winemaking combine tradition and innovation into the award winning range of sparkling, white, red and fortified wines. Come and try the rare varietals including verjuice in the riverside cellar door, discover Ross’s latest vinous creations and meet the Gehrig family. |


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Rutherglen With many of Rutherglen’s worldrenowned vineyards planted as early as the 1860’s, the region possesses an extremely rich wine-making history. Rutherglen Cycle Trail: Wahgunyah Ride Distance: 29km Ride Surface: Road Description: Flat Ride Grade: Intermediate Ride Time: Allow 2hrs 30 mins With relatively flat terrain, Rutherglen and Wahgunyah are the perfect places to explore on bike. With winemakers, orchardists, cafes and characters scattered at close range you will find yourself at the next farm gate before you’ve even had time to work up a sweat. With the Murray River weaving in and out of your ride, why not plan to picnic on its banks, take a dip or simply just marvel at the magnificence of the 100 year old gums that line it either side.

On the fertile river plains of the Murray Valley, the unique combination of soil, sunshine and a little bit of Rutherglen magic makes it the home of Australia’s internationallyrenowned fortified Muscat and Tokay. Durif is unique to the area and is one of the rich, robust reds Rutherglen is famous for. There are also crisp whites, sparkling reds and whites and fine, medium-bodied reds to ensure every wine-drinker’s wish is fulfilled. Where there’s wine there’s great food. The region’s farming heritage has flowed naturally into vibrant food production and appreciation including olives and olive oil, cherries, chutneys, preserves and pickles, lamb, farmed rainbow trout and Murray cod and boutique beer. Ruthlerglen’s cafés, restaurants and winery restaurants boast the best of this and other fresh produce as do the welcoming villages of Wahgunyah and Barnawartha. THE RUTHERGLEN WINE EXPERIENCE and Visitor Information Centre

1800 622 871 |


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Recipe: Herb

& Honey Pannacotta with Spiced Cherries

Chef: Stewart

Gilchrist – The Pickled Sisters Cafe @ Cofield Winery Rutheglen

Pannacotta: 600ml double cream 150ml milk 3 leaves gelatine 4 tbl spoons Beechworth honey 2 bay leaves 3-4 sprigs thyme 6 basil leaves

Local Secret:

Method: 1. Put the cream, milk and herbs into a large saucepan, bring to the boil. Reduce heat


serves 4

slightly, gently boil for 5 mins.

2 bay leaves, 1 lemon

2. Soak gelatine leaves in cold water for a few mins until soft, then drain.

Method: 1. Place all ingredients except for the cherries into a large saucepan. Bring to boil & simmer for 30 mins.

3. Remove cream mix from the heat and stir in the honey. Add the gelatine and stir until dissolved. Allow to cool. Once cooled, strain the mixture to remove the herbs. 4. Pour into lightly greased dariole moulds (you can substitute glasses or cups) and refrigerate to set. Cover with cling film to stop a crust forming. Spiced Cherries: 500 grams cherries (pitted) 1 litre water, 250 grams sugar 2 cinnamon quills 6 cloves, 3 star anise

Australia’s greatest Pie shop – Parker Pies

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2. Add the cherries and bring back to the boil for 2 mins. 3. Remove from stove. Pour into sterilised jar/s and allow to cool. The longer they are left the better. To serve: Gently pull the pannacotta away from the moulds edge. Turn upside down & shake it onto plate (dip the mould briefly into hot water if the pannacotta is not coming out easily). Serve with spiced cherries, drizzled with syrup.

RUTHERGLEN's Pause Points:

Renaissance Chocolates

Watch Chocolate being made Visit the Couverture Room at Renaissance Chocolates to share a chocolate passion, view the hand made process and experience the aroma and taste of unique, quality artisan chocolates.

Local Murray River spots to enjoy The “Police Paddocks” and “Shaws Flats” are a couple of great spots off the beaten track and on the Murray River that are great to swim at or just sit and watch the water go by. See Map.

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things to experience... Food & wine matching session – Jones Winery Different foods can affect how a wine tastes and feels in our mouths. The same wine can taste different before and after eating different foods. A wine may taste thin and acid after eating milk chocolate when tasted before it rich and sweet. Enjoy a 30 minute food & wine matching session at Jones Winery as a practical way of illustrating how a wine’s taste is altered by food and at the same time it gives you the opportunity to explore simple taste sensations. g' e Matchin 'Food & Win Learn about the effects of food flavours sweetness, saltiness, acid and savory on the way you perceive a wine tastes. To book call: (02) 6032 8496

Behind the scenes winery tours Visitors gain special insights from the experts themselves as they delve into the fascinating world of winemaking. They will find out how Sparkling Wines winery tours 'Behind the scenes' are made, the journey of the grape from vineyard to bottle, experience barrel sampling of current vintages, learn the difference between varieties such as Arneis and Fiano and a take look at Rutherglen Muscats and Topaques. The tours will be offered daily at the following wineries from Monday to Thursday commencing at 2.00pm. Bookings are required for all tours. To book please contact: Pfeiffer Wines Mondays – (02) 6033 2805 Campbells Wines Tuesdays – (02) 6033 6000 Rutherglen Estates Wednesdays – (02) 6032 7999 Cofield Wines Thursdays – (02) 6033 3798

Itinerary Muscat Trail

Some of Australia’s most distinguished winemaking families, each with their own distinctive personalities and styles, are found in Rutherglen. The Muscats of Rutherglen group has the undeniable reputation as producers of probably the greatest dessert wine style in the world. The Muscat Houses of Rutherglen; All Saints Estate, Campbell's, Buller, Pfeiffer Wines, Morris, Chambers and Stanton & Killeen have a shared passion for these decadent world-renowned wines and encourage visitors to participate in the Rutherglen Muscat Trail, to linger, learn and enjoy the Muscats of Rutherglen experience without pressure or pretence. |



Eliza Brown pr ofile

CEO & Owner

All Saints Estate & St Leonards Vineyard

‘It’s a little Europe up here, I’m constantly surprised by the diversity and the people I get to meet. There are some real personalities.’ Given Eliza Brown now sits comfortably as matriarch of her father’s company – and was finalist in the 2007 Telstra Business Women’s Awards, as well as named one of the Future Leaders of the Australian Wine Industry – you’d assume she was groomed for the position. ‘My family talked about food and wine as far back as I can remember,’ says Eliza in recalling memories of building cubbies and skipping through the vines of Brown Brothers’ revered vineyard in Milawa. ‘But I wanted to become a photographer… until I realised I was no good at it,’ she humbly adds. Thanks to the persistence of her father, Peter, talking up the North Eastern weather – ‘more sunny days each year than Surfer’s Paradise,’ she states as fact – Eliza was coaxed back from the city. She commenced at All Saints Estate – the grandiose Rutherglen winery situated in a Scottish castle that Peter had purchased independently of the family business. However, Eliza’s initiation into company CEO was an unexpected one, literally taking place over



night when she was three months pregnant. ‘Dad was killed in a road accident on a Sunday,’ she admits, ‘Then, on the Monday, I became CEO of the company.’ Negotiating the ins and outs of her father’s business was not easy, but – with help from her sister, Angela, and brother, Nick – Eliza struggled out from behind the eight ball and upheld her father’s formidable legacy through both All Saints and St Leonards wineries. It also helped that his promotion of the region lived up to the hype. When asked about juggling life, motherhood and business, Eliza doesn’t believe in magic formulas. ‘You know what girls are like, we just do everything.’ All Saints Estate All Saints Road, Wahgunyah (Rutherglen) tel: (02) 6035 2222 St Leonards Vineyard St Leonards Road, Wahgunyah (Rutherglen) tel: 1800 021 621

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Chiltern 1. hotson’s Cherries 143 Old Cemetery Road, Chiltern t (03) 5726 1358 oPen Daily 9am - 5pm Nov & Dec, other times in season by appointment.

Delight in the taste of top quality freshly picked cherries direct from the farm gate. A delicious seasonal treat carefully picked and packed for your convenience. Your hosts: Bill & Lois Hotson.

Rutherglen 2. anderson Winery Lot 13 Chiltern Rd, Rutherglen t (02) 6032 8111 oPen Daily 10am - 5pm

3. Bullers Wines 2804 Federation Way (Three Chain Road), Rutherglen t (02) 6032 9660 oPen 9am - 5pm Mon to Sat; 10am - 5pm Sun

Father & daughter winemakers focusing on small batch, handcrafted wines. Premium sparkling wines are a specialty, with winemaker Howard having 40 years experience making them. Medals & trophies won for whites, full bodied reds, and sparklings.

A five star James Halliday Winery, home of two 100/100 Robert Parker (USA) wines. 100 year old non-irrigated vines. Bird park gardens, great bi-annual Rock in the Vines concerts. |



4. Campbells Wines Murray Valley Highway, Rutherglen t (02) 6033 6000 oPen 9am - 5pm Mon to Sat; 10am 5pm Sun. Closed Good Friday & Christmas Day.

5. Jones Winery & Vineyard 61 Jones Road, Rutherglen t (02) 6032 8496 oPen Mon, Tues & Fri 11am - 4pm; Sat & Sun 10am - 5pm

6. Parker Pies 86-88 Main st, Rutherglen t (02) 6032 9605 oPen Mon to Sat 8.30am - 4.30pm, Sun 9am - 4.00pm



Home to the iconic Bobbie Burns Shiraz. Campbells combine 140 years of family tradition with innovation to produce distinctive Rutherglen wines. Taste limited release and back vintage wines, and explore the century old cellars. Regional food platters available by prior arrangement. Our charming handmade brick building with its original bark-lined roof is the perfect setting to taste and enjoy carefully crafted wines made from old vines and french style cafÊ meals on weekends. Mandy, our wine maker spent 14 years working in Bordeaux. Est.1860. Australia’s Greatest Pie Shop Pies and Pastries made with Passion. With 24 different varieties from the favourite meat pie to something a little different like Kangaroo or buffalo to our local Salt bush Lamb pie we have it all.


7. renaissance Chocolate 507 Boorhaman East Road, Norong t (02) 6035 7216 oPen Thur to Sat 11am - 5pm, Sun & Public Hols 11am - 4pm or by appointment. Closed February.

8. rutherglen Premium lamb 841 Eldorado Rd, Wangaratta t (03) 5725 1657 oPen Butcher: Finer Food Pantry, 130 Rowan St, Wangaratta Daily 6am - 4pm

9. scion Vineyard & Winery 74 Slaughterhouse Rd, Rutherglen t (02) 6032 8844 oPen 10am - 5pm weekends & public holidays

10. stanton and Killeen Wines Jacks Road, Rutherglen t (02) 6032 9457 oPen Mon to Sat 9am - 5pm; Sun & public holidays 10am - 5pm

11. Winemakers of rutherglen 57 Main St, Rutherglen t (02) 6033 6301

12. the rutherglen Wine experience & information Centre 57 Main Street Rutherglen t 1800 622 871 or (02) 6033 6300 oPen Daily 9am - 5pm

Renaissance Chocolates creates unique, high quality hand made chocolates in small quantities for consumption when fresh, full of flavor and mouth watering complexity. A decadent delight to enjoy now or to take home with you.

Rutherglen Premium Lamb is the original online supplier of lamb packs to households and milk-fed lamb to restaurants, delivered to your door in Melbourne, country Victoria and around Australia. Farm Visits by appointment. Available from Finer Food Pantry in Wangaratta daily. We specialise in Muscat and Durif however craft innovative styles using these traditional regional varieties. Tasting our trophy and gold medal winning wines is personal, relaxed and celebrates everything that a boutique winery represents.

Established in 1875 Stanton and Killeen Wines is a 7th generation family owned winery situated in the heart of Rutherglen. Rich full flavoured dry reds, sensational, heroic vintage ports and luscious delectable muscats and tokays are the classic Stanton and Killeen wine styles. Winemakers of Rutherglen is a community of winemakers dedicated to the ongoing development of superior wines and exceptional wine tourism experiences. We welcome you to take a fresh look at Rutherglen and discover the broad range of exciting wines our iconic region has to offer. At the Rutherglen Wine Experience, you can source information on local wineries, enjoy a coffee in the café courtyard, shop for local wines and produce, hire a bike, arrange a history tour, arrange a ‘Behind the Scenes’ winery tour or view the local artists’ gallery. |



Rutherglen cont. 13. rutherglen estates 13–35 Drummond Street, Rutherglen t (02) 6032 7999 oPen 10am to 6pm, 7 days

Rutherglen Estates redefines the traditions of one of the best fortified wine regions, by producing premium table wines inspired by traditional and alternative varietals and blends from Viognier, Marsanne, Fiano, Savagnin, Shiraz, Sangiovese, Mourvedre and Durif.

Wahgunyah 14. all saints estate All Saints Road, Wahgunyah t (02) 6035 2222 oPen Mon to Sat 9am - 5.30pm, Sun 10am - 5.30pm



The magnificent estate hosts an outstanding cellar door facility in addition to the Terrace Restaurant and Indigo Cheese Co., set amidst historical buildings and beautiful gardens. Private tastings, winery viewing area and cheese platters available, with weekly tours available by appointment.


15. the terrace restaurant All Saints Road, Wahgunyah t (02) 6035 2209 oPen Lunch Wed to Sun Dinner Sat from 6.30pm

16. st leonards St Leonards Road, Wahgunyah t (02) 6033 1004 oPen Fri to Sun 10am - 5pm & public holidays.

17. Cofield Wines Distillery Road, Wahgunyah t (02) 6033 3798 oPen Mon to Sat 9am - 5pm; Sun 10am 5pm. Closed Good Fri, Christmas & Boxing Day.

18. Pfeiffer Wines 167 Distillery Road, Wahgunyah t (02) 6033 2805 oPen Mon to Sat 9am - 5pm; Sun 10am - 5pm

19. the Pickled sisters Cafe at Cofield Wines, Distillery Rd, Wahgunyah t (02) 6033 2377 oPen Wed to Mon 10am - 4pm; Sat evenings by arrangement

20. Valhalla Wines 163 All Saints Road, Wahgunyah t (02) 6033 1438 oPen 10am - 4pm 7 days

Experience fine food, wine and service at the acclaimed Terrace Restaurant within the magnificent setting of All Saints Estate.

Enjoy interesting wine varieties in a beautiful natural setting overlooking the banks of the Murray River. Perfect spot to relax and unwind with family and friends. Café open selected weekends over summer – call for info. Functions available by request.

Specialising in quality Sparklings, and boasting a great range of premium table wines, we are a ‘must visit’ for the wine lover. Whether a relaxed lunch at our Pickled Sisters café takes your fancy, or a guided tour and barrel tasting of the winery is more your style, you will love your visit to Cofield Wines. Jen Pfeiffer, winemaker for her family owned winery, Pfeiffer Wines, was Australia and New Zealand’s Young Winemaker of the Year – Sommeliers Choice Award in 2009. Taste Jen’s award winning wines and experience the wonderful ambience of this century old winery and cellars. With a simple interior, and rustic winery surrounds, we offer a relaxed, warm and welcoming dining experience. Dine alfresco on our deck indulging in the finest regional produce matched to fabulous local wines. Gourmet produce and hampers available. Perfect for weddings and private functions. Our strawbale winery provides an inviting atmosphere for our cellar door wine tastings. Wander through our kitchen garden and enjoy the produce with one of our Wood Fired Pizzas every Sunday 12 - 3pm over the warmer months. |


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The Rutherglen Wine Experience & Information Centre

Rutherglen is a region where over 150 years of dedication and commitment have combined with a unique climate, skill, youthful vibrancy and sense of fun to create a wine region that is truly

full of flavour... For James Halliday. Australia’s premier wine commentator, it is ...

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free call 1800 622 871 (02) 6033 6300

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Index A All Saints Estate............................. 79 Amulet Vineyard & Beechworth Cider....................... 35 Anderson Winery............................ 76 책 Skafferi at Svarmisk.................... 24 Auldstone Cellars........................... 46 B Baileys of Glenrowan..................... 48 Beechworth Bakery........................ 35 Beechworth Honey Experience....... 38 Beechworth Provender................... 35 Blue Ox Berries.............................. 70 Bogong Estate................................ 25 Boggy Creek Vineyard.................... 58 Booths Taminick Cellars................. 46 Boynton's Feathertop Winery......... 28 Bridge Road Brewers...................... 38 Bright Brewery............................... 22 Brown Brothers Milawa Vineyard....................... 56, 68 Bullers Wines................................. 76 Butter Factory, The......................... 24 C Campbells Wines............................ 77 Casa Luna Gourmet Accommodation............................. 55 Caths Handmade Cuisine and Souvenirs................................ 47 Ceccanti- Kiewa Valley Wines......... 26 Chrismont................................ 54, 68 Ciccone Wines Cellar Door Cafe....................................... 68 Cofield Wines................................. 80 D Dal Zotto Wines.............................. 58 Dinner Plain Village........................ 24 F Fighting Gully Road Wines.............. 35 G Gapsted Wines............................... 28 Gigi's of Beechworth...................... 35

Gracebrook Vineyards.................... 55 Great Alpine Liqueurs..................... 22 Gundowring Fine Foods.................. 26 H Homestead Estate B&B and Olive Grove.............................. 28 Hotel Nicholas................................ 36 Hotson's Cherries........................... 76 I Indigo Vineyard.............................. 35 J Jones Winery & Vineyard................ 77 John Gehrig Wines.......................... 70 K King River Estate............................ 56 L Larder Fromagerie & Provisions..... 38 M Michelini Wines.............................. 24 Milawa Cheese Company, Bakery and Bistro........................... 68 Milawa Mustards........................... 68 Morrisons of Glenrowan................. 47 Mountain View Hotel...................... 58 Moyhu Hotel.................................. 56 Mt Bellevue.................................... 58 Mt Pilot Estate................................ 40 P Parkers Pies................................... 77 Passchendaele Verjuice.................. 56 Pennyweight Winery....................... 36 Pfeiffer Wines................................. 80 Pizzini Wines.................................. 58 Politini Wines................................. 54 Poplars Restaurant......................... 22 Provenance restaurant & Accommodation............................. 36 Q Quality Hotel Wangaratta Gateway...................... 57

R Renaissance Chocolate.................. 78 Restaurant Merlot at Lindenwarrah................................. 70 Rinaldo's Casa Cucina.................... 57 Rutherglen Estates......................... 79 Rutherglen Premium Lamb............. 78 Rutherglen Wine Experience & Information Centre, The................. 78 S Sambell's Bar & Bistro La Trobe at Beechworth................. 36 Sam Miranda King Valley Winery.................... 56, 70 Scion Vineyard & Winery................ 78 Silent Range Estate........................ 48 Simone's of Bright......................... 22 Sinclair Orchards............................ 39 Snowline Fruits.............................. 39 Souter's Vineyard........................... 28 Stanton and Killeen Winery............ 78 St Leonards.................................... 80 Sweatwater Brewing Company....... 24 T Tanswell's Commercial Hotel.......... 36 The Green Shed.............................. 38 The Olive Shop............................... 70 The Pickled Sisters Cafe................. 80 The Stanley Pub............................. 39 The Terrace Restaurant.................. 80 Tinkers Hill Vineyard Cellar Door.... 36 V Valhalla Wines................................ 80 Valley Nut Grove............................. 28 Villa Gusto...................................... 25 W Waddingtons at Kergunyah............ 26 Wardens Restaurant & Wine Bar.... 38 Winemakers of Rutherglen............. 78 Wood Park Wines........................... 70 Wooragee Quality Free Range Pork............................. 40 |



Visit North East Valley’s virtual market

to experience a sense of discovery you can actually taste.

This tasty new initiative is a one-stop online gourmet food & wine shop that takes the guess work out of enjoying the best North East Victoria has to offer straight from the farm gate. We have selected some of the finest wines, beers & produce and packaged them into great gift ideas, presents or simply to stock the pantry. Choose from a selection of packs that include Proseccos, the world class fortified wines of Rutherglen, boutique beers, spreads and olive products, Italian wines of the King Valley and wine packs from across the region to stock the cellar with.

So for all your wine & food indulgences check out the Provincial Pantry and support the regional producers of the North East. Visit:

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Approximate Drive Times Sydney to Rutherglen Sydney to Wangaratta Sydney to Beechworth Sydney to Bright

6.5hrs 7hrs 6.5hrs 7.5hrs

Canberra to Rutherglen Canberra to Wangaratta Canberra to Beechworth Canberra to Bright

3.5hrs 4hrs 3.5hr 4.5hrs

Melbourne to Rutherglen 3hrs Melbourne to Wangarrata 2.5hrs Melbourne to Beechworth 3hrs Melbourne to Bright 3.5hrs |


seasonal indulgence 6th edition

Approximate Drive Times Sydney to Rutherglen Sydney to Wangaratta Sydney to Beechworth Sydney to Bright

6.5hrs 7hrs 6.5hrs 7.5hrs

Canberra to Rutherglen Canberra to Wangaratta Canberra to Beechworth Canberra to Bright

3.5hrs 4hrs 3.5hr 4.5hrs

Melbourne to Rutherglen 3hrs Melbourne to Wangarrata 2.5hrs Melbourne to Beechworth 3hrs Melbourne to Bright 3.5hrs |


Chrismont is synonymous with quality and visionary winemaking, creating the ideal destination and guaranteeing a memorable experience when sampling a diverse selection of wine varietals. Discover Prosecco, Petit Manseng, Tempranillo, Barbera and Fragolino, just to name a few.

Open Daily. Experience the stories of Brown Brothers, at our home, with our wines and regional food. The spacious Chrismont Guest House boasts Satisfy your appetite and tease your palate amazing views of rolling hills and spectacular whilst enjoying Chrismont’s two annual events: vineyard sites. Appetizing selections of breakfast ▪ Festa Rustica (Queen’s Birthday, June) Cellar Door provisions are included in the Gourmet Getaway ▪ Viva la Vita (Third Weekend, November). package. Find your favourite wine amongst our expansive tasting list of all Brown Brothers wines including our Cellar Door range. 9am-5pm daily. The spacious Chrismont Guest House boasts amazing views of rolling hills and spectacular vineyard sites. Appetizing selections of breakfast provisions are included in the Gourmet Getaway package.

Satisfy your appetite and tease your palate whilst enjoying Chrismont’s two annual events: ▪ Festa Rustica (Queen’s Birthday, June) ▪ Viva la Vita (Third Weekend, November)

Epicurean Centre Seasonal dishes carefully matched to Brown Brothers wines. Open from 9am - 4pm for coffee and light meals. Lunch 12pm-3pm daily.

Milawa Vineyard Picturesque, lush gardens, BBQ facilities and a fully enclosed playground.

So much to discover, you’ll never want to leave! CELLAR DOOR OPEN DAILY 11AM – 5PM Chrismont 251 Upper King River Road Cheshunt Vic 3678 t (03) 5729 8220 e Chrismont outlet for tastings & sales also at 1605 Snow Road Milawa Vic 3678 Follow us on Twitter: Chrismont_wines

We look forward to seeing you Cellar Door Phone 03 5720 5547 Epicurean Centre Phone 03 5720 5540 Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day. Brown Brothers Milawa Vineyard 239 Milawa Bobinawarrah Rd, Milawa VIC 3678 Email:

Chrismont is synonymous with quality and visionary winemaking, creating the ideal destination and guaranteeing a memorable experience when sampling a diverse selection of wine varietals. Discover Prosecco, Petit Manseng, Tempranillo, Barbera and Fragolino, just to name a few.

Open Daily. Experience the stories of Brown Brothers, at our home, with our wines and regional food. The spacious Chrismont Guest House boasts Satisfy your appetite and tease your palate amazing views of rolling hills and spectacular whilst enjoying Chrismont’s two annual events: vineyard sites. Appetizing selections of breakfast ▪ Festa Rustica (Queen’s Birthday, June) Cellar Door provisions are included in the Gourmet Getaway ▪ Viva la Vita (Third Weekend, November). package. Find your favourite wine amongst our expansive tasting list of all Brown Brothers wines including our Cellar Door range. 9am-5pm daily. The spacious Chrismont Guest House boasts amazing views of rolling hills and spectacular vineyard sites. Appetizing selections of breakfast provisions are included in the Gourmet Getaway package.

Satisfy your appetite and tease your palate whilst enjoying Chrismont’s two annual events: ▪ Festa Rustica (Queen’s Birthday, June) ▪ Viva la Vita (Third Weekend, November)

Epicurean Centre Seasonal dishes carefully matched to Brown Brothers wines. Open from 9am - 4pm for coffee and light meals. Lunch 12pm-3pm daily.

Milawa Vineyard Picturesque, lush gardens, BBQ facilities and a fully enclosed playground.

So much to discover, you’ll never want to leave! CELLAR DOOR OPEN DAILY 11AM – 5PM Chrismont 251 Upper King River Road Cheshunt Vic 3678 t (03) 5729 8220 e Chrismont outlet for tastings & sales also at 1605 Snow Road Milawa Vic 3678 Follow us on Twitter: Chrismont_wines

We look forward to seeing you Cellar Door Phone 03 5720 5547 Epicurean Centre Phone 03 5720 5540 Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day. Brown Brothers Milawa Vineyard 239 Milawa Bobinawarrah Rd, Milawa VIC 3678 Email:

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