Wares, Plants 'n' Things Cafe
We passionately create wholesome, healthy, homestyle food in our cosy kitchen. Where possible we source our ingredients locally. We support local growers, businesses and the community including Hellbilly Coffee, Inglenook Dairy and Grounded Pleasures. Drop by and see our range of gifts, hardware and plants!
Smythesdales best kept Secret - Thru the Gate Cafe.
Situated in Smythesdale, on the Glenelg Highway, tucked away behind 42 On Brooke, next door to the Supermarket is Thru the Gate Café. We offer simple homestyle fare including our famous Sausage Rolls and Devonshire Teas. Our 'Mopoke' espresso beans are roasted locally in the small village of Dereel, we try to keep it local where possible, sourcing our ingredients from local producers. The menu changes with the seasons - fresh salads in the Summer & warming soups in the Winter, there is always something Gluten Free and we can cater for other dietary requirements with prior notice. Open 10am - 4pm Thursday - Monday
Back Creek Cafe
Back Creek Cafe is located at 1/27 Staughton Street, Meredith, Victoria, Bannockburn. This restaurant is yet to be rated by Zomato users. Serves Cafe Food. Listing provided in partnership with Zomato
1/27 Staughton Street
Meredith 3333 VIC
Established in 1996, Lethbridge produces savoury wines with intensity and finesse. Sit down at the tasting table inside the strawbale winery and sample wines alongside alter ego Between Five Bells. Originally planted to vineyard in the early 1800s, the site is perfect for vineyards. Current owners Ray Nadeson and Maree Collis searched the Geelong region taking soil samples before agreeing on the site. Lethbridge Wines is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxed tasting - often with the winemaker - allowing you to learn more about wine and the Geelong region.
Moorabool Ridge Vineyard & Cafe
Deep in the Valley perched on the edge of the Moorabool River is a shepherd's cottage built in 1856. This historic building is now home to Moorabool Ridge's tasting room. Taste the award winning cool climate red and white wines. The cottage is full of the delights of the vineyard, olive grove and farm. Shelves are stacked with gourmet jams, pickles, relishes and olive oil, all produced on the farm. Fine wine, cheese platters and focaccias' can be enjoyed in the wonderful succulent garden whilst watching the Moorabool River slowly slide by or order beautiful freshly baked cakes and coffee from the shade of the verandah. A place of peace and tranquillity, Moorabool Ridge is truly a special place to visit, stay for lunch, have a function (birthday or other celebration) or have a wedding ( service or reception).
Clyde Park Vineyard & Bistro
Clyde Park Vineyard and Bistro has a cellar door and bistro set on the beautiful Moorabool Valley just off the Midland Highway half an hour north of Geelong, 35 minutes from Ballarat. Their speciality wines include Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay. The food, lovingly cooked by the chef and owner Sue and her team include a wonderful array of wood fired pizzas, antipasto tasting plates, salt and pepper calamari, Sher Wagyu burgers, and much more. Clyde Park is a James Halliday five star red winery.
Gladioli is located at 14 High Street. It is rated 4.2 by 60 Zomato users. Serves Others. The average cost for 2 mains and 2 beverages here is A$30 approximately. Listing provided in partnership with Zomato
14 High Street
Inverleigh 3321 VIC
Sonny Cafe provides the perfect destination for that weekend drive to the country. Tapping into a bounty of local produces Sonny's friendly team deliver a fresh vibrant menu teamed with specialty small batch coffee. Sonny is is open 8:00am to 4:00pm Wednesday to Friday and 9:00am to 3:00pm Saturday and Sunday.
If you are in the mood for something a little indulgent then get yourself along to the Inverleigh Bakehouse. This 1868 Homestead converted into a retail bakery offers indoor and outdoor seating with a cottage style garden at rear and alfresco seating in front. Using traditional home baking methods, the Bakehouse offers a variety of products from artisan breads, delicious cakes, slices, pastries and salads to European delights such as potato bread and soda bread rarely seen here in Australia. The Bakehouse also serves organic coffee arguably the best in the region and has a café style menu available for lunch as well as breakfast on weekends. Whatever the day of the week do yourself a favour and visit the Inverleigh Bakehouse.
Meredith Dairy is an on-farm enterprise, milking sheep and goats year-round to make specialty cheeses and yoghurts. Their products are sold throughout Australia and exported around the world. The farm is the largest of its kind in Australia, milking both sheep and goats, while processing dairy products every day. There are four milking platforms on the main farm and two share-farmers on nearby sites. Their aim is to value-add all farm produce, not just milk, to produce the best products they can and farm in a responsible and sustainable way. Cheese and yoghurt is made every day from the milk collected on the same day. The grains grown on the farm are used by the dairy animals, the straw is used for bedding, cheese whey is fed to beef cattle and the manure is returned to the soil as fertiliser. Customers are unable to visit the farm but can purchase Meredith Dairy produce from the Farmer's Daughter Produce Store in Inverleigh, Lethbridge Wines and also at Dorothy's Kitchen located in Meredith.
Eagles Rise Wine
From its spectacular site perched above the Moorabool River valley near Bannockburn, Geelong, Eagles Rise Wine makes a range of commercial and wild ferment wines on site. Eagles Rise Wine stocks a large selection of locally made chocolates, some even prepared to match the subtle flavours found in wine. Plus locally roasted fair trade coffee. All available from the beautifully restored Sunday schoolhouse. Open weekends, other times by appointment only.
Le Due Sorelle Cafe
Le Due Sorelle Cafe is located at Shop 2/38 High St. It is rated 3.2 by 14 Zomato users. Serves Coffee and Tea, European, Italian. The average cost for 2 mains and 2 beverages here is A$20 approximately. Listing provided in partnership with Zomato
Shop 2/38 High St
Bannockburn 3331 VIC
Bannockburn Station is a fully licensed restaurant set in a beautifully restored bluestone railway station, originally built in 1863. The building features an open fireplace in each of the three dining rooms and is surrounded by rambling gardens and little garden paths. The restaurant features an extensive local wine list, specialising in wines from Lethbridge, Bannockburn and the Pyrenese. The food is also locally sourced, with Meredith's goat cheese, La madre sourdough and Kossies's free range eggs just to mention a few. Bannockburn Station is the perfect retreat, carefully hidden away from the road, under the magnificent oak tree or within the architecturally significant, heritage train station of a bygone era.
Rowsley Fault Vineyards
The Rowsley Fault is a geological fault formed about one million years ago that has layered these vineyards with gravels and clay over limestone. Located in the Moorabool Valley region, Rowsley Fault Vineyards have been able to focus on small plot viticulture and can offer an amazing range of varieties. Whilst they specialise in Pinot Noir, they also have an exciting range of exotic European varieties including Pinot Gris, Shiraz, Grenache, Mourvèdre (Mataro), Zinfandel, Gamay, Viognier and Graciano. Rowsley Fault Vineyards' objective is to offer small volume production of these exciting varieties to a discerning wine drinker looking for new palate experiences.
Austins & Co.
Austins and Co. collections are a showcase of the hand-crafted wines from the Austin family's vineyard and winery in the Mooroobol Valley, Victoria. Austin and Co's collections include 6Ft6, Greenbanks, Austins and Co. and their small batch Custom Collection. Started by Pam and Richard Austin in 1982 the vineyard is now well over 60ha and son Scott took over ownership in 2008. The pop up cellar door is open on the first weekend of every month and there is regular Wine Workshops' and hands-on winery experiences. Taste and experience the hidden treasures of the Moorabool Valley at Austins and Co.
The Pettavel Australia boasts historical roots back to 1842. From hosting Prince Duke of Edinburgh in 1867 to entertaining five Prime Ministers in recent years, Pettavel as an established brand engraves all historical marks with these important events. As one one of main estate wine producers located around Melbourne, Pettavel owns Yarra Glen Meroo Vineyard, Geelong Strathmore and a vineyard in the Staughton Valley. Pettavel has four brands which include Reserve, Premium, Estate, and Meroo. Pettavel also supplies estate grapes and bulk wines. The Geelong winery Estate of 129 hectares is approximately 50 kilometers south west of Melbourne, 25 kilometres south west to the Melbourne Avalon airport and close to the amenity of The City of Geelong. The property is located within the well-recognised wine region in the Moorabool Valley of Geelong with a cool climate. The Moorabool Valley’s Mediterranean climate makes great contribution to the growth of interesting and unique grape varieties. The Vineyard includes Strathmore vineyards, French vineyard, Riverbank, Table grape area and a nursery. Visitors will experience viticulture of both old model in French Vineyard and the new model of Strathmore Vineyard where every step of the operation is fully automated.
Spence Wines aims to make wine of the highest possible quality. Spence Wines exclusively use grapes grown in their vineyard, to ensure the best quality grapes are used. The resulting wines heavily reflect the site they are grown on. They are made in small quantities, have limited availability and are amongst the best from the region. To ensure the wines are properly developed, they are released with some bottle age and are suited to cellaring.
Cafe No.80 is located at 80 Sussex St. Linton Victoria. It is rated 3.3 by 9 Zomato users. Serves Breakfast, Coffee and Tea, Modern Australian. The average cost for 2 mains and 2 beverages here is A$7 approximately. Listing provided in partnership with Zomato
80 Sussex St
Linton 3360 VIC
Ceres Bridge Estate
Ceres Bridge Estate is a family owned vineyard, winery and cellar door, established in 1996. Currently producing Pinot Noir, Shiraz , Nebbiolo, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc wines. The grapes for these wines are all grown at Ceres Bridge Estate, situated nine kilometres west from the centre of Geelong on the Barwon River in the Barrabool foothills. A dry climate, minimal irrigation, and rocky volcanic and limestone soils result in intense flavoured varietal wines.