A Romantic Escape - Pyrenees | Wineries Victoria | Beaufort | Avoca | Moonambel
Feel loved in the Pyrenees with romantic cellar doors, snuggly cafes and seasonal menus.

Wander through rainforests and find secluded picnic locations where you can soak in the beauty of nature. Master the art of slowing down time, and share all the good things in life with the one you love with a mini break in the Pyrenees.

Friday

Friday Night

Check into one of the regions tranquil and rural cottages set in the heart of nature. With wide open spaces, wood fires and stunning mountain views, it’s the perfect romantic getaway.  Some properties that we recommend include:

Graylings Gift provide guests with the ultimate dose of relaxation and restoration. This 19th-century church has been lovingly transformed into a short-term accommodation space featuring elements of pure luxury including a vintage clawfoot bathtub, Chesterfield lounge, wood fire and stained glass windows.

Raglan Retreat is located at the foothills of Mount Cole with picturesque views of the valley with a mountain backdrop in the most idyllic and quiet location where you can relax and unwind before touring the Pyrenees. You are guaranteed to leave uplifted with a feeling of calmness and rejuvenation.

Grape Farm Winery Cottage is a gorgeous one bedroom cottage nestled among rolling hills overlooking the Moonambel Valley, perfect for couples who are looking for a tranquil bush retreat.

Click HERE for a full list of accommodation options.

Settle in, dress up and treat your taste buds at one of the region’s most award winning restaurants. Book a date with romance and head to The Avoca Hotel for an excellent menu highlighting the local produce of the region with award winning service. Be sure to leave room for their popular desserts.

Saturday

Saturday Morning

Breakfast in bed, then strap on some walking shoes and head to Beaufort where you can wander the main street which is dotted with craft and antique shops that exhibit and sell beautifully crafted pieces, and galleries displaying local artists’ works and unique collections.

Pick up a picnic from one of the cosy cafes in town before heading to Richards Campground in Mount Cole State Forest. It’s easy to find romance in the scattered light through towering trees and fern filled gullies. Skinny Sisters Café put together delicious custom grazing boxes, perfect for a picnic. Check out the full list of Beaufort cafes HERE.

Saturday afternoon

Cellar doors with scenic outlooks set the mood for a romantic weekend away.  With vineyard views and Mountain landscapes as far as the eye can see, it is easy to spend a lazy afternoon indulging your tastebuds. Take your pick of thirty wonderful wineries and cellar doors each offering their own unique experience.  Book in for an intimate barrel tasting at Taltarni or enjoy the garden games at Bigibila Winery or maybe you would prefer to relax on the verandah at Sallys Paddock and soak in o take the views.

Take the hassle out of your day and get one of our wine tour companies to take you around the region. It is the best way to experience multiple wineries. You can sit back, sip on some wine as you explore the Pyrenees wineries with an expert.

Saturday Night

Treat your taste buds and book a date with romance at Summerfield Winery. Known for their mouth watering wood fired pizzas and 5 star wines, it is the perfect combination for a romantic evening. Mark Summerfield’s dream of bringing guests a quality menu of locally grown produce has been realised. The extensively renovated and extended café and cellar door now includes an indoor/outdoor dining space for up to 50 guests, which overlooks the beautiful winery gardens. With an emphasis on locally sourced and homegrown products, Summerfield Winery offers guests the best of the Pyrenees region.

Sunday

Sunday morning

Early riser? Chase down a sunrise from the summit at Ben Nevis while everyone else sleeps. Accessed via the Western Highway Ben Nevis Summit offers amazing views of Mount Buangor and Mt Langi Ghiran. This site is also popular with both hang gliders and rock climbers, and you will see why! Afterwards, warm up over coffee at a top café.

Slept in? Linger over Sunday brunch at Avoca’s Duck In or Beaufort’s Pyrenees Pantry.

Keep an eye out for local markets held monthly which offer live music, fabulous Breads and Pastries, fresh flowers, artworks, sweets/fudge, artisan jewellery and more.

Sunday afternoon

A romantic weekend isn’t complete without enjoying lunch at Grape Farm Winery café that specialises in Spanish tapas and French inspired fare. The food is designed to share which is why it is so perfect for a romantic lunch. Head Chef, Heath has ensured the menu is filled with seasonal, local produce and be sure to compliment the food with a glass or cheeky bottle of estate grown and made wine whilst overlooking the vineyard which is nestled amongst rolling hills.

Take in colourful art from local boutique cafes. Both Avoca and Beaufort Railways stations have been transformed into galleries displaying art works by visual artists, sculptors and photographers from within the Pyrenees region and beyond.

Pick sweets for your sweet at Sweet Pyrenees, purveyor of handmade confectionary including marshmallows, truffles, peanut brittle and other hand crafted treats to make every day special.

Sunday night

For a relaxed Dinner, pop into one of our local hotels for some traditional pub fare in a casual atmosphere that makes conversation flow easily.