Food and Wine Indulgence Weekender Itinerary - Pyrenees | Wineries Victoria | Beaufort | Avoca | Moonambel

3 Day Itinerary

This itinerary will reveal the Pyrenees Regions most delicious secrets. Follow the trail and eat, sip shop and tour the very best of the Pyrenees.

Day 1

Travel to Talbot and uncover the unexpected treasures of this charming town. Search for treasure in its growing number of small-but-characterful shops including Slightly Bent Books, Barefoot Annies Clothing Store and the Railway Station Gallery, Railway Memorabilia and Nursery.

 

Lunch Talbot Provedore – Talbot Provedore and Eatery is a venue with integrity and well worth experiencing. The menu is simple and changes each week with delicious well presented dishes that celebrates local produce and wines from the Pyrenees and neighbouring regions.

 

Mount Avoca Vineyard – This stunning cellar sandstone cellar door, overlooks the vines and Pyrenees ranges. Meet the winemaker and discover a little about what makes Mount Avoca Wines so delicious. Spend the afternoon playing petanque or cycling around the picturesque vineyard.

 

St Ignatius Vineyard – A visit to St Ignatius is one that warms the soul. Here you will enjoy a cellar door experience unlike anywhere else in the pyrenees. In this picturesque cellar door, you will be looked after by the vigneron who will take you through a personalised tasting session.

 

Dinner The Avoca – This lovely country pub is renown for serving exclusively local wines, has won awards for its extensive beer list and the food is braggable!
This grand old Victorian Goldfields pub was built in 1870 and has recently been lovingly renovated so that there is now a delicious mix of history and modern chic. Truly a place to visit, relax and immerse oneself in a warm and welcoming environment.

 

StayFaraday on Avoca – Located on the Avoca River and a short 5 minute walk to the main street, this ideally situated house will ensure that your stay in the Pyrenees is comfortable, relaxing and convenient.

 

 

Day 2

Explore Avoca Township – Avoca’s wide main street is a delight to explore with hotels, cafés, gift shops, galleries and collectables all housed in historic buildings dating back to the 1850s. Avoca is becoming known as an antiques and collectables centre. If you love poking around in bric-a-brac and collectable stores, you will easily fill in your morning in Avoca.

 

Lunch Blue Pyrenees Estate – you can choose to enjoy this picturesque cellar door indoors by a warm woodfire in wintertime or outdoors around the veranda’s whilst enjoying the gardens. Blue Pyrenees Cellar Door have a wide selection of wine for you to try as well as grazing dishes showcaseing fresh local produce. Tutored tastings and tours are available by appointment.

 

Sallys Paddock – Sally’s Paddock is a family owned boutique winery that has a long established reputation for producing outstanding quality red varietals and blends. The terrace is a fantastic spot to enjoy a glass of wine, a platter, and soak up the beautiful views of the Pyrenees. On Saturdays you will be spoiled by local musician, Graeme Akers, who entertains guests with his guitar and banjo in the cellar door.

 

Peerick – Peerick produce limited quantities of their premium wines so you won’t find it in your local bottle shop but it is well worth a visit to the cellar door. With a visit to Peerick, you will find yourself chatting to the owners while tasting wines. Michael and Felicity are incredibly welcoming and you will probably leave having made two new friends!

 

Dinner Summerfield Winery – This 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. Summerfield specializes in wood-fired pizzas, stone baked artisan poolish sour dough breads and has a delicious gourmet deli. The perfect accompaniment to the bold, award-winning red wines the vineyard is renowned for.

 

Day 3

Pyrenees State Forest – The Pyrenees State Forest is a stunning destination that offers a mix of both culture and nature. Here, you’ll be treated to various wildlife sightings, lush forest, rugged mountain ranges, colourful wildflowers, and notable historic attractions. Walk off the last two days delight wile enjoying nature. Some of the highlights within the forest is the Waterfalls Picnic Area and Governor’s Rock Lookout.

 

Dalwhinnie Winery – First class are the words we use to summarise this cellar. When you first step out of your car you will be mesmerised by the expansive views of the sculptured vineyard and rolling hills. Once inside the cellar door you will be greeted by friendly staff that will take you through their exceptional wine list. Needless to say, make sure there’s room in the boot to take some wines home with you!

 

LunchGrape Farm Winery – dine in this Pyrenees inspired restaurant specialising in Spanish tapas and French inspired fare which pays homage to the Pyrenees Region’s European namesake. Complement your food with a glass or cheeky bottle of estate grown and made wine whilst overlooking the vineyard which is nestled amongst rolling hills. The food is designed to share and made with seasonal, local produce incorporating vegetables and herbs from their own kitchen gardens which you are welcome to explore.

 

 

Taltarni – Visit Taltarni cellar door and relax amongst the rolling, rugged hills and stunning backdrop of the Pyrenees ranges. The sweeping vistas provide the perfect place to unwind in the cellar door, enjoying award-winning and cellar door-exclusive wines. Book a private winery tour and barrel tasting to get the full Cellar Door experience!

 

 

Bigibila Wines – This boutique winery specialises in high quality, full bodied red wines and has a wonderful outdoor area where you can sit and enjoy your wine and a Bigibila grazing platter overlooking spectacular views. You can fill the afternoon in by playing a number of garden games or just sit an soak in the views.