Sher Wagyu takes paddock to plate up a level

“The Shers operate by a philosophy of commitment, loyalty and communication in all customer relationships and say the best orders are not the first one but the second and repeats.”- Shan Goodwin, The Land THE most successful paddock to plate stories seem to evolve from a willingness to step outside comfort zones and react quickly to…

Lake House

Located in DAYLESFORD – Private Parties at Lake House One of Australia’s most romantic hotels, Lake House is nestled on the shores of idyllic Lake Daylesford.  Renowned for its beautiful lakeside location, its destination restaurant, cellar and it’s very special bespoke events; it sits amongst six acres of country gardens in the heart of Victoria’s…

Out of Towners: Daylesford

“Many menus have vegetarian and gluten-free options, and there’s plenty of local wine to test your palate.”- Linsey Rendell, Broadsheet Need a change of pace? With natural mineral springs and excellent farm-to-table fare, Daylesford has plenty to offer those looking to spend a weekend in low gear. Once you’ve dipped your toe in the waters of…

Broadsheet: Lake House Restaurant

“Alla, the head chef, is particularly supportive of local producers. She founded Daylesford Macedon Produce, a collective of likeminded farmers, producers and restaurateurs. ” Photo credit: Lindsey Rendell After acquiring some prime real estate skirting Daylesford’s tranquil lake in 1979, Alla and Allan Wolf-Tasker set about clearing the swampy surrounds to build their restaurant. Now…

The Convent Gallery

Located in DAYLESFORD – The Convent Gallery is nestled on the crest of Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens, over-looking Daylesford, boasting expansive views of the countryside and township below. In an atmosphere enhanced by the high atrium ceiling, peaceful palms filtering light, art-filled walls and pleasant aromas you can enjoy a light morning or afternoon tea, or a…

Tourism gongs for local operators

[pullquote cite=”Matt Crossman, Star Weekly” type=”left”]“Piper Street Food Company won the silver prize for ‘new tourism business’. ”[/pullquote] Central Victoria’s reputation as a premier food, wine and tourism destination has been boosted, with Sunbury and Macedon Ranges operators picking up a swag of trophies at last week’s RACV Victorian Tourism Awards. Gisborne Peak Winery’s eco-cottages secured…

Festival-goers on cloud nine

“Wine and Food producers impressed Macedon MP Mary-Anne Thomas, who visited Cloud 9 Farm to share their hospitality on Saturday.” Photo credit: Kylie McDonald On a perfect weekend for the Macedon Ranges Wine and Food Festival, visitors turned out in great numbers to visit the winegrowers and producers of the region. With many new visitors…

Retreating to luxury at Lake House, Daylesford

“The Retreat was opened in 2011 and is linked by pathways to Lake House proper but also has a separate street-front entrance and is nicely screened with brush fences and abundant greenery. ” – Susan Kurosawa, The Australian Five-star hotels have long had top-tier accommodation that sits loftily above the average guestroom inventory. Frequently, these multi-roomed chambers…

Daylesford & Hepburn Mineral Springs Co. Finalists in 2015 Premier’s Sustainability Awards

Congratulations to the Daylesford and Hepburn Mineral Springs Company for being a finalist in the 2015 Premier’s Sustainability Awards in the category of Innovative Products or Services for their Mineral Water Eco-Keg:  “An innovative locally manufactured product, reduces the use and disposal of packaging, bringing sustainability to the Melbourne hospitality culture”. View the full list of finalists here.…