New Mornington Peninsula & Yarra Valley and profiles
The Peninsula’s first rum distillery is a real hit with guests, not only for the delicious and varied rums but for the excellent tasting experience. Although new on the block, these guys really know how to treat groups and give a fun tasting while also being really informative about rum, an often misunderstood spirit.
JimmyRum Distillery door
They do make wine here but the main attraction here is the food, which is largely sourced from their market garden and livestock. They’re all about local seasonal food and this, combined with the lovely setting and kid friendly grounds are what keep the punters coming back.
Green Olive kitchen garden and restaurant
A stunning view over the olive grove is the first thing you see when you come from the carpark. The Cups is set-up to really take advantage of it’s location, with outdoor seating and big glass windows in the restaurant. The restaurant is the main game here, it is often packed, but the service remains friendly and attentive. Tastings are also available here.
The Cups Estate view
Small and friendly, with top quality wines, Squitchy Lane is a little known gem in the back blocks of Gruyere. The wines are some of the most awarded in The Valley. Walking into the small cellar door, it has a homely feel with a great view.
Squitchy Lane view
Nicely situated in a bush setting near the vines at Helen’s Hill, the cellar door is spacious with a large deck. The atmosphere is friendly and casual, with wines to suit most tastes and price points.
Helen’s Hill Cellar Door
The perfect example of a country brewery. With over 10 years experience making handcrafted beer and cider you must visit the home of the Shivering Man in the Yarra Valley. Read more in our review of Coldstream Brewery.
Coldstream Brewery sign