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Published April 30th 2017
Great wine and food in the King Valley
Gracebrook Vineyards, situated in the picturesque King Valley, is a family-owned enterprise based on long family traditions. The moment you walk into the winery you feel that you have entered an oasis of peace, rejuvenation and a good time ahead. Gracebrook grows and sells wines of course, but it also serves quality, seasonal and local food in the restaurant as well as providing accommodation.
The owners of Gracebrook, Rhonda and David, are locals who have worked in farming and vineyards in the Valley farming backgrounds. They are passionate about growing and making the best quality wine and operating with sustainable farm and land practices. The restaurant is a testament to that. With food made from fresh, local produce, including King Valley Walnuts, Milawa Cheese Company, Harrietville trout and salmon farm and many others, the meals are truly delicious. Complemented by using vegetables, herbs and fruit from their own garden you know that the food has come straight from the farm to your plate.
The restaurant and cellar door are located in the restored stables of the farm
Dependant on the weather and your mood, you can enjoy a meal and a glass of wine, or two, in the rustic, atmospheric restaurant or in the beautifully green, expansive garden. Both offer a sense of history and calm and reflect the love bestowed on this property and business by the owners.
You may even get to hear a band along with your lunch