Moorabool Valley Taste Trail
Savour the flavours of the Moorabool Valley's fresh produce and cool-climate wines at restaurants, wineries, farm gates, markets and provedores on the Moorabool Valley Taste Trail.
Farmgates and provedores
Local berry farms will see you picking your own berries and snaffling up the sweetest jams. Start at Summer Sensations Cafe and Berry Farm in Teesdale. Sweet teeth primed, head to Moorabool Valley Chocolate, Batesford, for handmade truffles, pralines and chocolate bars. For farm produce, take it cheesy at Meredith Dairy and at Dorothy's Kitchen, a farmers' market housed in a restored cobbler's shop. Choose ethically raised produce and grass-fed lamb and beef at SageFarm, and fill baskets of fresh fruit and vegetables at Magic Meadow in Lovely Banks.
Pick and choose the best from the best farmers, growers and makers at the Golden Plains Farmers Market, held on the first Saturday of every month in Bannockburn.
Restaurants, pubs and cafes
Feast at fine-dining restaurants, classic pubs, casual cafes and boutique wineries.
Indulge in Inverleigh, a stellar regional dining destination. Matt Dempsey's Inverleigh Cellar & Kitchen serves up rustic, French fare, while the Inverleigh Hotel is packed with country charm, pub classics and local beer and cider. The Inverleigh Bakehouse is your go-to for artisan breads, cakes, slices and pastries, and Sonny will see you fixed for deliciousness paired with specialty small batch coffee.
Beyond Inverleigh, Bannockburn Station, a restaurant housed in a beautifully restored bluestone railway station, will stop you in your tracks.
In the Fyansford Paper Mills, The Door Gallery Cafe offers an eclectic mix of culinary delights, local wines and Indian crafts.
Swill and savour cool climate wines at boutique, family-run wineries across the region. School up on local drops at a dozen cellar doors, and try top tipples paired with tasting platters or long, lazy lunches.