MINI BAR GOES BIG ON LOCAL
Yering Gorge Cottages is opening the door to the bounty of local wineries, brewers and food producers on their doorstep. Continuing to enhance the accommodation and destination experience we are providing, guests can now enjoy a selection of some of the Yarra Valley’s best producers straight from their mini bar including:
Coombe Farm Blanc de Blanc, Pinot Gris and Shiraz – home of the iconic soprano, Dame Nellie Melba, their Estate Grown, boutique wines deserve equal recognition for their style and elegance.
Napoleone Pale Ale & Apple Cider – the Napoleone family are third generation fruit growers since 1948. 2008 saw the creation of Napoleone Cider before turning their attention to craft beer with the birth of Napoleone Brewers in 2014.
Payten & Jones VV Series Pinot Noir – describing their wines as ‘having a bit of personality and a little different to the polished norm’, Payton & Jones are leading the next generation of producers to emerge from their beloved Yarra Valley.
Feather Weight Craft Light – The Public Brewery – only one of three craft light beers produced in Victoria; and the only one made in the Yarra Valley. The team at The Public Brewery developed Feather Weight to challenge age old perceptions that light beer isn’t cool or worth drinking.
Kennedy & Wilson Chocolates – producing premium chocolate since 1995 in Healesville. Using the finest cocoa and cocoa butter from around the world they strive to produce chocolate that tastes like chocolate – a product that is high in cocoa mass, cocoa butter and cream.
The new mini bar offer complements the upgrades to our continental breakfast basket undertaken earlier in the year including a selection of teas from Yarra Valley Tea and coffee sourced from local roastery – Silva Coffee.
The members’ lounge – New Spring / Summer menu sees us going green, green, green!
Spring sees cooler mornings followed by beautiful sun filled days, the vines are starting to shoot, the cherry blossoms out in full bloom and we start to welcome back some of our favourite fruits and vegetables.
Spring is one of the best times of the year for green vegetables and our new menus, launching on October 11, offers a selection of dishes showcasing peas, broccoli, beans, asparagus and rocket. We’ve added some new twists to old favourites and the kids will find a pasta option added to their selection of delicious dishes.
Whether it’s savoury or sweet, October sees our local strawberry season begin and a range of berries are in abundance. You’ll find some new taste sensations on the breakfast and all-day dining menu to select from.
The Members’ Lounge is open daily from 11am – 6pm; Dinner on Wednesday and Friday until 9pm and weekend breakfast from 7am – 11am.
nEW FOOD & DRINK experiences
Yering Gorge Cottages has added some new food experiences for guests to have waiting for them on their arrival. In addition to the always popular ‘cheese platter’ and cooked breakfast hamper, guests can now enjoy a charcuterie board and selection of Coombe Farm wines. A full selection of food and drink packages can be found here.
wednesday and Friday night dining: the members’ lounge
The longer days that Daylight Saving brings make Wednesday and Friday night dining perfect – relax on the the alfresco terrace overlooking the surrounding nature reserve as you enjoy our family friendly environment before retiring to your cottage for the evening. Bookings are not required for groups of less than 10 guests.
weekend breakfast: The members’ lounge
If you feel like a heartier breakfast on weekends, and don’t want to cook up one yourself with our cooked breakfast hamper upgrade, you can let us do the cooking whilst you sit back and enjoy the view. Breakfast is served on Saturday and Sunday’s between 7am until 11am. .