showcasing another local – hargreaves hill pale ale
Keeping true to our philosopy of promoting local, we are delighted to now feature Hargreaves Hill Pale Ale in our Mini-Bar.
A true phoenix from the ashes tale: Hargreaves Hill is the Victorian craft brewing scene’s great survivor. When bush fires tore across the state on Black Saturday in 2009 this brewery in Steels Creek was destroyed along with most houses in the region. The following weeks saw an outpouring of support for Hargreaves Hill from the craft beer community. And, just six months later, a new brewery was re-established in Lilydale, with a larger brew length, greater process control and improved bottling facilities.
wine & wildlife – healesville sanctuary : june 8 – 10 from 11am – 4pm
Yering Gorge Cottages is delighted to be an event sponsor for Wine & Wildlife, returning to Healesville Sanctuary on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend. Enjoy local Yarra Valley wines and live entertainment across the three days. We look forward to seeing you at our live activation site where you can try your hand at Golf Dart. Tickets can be purchased at the below link.
sunday, May 26 : lIVE ENTERTAINMENT IN THE MEMBERS’ LOUNGE
Guests dining with us can enjoy complimentary live entertainment in The Members’ Lounge during Sunday lunch. The entertainment will commence from 12.30 and continue until 4.30pm.
No bookings are required for groups of less than 10 guests. If you have a group of 20 or more please contact us to discuss a tailored menu for your event.
staying with us on mother’s day?
Mother’s Day is, without doubt, our most popular social event for the year and is always a sell out. This year we will be holding a selection of events for you to select from for the amazing Mum, or Mum’s, in your life.
If you are staying with us and would like to attend one of our Breakfast or Lunch Mother’s Day events being held on Sunday, May 12 – please contact us prior to your arrival to check availability. We can also assist with the co-ordination of hampers from our Hamper Menu if you would prefer a more initmate celebration on the private deck of your cottage.
The members’ lounge – New autumn menu launches friday, march 1
Autumn welcomes a combination of warm Summery days, with some cooler mornings starting to creep in. With another month of Daylight Saving to go, it’s perfect weather for enjoying twilight dinner on the terrace whilst staying with us; and with the fireplace already in use some mornings to take the bite out of the early morning chill, the Members’ Lounge is perfect for a leisurely lunch.
Our Autumn menu has a fresh new look and we’ve combined the Snack and All-Day Dining menu to bring you some exciting new dishes to try. Whether you’re wanting a quick snack to enjoy before heading out to explore the Yarra Valley, or dining with us for Friday night, our new menu will have your taste buds salivating. We’ve kept some of our favourites, brought back some much loved items and added some Asian inspired dishes.
The Kids are looked after with their own selection of dishes to choose from and we can’t wait to try the new Eastern omelette for breakfast this weekend.
To complement our new menu, we’ve curated a new wine list for you to select from which heroes the incredible selection of wineries in our own backyard – with approximately 90% of our wine list now featuring Yarra Valley produced wines. We also have a selection of locally produced craft beers and ciders available for you to choose from.
The Members’ Lounge is open for Yering Gorge Cottage guests to enjoy daily from 11am – 6pm; dinner on Wednesday and Friday until 9pm and weekend breakfast from 7am – 11am.
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 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.
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. Guests can charge back to their cottage when dining in The Members’ Lounge.