The Editors here at [MPD] have selected some of their favourite Yarra Valley private spaces & secret places, to eat, drink, and throw an intimate dinner party in style, seperate away from the crowd!
Whether you are dining with friends or having a romantic dinner for two, Gracies offers a dining experience like no other.Set in a traditional Australian homestead style Gracies offers seating for up to 50 people in the main dining room. Open on Friday and Saturday evenings and for Breakfast and High Tea on Sunday, bookings are essential.
Ezard at Levantine Hill is a gastronomic partnership between hatted chef Teage Ezard and Levantine Hill Estate.Levantine Hill is one of the most visually remarkable and exquisite destinations you will ever find. Set amid the rolling hills of the Yarra Valley and surrounded by picturesque vineyards, it offers the perfect setting for your next event.Teage Ezard has taken his famed gourmet experience outside the city limits to offer locals and visitors to the Yarra Valley the perfect dining match to Levantine Hill’s critically acclaimed wines. In amongst the stunning bucolic vineyard views, visitors can enjoy Levantine Hill wines matched to dishes inspired by the classic food styles of Europe, which Teage Ezard has enhanced with new flavours and combinations.The architecture has been personally designed by renowned architect Karl Fender of Fender Katsalidis Architects and interiors were meticulously designed by Molecule. The 100 metre sweep of the curved roof of the venue and the private barrel-like tasting booths reference the sleek curves of a wine barrel.We offer two dining spaces. Our All Day Dining space offers sharing plates to be enjoyed with great wine and company. Our Signature Restaurant offers a five course and eight course tasting menu perfectly matched to Levantine Hill wines.
At Zonzo, the traditional Italian custom of the ‘shared table’ brings friends and family together to indulge in the very best of authentic Italian cuisine and premium wine. Situated within Zonzo Estate winery in the stunning Yarra Valley, Zonzo is surrounded by forty-five acres of vines and luscious lawn that not only provides picturesque views, but the opportunity for both adults and children to enjoy. Specialising in Italian cuisine, the Zonzo Menu boasts many delicious and authentic flavours, a true highlight being the wood-fired pizzas. In April 2016, Zonzo Estate proudly release their first ever estate wines. Included in this release was: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, all of which are receiving encouraging reviews. Zonzo Estate is also recognized as an award winning wedding reception, and has consecutively been named the Victorian State WINNER in the Restaurant Reception Category of the Australian Bridal Industry Awards for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.
Since its founding in 1978, Victoria's Oakridge has been making wine in the Yarra Valley and has evolved to be an outstanding winery, regularly producing wines of exemplary quality and supported by a welcoming cellar door and restaurant.The contemporary restaurant gives way to the most stunning views the estate has to offer.With every turn of the season, our chef Jose Chavez adapts the menu by creating a selection of dishes guaranteed to excite your palate with cuisine relating to the surrounding produce and flavours of the Valley. Oakridge is a perfect location to for any special occasion. Either casual or formal, the restaurant dining room can seat up to 50 people for a sit down meal or up to 70 for a cocktail party.The cellar door area can also be utilised for bookings of up to 120 for a cocktail style celebration or 70 seated guests.
Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa is set amongst the vines with magical views providing the perfect back drop to your special day. In under an hour’s drive from Melbourne, as soon as you arrive in the picturesque Yarra Valley you will be inspired by the idyllic location and will know that you have chosen the perfect Estate for your wedding day.Balgownie Estate offers you the unique advantage of having your wedding ceremony, reception and accommodation as well as an abundance of photographic opportunities all at the same location.A true vineyard wedding with our garden ceremony and reception venue both overlooking our Pinot Noir Vines. Personal menus are selected from the Rae’s Restaurant A la Carte menu selection and complimented by Balgownie Estate award winning wines.Every aspect of your wedding day will be personally designed by myself and our preferred suppliers with you to to create a unique and memorable experience that you’ll remember forever.We welcome the opportunity to introduce our Resort to you personally and look forward to providing additional information to assist you in making one of the biggest decisions of your wedding day!
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