Yarra Valley Food / Our Top Picks
R.L. Chapman & Sons Pty Ltd (Mark and Steve Chapman) is a 4th generation fruit growing business. Our family has been growing fruit for over 100 years – surely testament to sustainable farming! We are referred to as Chappies, and farm 50 hectares at Silvan in the beautiful Yarra Valley (in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges of Victoria), a one hour drive from the centre of Melbourne. We have been operating our U-Pick (pick your own) business for berries since 1970 when our father Gordon introduced the u-pick concept to Australia after a visit to the USA. A fantastic day out for the family where everyone can pitch in and pick some fruit, have a taste and better understand where those lovely fruits come from. If you don’t want to pick, you are welcome to come to the farm and buy our freshly picked fruit Buy Fresh.
Rochford Wines in the heart of Victoria’s Yarra Valley is more than just a winery – it is a total experience! Often identified with the iconic Australian “Day On the Green” music festivals, Rochford is situated in one of the most stunning regions in Australia with breathtaking panoramic views of the Great Dividing Ranges.A truly perfect venue for your wedding in the Yarra Valley. Located less than an hour’s drive from Melbourne, Rochford Wines is synonymous with innovative events, food, wine and the glorious beauty of the Yarra Valley. The Winery showcases a restaurant, cafe and patio, cellar door, retail shop, wine club, art gallery and expansive natural amphitheatre and observation tower. Rochford Winery is the ultimate event destination in the heart of the Yarra Valley – offering world class facilities, award winning food and wine, and a team of experts waiting to make your next function a showstopper! Surrounded by the vineyards and the green lawns, this unique and versatile wine, food and entertainment destination caters for 20 to 7,000 guests with its cellar door, winery, restaurant and café.
Alchemy cafe is a fresh new venue situated in the picturesque Yarra Valley. We pride ourselves on using ethically farmed proteins and only the finest of local produce grown right here in the Yarra. Our menu is designed by head chef Ben Ledingham who prides himself on his creative approach. Ben uses only the best ingredients and aims to provide an innovative and unique environment for our guests. Looking for something healthy and delicious for lunch? Come in and try our Sushi! Made fresh every day by our amazing sushi chefs! Our coffee is roasted by the awesome guys at Atomica Coffee. With a beautiful full bodied flavour we can assure you our coffee will not disappoint! Come in and try some. Having a function or event that our amazing chefs can help you with? We would love to be involved! We are constantly evolving, moving forward and doing crazy and wonderful things at Alchemy Yarra Valley. The store will always be full of beautiful products that we have sourced, tried, tested and loved as we live by the “from a our family to yours” approach. Make sure you pop into the shop to say hi.
The Yarra Valley Regional Food Group Farmer’s Market is held at Yering Station on the third Sunday of every month. In line with the world’s fastest growing food trend for seasonal fresh produce the inaugural Yarra Valley Regional Farmers Market was held in March 1998. The concept has been an outstanding success for regional producers, for local consumers and for visitors, many of whom come to the Yarra Valley specifically to check out the region’s growing reputation for exceptional and exciting food and wine. The market is a lively place with food tastings, lots of chatter, tantalising aromas and a visual feast of foods, flowers and flavours. In addition to an extensive selection of fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables you will find among the stalls mouth-watering biscuits, fresh-ground coffee and beans, unusual jams, preserves and sauces, honey, buffalo sausages, delectable chocolates, ice-cream, fruit vinegars, home-made pasta, locally baked bread, free-range eggs, a fantastic range of lavender products from hand-creams and bodysprays to furniture wax … and, as they say … much, much more! Today it is Victoria’s longest running monthly market which gives you the chance to buy direct from the grower, producer or maker, and, importantly, that it doesn’t […]
Seasonal produce and local gourmet foods at the Yarra Valley’s premier farm shop. We love all things Yarra Valley and our name ‘Yarra Farm Fresh’ echoes our philosophy of locally grown, fresh and seasonal produce – directly from the farms to you. Select from quality produce we’ve sourced from local farmers and boutique growers, and enjoy the very best the valley has to offer. November until February is our famous cherry season. We specialize in cherry varieties and you can enjoy tasting the two or three different varieties on offer every day! We are committed to freshness, so fruits and vegetables often arrive in our shop just hours after harvesting! Our regular customers enjoy the connection with the local farmers and feel secure in the knowledge that their food is grown in the valley, and that they are supporting local farming. We are a friendly, buzzing place, where you’ll experience old-fashioned customer service and knowledgeable assistance to help with your selections. In additional to our fresh produce, we also offer you a myriad of gourmet items and unique gift wares from our region. Our shop is the brainchild of founder, Anita Jackson. Since Anita threw open the doors to the tractor […]
Come and visit us in the picturesque Yarra Valley where our architect designed Chocolaterie is a sweet feast for the senses. Enjoy abundant free chocolate tastings. Watch our European Chocolatiers hand craft over 250 different chocolate products. Indulge in a delicious selection of ice creams. Relax at our café specialising in decadent sweet treats and let the children run and play in our expansive lawns and gardens. Passionate foodies Ian and Leanne Neeland have developed a destination where you can indulge your love of chocolate and the creation of quality products. Set amongst one of Australia’s premium wine regions and surrounded by picturesque Yarra Valley vistas, an emerging orchard and sweeping lawns, our architect designed Chocolaterie is an experience the whole family can enjoy. There’s plenty of free chocolate & ice cream tastings to enjoy, the chance to watch our team of talented European Chocolatiers at work and an amazing showroom filled with over 250 different chocolate products to tempt you. Stay a while and enjoy the peaceful Yarra Valley views in our Cafe. From breakfast, light lunch or a decadent treat, our menu features produce from our kitchen garden and nearby farms. Indulgent desserts, fondue, pastries, ice creams and […]
Gateways U-pick strawberries are all grown indoors out of the cold and rain, so there’s no need to put on your gumboots and old farm clothes to pick them. Our Strawberries are grown using minimal sprays and chemicals, we actually buy good bugs to control the bad ones, doing this helps us to maintain a healthy balanced environment. The freshest, tastiest strawberries are the ones you pick yourself, come along and taste the difference. The Yarra Valley is blessed with an abundance of high quality produce. Drawing on growers in our immediate area, Gateway are able the offer the best local berries, apples, stonefruit , vegetables and fresh produce (in season). The shelves of the Gateway Gourmet Farmgate store are constantly changing and evolving. Seasonal visits will present the visitor with an ever changing palette of the best the Yarra Valley has to offer. Gateway run a small herd primarily of Angus cattle and provide their own aged beef at the farm gate. All Gateway Beef is grass-fed and free of any hormones or growth stimulants. Gateway’s free-range beef is dry aged for around 2 weeks prior to cutting, and then cryovaced which provides the opportunity for a further 4 weeks […]
Historic Hotel In The Heart Of Healesville The Grand Hotel Healesville, built back in 1880, is a historic Yarra Valley icon. Now under new management, it has been renovated and transformed into a stylish new hotel with relaxing interiors, whilst still maintaining its historic charm. A Local Gem New owners, Michelle and Richard, with their extensive experience in renovating many of Healesville’s Historical Period Homes and Guesthouses, have now transformed the Grand Hotel back to what the locals once knew as “the Grand Old Lady”, but with a modern twist.As locals themselves, Michelle and Richard focus on showcasing local produce and wines, offering a fantastic menu selection at reasonable prices. Happy Hour Friday Afternoons 4-6pm $3 Pots $4 Glass of Wine $5 Spirits $10 Cocktail of The Day Monday-Friday Bar Meals $20 includes Pot, Glass of Wine or Soft Drink – Lunch only Tuesday Nights Locals Night 10% off Meals for Postcode 3777 Wednesday Nights Family Night – Free Kids Meals (conditions apply) Friday Nights Seafood Platters Saturdays Paella on our Balcony (1-4pm) Sundays Roast of the day Weekends $15 Pizza from our Pizza Bar (1-5pm)