Established in 1943 and 100% family owned and operated, Toscana are one of Australia's oldest olive groves. Heritage trees, dryland organic farming, a Mediterranean growing climate and a passion for quality combine to create their olive oils.
Grampians Olive Co is home to the historic Toscana Olives - the perfect stop on your Grampians day trip. Enjoy free tastings of the estate-produced premium organic olive oils in the farm shop, including the distinctive range of infusions, table olives and artisan vinegars. A selection of dukkahs, honey and farmgate exclusive seasonal preserves made on the grove are also available.
Espresso, platters and sweet treats can also be enjoyed while taking in the tranquil surrounds. Or take a tour and learn about the process from olive tree to bottle: from sustainable organic growing to harvesting, cold-pressing and hand-bottling. During harvest season which is May to June , you can watch the team cold pressing their fresh organic olives into oil. The press is the only one in the region and reduces the time between picking the olives and pressing them, maximising flavour and retaining antioxidants....
Situated on a loamy buckshot rise 15 minutes south west of Horsham, Norton Estate Wines is halfway between the Grampians and Mount Arapiles on Victoria's most southern outcrop of Mallee vegetation, and produce some of Australia's finest boutique wines, with many gold medals to their name.
The vineyards frost free elevation and loamy buckshot soils, combined with an ideal Mediterranean climate, provide for a perfect setting for premium wine production. Warm days, cool nights and a disease free status allow the vines to thrive in this vineyard.
The vineyard is managed to ensure low yields and the pruning and picking done by hand allowing us control over the yields to provide the best quality fruit from which their wines are made.
Norton Estates Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc wines all display great balance and elegance with lifted varietal character, depth of flavour and complexity to satisfy the fussiest palate. Their flagship wine, the Arapiles Run Shiraz, has gained some wonderful accolades and is one wine that you must try.
Norton Estate Wines invites you to call in and visit their cellar door and sample these lovely wines and to take advantage of their daily specials and purchase bonuses....
Barangaroo Boutique Wine is all about quiet relaxing times with friends, family and lovers of boutique quality wines. Barangaroo Boutique Wine is located just outside the Grampians, but within the Grampians touring region in Victoria, just ten minutes from Horsham and an interesting day trip from Halls Gap.
The new rustic timber cellar door has an expansive undercover deck and is located on a high ridge overlooking a beautiful timbered creek with the mountains in the distance.
Taste the medal winning Vermentino in the shade of the vine trellis in the warmer weather or the red wines around the fire in winter and learn about how the wines come to be created.
The winery is a busy place in March when the vintage comes in. All wine grapes are hand picked with special tender care given to each bunch to prevent bruising.
These grapes are then gently crushed before being fermented in open vats with commercial yeast. When fermentation is complete the skins are pressed off to allow juice to be placed in to barrels....
Mount Zero Log Cabins offers affordable comfort in the country within six minutes drive to the spectacular walks and cliffs of the northern Grampians, including Mt Stapylton, Hollow Mountain, Gulgurn Manja Shelter, Flat Rock, and Mt Zero picnic ground. With 30 percent less rain than Halls Gap and Melbourne, you have an excellent opportunity to enjoy easy, moderate or challenging walks close to the cabins but away from crowded towns. Wildflower season occurs from May to November.
The cabins are a kilometre from the national park with an easy drive to McKenzie Falls, the Balconies and Halls Gap.
Mount Zero Log Cabins' accommodation are large, private, self-contained and are 18 metres apart. Most of the cabins have two bedrooms. The budget friendly cabins provide comfort and value for money. Enjoy a cosy wood heater in winter, and air conditioning and the pool in the summer. Your cabin's barbecue is available almost year round, with all wood is provided and included in your nightly tariff. You only need to bring linen, food and toiletries.
Mount Zero Log Cabins are only 36 kilometres farther from Melbourne than Halls Gap and 45 minutes closer to Adelaide than Halls Gap....