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Wombat Forest Vineyard

Our family owned vineyard established in 1997 is nestled on the edge of the Wombat State Forest with its rich diversity of bird and animal life all of whom are partial to grapes. An elevation of 600 metres, abundant natural springs and rich volcanic soil, all combine to create a unique niche for viticulture and wombats. Our wine displays classic, cool climate characteristics derived from an extended ripening period. Our grapes are hand pruned and picked and our reds are matured in French Oak. We have a cosy tasting room and courtyard with extensive views of the Wombat Forest. We pride ourselves on using environmentally friendly practices.

Palais-Hepburn

‘Lure me in to be entertained and indulged’
- key focus on local and organic wines
- low food miles produce
- enticing restrained product
- enjoy in or take home offerings

Cliffy’s Emporium

Back in the 1950s, Cliffy Hauser’s general store in Daylesford was famous for an extraordinary range of produce, groceries and farm supplies crammed into a rustic timber and corrugated iron building.

Fast forward more than 60 years, and the heart and soul of this legendary store have been lovingly preserved. Farmers still drop into Cliffy’s Emporium with fresh fruit and vegetables, the old timber shelves are full of local produce, mineral water and preserves, while specialty groceries are chosen from near and far.

Cliffy’s has also become one of the region’s best known cafes. Locals sometimes drop in two or three times a day for exceptional coffee, while visitors love pulling up a stool at one of the original long timber counters or sitting outdoors under the shade of the verandah and grapevines. The old bike shop next door has become part of Cliffy’s café, with comfortable seating and tables and a really cosy fireplace.

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