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    FOOD AND WINE TOUR OF THE NORTH EAST VALLEYS
    Duration: Three days
    Regions: North East Valleys (Milawa, Bright, Beechworth)
    Tour type: Self-drive
    Distance: Melbourne to the North East Valleys - approximately 230 kilometres or 2.5 hours
    DAY ONE - MILAWA
    Morning
    From Melbourne head north to the beautiful Victorian Alps, diverse local produce and the welcoming villages of the North East Valleys, uall an easy 2.5-hour drive away. The north-east has over 70 wineries, chef's hat restaurants and breathtaking scenery as a backdrop.


    Afternoon
    Milawa Cheese Factory
    Factory Road, Milawa
    Ph 03 5727 3589
    Taste Milawa's award-winning washed rind, chevre, blue and cheddar cheeses before dining at the chef's hat restaurant. Buy a loaf of sour dough bread from the bakery, or browse the adjoining art gallery. Visit nearby Milawa Mustard to taste mustard, olives and honey.


    Afternoon
    Brown Brothers Vineyard
    Bobbinawarrah Road, Milawa
    Ph 03 5720 5540
    With over 40 varieties, Brown Brothers has become one of Australia's oldest and most trusted brands. Enjoy a tasting at their welcoming cellar door and read about their proud family history on the walls. The Epicurean Centre specialises in matching food and wine and serves afternoon tea.


    DAY TWO - BRIGHT
    Morning
    Food, Wine, Friends
    2/6 Ireland Street, Bright
    Ph 03 5750 1312
    This store is like a fine food supermarket, stocking regional produce and wine from the North East Valleys, as far as Rutherglen, Milawa, the King Valley and Beechworth. Coffee, cakes and breakfast and lunch hampers are also available.


    Afternoon
    Simone's of Bright
    98 Gavan Street, Bright
    Ph 03 5755 2266
    Patrizia Simone's food is a celebration of the vibrant Italian culture of the north-east. This two chefs' hats restaurant (as reviewed by The Age Good Food Guide) serves local produce whenever possible, with regional dishes such as Harrietville trout, Buckland Valley squab, Eurobin venison and local rabbit. Getting there along the Great Alpine Road is a scenic journey, with a diversity of farm gates to shop from along the way.


    DAY THREE - BEECHWORTH AND MELBOURNE
    Morning
    Beechworth Bakery
    32 Ford Street, Beechworth
    Ph 03 5728 1377
    A great place for morning tea, the Beechworth Bakery is right in the heart of this heritage town. Specialty cakes such as bee-stings and snicker-doodles are made from fresh local ingredients. Breads, gourmet sandwiches, pies and coffee are also available.


    Afternoon
    The Galloping Goat, Stanley
    22-44 Beechworth-Stanley Road, Stanley
    Ph 03 5728 6777
    Chef Michel Renoux makes classic French provincial food, specialising in game dishes. Situated in the picturesque township of Stanley, this quirky restaurant is surrounded by stunning oak trees, with ducks floating on the pond and a vintage French car and bike in the car park.


    After lunch, depart for Melbourne to complete your tour with an evening of food, wine and entertainment.
    Last edited by Hannah-Mercedes; 6 August 2012, 05:28 AM.
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