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Balgownie Estate – Yarra Valley reopens after devastating fire

Balgownie Estate’s new cellar door, 1309 @ Balgownie, is set to open its doors to the public ahead of the year-end holiday. 

Taking its name from the winery’s address in Victoria’s premier wine region, 1309 @ Balgownie houses a restaurant area, cellar door and function room, serving more than 100 guests. The restaurant features a new menu designed by Yarra Valley chefs. 

Scheduled to open on December 10, the new multi-million dollar rebuild follows several months of planning and design led by ZWEI Interiors & Architecture. 

“This space is a comfortable place to be in; it is personal, connected and welcoming,” said  Hannah Richardson, head interior designer. “The aesthetic is warm, tactile and contemporary, ‘like hugging your guests’ and yet the decor is timeless to endure throughout the years.”

The ‘Balgownie Wine Room’ cellar door is located in the heart of the premises, featuring a contemporary design. A private dining room is also available for larger diner groups if requested. Meanwhile, guests sitting at the sleek bar will be able to see the chefs cook and prepare meals at the open kitchen. The outdoor deck bar overlooks the rolling Dandenong Ranges.

“At Balgownie Estate Yarra Valley, we have a clear focus on supporting our local regional producers and being able to deliver a fantastic authentic experience based around fine wine and delicious food,” said Grant Flack, executive chef at Balgownie Estate Yarra Valley.

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