Rising from the rustic, weather-beaten remnants of a barn left idle for generations, Stones of the Yarra Valley has emerged as the region’s premier food and wine destination.
With uninterrupted views across vines to the blue-tinged Great Divide, Stones of the Yarra Valley is located on one of the most picturesque and historic properties in the Yarra Valley, combining two superb restaurants – The Barn and The Stables at Stones – with a stunning, rough-rendered Chapel and Dairy nestled under century-old oak trees.
The Stables, the estate's second restaurant, is one of the Yarra Valley's most celebrated food and wine destinations. Soaring red-brick walls and rough-hewn timbers provide a glimpse into the building's history as the stablehand quarters of a bustling farming community called Castellaville.
After a remarkable conversion, The Stables now operate as an intimate restaurant space under the helm of Executive Chef Hugh Davison. Presenting a regional tasting menu on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings and a shared plate lunch on Saturdays and Sundays, Davison’s menus are crafted from scratch each week based on the seasonality and availability of local produce.
Stones of the Yarra Valley's sister property, Meletos, comprises a regional café, an intimate events space and 23-room boutique guesthouse, providing exquisite and convenient wedding and event accommodation.
With its walled gardens, rows of crabapple trees and raised vegetable beds, Meletos has taken an abandoned collection of century-old farm buildings and created something truly extraordinary. Sharing the superb precinct are the Napoleone Brewers, a family-owned microbrewery producing beautiful hand-crafted ales on-site.