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Top Choice Winery in Mt Buffalo National Park

Feathertop Winery

This winery-cafe-restaurant in Porepunkah, only 10km from Bright, is an essential stop along the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail. Its cellar door offers tastings of prosecco, pinot gris and shiraz, all grown on site,…
Top Choice Museum in Beechworth

Burke Museum

Dating to 1857 when it was the Beechworth Athenaeum, this is one of Australia's oldest museums. It was renamed in 1861 in tribute to the famous explorer Robert O’Hara Burke – police superintendent at Beechworth from…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Rutherglen

Taste @ Rutherglen

Taste @ Rutherglen is the town's go-to place for fine dining, coffee and breakfast, while its attached brewpub is the spot for beer. Its evening menu offers options such as confit-duck spring rolls to go with hickor…
Top Choice Wine Bar in Rutherglen

Thousand Pound

If ever there was a place suited to a wine bar, it's Rutherglen's picturesque main street. Grab a stool at the long tiled bar, by the window or on the communal table to select from 140 local and international family…
Top Choice Pub Food in Mt Hotham & Dinner Plain

Stone's Throw

One of the best restaurants on the mountain, Stone's Throw specialises in produce from regional Victoria. The menu is seasonal, but expect the likes of peri peri Milawa chicken, Blizzard-beer-battered fish and chips…
Top Choice Pub Food in Mt Hotham & Dinner Plain

The General

The ever-reliable ‘Genny’ is a popular watering hole with some good local beers and amazing views from its outdoor deck. There's a menu of pizzas, burgers and pub classics, plus good breakfasts and wi-fi. There's an…
Top Choice Microbrewery in Rutherglen

Rutherglen Brewery

An awesome new addition to town is this nanobrewery that knocks up quality crafted ales from its back shed. It produces nine beers, with usually five on tap, along with a cider to go with a menu of smoked BBQ meats …
Top Choice Modern Australian in Beechworth

Provenance

In an 1856 bank building, Provenance has elegant but contemporary fine dining. Under the guidance of acclaimed local chef Michael Ryan, the innovative menu features modern Australian fare with Japanese influences, s…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Milawa Gourmet Region

Patricia's Table

Break up your travels with a long lunch at this fine-dining restaurant at the picturesque Brown Brothers winery. Regarded as one of the region's very best, expect beautifully presented, contemporary dishes featuring…
Top Choice Cheese in Milawa Gourmet Region

Milawa Cheese Company

From humble origins, the Milawa Cheese Company now produces a mouth-watering array of cheeses to sample or buy. It excels at soft farmhouse brie (from goat or cow) and pungent washed-rind cheeses. There’s a bakery h…