Cottages

24 Cottages 3 Family Cottages
Descriptions One Queen Bed
Plus One Single Bed
Queen Bedroom
Plus 2nd Bedroom with either twin single beds or four single bunks

Your private cottage is located amidst landscaped gardens on our 330 acres of rolling hills overlooking the Acheron Valley.

Cottages have stunning views of the private 9-holes golf course, trout-stocked lakes and beautiful gardens.

Each Cottage includes:

  • Pot belly stove (firewood available)
  • Independent Heating and Air-conditioning
  • Queen bed and optional single bed
  • Electric Blankets
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Direct Dial Phone
  • Ensuite
  • Individual Verandah
  • Iron and hair-dryer
  • Family Cottages also include:
  • Second bedroom with either twin single beds or four single bunks
  • Self-contained kitchen
  • Dining Table
  • Iron and hair-dryer

VERANDAH ROOMS

 

Located in the homestead, these rooms open out onto the picturesque vineyard, rose gardens, tennis courts and manicured lawns.

Verandah Rooms are the perfect solution for twin share occupancy or group bookings.

20 Verandah Rooms feature :

  • King bed with the options to twin or triple share with two or three single beds
  • Reverse Cycle Climate Control
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Direct Dial Phone
  • Ensuite
  • Iron and hair-dryer
  • 4 verandah rooms have an interconnecting option

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WINE & DINE, STAY & PLAY

Dining at Stonelea

At Stonelea, we are proud to provide an unforgettable dining experience.

Our fully-licensed bar and award-winning restaurant feature a seasonal menu beautiful views and exceptional service.

The team of chefs source an array of fresh local produce for our seasonal menu- local salmon, trout, beef, venison, cheeses, and an extensive Victorian wine list.

At Stonelea, we invite you to enjoy the very best Australian dining has to offer.

conference dining center

Whether it be a five course degustation banquet with matching wines, a delegates lunch or a simple set menu, we are expert at tailoring a dining experience to suit your corporate group.

Stonelea’s menus and dining options are only limited by your imagination.

Why not allow us to organise one of the following?

  • Alfresco breakfast over-looking the ranges and distant Mt Buller
  • Lunch on the wide country verandah overlooking the Estate
  • Spit Roast and Gourmet Barbecues in a marquee or by the rose garden
  • Light lunch by the lake
  • Long Table dinner at the heritage listed Acheron Hall
  • Themed menus and events
  • Gourmet Picnic Buffet
  • Touring Lunch hampers

Group Dining

For an event with a difference, let us tailor a special dining package for you and your guests. Private dining rooms, banquet rooms and theme menus are available for groups, private celebrations and weddings for 20, 40 or up to 130 guests.

Special Event

Join us for a 5-course dinner with a winemaker host or an evening of culinary indulgence accompanied by live opera performances next to our grand piano!

NOTHING IS TOO MUCH TROUBLE FOR THE STAFF AT STONELEA.

ALLOW US TO HELP YOU TAILOR YOUR ULTIMATE DINING EXPERIENCE!

WINE & DINE, STAY & PLAY

Wine

“Wine at Stonelea continues to pride itself on an all-Victorian wine list, quietly efficient waiting staff and high food quality.” The Age Good Food Guide

The choices are particularly difficult as in this garden state we have a range of first quality wines. Each of the wine regions have been explored to source wines that represent the best of their type at a price that represents good value.

Group Wine events

  • Private Wine Tastings and Hosted Tastings with Local Winemakers
  • Cellar Door Tours

Winemaker dinners

For groups of 12 or more you can book your own winemaker’s dinner with a special menu designed to complement the selection of wines – please note that dates that boutique winemakers can attend are generally restricted by the operational seasons of the wineries (winter is generally easier as harvest is usually completed by May) however we are happy to make enquiries at any time or alternatively book our restaurant manager to host the evening for you. Approximate charge is $120 per person including a five course menu and all selected wines however menu and inclusions can be tailored to your requirements.

Stonelea Country Estate Winery – from grape to glass on site

The vineyard comprises equal plantings of Pinot Noir, Shiraz and Cabernet and is situated at Stonelea Country Estate in the Acheron Valley where the Great Dividing Range meets the flood plains of the Goulburn River.

The Stonelea vines are maturing and improving year by year and this translates to more subtle characteristics in the bottle. Here at Stonelea we have just come out of a decade of drought and the establishment of healthy vines has been a battle that has only recently been won. Now we have a stable growth platform from which we can develop those unique traits that are derived from our piece of land and the local micro climate.

It has proved to be difficult to establish a track record as vintage has varied from March to June and the yield graph looks like the big dipper, but we are learning year by year of the strengths and weaknesses of our vines and processes and have our sights firmly set upon producing balanced wines that reflect our country. We abhor the concept of making wines to a formula and will endeavor to let our country speak for itself. Bottom line-balance.

Hand pruning, picking and winemaking means we all get into the act here at Stonelea. Vintage involves participation from all of us and yes, harvest lunch is an annual event. Pruning and trimming to a strict regime means production is limited to 12 tonnes or 15,000 bottles in any vintage and the wine is only available in the restaurant and at the cellar door.

The wine is matured in French oak barriques for approximately 18 months and when ready, bottling, labeling and boxing is a chore for the house staff here at Stonelea. The label includes a Jan Senbergs kookaburra with the Cathedral mountain backdrop. Jan is hung in all major Australian galleries and his works include the mural in the High Court in Canberra. Unlike the Federal Government the commission for the Stonelea kookaburra is a vintage by vintage proposition.

The distinct characteristics of each of the wine types is nurtured from bud burst to bottle at Stonelea with the degree of commitment that only passionate individuals possess.

Stonelea is a vineyard and winery where best practices mean the best is the norm and the result is wines of exceptional balance reflecting the virtues of the surrounding countryside and the mountains, hills, rivers and fertile plains that all form part of the tasting experience.

Viticulturist: Barry Cleary
Winemaker: George Watkins

Cellar Door Special 2008

Stonelea wine available to purchase $132 per dozen, straight or mixed selection inc. GST

  • 2004 Stonelea Cabernet
  • 2004 Stonelea Shiraz
  • 2004 Stonelea Pinot Noir

Wine Events

On Saturday 30th August we hosted our 2008 winter winemaker dinner with Boat O’Craigo Winery where we were able to taste two newly released wines including their specialty Liqueur Shiraz. Winemaker Al spoke about traditional winemaking methods, European influences and the virtues of screw tops versus corks and kept everyone very entertained with 7 varieties being tasted throughout the evening alongside a five course dinner.

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