Food & Wine Experience
Distance from Uralla Visitor Information Centre: 15.2km
Eastview Estate, home of Dobson's Brewery and Dobson's Distillery, can be found a short drive from the New England Highway along the winding approach to the village of Kentucky. The cellar door is also home to Restaurant PINOT, a stylish, sophisticated and relaxed dining experience featuring the very best of local produce.
Visitors can savour an array of Dobson's Brewery's distinctive ales hand pumped off the wood in the authentic English way and served in English pub glasses in Pudgy McDuck's Blues Bar. Or just relax on the sumptuous leather lounge in the panelled club-like atmosphere with one of Dobson's Distillery's award-winning gins..
Tastings: Wednesday to Sunday - 10.30am to 3.30pm
Lunch: Saturday & Sunday - 12.00 noon to 2.30pm
Distance from Uralla Visitor Information Centre: 37km
Merilba Estate is where the magic happens; where grapes grown in the Merilba vineyard are turned into cool climate wine and New England Cider Co.'s cider is handcrafted from fresh apples.
The impressive cellar door is housed in a building that has seen a number of uses over its 150 year history. Originally a stable for the coach lines and then reused as a shearing shed for the next 100 years, the building has been impeccably restored, renovated and reinvented.
Visitors can choose to relax in front of a roaring open fire, sit at full length windows and take in the amazing view of the Honeysuckle Ranges, or indulge in a delicious meal and a bottle of cider or wine.
The cellar door is open Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 4pm for wine tasting and lunch (lunch bookings essential).
Saturday & Sunday - 11.00am to 4.00pm
Distance from Uralla Visitor Information Centre: 0.4km
New England Brewing Co. beers are hand made, all malt, preservative free and unfiltered. Beers are available on tap and in bottles at the brewery. Pizza kitchen open 11.30am-3.30pm Saturday only.
Thursday – Saturday, 11:00am - 6.00pm, and open Sundays throughout summer.
Brewery tours by appointment
Distance from Uralla Visitor Information Centre: 4.5km
The Whyworry Wines cellar door, which is open weekends and by appointment, is the perfect place to enjoy award winning cool climate wines and breathtaking high country views. Taste a variety of wines including Pinot Noir, Merlot, Shiraz, Chardonnay, Verdelho and Riesling.
Bring a few friends along and soak up the peaceful atmosphere while enjoying the freshest, mouth-watering barbeque lunch. Use the barbeque facilities to cook a prime New England scotch fillet, some marinated New England lamb, or local gourmet sausages—all of which are available for purchase. Veggie and tuna patties are also available. All barbeque meals include fresh homemade garden salad and crusty bread rolls.
Saturday & Sunday - 10.00am to 4.00pm (or by appointment). Lunch bookings essential.
A day of cheese, wine, beer and local produce tasting, a guided tour showcasing the best New England has to offer. Set trails are available, or tours can be tailor made. Bookings are essential.