Our Region

We’re certain you’ll enjoy exploring our beautiful region.

Serengale Retreat is on a vineyard within the Beechworth wine region, noted for small family owned vineyards with estate vinified wines handcrafted using traditional methods.

Serengale Retreat is central to both historic Beechworth with its cafes, restaurants and shops and the Milawa Gourmet Region with its wineries and local produce.  We are only a 25 minute drive from historic Chiltern and the rural city of Wangaratta and a 50 minute drive to the Rutherglen Wine Region.

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Beechworth Cellar Doors

Beechworth wines are produced by small artisan vignerons, many of whom are open only by appointment.  To experience some of our regions wines, the cellar doors of Serengale and Indigo Vineyards are all within 1 kilometre of Serengale Retreat. You can arrange a private tasting and meet the winemaker at Serengale Vineyard, or enjoy a wine tasting experience at Indigo Vineyard. In Beechworth visit the cellar doors of Pennyweight and Haldon Estate.

Serengale Vineyard – Open most Public Holidays, every second weekend of the month and other times by appointment
www.serengale.com.au

Indigo Vineyard
www.indigovineyard.com.au

Pennyweight
www.pennyweight.com.au

Beechworth Vignerons
www.beechworthvineyards.com.au/

Explore

Ghost Tours
www.asylumghosttours.com
Join Beechworth’s famous Ghost Tours for a spirited night of fun and entertainment. Walk through the corridors to reveal chambers filled with torturous secrets and mystery.

Murray to Mountains Rail Trail
www.murraytomountains.com.au
Join the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail right at your back door when staying at Serengale Retreat joining at Everton Station. Explore Beechworth, Myrtleford and Bright on one of the most famous rail trails in Australia.

Beechworth Mountain Bike Park & Flame Trees Trail
www.beechworthchaingang.com.au
The Beechworth Mountain Bike Park is a popular destination for MTB riders A variety of technical and beginners trails.

Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park
www.parkweb.vic.gov.au
Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park is located between Beechworth and Chiltern townships and is home to some rare bird species such as the Regent Honeyeater. Great for bird watches and also walkers and cyclists exploring the iron bark forests.


Restaurants & Fine Dining

The Provenance
www.theprovenance.com.au
Dine in the Provenance’s grand old rooms of the bank, or in the warmer months enjoy al fresco dining in the courtyard under the apple tree. Provenance, an Age Good Food Guide two chef’s hat restaurant, produces innovative cuisine from quality regional seasonal produce and a great wine menu.

The Press Room and Wine Bar
www.thepressroomwinebar.com.au
The menu is an inventive offering of modern and classic tapas inspired by Spanish Cuisine.

The Ox and Hound
www.oxandhound.com.au
A mostly French and Italian menu, offering classic dishes using quality products.

Empire Hotel
www.empirehotelbeechworth.com.au
Newly renovated with an la carte restaurant and also Pub meals. Good food and ambience not to mention the great local wines.

Bridge Road Brewers
www.bridgeroadbrewers.com.au
Great beer brewed on the premises and italian-style pizza for lunch or dinner with the kids.

George Kerford Hotel
www.thegeorgekerferd.com.au
Modern menu and set in lovely Mayday Hills- the garden is definitely worth a stroll through too.

Stanley Pub
www.stanleypub.com.au
Lovely country pub in the hamlet of Stanley 10 minutes from Beechworth

King River Café
www.kingrivercafe.com.au
The menu focuses on regional produce with a mix of Asian, French and modern cuisine.

Brown Brothers Patricia’s Table
www.brownbrothers.com.au
Named after the Matriarch, Patricia’s Table Restaurant uses local fresh produce to produce classic dishes to match with Brown Brothers wines.  Open for lunch only

Watermarc Wangaratta
www.watermarcdining.com
Modern menu and range of dining options to satisfy both the food critic and the budget.

Cafe’s and Gourmet Delights

Project 49
www.project49.com.au
Project 49 is a little bit of Italy, offering a range of great cheeses, smallgoods, coffee plus Italian classics for lunch.  Open Friday nights for dinner

Cellar Door Wine Store
www.cellardoorwinestore.com.au
Located in the main street of Beechworth the Cellar Door Wine Store offers a great selection of Beechworth wines as well as French cheeses, local smoked produce and great coffee

Collective
www.instagram.com/collective.beechworth/
Good soups, coffee and focaccias. Open for breakfast.

Blynzz Coffee Roasters
www.blynzzcoffee.com.au
Good breakfasts & in-house roasted coffee

Beechworth Pantry
www.beechworthpantry.com.au
Light lunches and delicious cakes

Beechworth Provender
www.facebook.com/Beechworth-Provender
Light lunches, good coffee and sell local wines including Serengale Vineyard

The Old Gaol Cafe
www.oldbeechworthgaol.com.au
A café operating from a vintage 1964 Airstream Caravan, in the walled courtyard of the Old Beechworth Gaol.

Billsons Brewery
www.billsons.com.au
Revitalised heritage brewery featuring cordial tastings, a cafe and basement speakeasy. Open 7 days.

Moments and Memories Tea Room
www.moments-memories-tearoom.com.au
Old fashioned tea rooms complete with china cups and dollies. Open for breakfast and you can also order a high tea

Milawa Bakery Café
www.milawabakery.com.au
Great bread and cheese all made on site plus offers lunchtime menu.  Pop  up Art Gallery and other stores also on site.


What’s On

Beechworth Farmer’s Market – Monthly
www.beechworth.com

Opera In The Alps – January
www.australianmusicevents.com.au

Golden Horse Festival – Easter
www.goldenhorseshoes.com.au

Harvest Celebration Beechworth – May
www.harvestcelebration.com.au

Sam Miranda Cycling Events – August
www.milawagourmet.com.au

Beechworth Oktoberfest – October
www.bridgeroadbrewers.com.au/event/oktoberfest/

Wangaratta Festival of Jazz and Blues – October
www.visitwangaratta.com.au

Beechworth Celtic Festival – November
www.beechworthcelticfestival.com.au

Beechworth Vignerons Spring Tasting – November
www.beechworthvineyards.com.au

Other Helpful Websites

Explore Beechworth
www.explorebeechworth.com.au

Beechworth Visitor Information Centre
www.beechworthonline.com.au

Whats On In Beechworth Community Calendar
www.whatsoninbeechworth.com.au