Yarra Valley Restaurant 1309, bar and deck offers contemporary dining, seasonal local produce, award winning wine, and breathtaking views.
Join Executive Chef Aidan Gallagher and the 1309 team for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and our deck grazing menu.
Whether you’re a local, just visiting or spending a night or two with us, we look forward to welcoming you to a dining experience at Balgownie Yarra Valley.
Private dining and function spaces are available for group bookings via our events team.
Balgownie Estate is a 5-star Halliday-rated Winery. Throughout the year we host many special events including Christmas, New Year, Australia Day, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s and Father’s Day, and more.
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Open 7 Days
7:00 AM – 10:00 AM (Mon-Fri)
7:30 AM – 10:30 AM
(Sat-Sun & Public Holidays)
Breakfast buffet, hot and cold offering available.
Lunch 2 & 3 Course Set Menu
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM (Sat- Sun)
12.00PM – 9.00PM (Mon- Sun)
Dinner 2 & 3 Course Set Menu
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM (Mon- Sun)
(In-House guests Only)
2.00 PM – 9:00 PM (Mon- Sun)
Cellar Door hours and tasting times here.
Experience the magic of Christmas Day at Balgownie Estate's Restaurant 1309.
Indulge in a lavish Christmas Day lunch, featuring a buffet including the finest seafood, mouthwatering roast meats, and all the traditional trimmings. A sumptuous dessert buffet also awaits. For an extra touch of indulgence, enhance your experience with our optional 3-hour Balgownie Black Label beverage package.
We warmly welcome the entire family to join in the festivities, as our Christmas Day lunch is designed to be family friendly. Kids will be delighted with special food options and as an extra treat, Santa himself will pay a visit, bringing smiles and spreading holiday cheer!
Each child will also receive a special Christmas gift, adding an extra sparkle to their day.
Join us at Balgownie Estate to bid farewell to 2023 and welcome in 2024! Celebrate with close friends and family at our highly anticipated New Year's Eve event, featuring canapes and cuvee on arrival, a luxe 6-course degustation dinner, a generous 5-hour Balgownie Estate Black Label beverage package and live entertainment throughout the night.
Kicking off at 7.00pm for a 7:30pm seating, make this New Year's Eve truly unforgettable by reserving your spot now and raising a glass to new beginnings at Balgownie Estate!
Host the ultimate 'Partea' at Balgownie Estate and indulge in our exquisite new private dining High Tea experience. Whether you're celebrating a bridal or baby shower, a special event or planning a friends' getaway, our High Tea is the perfect setting. Immerse yourself in a delightful ambiance for three hours, exclusively in your own private dining room. For groups of 12 – 26.
Indulge in mouth-watering sweet and savoury dishes. Start your culinary journey with a refreshing Cuvee on Arrival and enjoy unlimited tea and coffee throughout the experience.
Bookings are essential.
Full prepayment required to secure a booking.
Subject to availability.
Wine club discounts are not available for this experience.
Balgownie Estate Yarra Valley’s Executive Chef Aidan Gallagher is no stranger to leadership. Aidan’s 25 years of culinary experience includes multiple five-star hotels all around the world – including The Merrion Hotel in Dublin, award-winning Irish pub McGettigan’s in Dubai, and since moving to Australia, Executive Chef at Flowerdale Estate and acre farm & eatery in Burwood East.
“I have experience working in small independent properties to large hotel operations – from leading teams of three to 50 plus chefs – and I can’t wait to share my wealth of culinary knowledge with the Restaurant 1309 team,” said Gallagher.
Aidan will meticulously design each of Restaurant 1309’s seasonal menus to champion sustainably sourced ingredients as well as high quality fresh produce from local growers and producers – all whilst ensuring the flavours flawlessly marry the tastes of Balgownie’s very-own boutique wine.