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1309 @ Balgownie Opening soon

1309 at Balgownie Estate is the Yarra Valley’s newest restaurant and bar with fine dining by Head Chef Beth Candy (Finalist Best Chef 2021 – TAA Awards) and Executive Chef Grant Flack (Winner Best Chef 2019 – TAA Awards).

Accompany your dining experience with a glass of Balgownie wine, or choose from our new drinks menu including an impressive array of cocktails.

“1309 @ Balgownie” takes its name from the winery’s address in Victoria’s premier wine region.

A brand new Reception and Cellar Door, wine and cocktail bar, private dining spaces, renovated Melba function room, and a stunning refurbished deck accompany the new restaurant.

A few important notes about our new restaurant and Cellar Door for our guests:

Restaurant 1309 is currently open to inhouse guests only, but we anticipate reopening to the public as soon as mid-January 2022.

The Eatery, our temporary marquee dining space is now closed.

Our new Cellar Door is now open to the public for wine tastings. Walk ins are welcome (lounge/bar menu available).

Please like and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the very latest news about our public reopening.

Opening Hours

Restaurant 1309
Open 7-days (In-house guests only until further notice)
1309 will be closed for major works January 10th, 11th and 12th.

7:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Breakfast buffet, continental and hot offering available.

12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

6:00 PM – 9:30 PM

In-Room Dining
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Lounge / Deck / Grazing Menu
11:30 AM – 8:30 PM

*2 & 3 course only for lunch (Sat & Sun), and dinner (Fri & Sat), a la carte outside these sittings.

Public holidays incur a 10% surcharge
Sorry no split bills

Cellar Door hours here.


Book a table

Up to 15% off your dining for wine club members (max 10 guests) – bookings required.

For group bookings (more than 12 seated guests), please contact our events team sales@balgownie.com.

(03) 9730 0774


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Grant Flack & Beth Candy

The "Melon & Candy" Story

Grant and Beth have known each other for over 13 years, having first worked together at the RACV City Club in Melbourne.

Beth shone as an apprentice chef. Under the tutelage of Grant, who was the Chef de Cuisine of the acclaimed Members Dining Room, and Executive Chef Mark Normoyle, Beth won a multitude of awards throughout her 3 year apprenticeship, culminating in an exceptional period where she won the prestigious Les Toques Blanches (LTB) Award for Excellence, and the Thierry Marx Career Development award run by Shared Tables, and earning her an overseas sojourn to work with Thierry in his kitchens in France.

After working in some of the world’s best kitchens (including The Fat Duck in Bray England), Beth returned to RACV to once again join Grant (Executive Sous Chef at the time). They worked on a project together at the Royal Melbourne Show, catering to more than 55,000 people over 14 days through events, a restaurant and a café lounge.

In 2018 the dynamic duo paired up again at Balgownie Estate Yarra Valley. Grant was appointed Executive Chef and Beth was the obvious choice for 2IC. In just 18 months, they successfully renewed kitchen ethos, shifted commitment to local produce, and fostered fabulous team culture in the kitchen. These outcomes (and tantalising menus of course) garnered Grant the Tourism Accommodation Australia’s Chef of the Year in 2019, and bolstered partnerships with some of the finest producers the Yarra Valley has to offer.

Grant and Beth’s close bond and incredible working relationship is testament to the exceptional food and dining events they create together. They are excited to see what the Balgownie kitchen team can produce in their brand new world-class kitchen and Restaurant 1309 @ Balgownie.

Host your next event with us.

An event at Balgownie Estate promises exceptional food and wine and magnificent Yarra Valley vineyard views.

More information on our events page

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