Housed in the original red brick butter factory dating back to the early 1900's, The Butter Factory Myrtleford have created a welcoming atmosphere with a lovely little cafe and a retail area for butter sales and tastings. The Butter Factory Myrtleford are open most days of the week for butter tastings, you can view the butter production from a specially built platform looking into the factory. The Butter Factory Myrtleford do charge a small tasting fee on busy weekends and school holidays which is refunded on purchase. They have a great produce store with a Butter tasting area for you to taste their range of Hand Churned Butter. You can watch the butter churning from the purpose built viewing platform in the produce store. You can purchase a cool pack with iceblock to take you products away with you as well. Don't forget you can book in for one of their tours that run weekly. Tours of the factory are held every Thursday from 11am. The Butter Factory Myrtleford stock a selection of local produce and home-cooked meals to take away with you on your trip.
The Italian flag flutters proudly alongside the Australian outside Michelini Wines, in the tree-lined main avenue of beautiful Myrtleford, giving a clue to the fascinating cultural mix found in this alpine corner of Victoria. The wines show it too, with Michelini now specialising in Italian grape varieties like Pinot Grigio, Barbera, Sangiovese, Marzemino and Fragolino. The Merlot is the pride of the Michelini stable, boasting vibrant red colour and violet fruit characters integrated with French oak. Like the Michelini family, Marzemino originates from the Trentino region in northern Italy, and this limited release wine displays deep colour, marzipan and chocolate notes on the nose and savoury finish. Another Italian variety, the Fragolino is made from the strawberry flavoured Fragola grape in a dessert style wine.
At Red Ramia Trading and Cafe Fez, water lilies share sunlight with antique Asian glass buoys, floating and sparkling in turquoise and greens. Rows and rows of Moroccan mosaic zellig tables, teasing and appealing to the eye. Intricately carved Marrakech timber doors, hand-forged wrought iron screens and hand painted tiles. It is all at here and calling out to you with a world traveller's shared inspiration. Red Ramia is a magical mystery tour of delights from countries like China, India, Morocco and Japan, colour this multi-continental trading fantasy land. With an astonishing amount of widely varying and utterly addictive stock to browse through, it's easy to wile away hours travelling through this enormous globe-trotter's emporium. This is the world of Red Ramia Trading. With a proud Italian heritage and warm community spirit, Myrtleford, a town of some 3,500 people, is located 273 kilometres North East of Melbourne. Red Ramia Trading and Cafe Fez is positioned beautifully in the northern foothills of the Mount Buffalo Range, adjacent the Ovens River, Happy Valley Creek and Barwidgee Creek, Myrtleford's location marks it as the premier gateway to Mount Buffalo National Park and its associated skiing resorts. Stunning scenery, tranquillity, rivers and mountain views enchant visitors, and nestled in the Ovens Valley, Mount Buffalo provides a dramatic backdrop. The town is a flourishing commercial centre and the hub for timber, hops and the expanding premium wine market.
Eaglerange Estate is situated in North-east Victoria, along the hills of the beautiful Happy Valley. This cool climate winery is part of the Alpine Valleys wine region and has derived its name from the watchful eagles that have made the surrounding area their home for many decades.
Eaglerange Estate has been in the Ivone family for more then three generations, the property was first used for cattle, hay and chestnut trees. Eventually these activities made way for the vineyard to be established.
The first vines at Eaglerange Estate were planted in the spring of 1995. Frank and Tiziana, with the help of Frank's father, Luigi, and their daughters Natasha, Ashlee and Cassandra, planted each vine lovingly by hand. The Cabernet Sauvignon was the first variety to go in the ground, followed by the Merlot. Over the years other varieties such as Tempranillo, Riesling, White Frontignac and Saparavi have been added to the vineyard.
Part of the family heritage that stems back to past generations is the making of homemade salami. This artisan craft has been lovingly handed down to the current generation, which includes the ever-inquisitive grandchildren.
Their motto, "Set a Stout Heart to a Steep Hill", has been part of the Ivone family from the time of the Great Depression and is still very much part of our everyday lives. In essence, when faced with adversity, be strong of heart and will.
The future of Eaglerange Estate lies within the talents of the next generation. Their families carry with them the legacy of past generations into the future.