Located in Victoria’s premier wine region - the Yarra Valley, Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort & Spa prides itself on being a truly unique and spectacular retreat.
With majestic 360-degree vistas right across the picturesque Yarra Valley and nearby Dandenong Ranges, the award-winning four and half star resort is the ultimate luxury getaway destination and only a mere hour’s drive from the Melbourne CBD.
Complete with an indulgent spa retreat facility at Natskin Day Spa, extensive cellar door and restaurant – there is plenty to keep you occupied in one prime location.
We loved spending the weekend wining, dining and reclining at Balgownie Estate.
Privilege Spa Suite
Balgownie Estate offers award winning accommodation that boasts sweeping views of the Yarra Valley. We loved staying in the 1 Bedroom Privilege Spa Suite which was beautifully appointed with a spa bath and added extras such as complimentary bedside bottled water and a Nespresso coffee machine.
Cellar Door Wine Tasting
Whilst at Balgownie Estate, a wine tasting experience at their stylish cellar door is a must to taste some of Balgownie Estate’s extensive wines.
Dining at Rae’s Restaurant
Executive Chef, Grant Flack has created a menu that champions high quality, locally sourced ingredients that reflect the change of season. Each dish has been paired with a wine recommendation from Balgownie Estate’s in-house sommelier, so guests can cosy up and relax this winter next to the restaurant’s roaring fire. Until 30 September 2019, Gastrology readers can book a 3-course dinner (usually $74) at Rae’s Restaurant at Balgownie Estate and pay the 2-course price of $60pp by booking on 9730 0774 and quoting ‘Gastrology’. Find out more details here.
Breakfast at Rae’s Restaurant
After a wonderful night’s sleep in our luxurious suite, it was time for breakkie. Breakfast is a decadent affair with a full buffet on offer with pancakes, house made baked beans, sausages, poached eggs, fried eggs, sweet treats and all others items cooked by the chefs.
Natskin Day Spa
A visit to Natskin Day Spa which is conveniently on-site Balgownie Estate completes a truly relaxing weekend away. From the moment you enter Natskin Day Spa, time stops and you are transported to another world. Serene and indulgent, Natskin Day Spa offers a large range of beauty and relaxation treatments so that you can get the pampering you truly deserve.
We were spoiled with His & Her facials. The skilled therapists displayed the utmost professionalism and made our experience a memorable one.
Access to the indoor heated swimming pool, gym and steam room is also included as part of the stay.
Without exception, staff at Balgownie Resort were professional, friendly and always worked hard to ensure our stay was as enjoyable as possible. From the excellent food, fine wines and indulgent spa treatments, we enjoyed our weekend away at Balgownie Resort immensely and simply cannot wait to return.
Location: 1309 Melba Hwy, Yarra Glen
Phone: (03) 9730 0700