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Eling Forest Winery & Cafe home of Tractorless Vineyard

12587 Hume Highway, Sutton Forest, New South Wales 2577, Australia
+61 2 4858 1788
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Busy stop before Goulburn

Winery - small and wines reflect the area. Cafe - expensive, however, it is clean and there is... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2017
Sydney, Australia
via mobile

My husband & I enjoyed a beautiful lunch here. The atmosphere and the grounds are beautiful. After... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Bowral, Australia
via mobile
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The Gourmet destination on the highway. Our cafe has fantastic freshly prepared, chef cooked meals. On site roasted coffee and rustic cakes and treats, whist our award winning winery is home of such iconic brands as Tractorless Vineyard, Cuttaway Hill, Pigs Fly beers and Dcider ciders. Visit the cellar door to talk with one of the winemakers or give us a call to book one of our famous winery tours conducted by one of the three winemakers. Located in the Southern Highlands, Australia's newest wine-producing region, Eling Forest Estate is one of the most established and well-known wineries, committed to crafting cool climate wines of rewarding complexity and distinctive taste. Eling Forest is proud to be associated with a great new sustainable brand established by the three winemakers called Tractorless Vineyard. TRACTORLESS VINEYARD embraces a combination of old world knowledge and skills with new world techniques all guided by Biodynamic principles. The aim is to reduce our resource use by the integration of natural farming systems in our vineyards to provide a more long term sustainably balanced and diverse farming system that can continue to produce award winning wines. The premium cool climate Southern Highlands is the closest wine region to Sydney, Australia’s largest population centre. While the Southern Highlands wineries have some of the lowest WINE MILES for any Sydney based wine enthusiast, Working together from the winemaking facility Eling Forest at Sutton Forest in the Souther Highlands Jeff Aston and Mark Bourne are leading the regions charge into a more sustainable long term wine industry. Embracing a combination of Biodynamic techniques coupled with the integration of animal systems in vineyards, we hope to take our wines and some of the regions other vineyards into another level of long term sustainability and increasing wine quality.
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“cellar door” (4 reviews)
“wine tasting” (5 reviews)
“pie” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
12587 Hume Highway, Sutton Forest, New South Wales 2577, Australia
+61 2 4858 1788
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Winery - small and wines reflect the area. Cafe - expensive, however, it is clean and there is plenty of parking. Menu is limited, but has savoury and sweet. Scones straight out the oven are yum. Has blackboard specials. The coffee is drinkable.

Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

My husband & I enjoyed a beautiful lunch here. The atmosphere and the grounds are beautiful. After lunch we went for a wine tasting which was fantastic. Would recommend this for a very enjoyable day out.

Thank Alank100
Reviewed 25 February 2017

What a delightful place to stop on the drive to Canberra. I hadn't stopped here before but will certainly do so again: lovely coffee, delicious food and clean toilets. Gave in to temptation and bought some wine too!

Thank S7884DUal
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Fast service. Good prices. Goat's cheese tart was beautiful and the warm beef salad was outstanding. Definitely would recommend.

Thank TLRCanberra
Reviewed 28 August 2016

dropped in for lunch and found the café quite charming with a lovely atmosphere. Staff were friendly and attentive. Orders taken with polite conversation. Food arrived quickly and was well presented. A bottle of the local Riesling added nicely to the meal. We then visited...More

Thank Sue and Paul R
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Wonderful range of wines and cider on offer to taste. We particularly liked the wine from the Tractorless Vineyard range which uses biodynamic principles.

Thank NumbatTraveller
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

We stopped in yesterday for brunch and it was lovely. We mostly had scones with jam and cream and it was beautiful. My husband had the goat cheese pie and loved it. Great coffee and wine.

Thank Catherine H
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

This place was gorgeous and we had the whole place to ourselves! Make sure to use the outdoor spa bath! Definately would come back and stay here! The most reasonably priced place as well! Very happy!

Thank Juliette B
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Nice location. The wines were lovely, especially the gris. I would recommend this winery. The server was friendly and knew a lot about the wines

Thank leelingching
Reviewed 15 October 2015

We often stop here for breakfast or lunch on our way south. The food is always good and a very cosy atmosphere inside especially in the winter. Last visit we eat outside and got entertained by the resident collie dog.

Thank colourcooljul
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