Dairy Flat Farm by Lake House

Dairy Flat Farm Daylesford  is our own 38 acre regenerative growing facility 10 minutes down the road from Lake House.

So far the property includes five acres of dedicated newly developed vegetable gardens, a working barn for future classes and workshops, 3 hoop houses, a glass house; an orchard of 300 trees; an existing rejuvenated olive grove and a similarly attended to two and a half acre vineyard are now up and flourishing.

As a result we now have our own pristine and freshly picked produce coming into the Lake House kitchens on a daily basis.

Visit  dairyflatfarmdaylesford.com.au to view more information regarding exclusive accommodation, our bake house, classes and workshops.

We are not forgetting our local community of growers and farmers some of whom we’ve forged relationships with over decades. You’ll still find them noted throughout our menus when you dine. But we’ve always had to supplement what they’ve been able to provide. Dairy Flat Farm Daylesford will now serve that purpose, as well as allowing us to experiment with rare and interesting varietals for our menus.

We also have our eye on the opportunity to do far more preserving and fermentation with excess produce. An extensive cellaring space on The Farm will be stocked soon enough we’re sure!

The bake house
at Dairy Flat Farm

  • A meeting of minds between Lake House Culinary Director Alla Wolf-Tasker AM and baker Michael James (Tivoli Road)… the bake house at Dairy Flat is dedicated to slow fermented sourdough.

Yes, we do have a fully equipped Bake House on our farm! A ‘meeting of minds’ collaboration between Lake House Culinary Director Alla Wolf Tasker and Michael James one of Australia’s most venerated bakers, the Bake House is another one of those “dare to dream’ projects that continually peppers the ongoing journey of the Wolf-Tasker family.

Driving this one is the desire to fly in the face of industrialised bread production and to support the growers and millers of small local grain economies. In the process, the local community has gained added access to good bread. The mission to supply guests with not only the best, but also with product whose provenance is always known continues.

The Bake House is open to guests staying at Dairy Flat Farm or otherwise to the general public on Market and Open days.

The daily bake at the Dairy Flat Farm Bake House includes a variety of long slow fermented sour dough loaves, fruit Danish, croissants, donuts and more. These are delivered each morning to Lake House and Wombat Hill House café set amongst the magnificent century old trees of the beautiful Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens. Pop in for a fresh sour dough loaf and some pastries to take away, or enjoy breakfast or lunch in the garden or inside by the fire.