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The Cellar Series at Lake House 
This year as we celebrate 40 years of Lake House, we present some of our top iconic wineries, vineyards & wine merchants in our exclusive Cellar Series. Join us on selected weekends for a long lunch overlooking the lake with a special chefs menu paired with extraordinary wines.


Cullen Wine Lunch

Saturday 4 May| 12pm – 4pm | $495 pp

Hosted by Winemaker Vanya Cullen 

Grown in the ancient soils of Wilyabrup, Cullen Wine comes from the heart of the land rather than the mind of the winemaker.

A pioneer of Margaret River, Cullen Wines has always produced long-lived wines of highly individual style from the mature estate vineyard. The vineyard has progressed beyond organic to biodynamic certification and, subsequently, has become the first vineyard and winery in Australia to be certified carbon positive.

“Winemaking is in the hands of Vanya Cullen, daughter of founders Kevin and Diana Cullen; she is possessed with an extraordinarily good palate and generosity to the cause of fine wine. Vanya is also a pioneer of biodynamic viticulture in Australia and was awarded the Companion’s inaugural Viticulturist of the Year in 2022, Cullen’s 50th anniversary year” – James Halliday

Vanya Cullen has honoured the legacy of her parents by following in their footsteps, humbly accepting the Order of Australia (OAM) for her services to viticulture and oenology in June this year.

Join Vanya for a deep dive into some of Cullen’s most exquisite wines, paired with a special multi course menu from the Lake House team.

Bindi Wine Lunch

Saturday 1 June | 12pm – 4pm | $525 pp

Hosted by Winemaker Michael Dhillon

“One of the icons,” says James Halliday. And so it is.

Established in 1988 – just after Lake House first opened its doors; Bindi is now renowned as one of the best wineries in Australia serving up top-shelf Chardonnay and remarkable Pinot Noir. 50 kilometres north-west of Melbourne in the Macedon Ranges, is the family property of the Dhillon family. Originally purchased in the 1950s as part of the larger grazing farm ‘Bundaleer’, ‘Bindi’ is a 170-hectare farm of which 7 hectares are planted with largely high density vineyards, producing wines of exceptional quality. The newly released Block 8 and Darshan wines give a new meaning to premium Australian Pinot Noir.

The vineyard and winemaking philosophy is to seek balance and purity in the expression of its various vineyard sites. This philosophy is applied to both farming and conservation at Bindi; the preservation of the natural harmony.

Their wines are hard to come by and coveted by collectors, we are grateful and proud to have the opportunity to share them with you over the years and even more so as we enter our 40th Year at Lake House.

Settle in for a sumptuous early Winter lunch from the team at Lake House in the Waterfront Pavilion, we’ll have the firepit roaring.

A multi course chefs menu will be paired with wines from the Bindi portfolio.

Truffle & The Wines of Italy

Saturday 22nd July | 12pm – 4pm | $395 pp

Hosted by Trembath & Taylor’s Matt Paul

The prominence given to Italian wine in Australia today can be traced back to Trembath & Taylor, the leading importer of Italian wine in this country. They represent nineteen of Italy’s twenty regions and have as much passion for the gioia per la vita as we do. A company that works with great integrity with a focus on quality of product and relationships, we’re grateful to have their long term friendship.

Italy is one of the most dynamic wine countries in the world. The culture and diversity of grapes, terroir and cuisine, draws us in often and we enjoy their wines here at Lake House, especially as the Winter season unfolds and the suggestion of truffles beckon us to the hunt in surrounding woodlands.

Settle in for a sumptuous Winter lunch from the team at Lake House in the Waterfront Pavilion with exceptional views across misty lake Daylesford.
A multi course set chefs menu features local truffles alongside other trusted suppliers paired with Italian wines from Trembath & Taylor’s revered portfolio focusing on the wines of Piedmont.

Exclusive Weekend Stays For Cellar Series Guests

Make a weekend of it....

  • From $1125 - $1255 pp in a Lodge Studio
  • From $1275 - $1405 pp in a Waterfront Pool Studio
  • From $1415 - $1545 pp in a Lodge Suite
  • From $1575 - $1705 pp in a Waterfront Suite

Your Exclusive Package Includes:

 

  • Early check in 11am ( Friday or Saturday) subject to availability
  • Two nights accommodation
  • Country style a la carte cooked & buffet breakfast inclusive of daily pastries & sourdough from our Dairy Flat Farm
  • A multi-course a la carte dinner in the Two Chefs Hats Lake House Restaurant on one night
  • Two tickets to your selected Cellar Series Lunch (one per person)
  • Late check out 12pm ( Sunday or Monday)
  • Complimentary on-demand in-room movies & Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary selected minibar

OR Book into Dairy Flat Lodge

Our newest offering just minutes from Lake House

If you haven’t experienced Dairy Flat Lodge yet, individual Suites are available to book over this special weekend.

We know many of you have visited. This is an opportunity to fully immerse yourself in our regenerative farm, orchard, vineyard & gardens.
Just minutes from Lake House, transfers can be arranged to attend the lunch or an additional dinner by your concierge.

Two-night packages with breakfast and inclusive of a ticket to our Cullen Wine Lunch start from $1285 pp

 

A Stay at Dairy Flat Lodge includes:

Two nights accommodation in a hotel style suite at Dairy Flat Lodge
A cooked farmhouse breakfast daily
All day snacking and refreshments care of the on site bake house
Two tickets to attend a very special lunch with visiting Winemaker Vanya Cullen on Saturday at the 2 Chef Hat Lake House Restaurant
(inclusive of a multi course chefs menu paired with an extraordinary line up of wines from one of Australia’s most acclaimed wineries)
Transfers to and from the special lunch
All activities at Dairy Flat including private farm tour, use of electric bikes, outdoor games, cedar hot tub and firepit.

Reservations: (03) 53483329 or reservations@lakehouse.com.au

 

Cellar Series Terms & Conditions

All events are subject to availability.

Cellar Series tickets are non-refundable.

Tickets are transferable up to 30 days prior to the class but Lake House must be notified at info@lakehouse.com.au

Please note that whilst every effort is made to ensure all events continue as planned – we are subject to last minute changes in event of an unavoidable circumstances

Cellar Series Lunch guests must be 18 years of age or older.

 

A Note on Allergies

Ticketed lunches at Lake House include a set menu paired with wines. As a result the menu is unable to be altered largely to suit dietary prefereces. Lake House makes every effort to do what’s possible to accommodate guests with food allergies. However, please note, flour, dairy, fructose, onion, garlic, and other similar traditional cooking ingredients are routinely used in our kitchen as part of our normal daily preparation. If you have an allergy, please contact our team to discuss the options.

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