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.

Truffle & The Wines of Italy

Saturday 20 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 $1125pp in a Lodge Studio
  • From $1275pp in a Waterfront Pool Studio
  • From $1415pp in a Lodge Suite
  • From $1575pp 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

Bindi Wine Lunch - Past Event

Past event June 2024. Hosted by Winemaker Michael Dhillon

Warmed Boomer Bay oyster, tosazu vinegar, fresh sudachi
Hapuka croquette, romesco, mojama
2023 Dhillon Riesling

Hand-picked mud crab, red kuri squash, jamón paleta, mountain yuzu
2019 Bindi Kostas Rind Chardonnay
2019 Bindi Quartz

Autumn tart of forest mushrooms, Jerusalem artichokes, confit yolk, brassicas
2019 Bindi Original Vineyard Pinot Noir
2019 Bindi Dixon Pinot Noir
2019 Bindi Block 5 Pinot Noir

Dry-aged Moorabool Valley duck, heirloom beetroot, red endive, preserved cherries
2019 Bindi Kaye Pinot Noir
2019 Bindi Darshan Pinot Noir
2019 Bindi Block 8 Pinot Noir

Bruny Island Cheese Company ‘c2’, sweet shallot, citrus, crab apple
2022 Dhillon Botrytis Chardonnay


More About Bindi

“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.

Cullen Wine Lunch - Past Event

Past Event –  May 2024  Hosted by Winemaker Vanya Cullen 

Cullen Grace Madeline Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2023
Fraser Island spanner crab, Dairy Flat Farm kohlrabi,
nashi pear, red mustard
Cullen Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, 2012
Petuna Ocean Trout, fennel, nasturtium, brown butter sabayon
Cullen Kevin John Chardonnay 2023
Roaring Forties lamb rack, ‘navarin’ of farro & lamb shoulder,
root vegetables, rosemary
Cullen Diana Madeline 2021
Cullen Diana Madeline 2022

Cullen Diana Madeline 2019 ( en magnum)
Bruny Island Cheese Co. ‘C2′, black olive, sourdough croustillant, cassis
Cullen Ephraim 2023 

More About Cullen Wines 
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. It was a pleasure to welcome her and host a lunch full of long term Lake House guests and fans of her wonderful wines.


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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