Great food starts with great produce, and Ballarat and its surrounding region has some of the highest quality produce in the world, grown, reared and handcrafted with love by growers and artisans who are passionate about what they do. Explore some of them below... Want to be listed? Please contact us directly to find out more...
Best's have been in the local wine trade for the last 150 years, growing and making wine from the Great Western region. Our styles are a reflection of tradition and modern techniques with a wide range of varieties but with a focus on Shiraz, Pinot and Riesling.
BLUE PYRENEES ESTATE
Blue Pyrenees Estate was established in 1963 by the French company Remy Martin. Today, Blue Pyrenees is 100 per cent Australian owned and is led by Chief Winemaker Andrew Koerner. Blue Pyrenees Estate are committed to making authentic, world class-quality wines.
CLARNETTE & LUDVIGSEN WINES
A winemaker and viticulturist teamed their skills to make a unique Grampians Brand- Clarnette & Ludvigsen. Together they had over four decades of winemaking and viticulture expertise. The vineyard located in the Armstrong area of Great Western in the Grampians Region features the historic "St Ethels" clone of Shiraz and Riesling.
Grounded Pleasures is a family -owned business located in central Ballarat, Victoria, Australia - with stockists both across Australia and internationally. Our products include an exquisite range of drinking chocolates, seven spice chai, organic panela and organic vanilla beans.
Inglenook Dairy is a family owned business established in 2011 by Troy and Rachel Peterken. It is nestled in the heart of Western Victoria, Inglenook Dairy is producing some of the finest milk you’re ever likely to taste, additive and permeate free milk.
MICHAEL UNWIN WINES
Experience the atmosphere of a working winery whilst sampling our superb wines - surrounded by towering wine barrels at our cellar door. Our friendly staff will guide you through our extensive range of our single vineyard One Goat, Umbrella Man and Tattooed Lady varieties.
Established in 1970, Montara is captivating with its panorama of plains, mountains, vines, and old-world charm of the Ararat gold rush days. Situated 200 kilometres west of Melbourne in the Grampians region. Montara specialise in cool climate wines; Signature in Riesling, Pinot, Shiraz and Cabert Sauvignon.
MOUNT PROSPECT PRODUCE
Victoria's largest range of naturally grown gourmet potatoes - 10 varieties. Mount Prospect Produce uses biological farming methods to ensure our food is grown in balance with nature and is as nutritious as possible. We have not sprayed insecticides or fungicides on our fresh produce for the past 7 years.
Located just 50 minutes from Ballarat, Mountainside Wines is a family owned and operated vineyard producing premium wines from vineyards that are hand-tended and hand-picked. This allows us to focus on ensuring our wines are rich and full of flavour. Here at Mountainside Wines four wines are made; Shiraz, Reserve Shiraz, Viognier and Nebbiolo.
Every day at Munash Organics we celebrate life. Human life, plant life, soil life; the great and the small of nature’s creatures that connect in a powerful way. We put our unique organic products in the hands of compassionate people who care about our planet’s future. We are on a crusade to make a difference today & for generations yet to come.
Since 1991 the Sher family have been producing Fullblood & Wagyu cross cattle on their farms at Ballan and Tallangatta Valley, Victoria. Their delicious Sher Wagyu beef is renowned around the world for its superb flavor and is available in top restaurants & butcher shops in Melbourne & regional Victoria .
WESTERN PLAINS PORK
Western Plains Pork is an outdoor bred pig farm located between Ballarat and Geelong on the western plains. We produce pigs for a number of different markets but we have been supplying food service through out Australia, mainly Victoria for the last 17 to 18 years. We also now grow out pigs especially for Mick Nunn at Salt Kitchen.