Northway Downs Estate


About Sigi and Pauline Schindler would like to invite you to Northway Downs Estate and experience a touch of Austria on the Mornington Peninsula. Established 1996 this small family owned vineyard grows Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Since then we have grafter some of our Chardonnay vines to Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc to expand our range of wines. The year 2000 saw the first vintage released, followed by the inaugural opening of the cellar door in 2001. Our guests enjoyed some good toe tapping entertainment and hearty home cooked Austrian favourites such as Beef Goulash, Roast Pork, Sauerkraut and Dumplings finishing off with a slice of 'Apfelstrudel' (Apple Strudel). Northway Downs Estate also boasts a charming Austrian style farmhouse available for accommodation and a delightful wetlands dam to wander around and explore (glass of wine in hand!). Children are welcome to use the playground and sandpit, whilst those a little older can use the open spaces to kick a ball around. Food We are open the first full weekend of the month, serving traditional Austrian lunch on Sunday with our famous 'Weingarten' platters featuring European style smoked meats, pickles, cheeses, bread and gourmet delights. Main meals are also available including our home made Beef Goulash, Roast Pork with Sauerkraut & Dumpling and our Pork Schnitzel. For desert we offer a variety of European Style cakes all served with cream as well as our ever popular Apple Strudel. Our cellar door offers a very relaxed atmosphere, be that by the fire in winter or in summer under the shade of the vines on the terrace overlooking the wetlands. This casual eating area can seat up to 80 guests and in the warmer months, offers light entertainment. Accommodation This charming Austrian Styled self-catering house offers 4 large bedrooms each with a double spa, ceiling fans, TV and bar fridge (2QS, 1DB & 2S). The kitchen is fully equipped with microwave and dishwasher. The living area has a wood fire and pool table. Linen and towels are provided and there is a laundry with washing machine and clothes dryer. On the outdoor deck overlooking the wetlands and vineyard there is a gas barbeque. Guests are invited to make use of the full size tennis court adjacent to the house and restaurants, golf courses, markets, other wineries and the beach are all within close driving distance to Northway Downs Estate. Tarrifs ( 25% deposit to confirm reservation ) 1 night $120 per couple per room 2 nights - $220 per couple per room 1 week - $420 per couple per room Check in is from 2:00pm and check out is by 11:00am Cancellations More than 14 days prior to arrival - Full refund 7 to 14 days prior to arrival - $50 cancellation fee applies Less than 7 days prior to arrival - Deposit forfeited Wine Styles Pinot Noir Chardonnay Rose Pinot Gris Sauvignon Blanc Editors notes - Relaxed atmosphere - Good food, excellent value for money - Start with a Weingarten platter to share - Try the Beef Goulash but order early because it does sell out - Very good Chardonnay and Pinot Noir - Austrian and Bavarian Beers available - Book well in advance for the Sunday lunch especially over summer - Plenty of space for kids to play - Informal

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437 Stumpy Gully Road
Balnarring, Victoria 3926

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Fax: 03 5983 1945

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Open 11am-5pm on the first full weekend of every month with live music on the Sunday. Bookings are essential for the Sunday.

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