We love a new project every vintage.
It keeps us on our toes and throws out new challenges.”

Sunday May 17, 2015
10am start with coffee & cake
$65 per person, includes workshop, lunch and wines

Have you ever picked and preserved your own olives? Do you want to learn how it is done and take some home to do yourself? All while sharing a relaxed lunch celebrating the bounty of our Autumn garden?

Sunday March 15th, 2015 from 10am
$65 per person, includes workshop, lunch and wines

Sustainability and recycling are the current buzz words. Everyone is 'into it' and taking it seriously: households, farms and businesses… children in school. We all want to take a 'clean and green approach' to everything we do, and to leave our farms, our beaches, our country in a better state than we found it.

As part of the 2015 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, Little Veggie Patch and BGV have joined forces to offer you this fun and educational composting workshop, with lunch and wines.


Rosa and I have finalised our menu, and it’s looking delicious. Everything for our lunch will be sourced from the farm, or from specialist local producers. We plan to use wild nettles and fennel, local olives and olive oil, fresh rabbit and lamb, plus winter greens, quinces, rhubarb and oranges from the farm garden. Amongst the wines served will be our new Spring releases: Prosecco, Saignée, Sparkling Roussanne and Primitivo, and we’ll finish with our new Late Harvest Viognier.


I can’t tell you how long I’ve been wanting to host a special lunch at the vineyard for family and friends of Box Grove, using my wines and produce either grown on the farm or sourced locally. I have been wanting to work with a chef I admire, and who uses my wines regularly. Someone who understands what I am doing in the vineyard and who cooks with the same passion and love as I feel for my vineyard…

We in Avenel were thrilled to read the review by John Lethlean in The Australian newspaper recently describing OUR little wood fired pizzeria, the Bank Street Wood Fired Pizza and Garden, as "arguably the best in regional Australia"!

How exciting to open the Age Epicure last week (when the latest Age Good Food Guide was launched) and spy an article on 52 places to visit around Victoria throughout the year – and discover that two places in tiny little Avenel were mentioned!

I was really thrilled to see the write up in Age Epicure on May 29 on the Bank Street Wood Fired Pizza and Garden. And even more thrilled to see it chock a block the following weekend. It couldn’t happen to a nicer couple – Cameron Ka Ka, his wife Janelle – have turned a rather run-down end of the old Harvest Home Hotel into a really funky little restaurant serving delicious food and wine, in sleepy little Avenel!