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Good place to stop on a rainy day

We popped in on our way back from warrnambool to Melbourne on a slightly rainy day. I tasted six... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
BilldozerSF
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San Francisco, California
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Pleasant Saturday Afternoon

Decided to head out from Colac for a look at Otway Estate and to have a light lunch. Very... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2017
JandD870
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Warrnambool
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Reviewed 3 January 2015

Lovely self contained cottages with plenty of room and adjoining the winery/brewery.

We stayed for Octoberfest festival that the brewery puts on each year and had a really great time!

It is a short distance from Colac so I would only recommend staying if you are definitely going to feed yourself or don't mind a short drive.

Tip - make sure you bring EVERYTHING you need to cook as there are no food stuffs in the cottages at all (ie, no oil, butter, condiments etc)

Easy distance to the Otway fly from here which the kids love!

PS - the fridge is very well stocked :D

Thank Bridget M
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Reviewed 28 September 2014 via mobile

What can I say but wow

The cottages were just beautiful and the price was magnificent.

The beds were so comfortable.... the bath was a treat and the whole experience was great.

So good to get away from the hussle and bussle of everyday life and an added benefit of not having phone reception.

Beers and wine were fantastic and the owners were very friendly and accomodating.

Will definitely go back and thanks for the details on your wedding packages :)

Thank Kylie C
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

I had researched Australian ciders that used the traditional French / Normandy processes and come across Otway Estate. We visited on a Friday late morning & were pleasantly looked after by the staff member. We tried a sample of the Forbidden Cider & five craft beers in the open lounge area overlooking the gardens & dam. It was a shame the kitchen wasn't open for lunch, though they gave us some recommendations in Colac. I loved the cider & bought both the Forbidden Cider as well as their organic & more dry variety. My husband loved the Red Ale to which we bought to share with the following family gathering on Sunday. Everyone raved about the Red Ale & thought it was a great drop.

Thank Ggirl74
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

This brewery is definitely worth a visit for locally brewed beer and cider tastings. We dropped in after travelling along the Great Ocean Road and bought a taster pack of beers, a case of the Prickly Moses Summer Ale and a case of Forbidden Fruit cider. Deliciousness!

Thank Gaye B
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Reviewed 31 March 2013 via mobile

We were one of many arrivals for lunch on Saturday only to find the place empty & the front sign saying closed. Needless to say the Brewery in Forrest became a meeting place of people over-hungry & quite disgruntled. I truly hope there wasn't a family tragedy or something if that nature & all our best if there was - however please don't take bookings (especially on Easter weekend when people are traveling long distances) if you won't be open.
To be fair - our previous visit was lovely - the blueberry beer being beautiful & that's what we were after! All the best.

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