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“Good food and wine with a view”

Fowles Wine Cellar Door and Cafe
Ranked #2 of 9 Restaurants in Avenel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$29
Cuisines: European, Australian, Cafe
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 29 September 2011

We were pleasantly surprised when we found this stylish winery/restaurant right by the Hume Highway. It's a worthy destination in its own right for both the food and the wine. We greatly enjoyed our lunch while contemplating the view out over the Strathbogies (and watching an approaching rain storm!). For mains, we had the the duck dish and the semolina gnocchi, both of which had generous serves and were nicely presented. The staff were enthusiastic and knowledgeable. We can also recommend the local cabernet sauvignon!

Date of visit: September 2011
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Reviewed 19 April 2010

If you find yourself driving to Melbourne from Sydney, or even the other way, then the turn off sign for Avenel (130km north of Melbourne) on the M31 means you are right near the Plunkett Fowles Restaurant and Wine Cellar. Excellent local foods and excellent wine from the Strathbogie Ranges await your visit as we found earlier this month. The menu delivers a quality honest cuisine with a local supply emphasis. Moreover, they have some top quality reds, including the shirazs, so do leave some space in your boot! If you want a day out of Melbourne, then this is an ideal location to get together with family as we did. However, you can only meet up for lunch or breakfast! After lunch then you can explore the region. Do have a look around Avenel and watch out for the convict labour built bridge over Hughes Creek !

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Date of visit: October 2016
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