Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort and Spa, Yarra Valley

The Place

As the name suggests, Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort and Spa is a resort, spa retreat and restaurant situated in a working vineyard – the only one in the beautiful Yarra Valley. There is plenty to keep you occupied in this pretty region, including going for a hike on the nearby walking tracks to a glass of bubbles by the fire – with plenty of staff to cater to your every whim. Not to mention the stunning money-can’t-buy balcony views over the rolling hills of the Yarra Valley and Dandenongs.


A getaway is for resting the mind, taking a time-out, eating gorgeous food and sleeping soundly in a luxurious room – above all it is about returning home revived and refreshed and Balgownie Estate provides all that and more for the ultimate escape .

The Spa

The onsite Natskin Spa Retreat can design a treatment or spa package to suit your personal preference and desired outcome – offering the ultimate in skin care and pampering– you can indulge yourself with beauty, spa and massage treatments.

It’s the perfect place for a girlie getaway, a romantic retreat or just an excuse to get away and clear your mind.

The Wine

Balgownie Estate was one of the pioneers of commercial winemaking in the Bendigo Region, first planting vines in 1969. Established by the now legendary winemaker Stuart Anderson in 1969, Balgownie Estate was the first vineyard planted in the Bendigo district in more than 80 years. The owners purchased the Yarra Valley site in 2002 and began planting a seven hectare vineyard and building what is now The Resort – which boasts a cellar door, restaurant, conference centre and 65 one-bedroom spa suites as well as a state of the art Day Spa.


Guests, or visitors, are welcome to taste some or all of the extensive range at the stylish cellar door, including some of their award-winning wines as well as the flagship Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and Estate Shiraz from the original 40-year-old vines in Bendigo.

Whether you prefer our Yarra Valley Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir or perhaps one of our delicious blends or sparkling there will certainly be a wine for you.

Balgownie Tasting Notes (PDF 123kB)

Spring Fever

Balgownie Estate is offering Spring Fever packages, including overnight accommodation, buffet breakfast for two, complimentary wine tastings, an Appelles Apothecary Spa pack, an a bottle of Balgownie Estate VNC Cuvee Sparkling Wine. The price? From only $259 per couple, per night. The package is subject to availability and should be taken before until November 31, 2014.


Balgownie Estate Vineyard Resort and Spa
1309 Melba Highway
Yarra Glen, Victoria

Helen Hayes
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