Our world class breweries & distilleries are yours to enjoy.
The history of beer in the Yarra Valley is believed to go back to the early 1800s when growing hops was a major farming activity in the region. Whilst hops farms have disappeared today except for the odd hop kiln remains, the craft breweries in the Yarra Valley are working past, present and future. The Yarra Valley is also one of Victoria’s oldest cider regions and was the birthplace of Australian Champagne cider. It is believed that cider production dates back to the 19th century and records show cider production by Mac’s Lilydale cider from as early as 1934.
Coldstream Brewery started out brewing their beer on site in 2007. With three new beers to their line-up along with a cider which are now now available nationwide.
Brewing no longer happens onsite but the beers are true to the original recipes; high quality hops, malt and yeast that were trialled, tested and tasted many a time out at the Pub.
There’s no better way to honour a former Brewery than to turn it into a pub so head on over have a brew or two.
Four Pillars Gin Distillery
Four Pillars Gin is a craft distillery based in Healesville. Founded in 2013, their focus is always based on their four pillars: great copper stills, pristine Yarra Valley water, traditional, exotic and native botanicals, and a massive amount of love. They have a wide range of gin from the original multi-award winning Rare Dry Gin to the only gin in the world made just for a Negroni.
It is a very cool space to enjoy an afternoon or pop in for a post wine trail gin cocktail (for group bookings you must book ahead) or even book in for one of their gin masterclasses.
Hargreaves Hill Brewery
Hargreaves Hill is one of Australia’s pioneering craft breweries. Although they are not open to the public all the time, they do conduct brewery tours, have open nights and special events in their brewery in Lilydale.
Over the summer period, they have Food Truck Friday with a different food truck each week. It’s great to check out the brewery, sip on a fresh beer, taste some new releases and enjoy the epic food truck spread!
Kellybrook Winery & Distillery
Kellybrook is a vineyard, garden and bush oasis only 30 minutes from TS Valley Villa. There is always a warm welcome at the cellar door and their helpful cellar team will give you the lovely experience tasting their range of wines, ciders and craft beers.
You could have a picnic with local produce from their cellar door providore store or take a walk in the gardens under the ancient oak tree.
They have Sunday music sessions on the last Sunday of every month 1pm- 4pm (free entry) or just relax with a glass of wine, cider or beer on the vine covered terrace or by the fire in winter.
Matilda Bay Brewery
Matilda Bay Brewery, Australia’s original craft brewery founded in 1983 is now calling Victoria’s pristine Yarra Valley home. Our new small batch brewery in Healesville is open 7 days a week, bringing you the best of craft beer.
Watts River Brewing
Watts River Brewing is owned by two families of mad keen brewers, passionate about creating great beer. They have created a family friendly Cellar Door and working brewery right in the heart of Healesville. where you can find one of the family behind the bar or checking on the ferments in the stainless steel tanks or oak barrels.