Originally named ‘Dairy Delicacies’, Gippsland Food and Wine was established in 1985 on a bare block on the Melbourne end of Yarragon Village, in a purpose built medium sized building.
History of the site states it was previously a Blacksmith and eventually became a service station and garage.
In the 30 years of its existence the building has had 5 extensions. During the first 10 years the old church was added to the block which is now “All Things Bright and Beautiful” and a purpose built bakery was added between the buildings. Offering the general public a travellers haven with quality food, gourmet delights, great coffee and conveniences.
When new owners took over in 1995, they extended the front of the building to include the 45 seat ‘Sunroom’ and enlarged the cheese delicatessen. Local jams, chutneys, sauces and preserves were also increased as was the cellar door. Adding to the buildings quaint charm and ambiance.
The business was sold once again in 2019, to the current owners Donna and Rueben Larsen. The focus for this young local family was to restore this historic buisiness and give it a new lease on life. Converting the delicatessen into a Gourmet Produce Gift Store by further increasing the local produce offerings, and turning it in to a foodie’s heaven, has been a passion for Donna; whom you can see darting around the store most days.
The most recent renovations have seen an expansion to the Takeaway counter, which now boasts an incredible array of housemade gourmet pies, gourmet Turkish rolls, and many other goodies, all made in-house. The Tearooms has also undergone a face lift with the relocation of the gorgeous Leadlight Window that greeted visitors upon entry into the tearooms (fun fact: this window was originally part of the old Yallorn Train Station). The addition of a gorgeous Cedar Front Counter (also originating from the old Yallorn Train Station) has opened up the entrance to the Tearoom and now offers visitors an incredible welcoming experience.
Situated one hour east of Melbourne on the Princes Highway in Yarragon. Gippsland Food and Wine has established an enviable reputation as an essential stop off point for an extremely loyal customer base of tourists, regular travellers and foodies from Melbourne to Sydney and beyond.
GF&W Features 120 seat Tearooms, Extensive Takeaway, Artisan Twisted Sista Gelato, Visitor Information, Wine Cellar and Gippsland’s largest local Cheese Deli.
Open from 7:30am to 3pm daily, our Tearooms feature a lovely country ambiance and friendly staff. Our Country Breakfasts run from 7.30 – 10:30am. The tearooms also offer many scrumptious menu options including Devonshire Teas, Toasted Fruit Loaf, House Made Cakes and Biscuits, House Made Gourmet Pies & Sausage Rolls, an extensive range of Gourmet Turkish Rolls. All prepared in-house by our wonderful team of cooks and chefs.
We proudly serve locally roasted Artisan ‘Swig’ coffee, and exclusively use the locally owned Tea Tonic teas. Hot chocolates, Milkshakes, Smoothies and Spiders are all available on request. While our waitresses attend to your needs, you can soak up the glorious rays in our sunroom or warm yourself by the cozy log fire during the cooler months.
Our Takeaway food options offer something for everyone, and thanks to the incredible technology of our trusty Speed Ovens, our food is heated and ready to go with a few very short minutes.
Gourmet Pies, Sandwiches, Gourmet Turkish Rolls, Baked Potatoes, Fresh Wraps and Cakes, skilfully prepared by our cooks and chefs to ensure a short pleasant interlude to your journey, and top it off with the best coffee in Yarragon.
Twisted Sista Gelato Bar
Gippsland Food & Wine are proud stockists of locally owned and made Twisted Sista Gelato! Select from 16 delicious flavors of Artisan Gourmet gelato.
Gippland's largest local cheese deli
Enjoy the unique local cheeses from Tarago, Maffra Cheese Co, Berrys Creek, Butterfly Factory & other artisans, handcrafted in the lush green pastures of Gippsland. Also many other Australian cheeses & gourmet palate tempters seasonally available.
Gippsland Wine Cellars
Explore the largest collection of Gippsland Wine. Exhibiting many National and International award winning wines, liqueurs, beers & ciders, stocked from over 20 Gippsland Wineries & Brewers.
Gippsland Gourmet Produce Gift Store
Don’t miss the very extensive range of Gippsland & Australian Gourmet Jams, Sauces, Honey, Mustards, Salts, Oils, Teas, Chutneys, Biscuits, Chocolates and Confectionaiesy and so much more.
Our self-managed tourist Information walls offer an incredible range of brochures and flyers on the local area, the Gippsland Region, and across all of Victoria.
Gippsland Food & Wine Features-
- Gippsland largest local cheese deli
- Gippsland Wine Cellars
- Gippsland Gourmet Produce Gift Store
- Gelato Bar
- Visitor Information
- Open Fire
- Outdoor tables
- Free Wireless Internet Access
- Front Disabled Access/Toilets