Members Dinner: Balgownie Estate

16 Aug 2024 ‐

16 Aug 2024

6:00 pm ‐ 9:30 pm

$150 per person including matched wines

Rediscover the Flavours of Gulf Station’s Rich History

National Trust, in collaboration with Balgownie Estate, invites National Trust Members and their Guests to an exclusive dining experience celebrating the heritage of Gulf Station. Join Balgownie Estate for a five-course degustation, inspired by Gulf Station’s original recipe book, with paired Balgownie wines.

The menu, curated by Executive Chef Aidan Gallagher, is a tribute to the land where Balgownie Estate now stands, once the heart of Gulf Station. Dine on dishes like Pasture-Raised Lamb Shank with Coopers Ale pearl barley stew, paying homage to the free-roaming sheep and staple grains that sustained settlers in the region throughout the 1800s.

Enjoy the Buxton Smoked Trout Mousse with wild warrigal green gel and native leaf salad, featuring flora that once thrived around Gulf Station. Other courses will include Otway Pork Belly with gamma purée, caramelised pear, and muntrie berry jus, highlighting heirloom vegetables and native ingredients of the region.

A guest speaker from Gulf Station will share history and exciting stories of life at Gulf Station, one of Australia’s oldest pioneer farm complexes, during the nineteenth century.

Each guest will receive a copy of the original Gulf Station recipe book as a take-home gift.

First release of tickets is available to exclusively to National Trust Members and their Guests, with remaining spaces available to the general public. Sign-up to our e-Newsletter for announcements on when tickets will be available to book.


Extend your time at Balgownie

Extend your experience at Balgownie Estate and stay overnight. Their spacious one and two-bedroom spa suites feature spa baths, generous living areas, a separate bedroom and private balconies which take in the views of the beautiful Yarra Valley. Just a stone’s throw away from a number of iconic Yarra Valley attractions, and just minutes away from the historical Gulf Station.

Browse their accommodation options here.

Balgownie Estate (Yarra Valley)

Members Dinner: Balgownie Estate


1309 Melba Highway Yarra Glen VIC 3775 Australia

+61 3 9730 0700

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