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Locale Restaurant at De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate

Address
Address:
Pinnacle Lane
Dixons Creek VIC 3775
Contact
Contact:
Tel : +61 3 5965 2271
Fax : +61 3 5965 2442
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Cuisine
Cuisine: Italian, Organic
Chef
Chef: Adam Mead
Chef
Price Range: $$$
BYO
License: Fully Licensed (no BYO)
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Locale overlooks the slopes of the De Bortoli vineyard in the Yarra Valley and showcases all the culinary delights Italian heritage has to offer. Much of the produce used at Locale is organic and, of course, dishes are paired with award-winning wines from the vineyard. In the modern, light-filled dining room, archival pictures of the De Bortoli family line the walls as current generations offer their warmest service.

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LOCATION
The restaurant at the De Bortoli winery is less than an hour from Melbourne along the Melba Highway arm of the Yarra Valley.

DETAILS
De Bortoli Wines Pty Ltd was established in 1928, four years after the founder, Vittorio De Bortoli and his wife Giuseppina migrated to Australia from Northern Italy. He settled within the Riverina area in country NSW and established one of Australia's largest family owned wine companies. For more than 75 years the family tradition of sharing good wine, good food and good times with family and friends remains unchanged. Third generation, Leanne De Bortoli and her husband Steve Webber (also the head wine maker), manage the Yarra Valley winery and restaurant, home to some of the oldest grape vines in the Valley. This opened the opportunity to produce high quality cool climate wine from the Yarra Valley.

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Perfect for a day trip from Melbourne (less than an hour’s drive) Locale Restaurant at the De Bortoli winery offers a memorable dining experience. The restaurant is a handsome and spacious room, with restrained decor, carpeted floors, upholstered chairs and great views of vine-covered slopes. Although modestly elegant, Locale has the air and presence of a serious restaurant where you can expect serious food.

The name Locale, reflects not only the De Bortoli family's Italian heritage but also the restaurant's philosophy of sourcing the best local, seasonal and organic produce. In true Italian style, there are antipasti, primi and secondi, with additional vegetables and salads, and brilliant desserts. It’s a brave appetite that can manage the lot. The winery’s prime location, in the heart of the Yarra Valley, makes sourcing produce easy with ingredients such as quail, salmon and fresh mascarpone from Yea while the trout comes from Buxton, all making an appearance on the refined menu.

The philosophy behind Locale is a perfect match with the De Bortoli belief of moving towards sustainable, environmentally aware farming and winemaking practices. The wine list consists mainly of De Bortoli wines, which provide a considerable and excellent range. This restaurant gets further bonus points for the cheese room in the cellar door, it’s well worth visiting either before or after your meal.

FUNCTIONS
The winery offers a range of activities including winery tastings, wine and cheese matching, landscaped garden picnic facilities and a children's playground. The estate can also cater for functions including weddings and corporate conferences, with the Italian style restaurant accommodating up to 110 guests.

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entrees

Our selection of salumi and seasonal savoury antipasti | $26.00

Fennel cured trout, creme fraiche, capers, lemon, herbs | $17.00

Poached and marinated scallop, octopus & john dory, mosciame di tonno, saffron vinaigrette | $18.00

Potato gnocchi, pork shoulder ragu, fennel, chilli & pecorino | $16.00


mains

Roast pumpkin tortellini, beurre noisette, sage, toasted almonds, meredith goats cheese | $25.00

Scoth fillet, braised & pressed rib, parsley crust, cavalo nero, fresh bean salad, balsamic emulsion sauce | $38.00

Hapuka fillet, crisp pancetta, wilted spinach, leek fondue | $33.00

Milawa duck breast, confit leg pithivier, jerusalem artichoke, pear | $37.00


desserts

Chocolate terrine, honeycomb, raspberry sorbet, pistachio | $14.00

Yoghurt panna cotta, poached rhubarb & pear, tuille | $12.00

White chocolate semifreddo, hazelnut mousse, candied hazelnuts | $14.00

Affogato - espresso, vanilla gelato, frangelico | $10.00

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winelist

white wine selection

la bohème pinot gris and friends 12
bottle | $35.00
glass | $9.00

de bortoli estate grown chardonnay 11
bottle | $42.00
glass | $10.00

de bortoli reserve chardonnay11
bottle | $60.00

phi sauvignon 10
bottle | $40.00
glass | $10.00

red wine selection

de bortoli estate grown pinot noir 11
bottle | $50.00
glass | $12.00

riorret `balnarring` pinot noir 10
bottle | $55.00

melba lucia 08
bottle | $42.00
glass | $10.00

bella riva sangiovese merlot
bottle | $35.00

sparkling wine selection

rococo blanc de blanc
bottle | $35.00
glass | $9.00

este yarra valley sparkling 06
bottle | $50.00

veuve fourny blanc de blanc nv
bottle | $85.00
glass | $17.00

divici prosecco
bottle | $35.00

dessert wine selection

de bortoli noble one 09 375ml bottle
bottle | $45.00
glass | $12.00







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Restaurant Specials

Mothers Day specials and events
Indulge your mum this Mother's Day with a delicious five course meal matched to our award winning wines.
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May specials & events
Aussie Wine Month 25 May 10am - 3pm. "Behind the Scenes Experience". A glimpse into the refined art of viticulture and winemaking with a chance to taste wine maturing in barrels followed by a tutored tasting. Afterwards, enjoy a three course luncheon featuring seasonal and local produce with matched premium wines $115 pp - bookings necessary.

May specials & events
De Bortoli Vineyard Walkabout Saturday and Sundays during the month of May, 10am - 4.30pm FOC. Visit our cellar door over the weekends during the month of May and take a self-guided tour of the vineyards. Discover the intricacies and mysteries of viticulture. Gumboots or waterproof footwear is essential and moderate fitness is required to participate.

May specials & events
Cheese Tasting Daily 10am - 5pm. $16 Aussie Cheese Platter (serves up to four people) with wine tasting $5pp refundable on the purchase of a bottle of wine.

May specials & events
On The Vine Cooking Demonstration Sunday 4 May. 9.30am - 3pm (Arrive 9.15am). Join Executive Chef, Adam Mead and his team for a morning cooking demonstration followed by a long table luncheon - all matched to De Bortoli Estate Wines. $130pp all inclusive



Restaurant Features
Cellar Door
Cooking school
Country Venue
Function for 50-100
In a Winery
Parking
Private Dining Area
Suitable for Families with children
Suitable for Functions
Suitable for Groups of 10
Suitable for Product launches
Suitable for Weddings
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