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Thursday 30 March 2023

Gippsland has a new gourmet destination

Gippsland has a new destination for wine lovers and gourmets. 

Meet Carrajung Estate.

The former Toms Cap Winery, a 40-hectare property surrounded by forest in the Strzelecki Ranges, opens this weekend under its new identity.

The restaurant doors will open on Friday and the kitchen will be headed by chef Patrick Haney, who aims to showcase regional produce to match the wines.

‘With an emphasis on seasonality and sustainability, our dishes feature fresh ingredients sourced directly from nearby farms that celebrate the natural beauty and culinary richness of Gippsland." says Carrajung Estate co-founder Ivy Huang.

"Through our food, we want to share these grower’s stories.’

Think dishes like a heirloom tomato salad with crumbed fetta, pesto cream and tomato foam; duck breast wit twice-baked parsnip, parsnip puree and blackberries; or perhaps prosciutto-wrapped rainbow trout. 

Haney has over 20 years experience in Australia and the US. He was most recently at The Growers in Shoalhaven.

The first release of wines labelled Carrajung Estate wines will coincide with the restaurant opening.

Carrajung Estate co-founder Adrian Critchlow, Toms Cap founder Graham Morris and Marcus Satchell, from Dirty Three Wines, will be using shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, riesling and sauvignon blanc.

The property, which currently features five individual cabins for visitors, has been run by Ann and
Graham Morris under the Toms Cap brand the past 30 years.

The Nest, the first of the new-look cabins to be unveiled, will be taking books from April 7.

The team plan to renovate the remaining four cottages to have all five renovated as quickly as possible.

For family groups, young ones can meet a variety of Carrajung Estate residents: from friendly alpacas, pigs and chickens to curious goats.

The vineyard restaurant is open for (lunch Friday-Sunday 11am-2.30pm and dinner Thursday to Saturday 5.30pm-8.30pm.

The cellar door is open Thursday-Sunday 11am-3pm but ring ahead for an appointment.

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