The Kilns - Activities

Food & wine

There is a broad range of local restaurants and cafes to be enjoyed year round in the north east.

Kilnhouse Row 8 Wine

We are pleased to announce our very own wine produced from Row 8 of the Kilnhouse vineyard, made by talented local winemaker Jo Marsh (2011 Wine Society Young Winemaker of the Year).

This cool climate white wine displays vibrant lifted tropical fruit and passionfruit aromas with a juicy mouth filling palate.

How to Order

Complete the order form and email to or contact Laura the Kilnhouse manager on 0422 175 345 and we will arrange delivery of your order before checkout.

Liquor licence number: 36135934


Verdelho – $22 per bottle / $220 per dozen (download tasting notes)

Prosecco – $30 per bottle (download tasting notes)


Under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998, it is an offence:

  • to supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years (penalty exceeds $17,000);
  • for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor (penalty exceeds $700).


Some kilnhouse dining suggestions...

Casual dining

Walker’s Wine Bar formerly named 13 Steps, this is a basement bar with share dishes, a funky ambience and an extensive local wine list. Tell Roy the owner that Elissa from the kilnhouses recommended it and he will look after you!

Billy Button Wine Barserves excellent thin crust pizzas and now also stocks a great range of imported and local cheese. Well known wine maker Jo Marsh and stocks her wines - Billy Button. Jo also makes and stocks the kilnhouse wine (Kilnhouse Row 8 Verdelho and Prosecco).

Tomohawks is a relatively new bar, this place has fast become a firm favourite for locals. Service and vibe is casual, serving Tapas and burgers. The food is quite sophisticated and well priced and the cocktails would rival any Melbourne CBD establishment!

Ginger Baker is a lovely café with a great courtyard out the back overlooking the Ovens river. Hearty breakfast/ brunch and tapas/share options for lunch or dinner.

15 Wills St the newest bar/café to eat in town. A partnership between Tani (recently closed chef hat restaurant) and Sixpence sees a unique eating and dining space where you can sample Tani’s latest venture, a gin distillery in a relaxed bar setting where small food plates will be on offer. If gin is not your thing, Sixpence will also have a coffee roaster onsite as well as their well loved artisan bread and pastries.

Cafés – Lunch / breakfast / brunch

Rail Trail Café is located directly on the rail trail in Porepunkah, this café is well known to locals for their breakfast burritos, good coffee and generous serves for breakfast and lunch. A sandpit for children and a bike rack for riders make this a great pitstop for families enjoying a bike ride from the kilnhouses to Bright and back.

Sixpence Coffee and bakery hidden away a little in the Industrial estate but great bread and coffee. Only open Mon-Fri but opening soon in Bright.
35 Churchill Avenue, Bright, VIC 3741
03 5755 1242

Coral Lee is a 1950’s inspired cafe that has homemade hearty dishes, a unique brunch menu and good coffee. All food is made on premises and they have an impressive cake/slice selection.

Food, Wine and Friends is another café with good coffee, (it also stocks milawa bread if you get there early), cheese, preserves and wine and great brunch menu. They also have a range of take away meals.

Cherry walk café a popular café with the locals, this gem has excellent coffee and good quality breakfast and brunch menu.

Boyntons Feathertop winery just across the road from Kilnhouses. À la carte lunch on the terrace is lovely. There is also an extensive local produce deli cabinet where you can create your very own deli platter. Free wine tasting and a gorgeous view of Mount Buffalo – and walking or riding distance from the kilnhouses!

Ringer Reef winery is located 3km from the kilnhouses just before Porepunkah on the (bike) rail trail. You can sometimes buy a lunch platter there but olives and home made bread are served with their wine tasting – lovely spot for a picnic and destination for a bike ride.

Hotels and Breweries

Bright Brewery is well known to tourists and locals alike, the brewery has a good (pub style) menu, a range of their own crafted beer on tap and is located along the river overlooking the park.

The Wandi Pub in Wandiligong, has a pleasant beer garden, a good selection of local wines and beers. The menu is small, Wandilgong is a gorgeous and hidden valley. A lovely walk from Bright.

The Punkah Pub has been recently renovated and modernised and is now one of the smartest looking pubs in the region. Serving local wine and beer with a full menu for lunch, dinner and bar snacks, mostly pub-style food – nice atmosphere.

The Happy Valley Hotel located in Ovens on the outskirts of Myrtleford, is another pub that has undergone a recent transformation. The menu consists of more traditional pub style options and popular with locals.

The Snowline Hotel in Harrietville is a favourite with locals and has good meals. The new deck is a very pleasant spot for a drink and meal!

In Beechworth

Provenance (2 hats good food guide) has wonderful Japanese inspired food with excellent wines. You may need to organise a driver/taxi for this one – we can let you know some contacts!

Project 49 excellent coffee and Spanish style casual food.