The manicured gardens at Aravina Estate are both stunning and secluded.
On arrival to the Estate, the expansive vineyard can be seen through the sweeping Claret Ash trees and manicured lawns. Visitors are met with a sea of pink and blue hydrangeas as they cross the bridge to the Cellar Door and Restaurant. The striking flowers are coupled with the intricate creek system of cascading waterfalls and a tree fern canopy.
As you walk throughout the gardens there is a fragrant and colourful range of roses, hydrangeas and camellias plus several sections of the garden dedicated to native plants. The expansive lake is offset by bushland and contemporary garden styling that creates the idyllic restaurant setting.
The Kitchen Garden
The Aravina kitchen and horticulture teams have worked together to design the kitchen garden and determine what produce is appropriate for Aravina Estate’s site conditions, wind shelter, optimal sunlight, airflow and irrigation.
They use entirely organic methods to ensure the quality of the kitchen garden produce. The Horticultural team select specific in-season varieties of herbs and vegetables for use in the Aravina Estate kitchen with the added prospect of on-selling excess produce to the public in the near future. An apple and pear orchard was planted in early 2015. The fruit from the orchard will be incorporated into the chef's seasonal creations.