Regional Food and Wine
“Celebration is a kind of food we all need in our lives, and each individual brings a special recipe or offering, so that together we will make a great feast. Celebration is a human need that we must not, and can not, deny. It is richer and fuller when many work and then celebrate together.” – Corita Kent and Jan Steward
Something for a Fine Food & Wine Connoisseur
Something for a Fine Food & Wine Connoisseur… Qii house is quirky, upbeat and fabulous; the perfect spot to host an organic wine tasting event and to promote local artisan produce.
As if the Otway Forest Park isn’t feast enough for the senses, the Otway Harvest Trail indulges foodie whims with fine local produce and wining and dining options. Follow the trail to discover the best fresh produce at farm gates and provedores, restaurants, wineries and breweries. Enjoy meals and views along the trail or stock up on local riches to take back home.
Handpicked and Homemade
The Otways hinterland is fertile ground for fresh produce. Take your pick from lush berries and olives, mushrooms, organic meats, and
handcrafted cheeses and chocolates.
Pick your own blueberries, strawberries, logan berries and raspberries or place an order for berry treats with afternoon tea at local berry farms Very Berry Orchard, Gentle Annie Berry Gardens and Pennyroyal Raspberry Farm B&B. Watch local cheesemakers work magic with curds and whey at Apostle Whey Cheeses, treat your sweet-tooth to hand-crafted chocolates at GORGE Chocolates, and take home locally roasted coffee beans from Kazbah.
Prepare for a feast with organic meats and farm foods from local provedores – take your shopping basket to Birregurra Farm Foods, Timboon Provedore and the Deans Marsh Store.
Fine Wines and Crafty Brews
Follow the trail of fine wine and local brews throughout the Otways. You’ll find plenty of cellar doors offering a fine pinot noir, chardonnay and sparkling and other drops among the local wineries: Blakes Estate, Brown Magpie Wines, Dinny Goonan Wines, Gosling Creek Winery and Yeowarra Hill Winery. Follow your wine with a carefully ale or a cider at Otway Estate Winery and Brewery and at micro-brewery Forrest Brewing Company.
Whatever your whim, you’ll find it along the trail. Bring home some of the festive fare from the Otways trail and create your own nourishing spa cuisine fiesta, together with loved ones! Treat yourself, treat others. Create any reason to celebrate life.
Feel the Vibe and Come Alive!
Qii house is an out of box experience. Savor the moment in fresh mountain air, in the ancient otways eco-system, where focus is shifted to the art of living in harmony with nature’s rhythm.
Forest Therapy Insights
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