MOUNT OPHIR ESTATE
Unique Luxury Accommodation and Private Events
Mount Ophir Estate, a unique and exclusive property in the rural district of Rutherglen in northern Victoria, Australia.
Mount Ophir Estate was established in 1891 by Eisemann and Gleeson as a farm and vineyard. The Burgoyne family the owners of
Mount Ophir Estate from 1903 were prominent London wine merchants, who developed the property further by constructing a French provincial tower (a nod to their heritage) and a winemaking facility. At this time, the building was the largest state-of-the-art wine producing complex in the Southern Hemisphere. Their ultimate vision was to be the wine centre of Australia.
The wine bore the royal seal of England and was transported via rail to port and then via steamships to ‘the mother country’ to satisfy the palate of British aristocracy. The winery closed in 1955, and the 740-acre estate reduced to 140 acres.
Eliza, Angela, Nick Brown and families, purchased the property in May 2016 and have taken Mount Ophir Estate
on with a passion not seen since its heady days under the Burgoyne family.
Known for their successes with All Saints Estate, Terrace Restaurant, Indigo Food Co, St Leonards Vineyard and
Rutherglen’s Thousand Pound Wine Bar, the Browns painstakingly set to work, spending countless hours
undertaking a loving restoration of the now 140-acre property.
Currently operating as an exclusive site for private events, including weddings, corporate getaways, and unique, luxury accommodation, Mount Ophir’s future as a distinguished Rutherglen landmark has been assured.
Mount Ophir Estate’s philosophy is to be gentle on the environment and look after the earth. Sustainable farm management
is used on established plantings of low yielding and high-quality vineyard on fine clay loam of Shiraz,
Durif (a famous regional variety) and Brown Muscat. The first vintage released will be released in 2021.
There's so much more to discover in the Rutherglen region, check out Explore Rutherglen for more inspiration.
We have a range of different spaces from 60 to 450 guests awaiting your personal touch.
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venue hire pricing please send an
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We offer six unique accommodation offerings in a pristine country environment. From couples to cottages that sleep up to twenty guests comfortably.Perfect spaces for family, friends or corporates.
A creative, unique and private location with inspirational landscapes, original interiors and dramatic
light for your project.
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This extraordinary French Provincial tower is a unique accommodation experience boasting stylish interiors over three floors. The first floor has a stunning spiral staircase that leads to the private sitting room on the second floor and a luxurious bedroom suite and marble bathroom on the third and top floor. Artwork by acclaimed local artists adorn the historic walls.
Sleeps -2 people
From $550 per night.
This space will only suit an agile couple. Unfortunately, we cannot
Situated on the southern side of the property, this house is furthest from the main buildings but close enough to still feel a connection to the estate. Situated on a secluded country lane, enjoy time with your friends and family in this self-contained house with full kitchen, dining room, lounge and laundry. This house accommodates eight people in four bedrooms and three bathrooms.
From $280 per night.
Children are most welcome.
The original estate homestead housed the founders of the estate and enjoys views across the stunning Rutherglen plains.
This impressive large house can accommodate up to ten people in five bedrooms with four bedrooms offering ensuites. Guests will enjoy a fully equipped country 'entertainers' kitchen, a large lounge and dining room
that seats ten.
From $450 per night
Children are most welcome
THE WINEMAKERS COTTAGE
Part of the original winemaking facilities and closest to the beautiful Mount Ophir Estate building. The winemakers cottage is intimate and cosy with a loft bedroom. The cottage has views looking out onto the orchard.
Secluded and quiet, but five minutes to Rutherglen. The beautiful sunsets and unique architecture sets the scene for an amazing romantic getaway.
From $160 per night.
This cottage will only suit an agile couple.
Unfortunately, we cannot
Self-contained provincial two bedroom cottage nestled at the entry of the estate.
Perfect for two couples or a
family of four.Views up to
the tower, winery buildings and surrounding farming landscape.
The Lodge, with the original wooden verandah ready for drinks, includes two queen beds, one that can be split into two singles, one bathroom, open fireplace, dining room, lounge and well-equipped kitchen.
Sleeps- 4 People
From $185 per night.
Children are most welcome.
THE PICKERS COTTAGE
Built for the original workers on the estate, this large cottage can sleep twenty people comfortably.
A perfect house to get away with friends, family or for corporate bonding. The house comprises of six bedrooms and six ensuites.
All queen beds can be split into singles for your own configuration.
A very large living room is at the centre of the action and a brand new kitchen just off the living area. Private car entrance.
Sleeps- 20 People
From $750 per night.
Children are most welcome.
Please note the following important information:
All prices are based on a two person stay. Minimum of two night stay at all properties and a three night stay during Easter and between Christmas/New Year,
25th and 1st of January. Prices will change according to an increase in the number of people staying, seasonal fluctuations and public holidays.
Prices do not include the refundable bond or cleaning fee. A maximum of two people per room if not otherwise stated.
We do not rent individual houses out for weddings or private parties. No camping, caravans or RV's allowed on the estate unless prior approval.
All bookings are through AIRBNB and this requires you to register with their service.
We look forward to welcoming you.
We spent 6 nights in the Tower in late December 2019 and had a wonderful stay. The tower gave expansive views of the farms around us.It felt as though they truly wanted us to have as great a visit as possible.
PRIVATE EVENTS, RUTHERGLEN WEDDINGS & CORPORATE GETAWAYS
Mount Ophir Estate is a bespoke private venue that allows you to create your dream event. ‘Celebration Lake’ provides an enchanted space for your ceremony or choose from a range of locations around the Estate.
The main winery building houses six main halls on two levels which can accommodate from 60 to 450 people
or multiple events in separate rooms.
We can also offer the services of event professionals who can bring your vision to life including caterers, beverage suppliers, event planners, coordinators, stylists, florists, stylish furniture and more.
Please send us an enquiry below or book a site inspection with us here
Simon and his team commit themselves to creating an inspired seasonal menu with finest quality, locally sourced ingredients. The dining experience at Terrace is a synergy of each and every element from produce sourcing and menu preparation through to impeccable guest service. The next stage of the ‘wine and food’ dream is to be self sustainable with all produce coming from the surrounding estate land.
All Saints Estate grown lamb, pork and fresh eggs are only metres from the busy kitchens at Terrace. Our minimal waste processes are important to our team; all organic waste is fed to the winery animals or used as compost on the 80 year old vines.
St Leonards Vineyard Café
The menu at St Leonards Vineyard Café changes with the seasons and is driven largley by what is fresh and locally available. Dishes range from house-made Fish and Chips through to antipasto platters to share with friends. Whatever the menu on the day Simon and the team create a selection of relaxed options making it easy for you to unwind and enjoy the stunning views of St Leonards Vineyards and the Murray River National Park.
St Leonards Cellar Door offers a selection of premium beers and soft drinks as well as the full range of St Leonards Vineyard wines for you to choose from. When St Leonards Vineyard Café is not open, a selection of antipasto items including cured meats, preserved fish, cheese and olives can be purchased to enjoy.
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Reinventing the grape genre, Thousand Pound tosses out stuffy pretences, blurring the boundaries between city and country into an under served hood, creating funky, affordable vin lists paired with Simon Arkless’s chef-driven fare. Sip and swirl your way through the best wines the region has to offer or venture globally from your seat at the bar.