“The Limestone Coast”
by Yalumba and Mayura Station
$999.00 pp two nights accommodation (5 star), 4 meals, wine tour, cave tour
Coonawarra’s best accommodation, Yalumba’s finest wine, South Australia’s most beautiful caves and Australia’s greatest steak restaurant combined in one package! Yalumba Family Vignerons and Mayura Station join Coonawarra Discovery to offer a ‘best of the best’ Limestone Coast experience.
Discover prized Wagyu beef steaks otherwise unavailable for purchase in Australia due to overseas demand. Enjoy stunning panoramic views across the rugged and beautiful Canunda National Park. Experience Yalumba's finest wine - The Caley Coonawarra & Barossa Cabernet Shiraz, while staying at The Yalumba Menzies Retreat, a luxury boutique apartment in the heart of Coonawarra. Enjoy a memorable chauffeur-driven tour of the Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon cellar door icons and explore one of South Australia's most impressive caves at the Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park.
Mayura Station’s The Tasting Room
Your 4 course dining experience at Mayura Station's famous specialist wagyu beef restaurant, The Tasting Room, will impress. While you are seated at the Chef’s table Mayura's in-house chef Mark Wright will prepare your dishes in a unique interactive format providing a first class experience including the history of Wagyu, the benefits of dry-hanging as well as how to prepare, cook and savour Mayura's full-blood Wagyu Beef.
Mayura Station is an award-winning beef producer with one of Australia's largest full-blood Wagyu herds. Wagyu is said to be the world's best beef, and Mayura Station has been named as one of the world's best producers. The Tasting Room is set on a farm overlooking paddocks of grazing cattle with distant views of Canunda National Park and the sand dunes of the Limestone Coast and is South Australia’s best steak restaurant.
Due to high export demands for Mayura's product, many of the cuts of Mayura's Wagyu Beef served during your dining experience are not available for purchase in Australia providing an added incentive to visit and sample these prized steaks. The Tasting Room is fully licenced and wines are chosen from The Limestone Coast Region, including the acclaimed Coonawarra, to match the menu being served.
This package includes an exclusive offer from Mayura Station - every guest receives a Mayura Station steak knife engraved with the guest’s name that can be taken away or left on display in the wall-mounted knife displays that immortalize the restaurant’s high-flying guests. In addition, every guest will take away 100gms of otherwise unobtainable pure blood wagyu steak (vacuum sealed).
RRP $220 per head
Exclusive 4 course degustation dinner at Mayura Station (RRP $220) with matched Yalumba wines including The Caley (RRP $360 750ml), including engraved Mayura steak knife and 100gm vacuum sealed full-blood wagyu to take home;
2 nights accommodation at Menzies retreat with the deluxe breakfast upgrade both days (RRP $660);
Coonawarra Cabernet Icons ½ day cellar door tour including cheese and charcuteries platter or baguette picnic RRP $109);
Tantanoola Cave guided tour and cliff walk (RRP $55);
Airport and all connections in private accredited chauffeured vehicle (RRP $95).
Total value $1489, package savings per person $490
Yalumba Menzies Retreat
This stunning contemporary accommodation is named in homage to Yalumba’s top-shelf Cabernet Sauvignon “The Menzies”, a bottle of which is included in the accomodation package. The moment you enter the dramatic open-plan living area, you know these digs are a fitting tribute to a great wine - even the decor is accented in rich red shades.
Sleek timber floors, rammed-earth walls and a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams also set the tone, along with picture-window views of honoured vines and eucalyptus. As well as two suave bedrooms, there's the latest in designer kitchen and bathroom facilities.
Panoramic views of the surrounding native re-vegetation area and Yalumba Menzies vineyard, this B&B is ideally situated only minutes away from other award winning wineries, restaurants and other tourism attractions of the Limestone Coast region.
This package includes the Deluxe Upgrade which adds for each person for each night of the stay: 2 eggs, 1 piece smokey local bacon, 1 croissant, 2 tomatoes, 2 mushrooms, crusty sourdough loaf, 500ml fruit juice, 500ml milk, Bircher muesli, jams, spreads, butter, margarine, quality tea and coffee, and fruit plus one 750ml bottle of “The Menzies” Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon.
Yalumba “The Caley”
IN HONOUR OF FRED CALEY SMITH 1864 -1913 HORTICULTURIST CORRESPONDENT ADVENTURER
Fred Caley Smith, grandson of Yalumba founder Samuel Smith, was a horticulturist who had a profound impact on the development of Yalumba’s vineyards. In the early 1890’s he spent 18 months trekking across the USA, Britain, Europe, the Middle East, India and Sri Lanka, observing and reporting on scientific and horticultural developments. His detailed letters, sent home every few days, underpinned the way our vineyards were managed, and laid the foundations of sustainable viticulture at Yalumba today.
The Caley is the pinnacle of a long winemaking journey of excellence, that rightfully honours one of Yalumba’s most adventurous sons. A blend of Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon and Barossa Shiraz, The Caley is a classic marriage of two noble varieties and two great Australian wine regions.
RRP $360 (750ml)
THE CALEY 2013
“A beautiful wine in all respects, its heart soft and generous, its head stern and serious, the combination as complete as it is complex”
Campbell Mattinson, Halliday Wine Companion 2019
Cabernet Icons Wine Tour (AM version)
Your journey begins at 10.00am at Parker Estate and traces the Coonawarra legend to Balnaves (10.45am). Then we visit Penley Estate (11.30am) and finish at the magnificent Rymills where a platter or baguette picnic is laid out at 12.15pm, after which we begin the voyage to Tantanoola.
RRP $109 per person
Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park
This spectacular cave, set into a cliff face, is believed to have been exposed by the constant pounding of the ocean.
Over time the sea has retreated leaving behind a cavern of interesting shells, pebbles, bones and an extraordinary display of cave decorations (speleothems) in beautiful shades of pink and brown, coloured by its dolomite base rock.
This tour includes a spectacular guided cliff walk. 2.15 - 4.30pm.
Arrive anytime up until 11.00pm (to give you time to get to Penola from either Adelaide or Melbourne after work by car or to be collected from either Coonawarra Airstrip or Mt Gambier airport) and check into Yalumba’s Menzies Retreat with your private SMS code.
Enjoy a generous farm breakfast and wander amongst the vines outside your door. We collect you at 10.00am and begin your Cabernet Icons wine tour. We will feed you some gorgeous cheeses and cured meats along the way. At 1.15pm we begin the journey to Tantanoola to explore the glorious dolomite cave and cliff views to work up your appetite for your fabulous wagyu beef dinner at Mayura Station in nearby Millicent beginning at 5pm. After that it’s just one place you will want to be – back to the Menzies Retreat!
After a suitably urbane late check out of 11.00am, and after finishing the last of your breakfast provisions, the day is yours to enjoy in Penola, Robe, Naracoorte or Mt Gambier.
Available every Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. Minimum guests 2 maximum guests 4 (larger groups by arrangement))