Farmer Smith Estate formerly known as Rupert's Ridge Vineyard Retreat is a unique property and boutique vineyard in the picturesque wine-growing region of Heathcote, Victoria.
Set on 100 acres of rolling hills, located near the historic township of Redesdale, north of Melbourne, it is an escape to the country where you can walk out the door and immerse yourself in the peace and quiet of country life.
The landscape is an extraordinary example of an operating vineyard where you will also find olive, almond, fig and many other fruit trees dotted throughout the property, all blending into the park style gardens of the estate. Wander through the vineyard and enjoy the serenity of a gorgeous country property where sheep, cows and alpacas graze in the large acreage surrounding the vines.
A weekend away at Farmer Smith estate allows one to unwind in the picturesque surrounds with it's unique farm life setting and just a stone's throw from Melbourne (1 hr from Melbourne airport).
This pet friendly property is situated in the middle of all that the North Central district has to offer where 20 - 40 minutes will take you to:
Heathcote, Macedon and Bendigo region Vineyards
Mysterious Hanging Rock
Bendigo Art galleries and Goldfields
Kyneton's notable restaurants and great shopping
Incredible Turpins Falls in Langley
RETREATS: SUNRISE & SUNSET
Sunrise and Sunset are two large, modern and fully appointed retreats overlooking Farmer Smith Estates vineyard and surrounding hills.
Sunrise hosts the incredible colours of the sun coming up over the horizon and comprises a large bedroom with ensuite bathroom with one king size bed and one double bed, fully appointed kitchen, dining area, lounge area and fireplace for those wintery days or nights. The outdoor spa takes in the stunning views of the vineyard and surrounds.
Sunset is positioned to experience some incredible days ends with stunning sunsets and views of the undulating hills. Sit in the spa and soak up the atmosphere of what can only be described as breathtaking. The retreat also has a large bedroom, ensuite bathroom, two queen size beds, fully appointed kitchen, dining area, lounge area and fireplace.
Both retreats have covered outdoor living areas with BBQ's and outdoor spa's.
**Children are welcome but please note this is a working farm/vineyard and children and pets must be supervised at all times**
**Use of outdoor spa is $50 extra per stay**