Set amongst picturesque vineyards and terraced gardens Goona Warra is an elegant and romantic venue for very special weddings. A venue that combines the beautiful charms of an historic winery with PERSONAL SERVICE….EXCEPTIONAL FOOD….ESTATE WINES.
Founded in 1863 by early Victorian Premier, the Hon. James Goodall Francis, Goona Warra was the most grandiose of the eight vineyards flourishing in Sunbury in the 1860’s. Translated from the local Aboriginal dialect, “Goona Warra” meant “resting place of Black Swan”. Sadly, however, the economics of the day saw the vines being pulled out in the 1890’s. After being given over to other agricultural pursuits in the interim, the historic vineyard was subsequently replanted in 1983, and the magnificent buildings restored in 1987.
This historic bluestone winery is set amongst terraced gardens, and approached from a sweeping drive which skirts the picturesque vineyard. Goona Warra is a spectacular, unique setting for your special occasion. Indulge your guests with an event to remember, perfect for both your ceremony followed by your reception all in the one location, with boundless opportunities for photography. Enjoy a ceremony in the Cellar or on the Terrace followed by lunch, dinner, or a cocktail party in the gardens, the Cellar or the Great Hall.
The Head Chef will prepare contemporary, European inspired cuisine to your order. The menus are flexible and the food is flavoursome and fresh. They can tailor their packages to suit you – The dedicated Events Coordinator will happily provide you with expert assistance in planning your special day and have an abundance of recommendations for photographers, celebrants, musicians, cakes, florists and more….
A memorable food and wine experience in a vineyard setting – just 30 minutes from the centre of Melbourne.