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Blog » About Mickleham’s Marnong Estate. Offering something for everyone.

About Mickleham’s Marnong Estate. Offering something for everyone.

About Mickleham’s Marnong Estate. Offering something for everyone.

August 2020 in Events & Local Area

3AW’s Mark ‘Scorcher’ Davidson claims that Marnong Estate has put Mickleham on the map, and he’s not wrong!

Located just a 15-minute drive away from Peppercorn Hill, the historic mid-19th century homestead has been restored to its former glory and now houses a heritage resort, restaurant, vineyard and brewery.

We talked to Paul Boyko, Marnong Estate’s Marketing & Sales Manager, to learn a little more about the history of the property, the concept behind the business, and how it’s tackling the challenges of lockdown head on. 

Tell us about the concept behind Marnong Estate and how long the business has been up and running?

Marnong Estate winery and homestead officially opened its gates to the public in 2018, after a lengthy restoration, and we’re incredibly proud to have created a world-class tourism facility, while focusing on sustainability and protecting the rich history of the homestead and its location.

The original family home of Victorian politician, William Angliss, we’re located just 20km from Melbourne Airport, on a substantial rural holding – 1,200 acres of farmland, and Marnong is actually still a privately-owned working farm.

Right now, the estate comprises: luxury accommodation – 4 suites in the historic homestead; conferencing facilities; a winery; a brewery; a café; and our fine dining restaurant, Bankvale Run which serves quality local and estate-grown produce and wine. Plus, a day spa is also scheduled to open the not too distant future.

For me, one of the best things about the revival of the existing homestead and the establishment of the integrated heritage resort facility, vineyard, brewery and agribusiness, is the real – and substantial, contribution Marnong Estate has made – and continues to make, to the local community. The authentic cultural and historical experience that we provide to visitors and guests is definitely the first of its kind in the region.