Housed in an old weather-beaten barn that has been beautifully restored, Stones of the Yarra Valley is set amid 50 acres of cabernet vines and is surrounded by century-old oak trees, with views of the Yarra Ranges. This is a great place to have lunch, or just have a coffee or a wine at the casual Mezze Wine Bar. The weekend-only lunch menu might include lamb rump with sunchoke puree and baby vegetables, or filet of blue eye cod with butternut pumpkin and gnocchi (both
A$32). Evening performances by well-known Australian artists, who have included jazz maestro James Morrison, take place throughout the year, and are excellent value at between A$100 to A$120 for a three-course meal (wine extra) and show. Sunday concerts featuring up-and-coming jazz and classical performers (A$15–A$30) are staged in the lovely hand-hewn stone chapel on the site on selected dates.