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A Bonnie new addition to All Saints Estate

Words by Amanda Kennedy
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As if the Rutherglen region wasn’t already a pin on your map, All Saints Estate has just made it that bit more enticing with the newly opened casual eatery, Bonnie. The name is a nod to the original owners’ Scottish heritage when the estate was first established way back in 1864 – yep, 1864.

Some people may have taken these last couple of Covid years lightly. Not current owners and siblings Angela, Eliza & Nick Brown. If that surname looks familiar when talking wine, you’re not wrong. Their father, Peter, was one of Brown Brothers of Milawa, another renowned winery south of Rutherglen.

‘Our goal was to come out of this challenging time with a positive outlook. Our aim with these renovations is to introduce international-worthy facilities for our loyal customers and new customers from around Australia and beyond,’ explains Eliza Brown.

We never thought we would be breaking ground on two new restaurants and a stunning new cellar door while still in a pandemic.

Casual eatery Bonnie is serving up woodfired, artisanal pizzas and salads, as well as platters bursting with charcuterie, cheese and other locally-sourced delights. Naturally, the food is complemented by the highly drinkable beverage menu curated by winemaker Nick Brown, which includes local beers and alcohol-free options, as well as wines from All Saints and St Leonards Vineyard.

Whether you choose to eat in the architecturally designed dining room or take advantage of the attractive outdoor terrace, you’ll be rewarded with views across the lake, charming landscaped gardens and ultimately into the vineyards beyond where all the magic happens.

If you’re lucky enough to be visiting on a weekend, we suggest you avail yourself of the winery tours which explore the estate’s historical buildings every Saturday and Sunday at 11am. Ach, bonnie indeed – Scottish accent optional.


WHAT: Bonnie
WHERE: 205 All Saints Road Wahgunyah
WHEN: Tuesday – Sunday 11am-3pm, Thursday – Sunday 5pm-9pm

We wish to acknowledge the Yorta Yorta people as traditional owners of this land and to pay our respects to their Elders, past and present.
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