At Mackereth’s Hedon Farm we offer our visitors self-contained cottage accommodation, a unique winery event location, and a selection of locally produced fine wines available for sale by the glass, bottle or case.
Recognised as the Pyrenees first winery, the cottage was built c.1865 by Edwin H. Mackereth who came in search of gold and subsequently bought 40 acres in Avoca. Vines were planted in the 1880’s and he supplied award winning wines to a number of hotels in town. Todays vines were planted in 1999 by Mt Avoca Winery and the variety is Tempranillo.
Restoration of the original cottage (there is also a larger, current family home) started six years ago and since completion it has been enjoyed as a venue for car rallies, wine promotion and weekend stays.
Accommodation includes two bedrooms (queen beds / ceiling fans), new bathroom (one toilet), living room (wood fire / DVD available) and dining area. Original kitchen – no oven – includes microwave oven and hotplates. Outside next to the vines is a wood-fire barbecue plus gas barbecue and an open-fire pit (fire restrictions apply). Sleeping outside around the fire pit can be arranged.
So pretty in autumn and spring, sensational at night. Only two kilometres from High Street, Hedon Farm offers a country experience enhanced by an overnight stay in a cottage (with good hamper breakfast) which is steeped in local history.