South East Touring Triangle
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Cider & Ale

Hops were first grown in the Yarra Valley in the early 1800s, and those pioneering farmers would raise a glass to the Yarra Valley Cider and Ale Trail of eight artisan producers (

Handcrafted beers
Handcrafted beers include pilsner, bitter, lager and dark and pale ales, and there’s an emphasis on good eating in the micro-brewery revival. Tuck into long lunches made from delicious local produce at Coldstream Brewery and Hargreaves Hill, or drop into White Rabbit for a classic weekend sausage sizzle. Buckley's Beer will take you on a beer-making tour at weekends.

Sample five beers at the Mornington Peninsula Brewery, while winery Hickinbotham of Dromana has four top drops which you can match with beer-friendly food. Red Hill Brewery sells its range at the Red Hill Market, and local liquor stockists, restaurants and cafes.

Rusty Water Brewery Restaurant & Bar is home to Phillip Island's only handcrafted ales and, in a great spirit of generosity, features a selection of ales from other likeminded craft breweries.

Cider sampling
Kellybrook cider has been a tradition for 50 years, and visitors now continue on to sample cider at places like Giverny Estate, St Ronan’s Cider and Napoleone & Co at Punt Road Winery in the Yarra Valley. On the Mornington Peninsula, head to Mock Orchards and Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm.

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