Unlike any of the apple orchards in Victoria, the Orchard at Montague provides a full day of fun with family and friends just 35 kilometers from Melbourne. The Orchard features Stella’s Kitchen, a 120 seat café where you can dine in or take away, as well as a store where you can taste and shop seasonal fresh produce and locally sourced artisan products at Bill’s Orchard Gate

All located right next door to the 220 hectare Lysterfield Park which offers a range recreational activities from mountain bike trails, sailing and canoeing, bushwalking and see some of Australia’s native wildlife including Kangaroos and birds.

Learn more about Lysterfield Park here.

Bill’s Orchard Gate

Bill’s Orchard Gate is named after Bill Montague who started our family owned business when he planted the first apple trees on the Narre Warren North Orchard three generations ago.
Growing over the years to become one of Australia's largest fruit growers, we have learned a thing or two over that time.

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The Little Orchard

Our Little Orchard Tours have now closed for the season. All our fruit has been harvested and we are preparing for the next season. We are looking to recommence our tours in Summer 2021.

If you would like to be the first to hear about our Orchard tours for next season, register your details below.

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Stella’s Kitchen

Stella’s Kitchen is named after family matriarch Stella Montague, who passionately cared for her family while they worked on the Orchard at Narre Warren North.
Located right next to Lysterfield National park, the café offers a new destination with close access to the scenic national park and the beautiful landscape of our Orchard.

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Pack House Tour

We are excited to welcome visitors to tour our new expanded fruit processing facility that will have the capacity to process more than 280 million pieces of fruit each year.

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We look forward to welcoming you.

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Stella’s Kitchen
Takeaway: Monday – Sunday - 7.30 am – 4.00 pm
Dine In: Tuesday – Sunday - 8.30 am – 4.00 pm

Bill’s Orchard Gate
Monday – Sunday - 8.30 am – 4.00 pm

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👏⁠ We're out of lockdown from 11:59pm tonight 👏⁠

It's been a long two weeks, and we are excited to welcome guests back to dine in at Stella's Kitchen from tomorrow.⁠

Make sure you stay up-to-date with our long weekend hours 👇⁠

Bill's Orchard Gate and Stella's Kitchen will be open as normal on Saturday and Sunday from 8.30am to 4pm.⁠

Monday (Queen's Birthday) Bill's Orchard Gate will be open from 9am to 3pm and Stella's Kitchen (takeaway only) 9am to 2:30pm.⁠

📞 Just a reminder, if you want to secure a table over the weekend, make sure you give us a call on (03) 9658 5912 to book ahead⁠.⁠

Please remember masks still need to be worn when indoors.⁠

#MontagueOrchard #Montague #Experience

Homeschooling #101.⁠

Kids need to learn about different types of fruit 🍎 and vegetables 🥔, right?⁠

If you live locally (10km radius), why not take a break in your day and stop by Bill's Orchard Gate.⁠

Not only can you stock up on fresh produce for lunches and dinner, but you can educate your family on healthy, fresh produce while in-store 👏. ⁠


📣 Calling all locals 📣⁠

We know lockdown can be difficult, that's why we're still here to support you ❤️.⁠

For those who live within a 5km radius (10km from tomorrow) of The Orchard, here are some of the things we've got to help get you through the circuit-breaker lockdown 👇⁠

🍏 Bill's Orchard Gate is stocked with fresh fruit, vegetables and treats ⁠

🥧 Our Take Home Meals are available for purchase from Stella's Kitchen takeaway area between 9.30 am - 2.30 pm⁠

☕ Barista-made coffee⁠

🌿 We've also created fresh produce boxes - a bundle of some of our favourite local suppliers⁠

#Montague #montagueorchard

It's officially lasagne weather (read: winter has arrived).⁠

For our lucky locals, we added Wagyu Beef Lasagne 🍅🥩 and Salad 🥗 to our takeaway menu.⁠

This tasty meal for two is $25 = dinner sorted. ⁠

Available from Stella's Kitchen takeaway area from 9.30 am till 2.30 pm. ⁠

⁠📞 Call ahead to preorder your meal (03) 9658 5912.⁠

#Montague #MontagueOrchard⁠

For those in our local area, we've created take-home fresh produce boxes to help you create delicious meals while at home 🍎🍓.⁠

We've bundled up produce from local suppliers so you can keep supporting independent growers during Melbourne's circuit-breaker lockdown ❤️.⁠

In the box you'll find 👇⁠
🌿 Basil⁠
🥬 Chinese broccoli⁠
🍅 Cherry truss tomatoes⁠
🍝 Fettuccine & tomato sauce⁠
🍓 Strawberries⁠
🍏 Sparkling granny smith & mint juice⁠
🌶️ Baby peppers⁠
🍎 JAZZ™, Ambrosia™, yello™ and envy™ apples⁠

Call 📞 (03) 9658 5912 to preorder and secure your take-home box. ⁠

#Montague #MontagueOrchard⁠

T-minus three days until it's officially winter 🥶.⁠

Don't worry, we've got you covered 🔥🥰.⁠

While we might be closed with the current lockdown, we'll have the fire ready to go when we can welcome customers again to dine-in. ⁠

Send this to a friend 👇 who you'll be planning a lunch date with after the circuit-breaker lockdown lifts.⁠

📷 @All4Wander⁠

#Montague #MontagueOrchard #StellasKitchen

When life gives you a circuit-breaker lockdown, enjoy a hot pie.⁠

Our team at Stella's Kitchen will be selling special pies for our local community to enjoy.⁠

🥧 Slow-cooked Gippsland lamb with rosemary pie $30⁠
🍝 Family beef ragu wth pasta $35⁠
🥧 Free-range South Gippsland chicken with caramelized leek pie $30⁠
🥔 Potato Bake with a Brie and white wine sauce $20⁠

The pies will be available to purchase each day during the next seven days between 9:30am and 2:30pm, from our takeaway area (at the end of The Orchard).⁠

Tag a friend who is lucky enough to live in the five-kilometre radius of The Orchard.⁠

#Montague #MontagueOrchard #Specials

‼️ Updated hours for The Orchard ‼️ ⁠

We're sure by now you've heard the news that Victoria will enter a seven-day 'circuit-breaker' lockdown, starting at 11:59pm tonight.⁠

While it's always a difficult time for everyone, we are grateful to be able to continue to support our local community with our takeaway service.⁠

From tomorrow morning, The Orchard will be open between 9:30am to 2:30pm each day for fresh produce and takeaway meals. ⁠

🍎 Bill's Orchard Gate will be stocked with fresh fruit, vegetables and treats ⁠
☕ Stella's Kitchen (dine-in) will be closed but will be serving takeaway coffee, snacks and homemade pies from our new takeaway area at the end of the building⁠

Keep in mind masks are now required both inside and outside. ⁠

📷 @missmadameloves⁠

#MontagueOrchard #Montague

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