Just 5 minutes from the CBD of Mildura, Varapodio Estate is a family owned and operated Olive Grove. The estate is just over the Murray River, in the hamlet of Buronga and situated 800 metres from the roundabout heading towards Gol Gol.
The Cellar Door- Cafe was built on the farm in 2009, after operating for a couple of years from a temporary site in their garage. Tastings of the award winning olive oils are available. Try with the Italian bread and a sprinkle of Murray River Salt. They also have olives, salad dressings and a range of olive oil moisturisers and soaps for sale.
In addition, they stock a wide array of other locally produced products, such as Murray River Salt, Outback Almonds, Jamie’s Fine Dressings, Roy Farm’s Summer Fruit, CosiGrape local dried fruit and Just Go Nuts pistachios, to name a few, as well as our own ever increasing range of preserves.
The Cafe serves a home cooked menu of morning and afternoon teas and light lunches, including vegetarian and gluten free choices. Local seasonal produce is used where ever possible. The olive oil ice-cream (as seen recently on the Postcards T.V. show), is also available in the cafe served with one of the homemade desserts.
Tours of the Olive Oil processing facility are available – but strictly by appointment only.
This lovely café is well worth visiting to enjoy eating either outside overlooking the olive plantation or inside during the cooler months amongst the colourful array of handmade items for sale.