The Urban List April 2017 https://www.theurbanlist.com/melbourne/a-list/king-valley-visit-vic17
Emma John, journalist British Telegraph and Guardian, March 2017
“Beechworth especially is a fantastic town and somewhere I would certainly shout about from the rooftops. The museum is really incredible – Patrick Watt, the curator, is clearly a huge talent and someone who is doing incredible things in the community. I was just so surprised to find a place of such depth and significance in such a tiny remote town. Ditto the Provenance restaurant – it’s clearly a destination venue and somewhere I can see foodies travelling out of the city especially to visit. The rail trail (cycling) is an incredible resource, again, something that I can see a lot of UK folk enjoying as a self-guided experience, and the whole region felt very exciting right now – so many people moving out of the city to set up little businesses, mostly food related. The Tour de Pedal guided cycling tour was excellent, the Ned Kelly walking tour in Beechworth was charming, the lunch at Milawa Cheese Factory was very good – the Pizzini cooking class is truly outstanding. The only thing people need to know is how early country businesses shut – it’s something that a lot of visitors might be caught out by, eg the Brewery stops serving their famous pizzas at 8.30pm.
Accommodation wise: Casa Luna was the really standout accommodation for me – I wish we’d had longer to spend there, just because it feels such a romantic and relaxing place.”
Andy Harris, Jamie Magazine, March 2015
“Casa Luna Gourmet Accommodation – great food, accommodation with stunning views and breakfasts, cooked by co-owner Gwenda Canty, that will set you up for the day.”
John, Astrid, Candida and Steve, Brazil and Melbourne, Vic.
“An unforgettable experience, fabulous lamb, a serene environment, a starry night too”.
Pauline and John, Echuca, Vic.
“Wonderful three days. Idyllic setting, brilliant breakfasts and dinner. Friendly hosts. Thanks so much.”
Judy and Howard, Richmond, Vic.
“La Casa Luna was an opportunity to experience Gwenda’s great food passion. Perfect break. Tranquil environment. Professional yet friendly approach.”
Anton and Antoinette, Wahgunyah, Vic.
“What a wonderful spot to stop and springboard into the King Valley. An exceptional meal as well.”
Shayne and Andrew, Brunswick,Vic.
“Our eighth visit – still a wonderful experience.”
John and Marilyn, Sue and Peter, Yea/ Ascot Vale, Vic.
“An adventure in every mouthful! Beautiful spot and top hospitality.”
Tony and Diane, Ascot Vale, Vic.
“Second time around and it just gets better. Looking forward to visit number 3.”
Elena, Mickey and Adrian, Central Coast, NSW
“Perhaps the best place we’ve stayed – fantastic food, knowledgeable and warm hosts, amazing attention to detail in everything.”
Roger and Margaret, Wangaratta, Vic.
“Fourth visit – and about time we signed the book! We’ll be back.”
Jane and Lan, Alphington, Vic.
“A 5 star restaurant in the middle of a beautiful green valley. Bring on more Slow Food/ Slow Life.”