The Blue House B&B Accommodation
The Blue House is the perfect place to rest, relax and rejuvenate. It is surrounded by some of the most beautiful vistas in the Grampians with views of Mt Cole, Mt Buangor and Mt Langi Ghiran just outside the front door.
Located at Mountainside Wines, a vineyard and winery at Warrak, 20 minutes east of Ararat, The Blue House started life as the local post office. It was transported to the property in the ‘90s and has been refurbished. It is a self-contained cottage with a queen bedroom, fully equipped kitchen and wood fire.
During your stay visitors to The Blue House can enjoy a vineyard and winery tour followed by a tasting of wines made at the winery on the property.
With its own entrance, The Blue House is secluded and quiet. As television and internet access is not available peace and serenity is assured.
Continental breakfast provisions are provided and information regarding local eateries is available. With prior notice a home cooked meal can be provided in the evening.
Chauffeur Driven Tour
If you are considering booking The Blue House for accommodation and tasting, we also have a number of packages available to add to your experience here.
The Ultimate Blue House Package
Two night’s accommodation
Pick up and drop off from your home (within 250km from Warrak)
One guided wine tasting
Two home cooked dinners
One complimentary bottle of wine
One complimentary cheese platter
Chauffeured visit to three local wineries
The option of a visit to one of the following –
Red Rock Olives, or
Four wheel drive trip to Mt Cole, or
Chauffeur Driven Winery Tour
Guests will be chauffeur driven to three wineries
You choose the wineries you would like to visit
Ask us for suggestions of wineries to visit
Maximum four hours
Four wheel drive bush experience
Drive to Ben Nevis look out and return
Complimentary bottle of wine
Complimentary cheese platter
To extend this tour over Mt Cole to Raglan and return to Mountainside Wines is $140
Big Cruiser Motorbike Ride
Ride the local roads around Mountainside Wines
Cost: one person $50, two separate rides $80
To personalise your tour contact Jane or Shane on 03 5354 3279 or email us at
The car is available for hire for $85/hour minimum three hours or call to discuss.
Andrew Bain, travel writer for Traveller,
writes in his article published in The Age newspaper on Saturday, 23rd May, 2016
“Newer still is Mountainside Wines. To find this most personal of boutique wineries, you must seek it, huddled at the foot of Mt Cole in Warrak, far from any major roads.
Tastings and platters can be enjoyed at a table among the viognier vines, or on cushions and blankets thrown down anywhere on the property.
About a dozen steps from the cellar door, but totally hidden from it, is the Blue House, once the Warrak post office but now a secluded, self-contained, bed and breakfast.
It is a gorgeously quiet place to stay, so hidden that there is no phone or internet signal and no TV reception. As evening falls and mist settles in the valley, there is just the chatter of cockatoos and the distant bleat of sheep.
It is a rural idyll flavoured with tannins, perfect for a digital detox and a wine influx.”