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Harvest Home and Fowles Winery day trip

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  • Experience flight as it used to be on a fully restored DC-3
  • Fly to the renowned Strathbogie Wine Region in central Victoria
  • Taste specially curated wines at Fowles Winery, Avenel
  • Relax for a long lunch at Avenel’s historic Harvest Home
  • Depart Essendon at approx. 10am and return at approximatelly 4.30pm.
A short, but extraordinary flight aboard the historic DC-3, you will travel north to experience just some of Victoria’s best kept secrets.
What's Included?
Historic DC-3 flight
Check in at Shortstop Jet Charter’s VIP Lounge at Essendon airport at 9.15am for a glass of champagne. On arrival you will meet your Captain and crew. Flying north to Mangalore airport (nearSeymour), you will experience flight as it was before the days of mass travel, relaxed and comfortable, with plenty of legroom.
Fowles Winery
Be transported to the award-winning Fowles Winery in Avenel where experts will guide you through a specially curated selection of wines.
You will only be able to bring home 2 bottles per person. You can arrange delivery of any additional purchased wines with Fowles.
Harvest Home
Then, on to Harvest Home for lunch. This is a one-of-a-kind heritage venue and boutique restaurant.
Head Chef Martin Golding prepares a feast of modern Australian fare for you. The bespoke drinks list features offerings from local award-winning wineries and distilleries. Drinks purchased on the ground are at the clients cost. So many beautiful spaces to sit, wine and dine, you won’t ever want to leave.
Menu Sample ONLY - Seasonal
Grazing Board-Olives, Dip, Cheese, Cold Meats, Pickles, Lavosh, Sourdough
Oven roasted chicken supreme, israeli cous cous, harissa, apricots, currents, charred
capsicum, baby vegetables, jus (DF) - 180g
Baked tasmanian salmon, cauliflower risotto, roasted cauliflower, asparagus, saffron
Sauce (GF)
Roasted zuchini and tomato tart, onion marmalade, slasa verdi/roquette (V) (VE) (DF)


Vanilla Creme Brulee, rhubarb (GF)
White Chocolate Mousse, Pistachio praline, Speised dark chocolate compot (V) (GF)
Brandy Snap Basket, Strawberry Creme Patisserie, Strawberries, Balsamic (V) 
Price: $479.00 per person.
Flights are weather and passenger numbers dependent.
Dates 2023
December 3rd
Dates 2024
February 18th
March 24th
April 28th
Don’t miss out on THE JUMP SEAT
The ‘Jump Seat’ is an extra seat in the cockpit just behind the pilots, used by a check pilot to oversee crew performance in their regular assessment and competency flights. This seat is available for a passenger to occupy during take-off or landing at an extra cost of $75 one way.
After takeoff, on attaining cruise altitude, you'll be escorted back to your assigned seat in the cabin. For landing, you'll be installed prior to descent, and remain there until after engine shutdown.
No discussion with the crew is permitted prior to completionof Landing or Take Off, but you may video or take photos.
For bookings or further information, please contact