Our Story

Blackwood Ridge is not a geographical location, it is a destination along a winding gravel road set in the heart of the Wombat State Forest, one hour west of Melbourne.

James a trained Chef and Dan a Horticulturalist have combined their skills and passion for gardening and home-grown produce to create Blackwood Ridge featuring our private gardens and the renowned & Garden Room Restaurant

A place where you can spend an afternoon, to relax, indulge and soak up the elements.

    Off the Grid.

    Here at Blackwood Ridge we pride ourselves on producing the products right here on the farm with the lowest possible embodied energy.

    We are completely off-grid, so we only use renewable solar power electricity for the everyday running of the restaurant.

    The restaurant dishes are prepared from scratch, most often using our own seasonal home grown produce from the kitchen garden, or locally sourced produce as much as possible.

    We are committed to producing a low embodied energy product and we are always looking at ways to reduce energy use and recycling within the confines of the farm. We believe the energy we are saving every day in the running of Blackwood Ridge will help to reduce our footprint on the earth.