5 things you didn’t know about Whitton Malt House

What do you know about Whitton Malt House?

Since opening in 2020, we’ve attracted a bundle of love from locals, visitors and media, who’ve been blown away by the scale and beauty of the new agritourism destination — exploring the journey from farm gate and across the malting process.

But, there’s more to Whitton Malt House than meets the eye.

The ambition of partners owners, Southern Cotton is obvious everywhere you look, and the cellar door concept of "paddock to producer to multiple products and back" is the first of its kind in the world. There’s a certain feeling you get when you visit the malt house that can’t be explained unless you’ve been there…

So, here’s an insider’s guide on Whitton Malt House, including five interesting things you didn’t know about the former greenfield site turned iconic Riverina hospitality, entertainment and education hub. You’ll definitely want to read this before planning your visit.

With international travel off the cards for 2021, you’re looking closer to home to create memorable experiences, right?

1. Easy fishing fun for the family

You probably didn’t know you can fish for Murray cod at Whitton Malt House? This is a fun, family activity where you can hire all the gear (great, if you’ve got no idea!) for the chance to catch-and-release one of Australia’s iconic freshwater fish — and even win a cash prize!

One of the malt house owners is a contract grower of Murray cod for nearby Riverina aquaculture business, Aquna Sustainable Murray Cod. So, the Murray cod you’ll catch in beautiful Lake Hulong has been produced to the highest environmental standards.

When you’re keen to have a fishing experience without all the hoo-ha and expense for only $10 a person, this is the way to go!

2. Real-life, sustainable malting facility

Surprise number two. Whitton Malt House is home to Voyager’s real-life, sustainable malting facility, where it produces small-batch artisanal malts from locally-grown and regionally-sourced seasonal grains, for use by craft bakers, brewers and distillers. Pretty impressive, hey?

The on-site malting facility brings consumers up-close to Voyager’s state-of-the-art production hub. It provides the missing link in the ‘paddock to pint’ process, and helps take visitors to the malt house precinct on a journey from farm gate and across the malting process.

3. Whisky-tasting experience

THERE. IS. A. DEDICATED. WHISKY. BAR.

For lovers of whisky and people who appreciate the craft of producing high-quality spirits, this is a whisky-tasting experience you won’t want to miss. For just $55 per person, you’ll be guided through a series of tastings from a range of locally-produced whisky products.

(If you’d like to join our new Whisky Club, subscribe to our newsletter for updates on the up-coming launch date and other interesting information.)

4. A champion of regional produce

If the Riverina is known as the food bowl of Australia, Whitton Malt House is a one-stop destination to access many of the region’s produce (and products). Our cellar door menu features locally-sourced and locally-grown ingredients, and our retail shop champions local suppliers.

So, if you’re on a fleeting visit to the Riverina, head to Whitton Malt House to experience the region’s acclaimed produce in the one place.

5. Plan a mini-getaway in Whitton

Finally, surprise number five: you can stay at Whitton Malt House in stylish, self-contained villas with views of Lake Hulong. Currently, there’s 10 villas available for your mini-break, with plans for 16 villas in total. Book your accommodation in one of our two- or one-bedroom villas.

(Hint: pre-book a luxury barbecue pack, prepared by our incredible kitchen team.) See, you’re all set for a memory-making experience. Who needs international travel, when you’ve got Whitton Malt House!?

 What’s next?

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Email: admin@whittonmalthouse.com.au | Phone: +61 269 552 592