Our story:


Welcome to The Whitton Malt House; a place where diverse Riverina produce and the incredible people who create it, are celebrated and showcased on our menus, in our bar and retail store. Our grounds also feature products and plants unique to this area we proudly live and work within.

Located half way between Sydney and Melbourne and nestled on the banks of Lake Hulong, the Whitton Malt House offers locals and visitors a place to experience unique beverages, delicious regional food, outdoor activities, accommodation - all in beautiful indoor and outdoor settings.

The restaurant has breathtaking floor to ceiling views across Lake Hulong, the impressive waterfall and eucalyptus forest. We encourage you to take some extra time during your visit to explore and enquire about our story.

How it all began...

A vision became a reality when plans to set up a 'best practice 'cotton gin was established to provide the best cotton ginning services to growers in the Southern Valleys. Ten years later, hundreds of thousands of bales and happy growers have been part of the business that has gone on to be a leader in the industry. Today, Southern Cotton is proud partner of the Whitton Malt House.


In 2019, Southern Cotton and Voyager Craft Malt formed a partnership with a shared vision for the malt industry - to build a sustainable world-class, craft malting facility to supply artisan malt to elite whisky distillers, craft brewers and bakers.

Voyager Craft Malt produces small batch artisanal malts from locally grown and regionally sourced grains in NSW's Riverina. We specialise in growing and malting hand-crafted malts from a diverse range of premium quality grains.

In just 12-months, after taking a hands-on approach, the team have transformed a 'greenfield' site into an operational state-of-the-art craft malting facility.


Located adjacent to both of these businesses, the Whitton Malt House is the third proud pillar within this business trio. A purpose built restaurant, event and accommodation facility, this is a culinary destination proudly promoting the Riverina. Our ability to employ locals, support our community and provide a platform to showcase seasonal produce is one of our greatest achievements yet.

The Whitton Malt House is open every day from 10am to 5pm. BYO food or drinks is not permitted as we do have food and beverages available. We also do not permit dogs onto the site, unless they are sight assist. We thank you for your co-operation.

Find out more
  • The Whitton Malt House

    This modern, welcoming venue is set amongst manicured grounds, with grassed areas, a lake and sculpture garden. Located halfway between Sydney and Melbourne in the heart of the Riverina, the impressive venue showcases seasonal produce from the area on all menus and provides accommodation, event and wedding spaces, plus outdoor activities for visitors to enjoy.

    Contact the Whitton Malt House 
  • Southern Cotton

    Southern Cotton provides best practice cotton ginning services to growers in the Southern Valleys. Our mission is to gin cotton to the highest quality, in the most efficient and sustainable manner. Located adjacent to the Whitton Malt House, the Southern Cotton gin provides agritourism opportunities for visitors and we proudly showcase Australian cotton items in our retail store for purchase.

    Southern Cotton 
  • Voyager Craft Malt

    Located adjacent to the Whitton Malt House, the custom designed state of the art 'on farm malting facility' carefully blends innovation and history for sustainable success. Voyager Craft Malt work with leading brewers, distillers and bakers to design custom malt batches, to create unique character. You can sample products using Voyager Craft Malt on site at the Whitton Malt House through craft beers, our menu or Whisky tastings.

    Whisky and Beer Tastings bookings