Originally established as a tourist farm & coffee shop in April 1992, The Red Stag has grown and expanded into a restaurant, function centre, gift shop & farm stay accommodation. We offer visitors a fantastic dining experience which is situated on a 70-acre farm with stunning alpine views in all directions including the beautiful Mount Buffalo national park.
Our unique property offers great opportunities to feed, touch and learn about deer, emus and ostriches. Our restaurant is open every day with our la carte menu featuring venison, kangaroo & emu meat for our customers to try if you are "game". You can also have a sip of our Red Stag Label (Shiraz 2016, Savagnin 2016) while taking in the majestic views of snow-capped Mt Feathertop.
The restaurant is a favourite stop for tours and bus groups who love the legendary Devonshire teas which features our huge scones. The Red Stag is conveniently located just three hours’ drive North East of Melbourne and one hour from Albury-Wodonga.
Open 7 Days a Week, 10am-4pm
*Kitchen Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays for Lunch; Coffees and Animal Feeding Available Only
Robert and Grace are of Italian descent, Roberts parents having migrated out of Italy in 1938 to Australia. After purchasing a 375-acre farm in 1952 for 20,000 pounds and being the proud owner of a T-Model Ford, they began dairy farming and in 1964 planted the first crop of tobacco. The dairy farm became a beef cattle farm.
In 1987 the farm purchased its first Red Deer for the property, the deer farm only continued to expand with the vision of catering for tourist coaches that came through the valley, and from there The Red Stag Deer & Emu Farm was established in April 1992. We further expanded the business in 2009 to what you see today, catering for up to 150 guests at private functions such as weddings and corporate meetings and offer a full a la carte menu of Mediterranean & Australian cuisine. The farm now has over 200 red deer, emus, ostriches & goats.
The Red Stag is powered by a 60 Kilowatt Solar System which gives our customers an enhanced experience knowing that they have left a zero carbon footprint. All the more reason to come and visit us, la Dolce Vita!