A In 1869, William Henry Kaye chose a parcel of land cradled by rolling green hills at the edge of the Nowhere Creek that came to be known as Ballakaye; home of the Kaye’s.
Almost 150 years later, together with their children, Jack and Kirby Kaye live in the original home built by William and are the sixth generation to operate a mixed farming enterprise on the property.
Settler and Sons is driven by a fondness to share our love of authentic farm life with people that are as passionate about farming, family and great food as we are. We are on a journey to become more self sufficient, more sustainable, better farmers and better people by doing what we love each and every day.
For us, producing, cooking and sharing food is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Our animals are beyond free range, meaning they spend their days socialising and carrying out natural behaviors in vast paddocks of fresh pasture whilst maturing naturally. We love and care for our animals and believe that this shows in the quality of our produce.
Our kitchen garden is grown free of chemicals with lots of hard work and dirt under our fingernails; just the way it’s meant to be.
Produce will be seasonally available for purchase and delivery via our online shop and directly at farmers markets.
Think enormous pillow top beds, luxury linens, roaring fires, deep soaking baths, delicious local wine and produce. Pick your fill in the kitchen garden, take a picnic down to the creek, sleep in, cook up a storm, read a good book. Do all these things in accommodation set into the side of our big hill overlooking nothing but the beautiful Ballakaye landscape.
Long Table Dinner - Saturday February 25th
Begin with share plates piled high with a selection of cheeses, crackers, breads, fresh fruit, preserves, small goods, and more. Follow up with slow cooked Settler & Sons Pastured meat accompanied by seasonal sides procured fresh from the Ballakaye kitchen Garden. Wrap it up with a sweet treat showcasing delicious summer fruits. Made all the better with matched wines available at bar prices by the glass or bottle. A bus will run from Ballarat to Ballakaye and return to Ballarat at the conclusion of the gathering. Enjoy a classic long table, open air, paddock to plate dining experience.