In the mid 1860’s, 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; indigenous for “home of the Kaye’s”.

Over 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 farm and family life at Ballakaye through our open air, classic long table events.


A Basket by the Door Long Table Dinner with Sophie Hansen - Saturday May 11th 2019

Our clever friend and all round lovely person, Sophie Hansen is coming to Ballakaye to celebrate the launch of her second book, A Basket by the Door - recipes for comforting gifts and joyful gatherings. We’ll be coming together in collaboration with Grounded Pleasures for a classic long table dinner on the evening of Saturday May 11th amongst the rolling hills of the Pyrenees Ranges. Delight in homegrown and local produce, Pyrenees and Grampians wines, beautiful scenery and great company for the release of A Basket by the Door.

Tickets include:

  • A copy of Sophies new book, A Basket by the Door and a gift from Grounded Pleasures

  • A seat on the return bus (departing at 5pm from the Ballarat Library carpark, returning around 11pm)

  • A welcome glass of premium local wine

  • Generous grazing boards followed by a sit down meal of slow cooked lamb with seasonal sides from the Ballakaye kitchen garden and local producers to be topped off with a decadent sweet treat

Additional local wines are available by the glass or bottle at bar prices.

$150 pp + GST

Long Lunch tickets HERE


Kirby Kaye

0400 959 863
Nowhere Creek VIC 3469