Smokehouse Restaurant
Brunch Sat & Sun 9:30 – 11:00am
Lunch Thu – Sun 11:30 – 3:00pm
Platters available
Mon – Wed 11:30 – 3:00pm

Cellar Door and Farm Shop
Open Seven Days 9:30 – 5:00pm

02 6230 2487
431 Nanima Road
Springrange NSW 2618
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Our Story

Our small family business, started over 25 years ago, has been built around our love of good food and sharing with family and friends. From simple beginnings as an artisan smokehouse, we have grown to include the Smokehouse Restaurant, the Wily Trout Vineyard, farm shop, cellar door, country wedding and event destination.

Weddings & Events

Poachers Pantry is a simply perfect country location for weddings and events. From canapes on the Homestead lawn, to a special dinner in the Kitchen Garden, a Gala event in the marquee or an intimate reception in the restaurant. We can provide a personalised occasion in a stunning rural location, that all will remember.

Our Smokehouse Restaurant is open 7 days a week including Brunch on the weekends. Check out the menu or book online today!

Our Wines

The Wily Trout Vineyard straddles the north east facing slopes of the granite hills that lie in the heart of the Murrumbateman and Canberra Wine Region. It is renowned for its soft, peppery shiraz and elegant aromatic white varieties. Now in the hands of the second generation, Will Bruce.

The Wily Trout
Wine Club

Enjoy your favourite Wily Trout wines delivered to your door and be the first to know about new vintages, special wine dinners and upcoming events.


Craft your pack and update your selection as often as you like. The greater the your dedication, the greater the discount!

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  • Early morning on the hill overlooking Poachers. Somehow this tree thrives with its roots twisting through the cracks in the rock to the soil below. This is a favourite spot of the Bruce Family for a winter picnic, you can always find a dry spot to sit and shelter from the wind.

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  • On Wednesday I posted the venison ravioli in the making. Here is the finished dish, served with portobello mushrooms, marsala and Parmigiano Reggiano.

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  • I smell truffles in the air.
Our head Chef Leon is cooking up a storm with the new season Tasting menu using Black Truffles.
Be the first to indulge this from Friday until end of season.
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  • Venison ravioli in the making, one of the lovely winter dishes on our current menu.

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  • As dawn breaks over the paddocks and the sheep start moving to find a warm spot as the sun comes up. 
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  • I caught the neighbours looking over the fence. 
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  • Obligatory autumn shot 🍂
  • Shiraz is off today; despite another year of extremes this block is looking great with stacks of powerful flavor. #V19
  • First pick for 2019 - Chardonnay Nv blanc de blanc.  #v19
  • Back on the heatwave rounds after a blistering 41. Luckily the vines are holding up fine 💧💧
  • 2019 will mark our first year of producing Riesling. Organically grown and so far looking 👌
  • Time for a trim with one of my favourite vineyard toys. ✂️✂️

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