4 October 2013
Behind Beechworth’s rich, gold-rush era facade are all the ingredients for a gourmet getaway. Framed by mineral-laden hills –speckled with wineries – and the unspoilt Alpine National Park, Beechworth brims with fine fare. Local history inspires modern elegance at Michael Ryan’s Provenance Restaurant. Housed in the old Bank of Australasia (built in 1856 at the height of the gold rush), the original vault houses the wine cellar – expertly compiled by Ryan’s wife Jeanette Henderson.