Wily Trout Vineyard / Poachers Pantry

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 Wily Trout Vineyard, Smokehouse Restaurant, farm shop, cellar door, country wedding and event destination.

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.

Our Cellar Door

Our cellar door is located in the Smokehouse Restaurant. Come by and try a selection which can be matched to our artisan range of smoked meats. If you like, stay for a meal and enjoy the stunning combination of our wines, our smoked meats and our countryside – the complete regional food experience.

The Food

The Smokehouse Restaurant is all about the meats we cure and smoke and the wines that come from our vineyard that grow on the hills that surround the restaurant. We use organic ingredients from our own kitchen garden; the herbs and vegetables are picked fresh every morning and delivered straight to the kitchen. Our menu is constantly changing so that we can use local ingredients that are at their best.

The Pantry

We are one of the finest smokehouses in Australia with our products regularly winning medals at the Royal Fine Food Shows including trophies for the most highly scoring product in class. Our products are prepared using traditional hand-crafted techniques by a team dedicated to make exceptional quality products with craftsman like care. We share your passion for quality ingredients so that you can make dishes that look wonderful and taste terrific.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Wine Tasting
  • Tasting Plates
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Casual Dining
  • Open 7 Days
  • Wine Sales
  • Functions | Weddings
  • Restaurant
  • Air-Conditioned
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • German
  • Cold Meats
  • Gourmet Food

Must Try Wines

2015 Wily Trout Pinot – Chardonnay $38.00
NV Wily Trout Blanc de Blanc $30.00
2017 Wily Trout Pinot Noir $28.00



  • One of the finest smokehouses in Australia.
  • Smokehouse Restaurant is all about the meats we cure.
  • Our wine list is exclusively the Wily Trout wines that are grown on the hills that surround the restaurant.
  • The restaurant is located in its own grounds, and a table on the terrace or deck is simply perfect on a lovely day.
  • The Kitchen Garden wicking beds supply fresh organic herbs and vegetables to the restaurant as well as a lovely location for that special long lunch.

Range and quality.

| February 2018

A few years ago I called in to visit Poachers Pantry on our way to Canberra. What a joy! The range of smoked goods alone was worth the visit. Susan was manning the show and we were delighted to purchase both wine and foods to take on our trip. The range and the quality are both outstanding so - take the time and make the visit.

Our Location

431 Nanima Road, Springrange, Canberra District, ACT 2618 Australia

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Monday to Thursday for our famous Smokehouse platters and light meals. Friday to Sunday we have our full A la Carte menu for brunch and lunch. The cellar door is open daily from 10:00am – 5:00pm.

Available Wine Types

Sauvignon Blanc Chardonnay
Rosé Pinot Noir
Shiraz | Syrah