Poachers Pantry Smokehouse Restaurant and Vineyard

Poachers Pantry Smokehouse Restaurant and Vineyard

Please note, while restrictions put in place to respond to COVID-19 are easing, there may be some changes to business-as-usual to keep workers and visitors safe. Please contact the business for the most up to date information, including opening times and social distancing measures.

Poachers Pantry is nestled in the hills just 30 minutes from Canberra’s CBD. It is a business built around the love of good food and wine and the sharing of it with family and friend. Located on a rural property, its artisan smokehouse and cool climate vineyard are showcased in its contemporary restaurant, cellar door and farm shop.

The restaurant’s menu revolves around the smoked meats made on the property and the wines from its vineyard but there are dishes that suit all dietary requirements. Try the smoked duck breast – a Sydney Royal Show Champion – matched with the pinot noir which is grown on the hill that overlooks the Nanima valley. In summer the terrace is a lovely spot to enjoy a Poachers charcuterie board and a glass of wine. In winter the log fire is the place to enjoy a slow-cooked dish with a glass of Shiraz.

Ideally located close to the vineyards of Murrumbateman, it is the perfect place to have lunch while exploring the wine district.
  • Shiraz and Riesling thrive in the cool climate, spicy Shiraz, aromatic Riesling and perfumed Pinot
    Poachers and Wily Trout Canberra district cool climate vineyard close to Murrumbateman.
  • Will Bruce Vignernon at Poachers and Wily Trout Wines pouring a complimentary wine tasting
    Poachers & Wily Trout Wine Tasting
  • Poachers kitchen garden with wicking beds growing organic vegetables for the menu, garden to plate
    Poachers Pantry Restaurant from the kitchen garden, 16 wicking beds growing vegetables for the menu
  • Poachers & Wily Trout Vineyard a cool climate vineyard in the Murrumbateman Canberra District
    Poachers Pantry & Wily Trout Vineyard
  • A Poachers picnic in the vineyard including a tour of the vines and tasting of the wines
    Poachers Vineyard Picnic available in the warmer months, a tour, tasting and then picnic
  • The Riesling and Shiraz thrive in the Canberra & Murrumbateman cool climate region.
    Poachers and Wily Trout cool climate wines from our vineyard
  • Main dish from the lunch menu
    Slow cooked beef cheeks
  • Canberra district cool climate wine Riesling, Shiraz
    Morning mist lifting from the vineyard
  • Smokehouse restaurant, artisan smokehouse, restaurant in the vines winery cafe
    Poachers Pantry Restaurant
  • Dessert menu, innovative dining, good menu
    Deconstructed Black Forest Cheesecake
  • Private function, Golden Elm, Homestead lawn
    Function under the Golden Elm



Retail sales/coffee/wine tastings: 10am-5pm daily; Friday lunch: 12pm - 4pm; Weekend brunch/lunch: 10am - 4pm


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch


Fully licensed


Disabled access available, contact operator for details


Poachers Pantry Smokehouse Restaurant and Vineyard

431 Nanima Road, New South Wales, Australia



Family Friendly

Non Smoking Establishment

Outdoor Dining Area

Pet Friendly - Enquire


TripAdvisor traveller rating


Ranked #1 of 1 Places to Eat in Springrange on TripAdvisor


  • Travelers Choice 2020

“Perfect family Friendly artisan place”

Reviewed on 24/02/2021

Poachers Pantry & Vineyard is an artisan smokehouse & cool climate vineyard. A comfortable short drive of 30 minutes outside of Canberra. We were there for our 39th Wedding anniversary, this place...

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“Out of the way Brunch”

Reviewed on 07/02/2021

This place is a little out of the way and I'd highly recommend booking, particularly during Covid restrictions but the effort is well worth it. We stayed in Murrumbateman and Poacher's Pantry is...

Review by

Simon B

“Best lunch ever”

Reviewed on 04/02/2021

My wife and I had the 3-course lunch with the wine pairing. My wife said that this was her best meal ever, noting she is a real food lover.

Entrée was two grilled scallops topped with shredded...

Review by

Brad F