New event and conference space for Yarra Valley’s Helen & Joey Estate

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A new event and conference space and boutique hotel will be built in Victoria’s Yarra Valley following a $3.5 million investment from the Victorian Government’s Regional Tourism Investment Fund.

The funding will go towards an expansion of Helen & Joey Estate, which will include a larger cellar door for tastings, a 110-seat restaurant and event space, a conference facility and 16 boutique hotel rooms with 24-hour concierge service.

Tourism Minister Martin Pakula said the expansion will transform the existing winery into a hospitality venue capable of accommodating 40,000 visitors each year.

“We’re backing this project because it will encourage visitors to the Yarra Valley to stay longer and enjoy all the region has to offer,” Pakula said.