lunch at Tahbilk winery cafe in Nagambie

lunch at Tahbilk winery cafe in Nagambie

As someone who enjoys wine and learning enough about it to be able to drink well on a budget, I’ve visited many cellar doors around Victoria and eaten at many of their cafes and restaurants. The cellar door is not necessarily the cheapest place to buy a winery’s wine, but the more established ones have enough cellar door only special release wines to make a visit necessary.…

cider and swine lunch at Bress winery in Harcourt

cider and swine lunch at Bress winery in Harcourt

On Sunday I visited Bress winery in Harcourt to partake in a roast pork lunch served on long tables in the winery tank shed. Entree was corn fritters, salad of grilled zucchini, anchovies, cheese and tomatoes and lamb ribs with mashed potato, followed by the roast pork with lots of crackling, roast carrots and beetroots, green salad (not photographed) and quinoa salad and, for dessert, meringue with strawberries, rhubarb sauce and chocolate sauce.…

lunch at Plunkett Fowles Winery, Avenel

lunch at Plunkett Fowles Winery, Avenel

Last week my colleagues and I escaped the city for a long leisurely lunch at Plunkett Fowles Winery on the Hume Freeway just north of Seymour. We started with some of their Stone Dwellers Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir and platters from the antipasti and charcuterie menu out in the sunny courtyard, then moved inside for the rest of the meal.…