Weekend away in Country Victoria is always great. This time, we went to Dromana for the first time, staying at our friend's holiday home 15minutes from the clear waters. After cherry picking in Red Hill, we went to Red Hill Cheese for goat and cow cheese tasting. (I bought some cheese for my Christmas Potluck party this weekend). From $5 you can get a cheese sample of about 8different Red Hill cheeses. Interesting enough, most of us ended up liking the stronger flavoured goat cheeses.
After the lovely savouries, we went to have proper lunch at Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove... Unfortunately for us the restaurant was fully booked, so we settled for the beautiful Piazza and Garden Cafe in the hot summer sun. Their menu is very interesting and simple. Camembert and caramelised onion tarts were just melt in your mouth magnificent. M said that the calzone was not bad as well... Such a lazy afternoon.... drinking beer and eating a feast!Their wine is not bad too. I bought two of the 2006 Montalto Pinot Noir,and one of the 2005 Pennon Hill "Late Harvest" Riesling sticky.Judging by their website, the Restaurant should definitely be worth a try!
Montalto Vineyard & Olive Grove
33 Shoreham Road
Melways Ref 256 B2
03 5989 8412