Weekend at the wineries

22 May

It was Erin’s 30th down at the Mornington Peninsular last the weekend. It’s been a year since we last visited the region, so I have been looking forward to that weekend for weeks. If you are a food and wine lover, a visit to the Mornington Peninsular is a must. In order to make the most of it, we drove down on Friday night, straight after work, which probably wasn’t the best idea, since we had to drive in what felt like torrential rain for close to 2 hours.

However, we did arrive. Alive… And next morning we were rewarded with visits to the region’s wineries and breweries, a chocolate shop and a neat little cafe that sold gourmet foods, local produce and the loveliest cakes and tarts.

giant pumpkin

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Figcake

nectarinetart

It was a really lovely time to be in that area because it was the middle of autumn – the air was fresh and crisp, the rain had washed all the heat and dust away and the trees have all turned red, yellow and orange.

Red

pumpkin

lavender

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One Response to “Weekend at the wineries”

  1. Viktor Mirkonen May 22, 2009 at 3:22 PM #

    Dearest Blogger,

    What a marvellous part of the world! My wife and I visited your wonderful country in October of 2003 and enjoyed a chance day trip to the Peninsula of Mornington.

    Indeed, the freshness of the region’s produce and the quaintness of the towns offset well against the happy and fulfilled stomachs that we soon bore. The wine, I still dream about – for it was fruity and full of rambunctiousness and easy on the nose.

    Anyway, I digress, great to hear your story.

    Viktor (Reykjavík, Iceland)

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