You see, Melbourne is located inside a bay, which is surrounded by two peninsulas. Mornington is one of them.
Mornington's geographical nature with the rolling hills & the sea somehow made it into a place full of vineyards, wine tasting stations & excellent fine dining restaurants. The place is literally packed with wine lovers (or sometimes refered to as high class Ribena addicts). But as Mornington tends to have lower temperature and hence, grapes that grow well are generally white and those for pinot noir.
We did not exactly plan which vineyard we were heading to but we've heard that the good one to look out for was the award winning Red Hill. So we landed at Red Hill Estate.
No sign of red, but this was Red Hill Estate located at Red Hill.
Aparrently the restaurant had to close off to get ready for a wedding. Imagine that! Vineyard wedding! NEE: Can we get married all over again?
So ignoring what Nee just said, we moved on to Montalto was located just a little further down the road.
This was obviously another award winning place, which seemed to be the norm for the restaurants around here.
Award winning sculpture, probably.
Award winning steps.
Unfortunately for us again, this place was also full, at least on the inside.
The food served outside were the lighter bready & salady kind. But we wanted heavy solid stuff. I mean we didn't fly all the way from a little town called Kuching for salad & bread.
But the view was breathtakingly the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. It felt very European-Tuscany.
Nee with her very eligible come-get-me bachelor brother Roger Ting.
Nee bought these two bottles. Again, I'm sure the Royal Malaysian Customs will happily welcome us home with open arms.