Monday, March 14, 2011
Sorry for the delays in posting! Im not as consistent as I hope to be, hehe juggling life, work, leisure and blogging is much more difficult than I expected : )
But I did manage to get a short break from work over Labour day long weekend!!! I have been planing for quite some time to take this opportunity to visit Red Hill in Victoria for a day to enjoy some peaceful time away from city life, aswel as a chance to indulge in some of the finest produce and wine! Did I mention the weather was perfect on Saturday : )
I started my day with a 1 and a half hours drive to Red Hill, our first stop was Red Hill Cheese, a little cute cottage snuggle in the middle of the mountain side, with beautiful greenery from every angle.
Mmmmm...the cheese were delicious!!! I had many favourites but the outstanding one would be the feta style goats cheese mmmm....one that surprises me was the blue vein cheese called 'Granny's Blue'. Im usually not a big fan of blue cheese, but this one had a milder smell than usually and the texture was really smooth and buttery, very unique!! It was my boyfriends favourite! We ended purchasing a few of our favourites for taking home!
Our next stop was lunch at Montalto Vineyard and Olive Grove. The scenery there was breathtaking, with vineyards stretching as far as the eyes can see. We opt to have pizzas for lunch at the outdoor 'Piazza' amongst the vineyards. We had the lamb, rosemary, potato and bacon pizza, and the salami, buffalo mozzarella, and rocket pizza. I also had a glass of Pennon Hill Rose Moscato! mmmmmm....absolutely delicious!
We had a walk after lunch down the vineyards and had a rest by the lake and rose garden!
Our next stop was a visit to the Red Hill general store for some local made jams and chutneys! I didn't take a picture of the strawberry conserve that we bought, but it was delicious also!
Our last stop was Mocha My Day cafe, for some chocolates and cakes and tea:
We had the coconut, shiraz and passionfruit chocolate pieces, the passionfruit cheesecake, and jasmine green tea! All the chocolates and cakes were hand made! Once again, I am running out of words to describe how delicious these were : )
Overall, we had a beautiful, peaceful and relaxing day!!! I could see why people choose to move to country side to live after years of busy life in the city!! Life moves at the same pace you do here : )
Thanks for reading my blog, and I hope you all have an opportunity to visit Red Hill someday!
Fat Pom Pom