Guildford Winery long lunch

A place always on the to-do list when family and friends come to visit is a lunch at the Guildford Winery.  This windery is situated just a few kilometers out of the small town of Guildford on the road to Daylesford.

Lunch in a vineyard is always special when it serves its own wine whilst enjoying the views across the wines, watching the lambs searching for food in competition with the kangaroos.

But I chose this winery to take our visiting American friends as they live close to the Sonoma wine area of California.  I love the venue as it is rustic and low key.  But we have come for the food and share plates are order of the day starting with freshly baked sourdough with local olive oil.  Labna with pickled beet, radish and cucumber and dukkah was a starter along with a humous served with caramelised onions, toasted sesame oil and seeds.  This was a great combination.  The fava slice was a particularly popular one with roasted coriander though my favourite was the thinly sliced beef cheek withh pickled red onion.  So rich and delicious.

And wait there is more.  The plates just kept on coming with chicken wrapped in chardonnay vine leaves and the best heirloom tomato salad with an accompanying roasted corn and bulgar salad and some dressed greens.  A salad with grilled banana chillies was so flavoursome with cucumber and rocket.

Dessert always a favourite of mine was a Persian love cake with pistachios and a roasted plum from the chef’s mothers garden and cream.  A perfect ending to an exciting lunch.

Wine was available by the glass or bottle.  I chose a sparkling rose whilst my friends enjoyed a shiraz and another a locally brewed beer.  Tea and Coffee were also available and wine could be purchased to take away.

A lovely way to spend a relaxing afternoon enjoying locally grown produce served beautifully.  Have already booked another lunch when another visitor is in town.  Cant wait!


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1 Response to Guildford Winery long lunch

  1. Stacy says:

    It’s almost 11 PM here and reliving this meal is making me hungry! I couldn’t possibly eat this close to bedtime, so I’ll be dreaming of this meal. It was all delicious.


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