When family come from interstate I celebrate, and the best way I know how to do that is grab the car and go winery hopping through the Adelaide Hills.
First stop on said winery hopping was to the Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyards. It was our first visit here and we were more than impressed.
Mount Lofty Vineyards is a sustainable winery hidden away between the trees in Lenswood. Think green, warm and comforting. Inside this boutique cellar door you will find a variety of wines to taste, with a impressive food menu to match. You can either stand up and taste their beautiful wines around the open fire place or wine and dine in their restaurant area, looking out to the stunning view. The wines here are of top notch quality, being a regular in the Adelaide Hills Wine Show.
Although when we visited it was busy (Saturday on a long weekend) we were welcomed with open arms from friendly and accommodating staff. We hadn’t made a booking but were invited to sit on the deck. It was a bit chilly but we grabbed a blanket from the “snuggle rugs box”, rugged up and sat outside where soaked in the gorgeous view of the green hills, vineyards and tall gum trees. We were told that if you were lucky you might even spot a kangaroo or koala on their massive property.
we decided to start things off slowly and settled on a bottle of Pinot Noir Rose. Fresh & crisp, the bottle was gone in no time. To go with out bottle we had the most extravagant cheese platter- and no that’s no exaggeration. Think a variety of Udder Delights cheeses, quince paste, caper berries, Skara cured meats, pickled onions, olives, crackers and fresh fruit. And if that doesn’t sound amazing enough, picture gorgeous little flowers and springs of rosemary in the mix as well.
We didn’t stay for mains but will soon- there are so many choices om he menu that have my name written all over it.
You can find the Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard cellar door at 166 Harris Road, Lenswood.