The Epicurean Centre
The menu at this winery restaurant is designed to complement the terrific range of estate wines. Dishes are rustic in style, and each one is paired with two or three wine suggestions. Local vine-wrapped river trout slow cooked with baby fennel, lemon and white beans matches a non-vintage sparkling, the 2006 rosé or a 2007 chardonnay. Spatchcock roasted with truffle butter and fresh beans is matched with a 2005 tempranillo, 2008 viognier and 2007 chardonnay, while homemade gnocchi with local cherry tomatoes, chilli and fresh mint is matched with a 2008 sauvignon blanc, 2006 barbera and non-vintage pinot meunier. Parents can relax while children play in the terrific fenced-off playground.
Brown Brothers Vineyard, 239 Milawa–Bobinawarrah Rd; (03) 5720 5540; open daily for lunch