MONTALTO VINEYARD & OLIVE GROVE
Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

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2017 The Age Good Food Guide Awards - One Chef Hat
Winery restaurants on the Mornington Peninsula in southern Victoria all seem to have great views across gentle vine-covered slopes, but this one is more beautiful than most. Forget the idea that country restaurants are rustic and easy-going. This one offers regional French and Modern Australian cuisine with real glamour that you'd expect from a big city locale.
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General info

Address:

33 Shoreham Road
Red Hill VIC 3937

Suburb:

Red Hill

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Cuisine:

French, Modern Australian

Price Range:

$$$$ ~ $$$$

License:

Fully Licensed (no BYO)

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DETAILS

This sleek winery-restaurant balances elegance and parity with cool composure, using its beautiful landscape to maximum effect. Wander in via the alfresco pizzeria and cafe and you'll find the handsome timber and glass-walled dining room with rough-hewn floor boards and white linen-set tables. Floor to ceiling windows overlook the rolling vineyards, olive groves and sculptural works that speckle the pasture.

FOOD & BEVERAGE
Montalto's food philosophy ‘estate to plate' is all about using the land in a sustainable manner and following the rhythm of the seasons. Chef Barry Davis cooks in a contemporary style that owes a lot to modern French cuisine, and makes great use of seasonal, local ingredients including organically grown vegetables, fruit and nuts from the estate garden tended by owner Wendy Mitchell. The menu changes daily, but certain themes recur. Think main courses of snapper fillet with confit fennel, kipfler potato and saffron mussel beurre blanc or sous vide pork belly with Du Puy lentils and tarragon jus. For dessert, sherry and raisin souffle with pistachio ice cream is preparation for a post-prandial stroll across the pasture. You're not here for a quick bite, so take your time and enjoy. The wine list features Montalto and a selection of local and imported wines. Try them at the cellar door before or after lunch, and pick up a bottle of Montalto olive oil while you're at it.

FUNCTIONS
The relaxed elegance of the Montalto restaurant makes it an ideal venue for a private function. For groups of up to 30 the estate can offer exclusive use of the private dining room; a light, intimate space that takes full advantage of the view. Larger seated gatherings of up to 100 guests can also be catered for.

Specials & Events

This restaurant has not scheduled any event.

Functions

FUNCTION MENU
Please contact the restaurant for further information.
MAX SEATING
120 pax

Features

Award Winning / Hatted
Cellar Door
Country Venue
Function for 50-100
In a Winery
Outdoor Dining
Private Dining Room
Something Different
Suitable for Families with children
Suitable for Functions
Suitable for Weddings
Views
AWARDS
The Age Good Food Guide Awards - 2017
One Chef Hat
The Age Good Food Guide Awards - 2016
One Chef Hat

Reviews

CHEF RECOMMENDATIONS
Catherine Anonymous on 31/08/2014
In Victoria, we are fortunate to be blessed with some amazing wine regions within a few hours drive. My consistent favourite for its expansive and impressive grounds along with a long wine lunch is Montalto in Red Hill South. Start off the day with a wine tasting at their cellar door and follow with a decadent three course meal with matched wines.
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