Oakridge Estate Winery and Restaurant
(03) 9739 1920
864 Maroondah Hwy
Oakridge Wines Online
In December last year, my parents came for a visit and I decided that no visit to Melbourne was complete without a winery tour. Short one or otherwise.
It was a hard toss up. Go to one I haven’t been before, or to one I knew and believe to be good so my parents were impressed? In the end, the urge to try a new place won out and it was to Oakridge Wines that we went for lunch one fine afternoon.
I often find it hard to write a lot about winery lunches. It’s always so peaceful, so serene. Wine glass in hand, beautiful sceneries as far as the eye can see…
It often makes me feel that in attempting to describe the experience, I am marring the experience by an excessiveness of words. It almost seems as though that the old saying: A picture is worth a thousand words is incredibly appropriate for these visits.
But of course, there’s always the question: was the food good?
Unfortunately, I don’t think so. It was pleasant enough, but it wasn’t mind blowingly good. Alas, my parents weren’t impressed either and I don’t think I managed to convince them just why I love wine region touring so much.
I do have to say though, that dainty looking rhubarb dessert was so incredibly sour I couldn’t eat it. Ah well.
There are greener pastures out there, I’d say. Try again, another day!