Thursday, April 22, 2010
Our friend Nate came down a few weeks ago (okay, over a month ago!) and we hired a car and set off for the Mornington Peninsula wineries! We had arranged to stay with Hubs' Dad down at Sorrento Saturday night, and we'd been recommended quite a few wineries to visit! The first one we came across was Hickinbotham of Dromana. Silly name, good wine. I was designate driver (as usual!) so I didn't really try the wines here.
Nate really liked the Pinot Noir, but he knew he was in Pinot territory, so he didn't want to buy the first one he tried, so we moved on, empty handed. We then popped in to Dromana Valley Wines cos, you know, it was there, and we were there, but the wines weren't so great, BUT we bought an $8 bottle of Pinot. We'll see how that goes (haven't tried it yet!)
The next winery was recommended to us - Ten Minutes by Tractor. We should have known what sort of place this would be (fancy-pants) going by the person who recommended it to us (fancy-pants). We had to pay for tastings ($5 per person, taken off the total if you make a purchase) which I'm not a huge fan of, but having said that, they really did provide a great service - were very informative and helpful. Again, I just had a little sip of Hubs' tastings. These wines were gooooood.