Finalist, Gourmet Traveller - Best Destination Dining

Surprise, Delight, Excitement and Humbled….

All the words that spring to mind when we were informed we are a finalist in the Gourmet Traveller 2023 Awards.

One of 6 in the Best Destination Dining category, it is a pleasure and a thrill to be nominated alongside some of the finest restaurants in Australia.

“Sharon Pearson and Garry Sweeney’s business motto is “transform or die” and it has served them well since moving from Sydney to establish their Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard wine brand. What started as a tin shed is now a beautifully designed cellar door and restaurant with one of the best views in the state (the split-level patio is particularly stunning when the weather is warm). Head chef Jesse White sources ingredients locally (some from the property itself) and restaurant manager Chloe Rickaby and the small but carefully curated team served lunch and the occasional Friday night dinner service with regional warmth and gusto. 

In short: Adelaide Hills -meets- Tuscanny.”

We would like to take a moment to acknowledge our fellow finalists:

Arima Estate, Wilyabrup, WA

Beach, Byron Bay, NSW

Blume, Boonah, QLD

Chauncy, Heathcote, VIC

Van Bone, Marion Bay, TAS

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