A Private Picnic, Montalto Winery

It would appear that I am somewhat on a national tour of Australian wineries… a fact that I am unashamedly pretty happy about. It’s definitely not the worse position to be in so there are no complaints from me. After our trip to the Hunter Valley, we rounded off 2016 with a bit of a treat by booking a private picnic at Montalto Winery in Victoria.

I have been eyeing off this picnic experience for a while. The only thing that makes a cellar door visit better, is taking your chilled wine and glasses, grabbing your map of the grounds which highlights the route through the vineyard that will take you to your private picnic location, and popping a cork when you finally take a seat once you reach your white linen picnic table.

The private picnic takes the average picnic experience and makes it just a tad more fancy. You have a chilled portable fridge that you can stock with your cellar door purchases, and inside are plates and plates of prepared courses ready to eat. There was so much food! Starters, salads, mains and desserts… nothing was missed and everything was delicious.

I think the most enjoyable part of the experience was taking things slowly. With your booking, you have four hours to enjoy the spot just to yourself, and it goes to show just how unused I am for taking my time and slowing things down. Had we not consciously thought about slowing down and taking our time, we could have eaten our way through 3 courses in an hour and been out of there. But being more mindful is something I’m definitely going to work on through the new year.

And I guess if it takes a fancy picnic with wine every few months to track my progress, well that’s just the kind of new years resolution that I am into.

Hope the first few weeks of 2017 have been kind to you so far friends x





    • January 12, 2017 / 12:10 pm

      Thanks Nev! It was fabulous…. such a great way to spend an afternoon and the winery is beautiful!! x

  1. January 12, 2017 / 4:13 pm

    This looks like such a nice time! Way classier than picnics I’ve had where we need to drink from the same bottle because someone forgot to bring cups…

    • January 14, 2017 / 5:59 pm

      HAHAHAHAHAHA oh no I’ve been there a million times as well (those types of picnics often have more laughs I guarantee!)

    • January 16, 2017 / 11:17 am

      It certainly is… medley of tomatoes with basil and fresh ricotta! The food was incredibly good, nothing like the kind of picnic I put together myself x

    • January 20, 2017 / 9:44 am

      It was such a treat…. I wish it was a tad closer to home to visit more regularly x

  2. January 17, 2017 / 8:42 pm

    Oh wow this looks amazing! I really love the table set up 🙂

    Kayleigh | anenthusiasmfor.blogspot.co.uk

    • January 20, 2017 / 9:45 am

      Such a clever idea that really doesn’t take much effort! Totally took my normal standard of picnics to the next level x

  3. January 21, 2017 / 7:26 pm

    Ohhh this is so cute!!! Love the set up and the food looks amazing 😀

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

    • January 30, 2017 / 2:31 pm

      Thanks Vivian… it was the most perfect way to picnic. Why have I never thought of this before!

    • January 30, 2017 / 2:32 pm

      Haha thanks Frankie. I love the food, it was a match made in heaven 🙂

  4. January 31, 2017 / 10:12 am

    This is amazing! so beautiful!


  5. March 16, 2017 / 11:54 pm

    Again, such a beautiful post! Your words and your pictures just makes me want to pack a little bag and get out in the world. You’re truly wonderful and I love your blog ♥︎

    Pat | http://patjama.com

    • March 17, 2017 / 7:18 am

      Patrick, seriously, how lovely are you. You should definitely pack a little bag and pop on over this side of the world, then we could go and have a drink 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful weekend

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