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Family Friendly Winery – Yabby Lake Vineyard

July 12, 2016

If you are looking for somewhere that is welcoming, delicious and family friendly, I highly recommend Yabby Lake Vineyard here in my home region of the Mornington Peninsula. Yabby Lake has been a favourite of mine for a few years now. Firstly I love how close it is to home and for those coming from Melbourne it’s one of the first wineries off the Peninsula Link. Recently I dined at Yabby Lake Restaurant with some friends and our children. We were made to feel so welcome by restaurant manager Lindy and her team, who were all so approachable, friendly and knowledgeable about the winery.We shared a salumi platter and arancini balls for entrée, which were delish. Followed by steak, fish pie and gnocchi. Our children enjoyed homemade sausage rolls.

From all of the tables in the restaurant you have a light filled view of the outside area, including the vineyard.We were able to relax and chat while the children happily played outside. I think it’s a big ask for kids to sit still at the table for longer than the duration of a meal. So having the option of the swings outside really made the difference to our experience. There are also coloring books and pencils available to keep little hands and minds busy.

For those into their wine there is tasting available. The selection is amazing at Yabby Lake, with the Red Claw Pinot Noir being my pick of the bunch or the highly regarded Yabby Lake single vineyard pinot noir. Before leaving, we moved over to the couches by the open fire to have our tea or coffee, while the kids were treated to choc top ice creams. We really couldn’t ask for more in terms of a day out. Good Friends, great food, stunning location and happy kids. Perfect!

To experience Yabby Lake for yourself, head over to my Mum With Wings Instagram page where I am giving away a family lunch (two adults and two kids). This includes, three courses with matching wines for parents and ice cream for the kids.

Competition closes Monday 18th July 2016. Winner Announced Tuesday 19th July.

For more information on Yabby Lake please visit their website.

note. I was a guest of Yabby Lake.


Mornington Peninsula

Montalto Degustation Review

July 5, 2016


Montalto is a favourite winery of mine.  I’ve spent many days in the Piazza courtyard with friends laughing and enjoying the wine, delicious food and breathtaking view, while the kids run around and play on the grass amongst the sculptures and sunflowers.  Recently  my husband and I had dinner at Montalto restaurant with friends where we experienced for the first time Montalto’s degustation menu and matching wines.  The entire meal was absolutely amazing, with every course being a faultless taste sensation.

If you are looking to do something special for a date night or special occasion, I highly recommend this degustation option.  The restaurant staff were truly fantastic  and really  went above and beyond our expectations, making us feel right at home.  They are all passionate about the winery, so attentive, knowledgable and friendly. Everything was timed perfectly and they really anticipated our needs.

Our menu included the following;

  • Raw cobia, chevre, persimmon, sake vinaigrette
  • Slow cooked pumpkin, egg yolk, grains, miso
  • Smoked mackerel omelette, fermented chilli
  • Grilled pork neck, globe artichoke, mushrooms, currants
  • Aged duck breast, chocolate morcilla, quince
  • Mandarin leaf ice cream, mandarin granita, macadamia
  • Whipped passionfruit & fennel curd, daintree chocolate, burnt meringue

There are two options for Montalto Degustation.  Five Courses for $105 Matching Wines  $50 or seven courses $130 Matching wines $75  for more information and booking enquiries visit


Note. I was a guest at Montalto.