March 27, 2015

Mount Ashby Estate, Moss Vale

Mount Ashby Estate
Wines on offer to sample and purchase
Two glasses of Pinot Grigio, warm crusty bread, olive oil and balsamic vinegar
Antique chandelier on display
Charcuterie shared plate
Open fire
View outside from the cellar door

French connection fur vest
Last weekend we started our short trip to the Southern Highlands at the Mount Ashby Estate Winery in Moss Vale.

Finding the winery during a quick Google search the night before I must say I was quite proud of my finding.

The estate surrounded by a vineyard and cattle contains a blend of French provincial and early Australian structures.

Feeling the part  in my new French Connection vest we headed towards a farmhouse style building in the hope for some food and drink.

As we entered the building I felt as if I had been transported to a French tavern from yesteryear, the room warm  was full of people, laughing, chatting, sampling wine, eating and drinking. The decor rustic consisted of farmhouse tables, antiques and an open fire. It was very cosy.

Despite having not made a reservation the staff were very accommodating. Finding us a table we were quickly seated. Starting with a serve of warm crusty bread, olive oil, balsalmic vinegar and some butter for the 'baby' it was hard to decide what to order. Keeping in mind a dinner booking only hours away we decided to order light by choosing the Charcuterie plate for two.

The Charcuterie plate containing feta, brie, pork rillet, terrine, olives, sundried tomato, salami, proscuitto, cornichons and some leafy salad leaves worked well with a bottle of Pinot Grigio.

Sampling the other wines available was fun, in the end we left with a bottle of Pinot Gris, Merlot , Petit Rouge (rose).

For lovers of antiques, the estate holds a range of Sally Beresford antiques and French farmhouse tables.

If you after good food, wine and antiques in a non commercial setting than Mount Ashby is the place.