Home to the peninsula's first Pinot Grigio vines, this popular Italian-themed winery also contains a restaurant. T'Gallant also produces excellent Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Muscat. If you're a art lover as well as an wine fan, you'll also admire the beautiful artwork on its bottle labels. The on-site restaurant La Baracca Trattoria ($$) and the alfresco Spuntino Bar ($) are always buzzing and the food is exceptional, with dishes made from local ingredients, including
items from the house herb garden. Tuck into a crisp-based pizza or grilled sausages in the bar, or try the trattoria's slow-cooked lamb with broad beans, artichokes, baby potatoes, and garden herbs. The cellar door and restaurant/bar are open seven days a week, and there's live music every weekend at lunchtime and occasional cabaret nights. You can also sign up for the year-round Tre Gusti Cooking Classes.
Dec 27, 2012
You could be forgiven for imagining you were at a place in Tuscany should you enter the drive at T'Gallant. It's not presumptuous, nor is it boring. T'Gallant embodies passion and it dares to be different. Its winemakers pioneered several wine varieties in this region and their Tribute, a Pinot Gris, continues to draw an enthusiastic response from visitors. The rolling hills and maritime setting have cast a spell which makes T'Gallant Winery
and the bistro, La Barraca, one of my favorite places. Drive time from the Melbourne CBD is around 75mins and it's well worth the effort for anyone wanting to visit the Mornington Peninsula wine region of Red Hill. Peter