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VICTORIATHE Ter­race Restau­rant at All Saints Es­tate Nes­tled be­tween the cellar door and one of the older shi­raz blocks, the open-air Ter­race Restau­rant near Ruther­glen offf­fers a lovely out­look of vines, trees and the grounds of All Saints Es­tate win­ery. Chef Si­mon Arkless’s menus are largely in­flflu­enced by his Euro­pean her­itage as well as the fresh lo­cal pro­duce nearby, in­clud­ing the es­tate’s own lamb, pork and eggs, herbs from its gar­den and citrus from its or­chards. Here you’ll fifind dishes like All Saints Es­tate lamb with baby ar­ti­chokes, pea puree, as­para­gus, broad beans, and kipflfler pota­toes. Two-course lunch, $60, or three cour­ses for $80. 1800 021 621; all­

Nswrestau­rant Botan­ica at Spicers Vine­yards Es­tate At this Hunter Val­ley es­tate restau­rant in Pokol­bin, head chef Matthew Bre­merkamp crafts his own ar­ti­san breads, and re­lies on his ex­clu­sively heir­loom-seeded, bio­dy­namic kitchen gar­den for much of his pro­duce. The re­sult is a mod­ern menu with dishes such as veni­son with wild mush­room, ku­mara, yo­ghurt and pre­served lemon, and duck with broc­col­ini, orange sabayon and ap­ple. Two cour­ses, $69, or three cour­ses for $79. There is also the sig­na­ture menu of six cour­ses for $110 per per­son. 1300 192 868; spicer­sre­

VIC­TO­RIA The Shed at Terindah Es­tate Bring­ing to­gether award-win­ning wines, gourmet food and spectacular views across Port Phillip Bay, The Shed uses the abun­dance of lo­cal, sea­sonal pro­duce for its menus, in­clud­ing ingredients from the Terindah Es­tate prop­erty and herb gar­den. The food is de­signed to com­ple­ment the es­tate-made wines, and pa­trons are en­cour­aged to ask staffff for sug­ges­tions for the ideal wine to match with meals. The menu fea­tures dishes such as snap­per with potato, wakame and salty ice plant or Hop­kins River porter­house with cele­riac and salt­bush. (03) 5251 5536; terinda­h­es­

CLOCKWISE The Ter­race Restau­rant chef Si­mon Arkless; Restau­rant Botan­ica; The Shed at Terindah Es­tate.

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