A prize to savour
JOIN the Postcards team for a little bit of country charm on Channel 9 at 5.30pm today. Rebecca, Glen, Brodie and Shane all take a drive out of the city to discover some of Victoria’s most divine country retreats and activities on offer.
From Lake Daylesford Country House to an arts and crafts market at Lardner Park in Gippsland, the delights of luxury accommodation on the Mornington Peninsula and a road trip to the King Valley, you’ll love everything about this episode.
In Whitfield, about three hours’ drive from Melbourne, the famous Pizzini family, featured in this episode, is offering a wonderful experience that covers everything from divine wines to sensational food, and fabulous accommodation. The Mountain View Hotel, which has been in the family for many years, but not long ago came back under family management, offers everything on site, and thus is the perfect place for a full gastronomy weekend escape.
There are four fully refurbished king units, plus one two-bedroom unit, all adjacent to the main building. Each of the rooms offers a king bed and the two-bedroom unit also features a queen bed in the second room.
Reverse-cycle airconditioning, as well as new bathrooms, LCD TVs and tea/coffee-making facilities are all that you need when the real reason to visit is in the pub’s main dining room.
This gastro-pub is set among beautiful established gardens, and surrounded by Jessie’s Creek in the heart of wine country, so it is only natural that many splendid wines are on the menu, along with wonderful European-inspired culinary delights carefully created under the watchful eye of head chef Scott Burness.
And with an abundance of produce to be found in the region, the regularly changing menu, which features everything from local pork, olives, trout and beef, through to homemade ice cream for those with a sweet tooth, is a constant reminder of just how amazing Victorian food and wine truly is.
So if you’re a lover of great food paired with the perfect wine then a northeast valley escape is for you, and we are giving one lucky Escape reader the chance to win two nights at the fabulous Mountain View Hotel in Whitfield for two people including breakfast both mornings, a six-pack of Lana wines, plus, for something extra special, a private cellar door meeting at Pizzini’s Winery with Alfred Pizzini himself. The prize is valued at up to $400.
To enter, simply call 1902 552 403 (1-90 call cost 55¢ inc GST. 1-90 calls higher from mobiles). Or SMS your name and address to 199 52 403 (SMS cost 55¢ inc GST).
Salmat Digital Pty Ltd. Helpline number: 1300 131 276.
Open to residents of Victoria only who are 18 years and over.
The promoter is The Nine Network Australia Pty Limited (ABN88 088 685 407).
For information on Postcards, email Jo Ramage at: firstname.lastname@example.org or log on to visitvictoria.com/postcards More: mvhotel.com.au or ph 5729 8270.
TASTY STAY: The dining room at the Mountain View Hotel (left) features dishes based on fresh local produce; and one of the hotel’s bedrooms (below left).