- Chloe Grabham
Mount Ashby Estate, Moss Vale
If you're a bit of a Francophile than a trip to Mount Ashby Estate in Moss Vale is the ideal combination of refined French chic antiques, cold climate wines and all the charm of the Southern Highlands.
Bringing together the worlds of a boutique style winery and bespoke classic French style interior antiques, Mount Ashby Estate transforms its scenic rural surrounds into a playground of clinking glasses while dining on charcuterie boards among great open pastures.
First stop is at the farmhouse, adorned with Sally Beresford Antiques; here you will find speciality items that are full of character and style, from massive wall clocks to wrought iron chandeliers. A must visit for those who appreciate the finer things in interior design.
After exercising the credit card head to the La Palette Cafe, the onsite restaurant which provides a dining experience that is all about that fresh paddock to plate approach. The Southern Highlands is abundant with a range of gourmet butchers, farm fresh fruit and vegetables and other creations. The menu is a fusion of local delights served in a casual French cuisine fashion.
Marvel at the country style features of wicker baskets filled with dried lavender, the open and roaring fireplace, and the long timber tables that are full of the laughter and conversation of fellow diners that make the inside dining room the true hub of the estate.
Now no winery visit is complete without a wine tasting, and at Mount Ashby Estate the experienced team will lead you through a sampling of pinot gris and cabernets that are lighter in flavour and full of oaky, berry complexities, captivating the real cool climate flavours of the Southern Highlands.
Make tracks to Mount Ashby Estate today for a provencial style escape filled with all things country, French, fine and fresh.
Mount Ashby Estate
128 Nowra Rd, Moss Vale NSW 2577