Surrounded by rows of vineyards, rolling hills and large oak trees lie’s Longview Vineyard. With picturesque views, single vineyard wines and passion for flavour, quality, and design – this wine tasting and restaurant experience is the ideal destination for a Sunday, long lunch with friends.
As you wind your way through the hills of Macclesfield you’ll see paddocks full of sheep, grazing horses and if you’re lucky a local kangaroo hopping by. It feels like you’ve traveled hours out of Adelaide to this beautiful hills region, but you’ll find its only 50 minutes from the city and well worth the journey.
Longview has recently built a sensational new cellar door, boasting high ceiling, natural light, local artwork and handcrafted materials, capturing all of the picturesque surroundings. You can enjoy a pleasant wine tasting at the circular bar and lounge area or take a seat on the balcony overlooking the vines and enjoy an informative tasting, showcasing Longview’s award-winning wines.
Della Casa, Longview’s weekend offering is one not to be missed with a mouth-watering, Italian inspired Sunday Lunch menu. At $55 per person, this menu is extremely good value for money not only are you overlooking sloping hill and lake view you are welcomed by enthusiastic waiters, delicious produce, and Longview’s extensive wine selection.
The current menu at Della Casa features a generous Antipasto Platter with a garlic infused artichoke dip, warmed marinated olives, chili salt roasted chickpeas, crunchy veggies and a fresh bread roll with local olive oil served on an Instagram worthy platter. Accompanying the antipasto platter is a mouth-watering four cheese Manicotti topped with a fresh tomato sugo and more delicious cheese.
To follow the antipasto platter, Della Casa serves a Smoked Chicken Breast with green olive and tomato sugo, which was moist and well seasoned. A great dish to have with Longview’s Iron Knob Riesling. Mains also included Baked Gorgonzola and Polenta Cakes plus a rocket salad with pear and toasted walnuts as well as a delicious fresh peas salad with basil, mint, and ricotta.
The dessert platter is a great finisher for a lovely long lunch. Sharp Parmigiano-Reggiano, Walnut Pan’pepato, and Galletti Biscuit as a savory conclusion to the menu as well as a soft Vanilla Pistachio Torrone, melt in your mouth Biscotti and a cheeky Aperol Jelly-shot with Prosecco and Raspberries (which we could have had a tray of! Yum)
This venue hosts a beautiful cellar door and dining experience. We recommend marking a date in your calendar ASAP so you too, can spend a Sunday frolicking through the vines, enjoy an educational Longview wine tasting, and full belly after a generous Italian inspired tasting menu.
Words by Charlotte Gieck
WHERE: 154 Pound Rd, Macclesfield