Vineyards have been planted here since 1466. When acquired by Bernard Magrez in 1999, a complete restoration was undertaken to preserve its period style. The generous single floor mansion slumbers down a deep gravel drive, flanked by stately topiary gardens. A long terrace overlooks 300-year-old tulip trees and an infinite expanse of vines, which stretch out over 58 hectares. Guests can take a stroll around this vast estate to take in the wonderful view and architecture.
What is a wine tour without wine tasting? The vineyard is planted with 90% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Malbec. One of the five cellars there, brimming with 900 barrels of resting wine, features bottles from 1871. You know that the older the wine, the better the taste.
You can also have a picnic at the beautiful setting of Chateau Fombrauge complete with a picnic basket from the estate including with an assortment of cold meats and cheeses, fresh vegetables and fruits, and a glass of wine, red or white, according to your preference.
If one day is not enough to marvel at this mansion, you can stay overnight at the prestigious suites. Fine dining in the vast dining room is available where you can enjoy the unique view of the vineyards, whilst being served lunch or dinner by a dedicated chef and butler.
Food scene in Sydney is beyond words. There are tons of place you should go to get a taste of the city. Figuring out what and where to eat can at times be challenging. But we couldn’t be more thrilled to share with you a recommendation from one of Jakarta’s most influential food blogger, Hans Danial, who blogs at EatsAndTreats. He’s pulled together a list of his top restaurant/café recommendation in “the Harbour City”. Read on to learn about them.
181 Enmore Rd, Enmore NSW 2042, Australia The family-run gelato and coffee bar won the best gelato in the world! The place has many adventurous flavors, from miso ginger to coconut mango, it’s going to be a hard for you to decide which flavor to choose. Affogato and pistachio are Hans’ favorite from the place he claimed his most favorite gelato in Sydney.
9, 37 Ultimo Rd, Haymarket NSW 2000, Australia A famous Thai street food and noodle bar, serving their best-selling noodle soup, which is extremely hot and absolutely delicious. Try Moo ping skewers aka pork neck skewers, they’re charred to perfection, super tasty and great texture. For Hans, visiting Do Dee Paidang is a mandatory, especially when all he needed was a delicious Asian fare.
547 Bourke St, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia It’s the coffee place you must pay homage to if you’re a coffee aficionado. Everything’s expertly crafted. His favorite is definitely the soy cap. It has the perfect taste, creamy texture, simply one of the best.
7A, 2 Huntley St, Alexandria NSW 2015, Australia This place is known for its homestyle food and specialty coffee in a former pie factory with brick walls and an organic garden. The Grounds is gorgeous, for sure, and always packed. Make sure you come early (and hungry!) for their signature dishes like Berry Hotcakes, which, according to Hans, he had so many of them during his days in Sydney because they’re that good!
68 Sir John Young Cres, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011, Australia A small cafe that combines sweets and flowers, Petal Met Sugar creates too-pretty-to-eat delicious dessert. Everything here is so Instagrammable. Just look how pretty their Terrarium with lupicia jasmine tea panacotta, yuzu gel, strawberry crisps, chocolate soil, edible flowers and lemon balm.
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