We have no shame in saying that Shadowfax Winery is one of our local watering holes. There is no better way to spend an afternoon sitting outside in the sun, listening to live jazz music and enjoying some of Shadowfax’s best.
Melbournians are a lucky bunch as Shadowfax Winery could very easily be called Melbourne’s own winery because it sits within Melbourne’s city limits. In fact, it is so close that it is reachable by Melbourne’s public transport system. There is also plenty of car parking should your poor designated driver not wish to overindulge.
On a cool May Sunday and the temperature didn’t threaten 15 degrees, our thoughts immediately turned to rosé when the sun peeked through the clouds. It didn’t take much convincing when the suggestion of heading to the local winery for lunch was raised. Of course Melbourne being Melbourne, it required wearing a jacket, hat and sunglasses all at the same time.
There is plenty of seating options at Shadowfax. You can sit inside and take in the atmosphere of the cellar door, take a rug and sit on the grass and let the kids run around, or like us, take a seat outside and enjoy the view of the vines and the gum trees and soak in the sun.
The staff are fantastic and will stop at nothing to ensure that you’re well fed and watered. If you can tear yourself away from the rosé, there are plenty of reds and whites to taste at the cellar door.
Without even looking at the drinks menu, we ordered a bottle of the Shadowfax Minnow Rosé 2016. It’s a very easy rosé to drink and the bottled was polished off by the time we’d finished our wood fired pizzas. Leaving room for dessert is a must with some great choices available.
If you’re in Melbourne and have a hankering for a rosé straight from the source and a good feed, then you can be sure that Shadowfax Winery in Werribee South is sure to satisfy.