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‘The Deck’ at Terindah Estate – Bellarine

The newly opened ‘Deck’ at Terindah Estate provides picturesque views of the Bellarine peninsula. With the sun shying away, a winter escape is on the agenda. Swirls of clinking, estate-made wine wash away the worries of work. Lush vineyards and the sparkling waters of Port Phillip Bay, welcome the weekend crowd. It’s a harmonious picture. Families picnic on the open lawns, pastel bridesmaids squeal at the beautiful bride and my Asian flush is rising like the sun. Wine is the nectar of gods, the sustenance of office zombies and Momma needs some sustenance. Darn you, asian flush.

The Deck is Terindah Estate’s newest bar, providing weekenders with a spot to relax. Plates are designed to be shared: french imported Camembert Le Conquerant, Saucisson d’Arles (French Salami), slivers of smoked cured meats. Our favourite was the duck, pistachio and date terrine, with a sweetened carrot relish.  Terindah is charcuterie and cheese heaven. Wine is a bonus.

Duck, Pistachio & Date Terrine w/ house baked bread

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Camembert ‘Le Conquérant’ with house baked bread

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The venue manager, took us behind the scenes. Large oak barrels tenderly age wine, whilst sizeable metal vats, catalyse the fermentation process. The conversion and breakdown of sugar, distinguishes the liquid gold from grape juice. Originally from Bordeaux, our French guide is a wine expert, giving us a 101 on the influencing variables on the flavour of wine. The environment, variant of yeast, climate and even the barrel, are all factors that impact flavour. Terindah estate focuses on small batches – experimenting with smaller volumes to create unique blends. Perception of taste is caused by chemical reactions and sensory perception. A notion most notable, when talking about wine. Science, yo!

For, love of food or wine, Terindah Estate is open daily from 10am to 4pm. If designated driving, is not your forte, consider catching the recently launched ferry services between Docklands and Port Arlington. That way, you can eat and drink to your heart’s content. Cheers to the weekend.

Hungrycookie dined courtesy of Terindah Estate. All opinions are strictly my own.

Terindah Estate
90 McAdams Ln
Bellarine
http://www.terindahestate.com/

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