What a perfect day for romantic birthday celebration. What a location and view amongst the vineyard. Hubbie arranged for lovely lunch at Villa Maria, near the airport, before flying off to a secret holiday location. The staff is just so lovely, top notch service, delicious, good quality lunch and they even give me a complimentary birthday dessert. Superb! Love their soup entree, divine steak and lamb. The chocolate dessert is just so rich and velvety. I ordered Rose as well, so crisp.
It's really convenient to eat here while we buy wines from villa maria vineyard... sitting outside with the beautiful view and nice weather. Order the tasty wine set, 3 cups of wine for 10-15dollars which is pretty good to try.
I have been here a few times and cannot think of anywhere better to unwind with friends and family. Surrounded by vines and overlooking a pond, the outlook is spectacular, especially on a sunny day. Summer is busy, so you would be wise to book. If you're lucky enough to have a sunny winter's day, you can often walk in and get a nice seat outside. All the food I have tried here is great, but the superstar for me is the Charcuterie Platter, it's enough to share between 3 or 4 people. I recommend the Flight Tasting to go with it - a selection of 3 wines to go with your meal. The cafe staff are great - friendly, polite and with real knowledge of the food. The same can be said of the sommeliers if you choose to do a wine tasting, and as they deduct the cost of the tasting from a bottle purchase, why wouldn't you? Until next time, VM!