This year for Valentine’s Day we decided to go for the chill yet relaxing kind of day. Don’t get me wrong, going out for fancy dinners, dressing up and spending it with the one you love is always a good idea. But THIS year we wanted to just wind down and enjoy each other’s company on this ‘overly exaggerated’ day – Valentine’s Day. You could say Mr P and myself are quite the food explorers, we love trying new places! But when it comes to wineries, I think it’s one of our missions to go through as many as we can. Our ‘Chill’ Valentines day basically consisted of having a light lunch at a Winery, followed by a beautiful afternoon at the Peninsula Hot Springs.
We decided to give Lindenderry at Red Hilla go, as the scenery looked so beautiful with a pathway surrounded by well groomed Linden Trees. The food was pretty good, we generally are pretty lucky with the Wineries we visit! We weren’t going for a BIG lunch seeing as we were going to spend hours at the Hot Springs. But definitely, there have been other wineries that we have preferred.
After a beautiful lunch, we still had a few hours to kill before our booking at The Peninsula Hot Springs. Yes, You’ve got to book in advanced now. I remember back in the days we used to go on spontaneous trips to Hot Springs and didn’t have to book at all! To kill some time, we decided to go back to one of our favourites which is literally 5 minutes from Hot Springs – The Cups Estate! This place never fails to disappoint, with their menu, atmosphere and vibe! The Moscato and Pinot Rose was delightful as usual. Lindenderry, Hot Springs and The Cups Estate are all within 20 minutes of each other.
Just like those early days of Dating, on the way back to Melbourne we decided to stop by Arthurs Seat, which is always a beautiful view especially just before sunset. To end the day, we were too lazy to go for the original planned fine dining which ended up being postponed to the following night, and instead opted for literally just a traditional Chinese restaurant!