A long overdue post for sure but better late than never right?!
I would have to say exploring the different vineyards around Victoria is hands down one of my favourite things to do on the weekends. There’s almost nothing better than a relaxing weekend away from the busy city with great company, food, wine and a beautiful view! A recent place we visited was Rare Hare located in Balnarring and approximately a one hour drive from the CBD. It’s a beautiful indoor and outdoor dining restaurant that overlooks the rolling hills laced with vineyards. There is definitely a cosy and comforting vibe the minute you walk into the restaurant, with a bit of a modern farmhouse feel to it. Together with Rare Hare is also a luxury boutique hotel just metres away from the restaurant, Jackalope Hotel.
The food at Rare Hare not only tasted exceptional but was all very affordable in comparison to other wineries around the area. There was a variety of small or larger plates to share which is always ideal. We ordered the chargrilled squid with romesco sauce, lamb rump in harissa and smoked yoghurt and my favourite which was the wood-roasted bone marrow served with spicy sambal and sourdough bread. The flavours in all the dishes definitely hit the spot and were paired perfectly with our choice of wine. It was such a great experience and can’t wait to come back on a cold Winter day for a glass of Red!
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Rare Hare Wine & Food Store
166 Balnarring Rd, Merricks North VIC 3926