Highlands Road Estate and the Elgin Valley wine festival

Highlands Road Estate and the Elgin Valley wine festival
In my previous post I mentioned our trip to Elgin and the Elgin Cool Wine and Country Festival on Saturday.

After tripping through a few estates, sampling the fruit of their vines, we ended up at Highlands Road Estate for lunch. The staff kindly set up a table for Dominique and I right next to the dam's edge before decorating it with a variety of gourmet pizzalings (which are pizzas, only smaller ;) paired with five glasses of their very best wine - two white, one rosé, and two red. I'm no food or wine connoisseur, but the little bit of sophistication that my taste-buds had was extremely pleasantly surprised with how well the pizza worked with the wine.

We spent the next hour or two sitting in the shade, listening to a solo singer with his friend on acoustic guitar sharing a few covers (one of which was Chasing Cars, by the legendary Snow Patrol). The combination of food and wine, alongside the quite water's edge, with soft background music was really pretty awesome.

Visit Highlands Road Estate for a relaxing lunch. You'll be pleasantly surprised.


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