Celebrating the harvest at Dominique Portet

One of my favourite wineries in the Yarra Valley is the delightful Dominique Portet. The Dominique Portet Fontaine rosé is simply the best out there and the winery itself is completely charming with its vine covered walls and petanque court in the garden.

Lunch at Dominique Portet

However a recent invitation to lunch at Dominique Portet to celebrate the harvest, or Fete Des Vignerons, offered a chance to discover a few new things to love about the winery. 

The menu for lunch at Dominique Portet.

The first revelation was all the fabulous wine that Dominique Portet makes beyond its signature rosé. I loved the buttery Yarra Valley Origin Chardonnay and the rich Yarra Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

Cassoulet and shiraz

The second was that Dominique Portet has a fabulous menu now of classic French dishes. The only food on offer used to be cheese and charcuterie but now the menu now includes steak frites, confit de carnard and cassoulet. 

Cassoulet is on the menu now.

The cassoulet is fabulous with slow cooked duck, sausages and beans making a hearty and rustic dish. Desserts were also a highlight with a crisp apple tart and oozing chocolate fondant. 

The cheese plate at Dominque Portet

This is such a great place to pop in to for a long wintery lunch if you are exploring the Yarra Valley. Best of all, the one thing that hasn’t changed at Dominique Portet is the Portet family’s lovely hospitality. Magnifique.

Apple tart and chocolate fondant.

Gourmet Chick was a guest of Dominique Portet.  

Details: Dominique Portet, 870 Maroondah Highway, Coldstream. 

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