Foxeys Hangout visit
We recently took an overseas visitor for a weekend away down to the Mornington Peninsula. Saturday lunch time found us at Foxeys Hangout Winery, and it was a treat. Wonderful fresh, tasty food made with local produce, a glass or two of some beautiful wine and warm hospitality. The food at Foxeys is – as the menu board states ‘snacks to share’. The concept works really well, in the relaxed atmosphere of the wood heated eating/tasting area that has a picturesque postcard view of the vines beyond. The three of us sampled all the plates to share, with the exception of the cheese and dessert. We tasted the ’07 Chardonnay, ’08 Pinot Noir and the newly released 2009 Shiraz, which though it had just been bottled exuded class, a lovely peppery mouth filling wine that will only get better with a little more time in the bottle. The new Foxeys labels are also pretty cool. The food was simple and very tasty; the highlights of the nine plates we shared were the mushrooms in vine leaves, the super succulent quail, Red Hill tomato and goat curd cheese with Main Ridge olive oil and the apple, walnut salad with sour cherries. Do yourself a flavour favour and the next time you are on the Peninsula drop in and meet the Lee brothers Michael and Tony, whose passion for their wine and food is clearly evident at their Foxeys Hangout Winery, you will not be disappointed.
I have included a photo of the Foxeys menu board.
Cheers, Michael @ wineseek