There's so much to love in this picturesque wine district, home of the Lovedale Long Lunch
Picture row upon row of vineyards, luscious green paddocks and distant mountain ranges and you’ve got Lovedale, a pretty name for a very pretty place.
Considered warm and friendly, the cellar door experience here is generally very personalised, with owner/vignerons often around to pour you a glass of wine and have a chat.
There’s also some lovely cafes and restaurants in the area and a load of other activities to keep you occupied for the day or weekend. For the foodies out there, be sure to visit Leaves & Fishes for a delicious lunch or dinner and stop by famous local cheesemaker, Binnorie Dairy, for a gourmet cheese tasting.
Want more? The area’s most notable event, the Lovedale Long Lunch, held in May each year sees a number of local chefs join forces with over a dozen Lovedale wineries for a progressive lunch and wine tasting. A great event for a weekend escape.
If you’re planning a group trip, Lovedale has plenty of self-contained accommodation houses and is home to the large Crowne Plaza Resort. If you’re after something a little more romantic however, there’s also a number of quiet and beautiful retreats, rustic cabins and cosy B&B options.
While you’re hear, why not get a first-class view of the valley in a hot-air balloon, take an art or cooking class or go horseriding.