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This winery caters for everyone including the kids, with a fab wholesome kids’ menu as well as an amazing menu and vino for the mammas and the pappas…and that’s not all there is for the little ones…there’s a cheeky horse, a cubby house and a little lane to take a stroll too.
Hickinbotham of Dromana is a family run vineyard and restaurant that sits humbly on top of the hill. The staff are accommodating of kids in every way. There are a couple of highchairs (which can also be booked), different activities around the grounds to keep the kiddies entertained (such as ‘Bertie’ the huge horse who cheekily hangs around the paddock close to the kitchen backdoor waiting for a spare carrot or two) and the ‘happy face’ cubby house. On weekends they often have a small band playing too.
The menu is excellent for everyone, the portions and prices are reasonable but most importantly the dishes are tasty and homely. During lunch the girls explored their surroundings and would come back for more which is a true testament that they loved their choice of fish and chips and spaghetti bolognese from the children’s menu.
Hickinbotham of Dromana is located in the Mornington Peninsula region and approximately 60 mins from CBD, so an easy day-trip out of town. Or, you will find plenty of accommodation nearby so you can make a weekend of it, and take your time to visit the Peninsula spas, the Enchanted Maze and the beach.
Don’t forget to try my favourite ‘Strawberry Kisses’, a Hickinbotham specialty of sweet sparkling goodness – pucker up and cheers to this little gem for creating a great environment for both adults and kids.