Lindenderry Red Hill review, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
|Picnicking by the lake amidst bushland. |
Photo: Belinda Jackson
An hour from Melbourne down the M1, Red Hill is prime real estate on the Mornington Peninsula, and Lindenderry, owned by Australian family company Lancemore, has held its 12-hectare spot on the ridge for the past 20 years. It's in the news for its recent deft, "multi-million dollar" renovation.
I'm a sometimes-resident on the Mornington Peninsula, so I'm very pleased to see this old-timer get such a swish makeover. Every room looks out over structured courtyards with fresh lime trees, Australian bushland or the vines that the estate turns into its exceptional wine.
Inside, there are crisp sheets, moody walls, a touch of whimsy in the Ukrainian-babushka cushion. The Lindenderry has banished its placid plaid for a grown-up country style in Red Hill.
Even if you're not staying, you can drop in for a glass of wine and - hot tip - order the picnic hamper and wander through the vines for an afternoon well spent.
Click here to read my review of the revamped Lindenderry in the Traveller section of the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age newspapers.