Our estate to plate philosophy informs everything we do at Montalto, it always has.
It all started with our estate gardens…
Our estate gardens were originally designed by the highly respected landscape architect Andrew Laidlaw, best known for his work at Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens. A trusted friend of the Mitchell family, Andrew helped Wendy design and plan the original Piazza gardens in 2002, now affectionately known as Wendy’s Garden.
Our kitchen gardens now total 3 acres and are skillfully maintained by our Produce Manager, Julie Bennett.
Our gardens feature a breathtakingly impressive range of heirloom varieties which supply our kitchens with some of the most exquisite seasonal produce in Australia.
And now, our pantry collection…
We’ve always carefully preserved what we weren’t able to use on the day of harvest. This has lead to some outstanding pantry items over the years including permanent items like our much-loved olives and olive oils, along with limited edition seasonal products, informed by the abundance of the kitchen garden harvests. We’ve loved using these products in our kitchens and have adored hearing how much our guests have enjoyed them in their homes too.