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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 skilfully maintained by our Produce Manager, Julie Bennett.
Then came the produce…
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.
As our gardens continue to expand, grow and flourish, this has allowed us the unique opportunity to explore the introduction of a permanent pantry collection which showcases the very best of our estate-grown produce.
In order to ensure our exceptional produce was handled with the utmost care and skill, we’ve partnered with local company, Mumma Made (who specialises in small-run pickles and preserves), to create our brand new pantry collection featuring:
Beetroot & Bay Leaf Chutney
Horseradish & Tarragon Mustard
Strawberry & Rhubarb Jam
Fallen Fruit Marmalade
The collection will continue to grow and evolve over time with plans for a range of cordials well underway. We’re also looking forward to launching small-batch, limited edition products from time to time too.
|About Montalto: Montalto is an award-winning, Halliday Five Red Star rated winery, 16 times Good Food Chef-hatted restaurant since opening in 2002, casual Piazza, Cellar Door and sculpture park, located at Red Hill on the Mornington Peninsula, approx. one hour from Melbourne.|