Mandoon Estate: Modern Australia in Historic Surrounds
We here at Blue Cow are fortunate to work with some of the finest restaurants, cafes, bars, breweries, vineyards and home kitchens throughout the country. As part of a new series, we will be exploring and speaking with some of our favourites, to find out a little more about their history, what sets them apart, and the produce that inspires them.
Positioned at the gateway to the Swan Valley, Mandoon Estate, alongside their on site brewery, Homestead, has been building a reputation for producing show-stopping wines, award-winning craft beers, and exceptional cuisine. The original homestead of John Septimus Roe, the first surveyor general of the Swan Colonies, the land is a rolling, historic, and picturesque landscape, fringed by century old vineyards, karri trees, and a peaceful, narrow tributary of the Swan River.
Two restaurants span both Mandoon Estate and Homestead, offering two distinctly unique dining options. The Mandoon Estate restaurant offers a more fine-dining experience, focussing on modern Australian cuisine with an edge, showcasing fine technique, local produce and smart flavours. The brewery offers somewhat a more hearty affair, with pub grub and share plates suited to match the range of beers brewed on site. Both sites stock the entire range of Mandoon Estate wines, so you can enjoy a glass paired to any plate.
Executive chef, MIchael Hartnell (formerly of Eureka 89, Locanda Locatelli, and Daphne’s), has worked closely with Blue Cow to select produce that best fits the philosophies of the kitchen. Fior D’Latte and buffalo mozzarella are generous upon pizzas, whilst cheeseboards showcase the finest cheeses from Spain, Netherlands, France, Italy, the UK and Australia.
An ideal retreat only thirty minutes from the Perth CBD, it is clear why Mandoon Estate has quickly become a favourite amongst locals, and international destination for adventurous gourmands.