There are places you venture to that truly reflect the people you are with. The Winery is one such place that reflects the colour, sophistication and fun-loving nature of Iris. A short walk from her apartment in Surry Hills, I found myself standing in front of a canopy of creeping leaves and a passageway that lead to the enjoyment of my last dinner in Sydney. The Winery is situated to perfectly watch the sun set behind the city skyline, as golden glows turn into blue hues and fairy lights add to that lost glitter of the afternoon light.
Before the Melbourne Cup, ready horse-goers and lovers of frocks and fancy sipped a few in the garden while others wanting a little more privacy sat in the champagne lounge upstairs.
We ordered sweet potato fries, dabbled with rosemary salt (totally hitting the spot), porcini arancini and dusted squid. For mains Iris opted for penne and I went with barramundi. The wine list as this laneway winery is nothing to scoff at, neither are the decent food items available on the menu.
We did however, skip dessert here instead heading to Kurtosh but somehow got distracted by Gelato Messina on the way there. The Winery is a lovely place to go with a group of friends but be aware to make a booking as the number of people confirm it's a popular place to go for drinks after work on any night of the week.