Hickinbotham of Dromana

We’d been visiting a friend down Dromana way, and were in the mood for a break before the drive home.   Instead of heading up Red Hill to any of the wineries up there, I had seen on the internet that Hickinbotham of Dromana was close by, on the  Nepean Hwy on the Melbourne side of Dromana (requiring a short deviation off Peninsula Link).

Driving up the driveway, I was a little apprehensive;  it all seemed somewhat “rustic”.

But inside, while still quite “casual”,  it was warm and comfortable, with a range of both wines and beers (from the on-site micro-brewery) to taste.   We didn’t need anything to eat, but there was a small range of foods listed on the blackboard which would have been good for a mid-range lunch.   There was plenty of space outside, too;  I suspect that the place could be very popular on warm afternoons.  In fact, there was a program listing the live music that had been held mostly on weekend afternoons over the past summer, with an emphasis on acoustic guitar and jazz blues.  Yes, it did seem that kind of place!

We enjoyed a pleasant drink and will return, should the occasion arise, although if we’re making a trip down that way to visit a winery or two, the wineries up Red Hill way are better “destinations”.




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