Artful dégustation dining in a true destination winery.
Modern artwork, rustic rock walls, and a sweeping view of the 60-hectare estate all make for a fantastic setting for a meal at Wills Domain. Lunch here is a choice of two, four or seven courses, with the menu overseen by Wildflower and Hearth alum Jed Gerrard, along with chef de cuisine Sergio Lubbe.
Berkshire pork is a riot of sweet, sour and savoury, with green apple, finger lime and a punch of mustard.
The two of them aren’t afraid of risk-taking: beautifully sweet scallops come with smoked bonito cream in a pool of dashi flecked with black truffle, the umami of the dashi acting as an ingenious amplifier for the truffle. Berkshire pork is a riot of sweet, sour and savoury, with green apple, finger lime and a punch of mustard. Rosy rounds of lamb loin find sweet accompaniment with silky carrot butter, sheep yoghurt and a salad of herbs and flowers.
Service can be a tad harried for an experience this luxe, and the too-sweet cocktails don’t live up to the world-class aspirations of the place. But for a meal that pushes boundaries, with mostly excellent results, Wills remains a must-visit destination.