Earlier this month I was invited to attend a lunch at Mandoon Estate to celebrate the opening of Linton & Kay Galleries at the estate. The lovely ladies of Detail did a fabulous job of inviting interesting people I enjoyed talking with (Jarrad Seng people, serious fangirl moment) over a selection of Mandoon Estate wines and a delicious lunch with the glorious view of vineyards and gumtrees on the banks of the Swan River. Admittedly I don’t frequent our beautiful winery region often enough, so this visit was a reminder that we indeed have natural beauty right on our doorstep.
Lunch included plates of Donnybrook marron and baby leek terrine, roast Amelia Park lamp rump, and a delightful chestnut pudding served with pear and bergamot for dessert. Lovely company and creative conversations made for a beautiful afternoon in the sun, but the highlight for me was a stunning piece by Melissa Egan titled Picnic. I am not an art connoisseur by any stretch of the imagination, but I understand when people view art that moves them and they just have to have it. When I walked in and caught sight of this painting I was in awe. I couldn’t stop admiring it. I did for a quick moment consider smuggling it out under my arm after lunch, but decided it’d probably be noticed missing. Or I’d be spotted skulking off Pink Panther style with the painting that is bigger than me.
The gallery is in John Septimus Roe’s original homestead at Mandoon Estate, you can read about its history here. If you’re partial to sampling award winning wines in the peaceful surrounds of Caversham and viewing quality Australian and international fine art, check out Linton & Kay Galleries at Mandoon Estate.
Styling by Bec Tougas
Florals by Botanica Naturalis
Gold vintage cutlery and crystal vases from The Vintage Table