At LTP we head out every day to cover stories – rain, hail or shine – and our motivation comes from many of the inspiring people we catch up with. Last week was no exception. In amongst those perfect winter days – rain, hail, gale force winds – we found a little piece of sunshine at Terre for lunch and it provided a perfect moment to taste their winters fare. For those who have not had the pleasure of visiting Terre as yet, let us set the scene – long grand driveway into Dromana Estate, lined by bare winter vines promising the fruits of summer to come, then you glimpse the famous Edna Walling gardens as they frame the historic and elegantly renovated Tuerong Homestead where Terre is nestled. Come summer, the gardens and homestead will form the perfect backdrop for a Shakespearian play, but we’ll save that story for another day.

As you enter Terre you are transported from the realities of the harsh winter outside. You can’t help but be embraced by the white light filtering through the large window panes, the three roaring fireplaces wrapping you in a blanket of warmth, the aromas of irresistible food drifting from the kitchen and the gentle hum of stories shared and secrets told filling the air. It’s a modern take on a classic space and it’s certainly a place you would seek out on a cold winter’s day, perhaps to talk about love lost or found, to connect again or create.

Anyway we need not say any more as the images below will give you a glimpse of what’s on offer. In a nutshell, our casual drop in lasted three hours and was only brought to an end because of the reality of school pickups for all of us. Thanks to Clinton, Janine, Rowan, Abby and Thomas for transporting us to our own version of a midwinter’s day dream and thanks to our team of Rebecca, Carmen, Kate and Nina for making a wonderful afternoon of it chin, chin.



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