After a lunchtime meal at another winery we were tempted to stop in at Edgecombe Brothers in Henley Brook for dessert – and of course a glass of wine and coffee to finish our dining experience.
It is a rustic café with outdoor areas under the pergola, as well as a few tables inside near the wine tasting area – we sat inside on this occasion – and looked over the cakes in the display cabinet.
One of strawberries, juicy, sweet with crumbly pastry came with a scooped out passionfruit and a blob of creamy ice cream.
The second selection, chocolate, beautifully moist and rich came with cream, ice cream and passionfruit.
Both slices just what we needed to conclude our day – the coffee was also good, right temperature and with a nutty finish.
And of course a couple of glasses of wine – one of sparkling made from chardonnay, had lifted aromas of pear and apple, with a crisp, refreshing palate, balanced by good use of acid. The other muscat – delicious palate of raisins, chocolate and coffee following a bouquet of dried fruit and spices. Perfect dessert wine.
They are well known for their asparagus and when in season it is a must to get along here and try some at the winery, or buy to take away. Edgecombe Brothers also do a line in chutneys, pickles, jams and the like which are well worth trying.
Likewise the food is of hearty proportion and style and well suited to their range of wine. Nice stopover in the Valley.