A day out on the snow can be taxing on your body. But why whine about it, when you can WINE about it.
You can sample a red or two ‘intert’wined’ with a loved one by the fire, ‘re-wined’ reminiscing with your mates over a bottle or two before going out dancing, or just ‘un-wined’ with a glass with your family over a good meal.
Will it be a smooth or spicy red to warm your body and soul? Delightfully aromatic mulled wine? Or a crisp white to match the crisp snow?
All of the Victorian snowfields’ restaurants have excellent wine lists which often include selections from neighbouring vineyards.
Mt Buller has over 30 venues where you can indulge with locally produced wine. A boutique wine list awaits at Breathtaker Signature Restaurant, Enzian Bar calls you in for your après skiing beer, wine, cocktail or gluhwein, and have your wine glass at the ready at the iconic Kooroora Hotel before some of Australia’s biggest DJs and live acts up head the hill for some unforgettable nights.
There’s plenty of wine action at Falls Creek too. Fill your glass from the extensive wine list at the Falls Creek Country Club, enjoy a drop by the beautiful 360 degree fire place at Elk Restaurant, ski in for an après drink from the comprehensive wine selection at Feathertop Restaurant & Tapas Bar, treat yourself with a glass of hand-picked wine personally selected for Milch Café and Bar…and at The Last Hoot, a wine on the sundeck is a must.
Get your Austrian on at Zirk’s Bar and Bistro, Hotham’s only traditional Austrian inspired bar where you’ll find original gluhwein, an extensive wine selection, liquors and schnapps. Or head to Graze at Dinner Plain. Regarded as one of the best restaurants on the Great Alpine Road, Graze offers a la carte dining as well as a degustation menu matched with regional wines.
Want a view with your wine? At Mt Baw Baw you can spend the afternoon on the deck and enjoy Gippsland’s renowned local wines perched at an altitude of 1460 metres at The Village Restaurant. And over at Lake Mountain, Heights Bistro and Bar invites you to soak in the sweeping views with a glass of local wine.
Just check out the white glistening snow gleaming through your wine glass as you tip it to drink. Cheers!