There’s nothing better than warm, balmy nights spent with a chilled glass of white wine in hand, especially when that glass is filled with riesling—the queen of warm weather wines.
Ranging from dry to semi-sweet and sweet, with lower alcohol—riesling is a lighter drop that’s best paired with fresh salads, zesty Asian delights and seafood.
This year Pewsey Vale Vineyard is offering you the opportunity to win a trip to their breathtaking Eden Valley vineyard in South Australia worth $2,500 so you can experience Eden for yourself. All you have to do is visit one of the participating venues below between 1 February to 30 April, take a photo of your experience and post it to Instagram tagging the restaurant, @pewseyvalevineyard and #thisiseden. Easy peasy!
And without further ado, here are some of the best places to drink riesling in Melbourne. Cheers!
If you’re looking to impress this summer (because you know you get extra brownie points if you put in effort all through February, not just on Valentine’s Day, right?), the Coppersmith Hotel is the place to go. A bar, bistro and hotel rolled into one sleek, boutique venue—find a cosy spot at the Coppersmith Hotel bistro or order directly to your room. Whether you’re spreading creamy chicken liver parfait and Pedro Ximenez gel on buttery baguettes or sharing a half roasted chicken with fennel, lemon and pan juices, a bottle of riesling is a must.
Railway Hotel Windsor
Proud home to a Chef’s Hat and one of the best wine lists in Melbourne, the Railway Hotel Windsor’s decadent menu deserves a bottle of white wine to match. Start with fresh Coffin Bay Oysters on the sun-soaked outdoor deck and make your way through meltingly soft, foil baked baby snapper to smoked and seared salmon with caper salsa.
A Melbourne favourite, Saké restaurant is the home of fresh seafood. Located riverside a skip away from Flinders Street station, chow on rainbow toro, salmon, hamachi and ume rolls or king brown mushrooms with truffle soy sauce, coriander and lime. Set menus serve enough to keep you full for the day while a glass of white is a must with any express lunch.
For the chance to win a trip to Pewsey Vale Vineyard in Eden Valley, you can also visit Sette Bello, The Last Piece, Caffe e Cucina, Bentleigh RSL, Cheltenham RSL, Lord of The Isles Tavern, Hop Temple, Downstairs Bistro & Lounge, Moonee Ponds Club and Craigs Royal Hotel. What are you waiting for? Get snapping now!
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