We’re officially one twelfth of the way through 2018. And, if your New Year’s resolutions are a forgotten, fond memory, we’ve got the perfect solution for you.
The ultimate treat yo’self getaway is right here in Victoria. Hosted by our favourite innovative wine makers, Brown Brothers, packages feature DIY wines, Prosecco and one of the best cheese factories in the country (trust us, we’ve eaten enough cheese to be qualified judges).
Located just three hours out of Melbourne, Milawa is one of Victoria’s most jaw-dropping hidden gems. Think: rolling green pastures, uninterrupted blue skies and softly bruised Victorian Alps.
Once you’ve finished ogling the views you can choose between a range of bespoke experiences (reminder: the more brownie points you’ve got stocked up with your partner for the year, the better…).
If you're after the best of the best and the full Brown Brothers experience, the Immersion Package is a three-day eating, drinking and dining extravaganza. All meals (including three-course lunches at the award-winning Patricia’s Table restaurant), accommodation and workshops are included, so you can spend your holiday ~actually~ holidaying.
Shorter (but equally wine-tastic) experiences include the Wine Blending Experience (you can create your own unique, one-of-a-kind wine); Tour, Tasting & Three Course (includes a three-course lunch, of course!); and Gourmet Discovery Day where you can discover everything you should know about wine (now that you're an adult).
If you’re more of a DIY person, pop over to the Brown Brothers Milawa Cellar Door to wine-ducate yourself, then borrow a free bike and basket to explore the rest of Milawa. Our recommendation is to hit the Milawa Cheese Factory and order a cheese platter. After that, Milawa Mustards (there’s brandy butter, in case you needed another reason to visit), and local brunch favourite Snow Road Produce are a few of the highlights in the area.
Since you’ll want to take advantage of Brown Brothers open cellar door, turn it into a proper weekend away and book at night at Lindenwarrah. It's across the road, so you can stroll right home after all your wining and dining.
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