Whether you’re enjoying the summer heat or wandering through a winter wonderland, a good glass of vino can not only satisfy the taste buds but also the mind. And what better way to couple your love for wine than with a relaxing, affordable holiday to the world’s most livable city?
That’s right – Melbourne is not only fantastic for culture enthusiasts and shopaholics, it also provides plenty of opportunities to indulge your senses. Here are three of the best spots to sip on some grape juice:
1. The Alps
With a collection of around 400 bottles – 20 of which you can order by the glass – this stunner offers an incredible diverse range of wines from the foothills of the European Alps. Whether you choose to degust on a gem from the Jura, Burgundy or Savoie region, this bar’s focus is on providing wines that taste exactly like where they’re from.
If you’re looking to feast on some delicious snacks while tasting a good drop, you’re also in luck. The Alps has a scrumptious menu offering cheese, gravlax and charcuterie. What’s more, if you time your holiday right, you could even enjoy their monthly, informal masterclass on premium pours of vintage wines.
In terms of the ambience, you will be engulfed by the hip yet chic style of exposed brickwork, fireplaces and gorgeous cypress pine and steel furniture.
2. Underwood Wine Bar
Not to be mistaken with the popular Netflix show’s protagonist, the Underwood Wine Bar is run by sommelier Michael Underwood who created an exceptional list of drinks from boutique winemakers and brewers from around Victoria.
Intimate and petite, the venue itself boasts bare brick and wood features, perfect to cosy up with a glass of your favourite vino. While The Alps focuses mainly on their assortment of drinks, the Underwood Wine Bar offers a more extensive range of delicatessen – all sourced locally as well. A nod to Melbourne’s famous inner-city buzz, you can treat yourself to a selection of antipasti such as olives, hummus and cheeses – yum.
3. Yarra Valley Wineries
If you truly want to make the most of your visit to the beauty that is Melbourne, why not take a day trip out to the Yarra Valley? The slightly cooler climate makes the area the ultimate spot for wineries, something that has seen the region produce some amazing chardonnay, pinot noir and sparkling wine over the years.
To make things as easy and relaxing as possible, you can book a guided tour that will see you visit a selection of the best wineries around, enjoy the panoramic mountain views and gorge on tasty bites. And not to fret, there are pick-up options from Melbourne CBD so you don’t have to worry about transportation whatsoever.
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Final but essential touches
Once you know exactly where you want to go to satisfy your taste buds’ needs, another essential decision you need to make is where to stay. This is where the central location of Wyndham Hotel Melbourne lends itself to make your holiday unforgettable.
From studio rooms to one and two-bedroom apartments, Wyndham Hotel Melbourne lets you enjoy the city’s best attractions. Theatres, restaurants, boutique shops and galleries – you’ve got everything at the tips of your fingers.