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Enjoy Happy Hour at home

/ 24 Aug 2020

From award winning wineries to neighbourhood wine bars, there’s no shortage of options for a glass of vino to enjoy with some takeaway or to restock the depleted cellar. Buy direct from Victorian wineries who are doing it tough with virtual cellar doors offering their top drops delivered.

Fans of pinot noir should look no further than Gippsland’s Lightfoot & Sons and Dirty Three Wines, along with Mornington Peninsula’s Montalto, Ten Minutes by Tractor and Willow Creek Vineyard. Grampians shiraz is available from Best’s and Seppelt Great Western while those after bubbles can discover King Valley Prosecco Road’s Dal Zotto and Pizzini. Try a nightcap of world famous muscat from Rutherglen’s All Saints Estate and Stanton & Killeen.  The best wines of the Yarra Valley region can be found in one location online at Wine Yarra Valley, available as individual bottles or custom, fireside or virtual cellar door packs. Pick from wineries including Oakridge, Medhurst, Chandon, Mac Forbes, Yering Station, Seville Estate, plus many more.

Melbourne’s leading city and neighbourhood wine bars and stores have pivoted to offer home delivery services. South Melbourne’s Prince Wine Store is offering free delivery for orders of 12 bottles. Spring Street’s iconic City Wine Shop is offering local delivery, along with ‘finish at home’ meals. Those in Melbourne’s inner west can enjoy same-hour delivery from bar turned bottle shop Mr West, including an extensive list of Australian natural wines and beers.

East Gippsland’s Sailors Grave Brewing, known for their seasonal beers inspired by local surroundings and ingredients, is offering free delivery in Victoria. Dinner Plain’s Blizzard Brewery, which was affected by the summer bushfires and now the cancellation of the winter snow season is, is continuing to brew and retail online. Bright Brewery is offering a free lockdown home delivery service on special marked beers while Bridge Road Brewers is offering free shipping to Melbourne during lockdown on orders above $100 using the code LOVELOCKDOWN at checkout.

Recreate a pub experience at home with Melbourne’s Moon Dog, which has curated a Pub In A Box including a dozen beers, two glasses, a bar mat and house made beer nuts. Spotswood’s Two Birds Brewing is offering free shipping, including its brand-new Watermelon Chirpy alcoholic soda. Those in Melbourne’s inner-north can subscribe to Tallboy & Moose’s new Crawler Club subscription service to have giant one litre cans home delivered weekly or monthly.

Enjoy Melbourne’s most popular bars at home with a range of handmade cocktails by the city’s best mixologists now available for delivery. Award winning Fitzroy cocktail bar, Black Pearl, have bottled a range of cocktails, including a winter warmer Kingston Negroni, and non-alcoholic cocktails. City centre cocktail bars Byrdi, Bar Americano and Romeo Lane have pivoted to make  premium delivered cocktails. Popular hospitality group Made In The Shade, the team behind favourites The Everleigh, Bar Margaux and Heartbreaker, also offer a range of bottled cocktails to enjoy at home. South of the river, St Kilda’s live music mecca, The Espy, have created frozen martinis and bottled cocktails, while Southbank distillery Patient Wolf are offering same day delivering of single serve winter cocktails, including a hot buttered gin.

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