If you’re a keen wine buff, then five wine regions – all within an hour’s drive of Bright – will appeal. Many of the wineries also have excellent restaurants, so you can indulge in two of your favourite pleasures! For the record, the five wine regions are – Alpine Valleys, King Valley, Rutherglen, Glenrowan & Beechworth. And yes, all of them are well worth a visit!
If you’re interested in sampling local wine, pay a visit to Alpine Cellars. With over 140 wines, this boutique wine store has the largest selection of local beer, wine and cider in the region.
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If you’re an aficionado of the amber nectar, Bright Victoria, is the place for you – the area is home to some of Victoria’s most renowned craft breweries.
The Bright Brewery is making some exceptional beers and is popular with both locals and visitors. Bridge Road Brewers in Beechworth (45 minute drive) is also a beer lovers dream. Not only are their beers superb, but their pizzas are fresh and delicious. Both of these breweries have some serious al fresco action going on… while in colder months, their indoor spaces are warm and inviting. Sweetwater Brewing Company in Mt. Beauty is also a lovely little spot to enjoy an ale.
CAFES & RESTAURANTS
A serious cafe scene means you can always find a great coffee – or hearty breakfast – to start your day. In Bright, Victoria, there’s a range of breakfast options including Blackbird Cafe (Bright) and with a short cycle, the super convenient Rail Trail Cafe (Porepunkah).
If you’re looking for lunch options in and around Bright Victoria, then Gourmet Fish & Chips from Rok Salt are a delicious choice – especially as it’s a short walk down to the Ovens River for a lunch with a view. If you’d prefer to dine-in for lunch then wood fired pizza’s from Bastoni Pizzeria (Myrtleford) or enjoy Nonna’s handmade pasta at Lupo’s Kiln Cafe (also in Myrtleford) both provide authentic Italian food that will delight your taste buds.
If you’re in the mood for a picnic, Bright, Victoria also have some wonderful picnic purveyors – The Loaded Basket, Food Wine Friends & Snow Road Produce have a beautifully prepared spread of fabulous local produce in a fully-equipped hamper. Discover great picnic options and spots here >>
Dinner options in Bright, Victoria, abound. Grape & Grain Bar is the place to catch up with friends in the heart of beautiful Bright. Rok Salt is the place for gourmet Fish & Chips. If you’re heading further afield, check out Bastoni Pizzeria and Motel on Alpine – both in Myrtleford. For great pub grub, you can’t beat the Harrietville Hotel Motel.