The Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges offer a huge range of award-winning wines and cocktails, quality multicultural dishes, restaurants and cafes showcasing local produce and culinary talent, creating the food we love to eat.
If you’re dining in our region, take the time to discover these incredible signature dishes and the unique stories behind what makes them some of the best bites and bevs.
Based in Coldstream, family-owned Punt Road Wines has consistently delivered some of the finest wines in the region from their cellar door. Relax with a cheese platter, a glass or a full wine flight.
The Signature Dish
While visiting, take the time to visit their Napoleone Cider Orchard Bar because the Napoleone family, already known for their Punt Road wine, have been growing apples before growing grapes. And Orchard Bar manager Rob Hall says it’s their signature mulled cider, made straight from their orchards; you can’t pass up.
So what makes it unique?
“Mulled Cider is the apple’s answer to Mulled Wine or Gluhvine,” says Rob, adding that mulled Cider has been enjoyed for centuries in the UK and is a fantastic way to enjoy cider in the autumn and winter months.
“It all starts with our Napoleone Apple Cider, steeped with cloves, star anise, allspice berries, cassia bark, cardamom, mandarin peel and cinnamon myrtle. Cinnamon myrtle is a gorgeous native ingredient that adds a wonderful, sweet spice note to the cider. We then add a golden fine brown sugar to bring richness to the blend.”
Guests can enjoy it in the Orchard Bar amongst the Pink Lady apples from Friday to Monday from midday to 5 pm.
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