This summer, Americans can enjoy a truly Australian wine and cheese spread with some local products that are not to be missed, such as handmade farm cheese from Yarra Valley Dairy – with their Persian fetta, which is a local favorite. First-class olives & olive oil, which are sustainably grown only three hours from Melbourne, are available at Mount Zero Olives, as well as the cult classic Vegemite and even a few gourmet chocolates from Koko Black Chocolate – with new fruit flavors perfect for the US Summer tuned.
Wine and spirits lovers will find the best Australian combinations over here Victorias renowned wine regions and internationally available brands. Some long-awaited launches that go well with Victorian cheese include the Best’s Great Western Bin No.1 Shiraz by Victorias Shiraz Central Region or Punt Road 2021 Pinot Gris from the famous Yarra Valley. For an Australian nightcap, try the 2021 Limited Edition Bloody Shiraz Gin by Four Pillars Gin – a dry gin made with Yarra Valley Shiraz grapes, or Starward Whiskey’s Nova – an Australian single malt whiskey. These spirits also offer the perfect basis for a cocktail like the Bloody Spritz or New World Sour.
For those looking to spend a day in the city with Australian flair, check out some Victorian cafes and restaurants across the country. Grab a morning cup of coffee or enjoy brunch on Bluestone Lane, with locations across the US – with the Australians, the Aussie Flat White or Iced Latte, Little Collins Café is in New York City – Home of a “Brekkie” menu with Australian classics such as Vegemite Toast or Proud Mary, the legendary Melbourne coffee roaster, – in Portland with a Austin Location opening soon. Try the Michelin-starred Maude in The angel from the famous Melbourne native, Chef Curtis Stein – which offers a seasonal menu with wine combinations inspired by the world’s wine regions. And don’t forget Stone’s other LA establishment, Gwen, whose in-house butcher shop not only serves the dining room but also has products for home cooks trying to cut the perfect cut!
And finally, how can you make a compliment better? Victoria-Inspired summer day than with the perfect ‘Aussie’ look, including a Quicksilver swimsuit, a keep cup filled with a local brew, or a pair of quay Australia to sunbathe.
Can not get enough Australia? Here is a full list of the Victorian brands to enjoy in the United States
Victorian food and beverage brands
American restaurants / cafes with Melbourne / Victorian founders
Victorian wineries and distilleries
Other brands with Melbourne Founders / Roots
More resources and information about traveling to Victoria, visit www.visitvictoria.com.
Additional information on Victoria, Australia:
In many destinations, tourism is about ticking off a list of top attractions. But visit Melbourne and Victoria is different. It’s less about what you see and more about what you feel. And the best way to experience this is to explore the depth and diversity of this incredible place in an immersive and authentic way. Melbourne is a city known for its excellent restaurants, café culture, theater and diverse arts, culture and nightlife, and is known as a stylish and modern city and gateway to world-class nature experiences. Melbourne offers not-to-be-missed dining experiences and is home to an inventive food and wine culture. The unique mix of people, places and products gives Melbourne /Victoria an approach to culinary experiences that are based on creativity and not burdened by tradition. Visitors get an insight into why Melbourne has so often been voted the most liveable city in the world.
Victorias The compact size allows for easy travel around the state. A variety of tourist experiences are all located within close proximity of Melbourne, including wineries, local gourmet experiences and spectacular natural attractions. Some examples of key experiences are listed below:
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