THE Queen’s Birthday long weekend is almost here, signalling the start of winter and official opening of the ski season.
At this stage it doesn’t look like Mt Buller & Mt Stirling will have any natural snow for opening weekend, but that won’t deter the party goers who will kick up their Rossignols and enjoy a big weekend.
Here in Mansfield we will celebrate with the Mansfield Bush Market on the Saturday and all our shops are open and ready to serve our locals and visitors.
Speaking of opening, here at High Country Wine Cellars we’ve got a hot opening over the long weekend: Tin Shed Spiced Cider, warmed up on the stove for tasting all weekend. You’ve heard of mulled wine, well we have this nose tingling, palate pleasing cider, with smells of apple, cinnamon, clove and mixed spice that will waft through the shop. Yummmmmmmm
A selection of white and red wines will, as usual, be on tasting, and we might even have a few cheese and bikkies to go with your tastings to ward off that winter chill.
As winter arrives, so too a couple of new drops. In wine we have the new release Sedona Estate 2012 Cab Sauv and Shiraz. According to Paul and Sonja at Sedona, 2012 is an absolute gem of a vintage.
In beer, Jamieson Brewery have just released their Amber Ale: Deep amber in colour with a citrus nose. Light biscuit & passionfruit flavour mid palate, Finishing with just enough bitterness to balance with the alcohol content of 6%
We also have the Jamieson Mountain Ale which is a wheat beer, and Brown Ale, a classic dark brown/amber beer, both perfect for winter.
All this and more for June at High Country Wine Cellars. Drop in over the weekend and check it out and don’t forget if you are a Buller Snow Bunny we can arrange deliveries to your lodge in dozen and half dozen lots of straight or mixed selections for just $10 per case.
For our mountain visitors who wish to take a taste of the high country home with them, we can arrange after hours pick ups for you collect as you head home. Just call us on 0437 117693 and we’d be happy to arrange.
Welcome to winter and the 2014 ski season. Enjoy!