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5 Restaurants to Wine and Dine Next to the Fireplace

  • 4th July 2018
  • Amanda Cochran

Nothing beats a glass of red wine by a cosy fireplace. Warm up this winter at some of the hottest restaurants in the Grampians...

1. Parket Street Project Wine Bar

Located in the former Royal Mail Dining Room and courtyard, Parker Street Project is the venue for a relaxed meal, with a casual style menu designed for sharing. Sit by the fire, with a bevvy in hand on a Friday night to watch the footy on the big screen.

2. Halls Gap Hotel

Last year Halls Gap Hotel was named as a Finalist for Best Casual Dining - Regional VIC, and for good reason. Hear you will find a range of hearty winter meals, including a classic chicken parmi, slow cooked pulled beef ragu or a warm superfood salad. The Halls Gap Hotel will keep you feeling toasty all night with not one but two roaring fireplace to choose from!


3. Red Rock Olives

Red Rock Olives grows and produces high-grade, locally-pressed extra virgin olive oil, table olives and other signature products including their house-made olive salt and range of artisan vinegars. You ca drop by the olive grove and farm gate café for tastings, or a menu of grazing plates, homemade cakes, coffee, chai or tea to have whilst sitting by the indoor fire or the two outdoor firepits!

4. Pierrepoint Wines Cellar Door

This family owned and operated vineyard, cellar door and Bed and Breakfast has been a Tarrington tourist stopover since 2000. Here you'll see geese, ducks and chickens roaming free. Call in for a delicious platter or picnic to enjoy with a glass of Estate Pinot Gris, Chardonnay or Pinot Noir. Sit back, sip a glass of fine wine in their newly renovated country style cellar door, complete with a toasty fireplace of course!


5. Pomonal Estate

A newbie to the region, this winery was established in 2017 and ever since has been producing some of the best beer, cider and wine the region has to offer. With a stunning backdrop of the Grampians National Park you can enjoy a goof drink as well as amazing local produce platters and share plates. Who cares if its cold outside when you have a good Shiraz and a red hot fire to sit by?!