Enjoy Crisp Wine in the Brisbane Spring Sunshine

Published on: 26-Sep-2018
Enjoy Crisp Wine in the Brisbane Spring Sunshine


With the sun sneaking out and flowers starting to bloom across the countryside, the season for light and refreshing wine is upon us.

If the warmer temperatures have you craving something light, then you are not alone! Did you know Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay are the top two varietals of white wine in Australia? Rosé as well has experienced a surge in popularity – and interestingly, women are significantly more likely to enjoy a pink-hued beverage than their male counterparts.

Whether you love Prosecco, Vermentino, Rosé, Pinot Gris or Chardonnay, Citi cardholders can score a free bottle of wine with their meal when dining at a Citi restaurant partner.

Curated from more than 440 partner restaurants, we’ve hand-picked our top Spring eateries across Brisbane. Perfect for these sunny days and breezy nights, these restaurants offer a mix of alfresco dining with stunning views and light, refreshing cuisines.

Reef Seafood and Sushi, Newstead

The mouth-watering Reef Seafood and Sushi features a modern fit out with a fully licensed bar, craft beers on tap, a wonderful selection of wines and Champagne and there's even an oyster bar with onsite oyster opener. The restaurant also features the best Japanese chefs preparing the finest sushi and sashimi.

-          Chant Du Midi Rose


Customs House Restaurant, Brisbane

With stunning outside dining overlooking the river and the Story Bridge, the relaxed dining ambience is popular with tourists, business clients and local customers. Guests can be assured of excellent food, fantastic river views and friendly professional service. The cuisine is Modern Australian with an emphasis on fresh seasonal produce including seafood.

-          Tightrope Walker Chardonnay


Otto Ristorante, Brisbane

Located in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD, OTTO overlooks the Brisbane River to the iconic Story Bridge. Guests can indulge in great Australian ingredients in a contemporary Italian style, capturing occasion and place. Serving 270 day grain fed, 100% Black Angus, marble score 7+, the select cuts are exclusive to OTTO Brisbane. There is also a vegan menu, the Fiori di Zucchini, which comprises of Zucchini flowers, tomato confit and eggplant, is a must try!

-          McW 660 Reserve Tumbarumba Chardonnay


The Croft House, Brisbane

The Croft House Town Kitchen and Bar provides city dwellers and urbanites a place to call their ‘local’. The all-day dining options including breakfast and lunch, extends into the afternoon with an impressive charcuterie menu, which can be enjoyed with wine pairing. In the evening, the venue transforms into a bar-centric bistro-style restaurant, focusing on authentic Modern Australian cuisine. 

-          Under & Over Pinot Gris


The George Bar and Bistro, Brisbane

The quintessential bistro menu features favourites for lunch and dinner including steak frites, pan fried fish and a range of house salads or choose the Plat du Jour, designed around seasonal local produce. If its post work drinks you’re after, graze on a selection of tapas style dishes whilst enjoying the vibe of this stylish eatery.

-          McW 660 Reserve Tumbarumba Chardonnay


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