Enjoy Crisp Wine in the Melbourne Spring Sunshine

Published on: 25-Sep-2018
Enjoy Crisp Wine in the Melbourne 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 Melbourne. Perfect for these sunny days and breezy nights, these restaurants offer a mix of alfresco dining with stunning views and light, refreshing cuisines.


Zia Teresa, Italian, Brunswick East

For over 33 years Zia Teresa has been dishing up her signature Italian fare in what has become an institution in Brunswick East. Perfect for larger groups, her ever popular assaggi menu encourages the experience of sharing dishes with family and friends in a warm and welcoming home style ambience.

-          McW Alternis Vermentino


Kumo Izakaya, Japanese, Brunswick East

Award winning Kumo Izakaya sits in the trendy strip of Brunswick East delivering Japanese style tapas with a local twist. Featuring a stunning interior, complete with cosy booths and a private dining room, Kumo delivers on all fronts. As well as a stellar wine list, it features an amazing sake list. curated by owner and Australian sake Ambassador, Andre Bishop, making it a must visit for Spring diners.    

-          McW Alternis Vermentino


Pier Port Melbourne, Modern Australian, Port Melbourne

A favourite among local foodies, The Pier is chic, warm and inviting and located on the edge of Bay street, Port Melbourne, just metres from the water. It has a vibrant mix of dining and lounge spaces where you can relax and enjoy magnificent bay view’s whilst sampling an array of fresh seasonal contemporary cuisine, local wines & craft beer.

-          Under & Over Pinot Gris


Mistress Bourke and the King, Modern Australian, Melbourne

This stunning cafe located inside Bourke Place is surrounded by large glass windows and has a large spacious seating area, perfect for somewhere to sit and enjoy the delightful menu selections. The open-air balcony is also ideal for those seeking to escape the hustle and bustle and relax with friends or family.

-          Under & Over Pinot Gris


South Press Wine Store, Modern Australian, South Yarra

With a stunning leafy courtyard, the stylish wine bar set in a former furniture store is decked out in earthy, green-grey tones, with floor-to-ceiling wine racks dividing the front room. Perfect for groups, the all day, European influenced menu is designed to share, with the option to choose from an extensive selection of cured meats and cheese over a free bottle of wine.

-          Mount Pleasant Eight Acres Semillon


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