Visit Victoria and Visit Melbourne want wine and spirit lovers to give Australian products a sip. While Australia is currently closed to American visitors, the tourism board wants to help keep the dream of an Australian adventure alive, and to enocourage travelers and dreamers to get a piece of Australia from a comprehensive list of local vendors and products available for purchase in the States or through direct shipping.
Wine and liquor aficionados can find the best Australian pairings via Victoria’s renowned wine regions and internationally available brands. The Best’s Great Western Bin No.1 Shiraz from Victoria’s Shiraz Central region and Punt Road’s 2021 Pinot Gris from the famed Yarra Valley are both highly praised recent released. Those interested in sipping an Australian spirit might want to try Four Pillars Gin’s 2021 Limited Edition Bloody Shiraz Gin – a dry gin steeped with Yarra Valley Shiraz grapes, or Starward Whisky’s Solera.
For those looking for a day out on the town with an Australian flair, the are encouraged to check out a few Victorian-owned and operated cafes and restaurants across the United States. Pick up a morning cup of coffee or enjoy a brunch at Bluestone Lane, Little Collins Café in New York City, or conic Melbourne coffee roaster Proud Mary. For an afternoon or evening of fine dining, try Michelin star-rated Maude in Los Angeles or his other LA establishment, Gwen.
Check out full list of Victorian brands available to enjoy in the U.S. below:
American Restaurants/Cafes with Melbournian/Victorian Founders
- Maude – Los Angeles
- Gwen – Los Angeles
- Proud Mary – Portland (opening Austin soon)
- Bluestone Lane – Variety of U.S & Canada locations
- Miss Melbourne Coffee – Los Angeles
- E.P. & L.P. – Los Angeles
- Strings of Life – Los Angeles
- Little Ripper Coffee – Los Angeles
- Little Collins Café – New York City
- Sweatshop Café – New York City
- Threefold Café – Florida
Victorian Wineries & Distilleries
- Rathbone Wines
- Zilzie Wines
- Brown Brothers Wine
- Fowles Wine
- Best’s Great Western
- Punt Road
- Giant Steps
- Ben Haines
- Innocent Bystander
- All Saints Estate Wines
- Four Pillars Gin
- Starward Whiskey
For more resources and information about traveling to Victoria, check out the Visit Victoria official website.