Wine and dine in Byron at this celebrated Cellar Door Series

Raise a glass this winter at Crystalbrook Cellar Door Series in Byron.

Crystalbrook Byron is teaming up with some of the best wineries in South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales this August for a month-long series of long lunches and cellar door pop-ups that is worthy of toasting.

Each Saturday, a well-known winemaker will take over the hotels famed restaurant, Forest, with wine guides to ease guests through a long, lush, and indulgent menu with wines paired from each wine makers estate.

For those after something a little more relaxed, the Crystalbrook Byron resort’s lawn will be reimagined as a vibrant, vineyard-inspired oasis. Here they will be serving wine flights, tastings, cheese and charcuterie boards set against Byron’s stunning tropical backdrop and a soundtrack of good tunes to guarantee the good times.

Crystalbrook Byron food
The Cellar Door Series series runs throughout August

The details

Long lunch series: Every Saturday 1pm to 3pm
Cellar door pop-up: Every Saturday from 4pm to 6pm and Sunday from 3pm to 6pm

The line-up

  • 6 – 7 August: Dal Zotto Wines, Whitfield, Vic
  • 13 – 14 August: Whistler Wines, Barossa, SA
  • 20 – 21 August: Nick Spencer Wines, NSW
  • 27 – 28 August: Oliver’s Taranga Vineyards, McLaren Vale, SA
Crystalbrook is nestled in tropical Byron

6 – 7 August: Dal Zotto Wines

Established in 1987 by Italian-born winemakers Otto and Elena Dal Zotto, the first winery to plant prosecco vines in the King Valley. Their ‘La Dolce Vita Long Lunch’ will feature an indulgent Italian-inspired menu paired with a curated selection of Dal Zotto wines.

13 – 14 August: Whistler Wines

Whistler is founded by Martin Pfeiffer, a former Head Vineyard Manager at Penfolds and 3rd generation grape-grower. Now, Martin’s son Sam and his wife Kelsey are second-generation owners who pride themselves on their sustainably grown handcrafted wines. The ‘Whistler Wine Long Lunch’ will feature an immersive menu paired with a curated selection of Whistler wines.

20 – 21 August: Nick Spencer Wines

Nick’s passion and remarkable talent for considered, quality wines are evident in every bottle of his award-winning wines produced for nearly two decades. Most recently his estate was voted in the top ten best new wineries for 2019 by wine critic, James Halliday. The ‘Nick Spencer Long Lunch’ will feature a decadent menu paired with a curated selection of Nick Spencer Wines.

27 – 28 August: Oliver’s Taranga Vineyards

The Oliver’s Taranga collection of small batch, handcrafted wines speak of both the variety and vintage, capturing a time and place while continuing to document the family’s ongoing 182-year relationship with the land. Their long lunch will be hosted by 2022 ‘Winemaker of the Year’ Corrina Wright.

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