While Bright might be famous for its stunning scenery and abundance of outdoor activities, this beautiful town located in the heart of Victoria’s Alpine Valley also provides the perfect opportunity for a weekend dedicated to world-class wining and dining. If you want to sample your way through the best local produce and boutique beverages the region has to offer, Alpine Valley Getaways can help with comfortable and contemporary Bright accommodation for your weekend foodie escape.
Here’s our itinerary for the ultimate wining and dining weekend in Bright.
Welcome to Bright! Settle in to your Bright accommodation – house, villa or cottage – and get ready for a delicious dinner. The main street of Bright is home to a vast array of restaurants, pubs, bars and cafes, but make sure you make a reservation, especially if travelling in a larger group. Enjoy relaxed pub fare, prime cuts of meat and local craft beers at Sir Loin’s Bar and Grill, or opt for a degustation experience complete with matching wines at Elm Dining.
Start the day right and fuel up with a laid-back breakfast and a morning coffee at one of the many Bright cafes or bakeries dotted around town, then hop into your car and get ready to soak in the sweeping vistas on the short drive to neighbouring Porepunkah. Pop into Ringer Reef Winery and treat yourself to a tasting of unique handmade wines. With a stunning view of Mt Buffalo and the Buckland valley, it is a tranquil spot to sample a selection of wines before heading off for a long lunch at the Red Stag Deer and Emu Farm. Offering a fantastic dining experience, the restaurant is situated on a 70-acre farm with stunning alpine views, including the beautiful Mount Buffalo national park. Take a stroll around the farm before to meet the emus and deer before starting the scenic drive back to beautiful Bright.
If you’re after a long, leisurely dinner with a few glasses of vino, Ginger Baker Wine Bar and Cafe is the ideal spot which features a garden backdrop and live music during the warmer months. Or you could try Tomahawks, which offers a relaxed dining experience with share platters complemented with craft beer, local wines and delicious cocktails. For more dinner recommendations, feel free to ask the team at Alpine Valley Getaways, we will be more than happy to point you in the right direction.
Enjoy a Sunday sleep-in then stroll around town to pick up a coffee and freshly baked pastry from a local bakery. Pack the car and check out of your Bright cottages and take the short six kilometre drive to Wandiligong (fondly known as Wandi). Pay a visit to Wandiful Produce, a small chestnut farm with a store and on-site café. Learn about chestnuts and finish your visit enjoying lovely chestnut cakes and another coffee.
After a wander around town where you will learn about the rich mining heritage of the area, head back to Bright for lunch at the popular Bright Brewery. Perch yourself at a table outside on the terrace and soak in the pretty colourful trees whilst listening to a local live band and making your way through a beer tasting paddle. Enjoy a lovely long lunch, it’s the perfect way to end your foodie escape before making your way back home.
Bright and surrounds is home to some fantastic eateries, wineries, cafes and produce stores – you really will be spoilt for choice. From fine dining to casual fare, this area has something to suit every foodie.
Looking for Hotels in Bright, Victoria?
For accommodation in Bright and surrounds, the team at Alpine Valley Getaways is here to provide all the help you need to book the perfect place for your weekend escape. For luxurious cottages with serene mountain views, family friendly homes with fireplaces and cute Bright cottages to cosy up in on those cooler nights, we have accommodation options located in the heart of Bright as well as many homes in the nearby townships of Harrietville, Porepunkah and Wandiligong. Browse our properties and make a booking online now, or call us on 03 5759 2555 | Mobile 0408 874 437 to speak with our friendly team. We look forward to welcoming you to Bright soon!