The Top Places To Get Mulled Wine This Winter In Christchurch
Picture this: it’s a cold winter’s night, you’re snuggled up on an armchair by a roaring fire with a glass of mulled wine in hand – can you think of anything better? We sure can’t!
To help you reach this ultimate level of cosy, we've curated a list of seven must-try places in Ōtautahi Christchurch and Banks Peninsula where you can sip on some delicious mulled wine, cider, and even rum concoctions.
Pomeroy’s Old Brewery Inn
For an authentic British pub experience with a Kiwi twist, head to Pomeroy’s. This homely establishment offers a welcoming ambiance and a mulled wine that will transport you straight to the streets of London. Their version combines traditional spices with local wines, resulting in a delightful fusion of flavours that's sure to warm your soul.
OGB is a popular haunt for those seeking a touch of elegance and history. Their mulled wine is no exception, featuring their own OGB & Elsewhere Gin, their top-secret recipe has been around for seven years. They also serve a hot buttered rum for something a bit different - can you think of anything more wintery?
Served in a stylish setting, complete with a blazing fireplace, OGB provides a sophisticated experience.
Mischief Wine Bar
If you find yourself strolling through Riverside Market, then you’ll likely stumble upon Mischief, a cheeky little Cellar Door, smack-bang in the middle of Riverside Market. Here, they took the concept of a cellar door, downsized it and found the busiest place in Christchurch to drop it into. This trendy spot boasts an extensive selection of wines from around the world, including their own take on mulled wine. They expertly craft their mulled wine using Syrah as the base because it already has dark, rich fruit and spice characters which results in a delicious experience for the taste buds.
Civil And Naval
With its nautical-inspired theme, Civil and Naval is the funkiest bar in Lyttelton. Their mulled wine is prepared in-house every week using a quality Montepulciano Red and a hint of brandy. They prepare their version a little differently, by only cooking it until the flavours are infused so as not to overcook the batch. To prepare to serve, they simply use a steam wand to rewarm and top it off with an orange slice.
Nestled down the iconic New Regent Street, Downstairs is a hidden gem renowned for its old-world charm and unique beverages, including an extensive wine list from all over New Zealand and the world. Their mulled wine is created with care, incorporating their top-quality wine and a touch of creativity. The warming yet moody atmosphere is the perfect place to enjoy the perfect wintery drink.
If you’re after something a little different, mulled cider is something you need to try. The Dux Central in the city centre serves up a scrumptious mulled cider you need to get your hands on. This tasty drink is made with an array of spices, including cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg, which infuse the cider with a rich, aromatic essence. Served steaming hot, it offers a comforting experience, perfect for chilly evenings.