Today I thought I would share two great spots we visited on our visit to South Gippsland in late 2020. If you’re heading out to explore Victoria this summer I highly recommend you add both Burra Brewery and Gurneys Cider to your itinerary. Delicious drinks, great food and lovely settings too!
We booked ourselves a table at Burra Brewery for a quiet Sunday afternoon and it was an excellent choice. The micro brewery is in the centre of the cute town of Korumburra, and you can watch the beer being brewed while you enjoy the fruits of their labour! The staff were super helpful, and we ordered tasting paddles to allow us to try more of their beers. All of which we enjoyed – so much so we brought a couple of slabs home with us.
They also do wood fired pizza, with a great range of vegetarian friendly options (and some dairy free choices too). The pizzas were excellent, with the pumpkin, pesto and feta pizza my favourite of the ones we tried. The combination of pizza and freshly brewed beer is hard to beat, so I highly recommend you add Burra Brewery to your South Gippsland exploring list!
We actually ended up at Gurneys Cider by accident – we were in the nearby town of Fish Creek, spotted a sign and decided we would check it out. We were so glad we did! Gurneys Cider is in a beautiful setting, and we were lucky enough to nab one of the last tables outside. It’s accessible from the Rail Trail as well, making it a popular spot for people to stop and refresh.
I’m not usually a cider drinker, but after working through the tasting paddle that has now changed! The ciders were all very different, covering everything from a sour apple-grapefruit cider to a super sweet ice cider. The cherry-apple cider was my pick of the ones we tried, and a bottle may have found its way into the car with me afterwards as well.
We also ordered a cheese platter which highlights local produce including some delicious Berry Creek cheese. I was very impressed to see that Gurneys Cider also offered an entirely vegan cheese platter. The platter we had was an excellent accompaniment to our cider paddle, and the whole scenario was one of the highlights of our few days in South Gippsland.