It’s a winter tradition, and Melbourne does it well. Here's where to find the best mulled wine in town.

Common Man winter garden pop-up

The Common Man’s garden has been given yet another pop-up makeover this winter. Visit the Pavilion of Indulgence for all manner of cosy treats, like a Mörk chocolate infused boozy mudslide cocktail and a popcorn hot toddy. On the mulled front, the crew has gone classy with Barossa valley wine, pink gin and strawberries in their warming mulled rosé.

Mjølner

Vikings, cocktail theatrics and mulled wine are a match made in heaven at Mjølner. Their Blazing Glögg is a spicy mix of cognac, port and cranberry. Watch the bartender build a stream of fire from a wine glass in front of your very eyes. Then sip the warming bevvy with a teabag of house spices.

Flaming wine being poured into a glass surrounded by Viking axes
Blazing glögg at Mjølner

Section 8

With its shipping container bar and laneway location, you’ll have a peak Melbourne experience at Section 8. Their mulled wine concoction is is inspired by German Gluhwein for major Euro winter vibes. Think a mixture of triple sec, brandy, cinnamon, cloves, star anise and cardamom.

Ferdydurke

While you’re in Tattersalls Lane, go for a change of scenery at Ferdydurke. This NYC-style loft space is also from the crew behind Section 8. Their winter offering is a little different to mulled wine, but just as warming. The New York Sour is served in a fiery combo of Four Pillars shiraz gin, bourbon, vanilla and lemon.

A bartender lighting a garnish over a glass of ice
Ferdydurke

The Winter Night Market

Roaring fire pits, winter comfort food, roving performers and free entertainment. Enjoy all this and more when the Winter Night Market returns in June for an epic 14-week season. Your visit just isn't complete without a glass of spicy mulled wine, served straight from seemingly bottomless simmering pots.

Winter Igloo Wonderland

Warm up and chill out in The Wharf Hotel’s Igloo Wonderland, keeping things cosy for four months straight. The private dining package includes a feast of treats to graze on, plus your choice of mulled wine or cider. Need a little kick? Swap your mulled delight for an espresso martini.

Small dining pods outside a restaurant
The Wharf's Igloo Wonderland

Hello José

Rain or shine, it doesn’t take much convincing to get a crew together for more-ish Mexican at Hello José. Their classic mulled wine is loaded with cloves, cinnamon and star anise. If you’re looking to clear the nasal passages, add a José twist with a shot of aged Añejo tequila.

Gewürzhaus

Just as winter is the time for mulled wine, Gewürzhaus is the place to buy the fixings to make your own at home. Their spice kit includes the vanilla bean sugar, Glühwein Gewürz spice and infuser bags you’ll need. Just add to your own merlot. Follow the recipe and serve with orange and a cinnamon quill.

Please drink responsibly.

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