5 Winter Date Ideas 2019

Drink, Eat, Play, Sydney / 4 June 2019

These winter date ideas are guaranteed to stoke the flames.

While it might be tempting to settle into a season of pillow forts and Netflix, there’s no need to put the freeze on date night during winter. In partnership with BoozeBud and Cape Mentelle, here are five ideas guaranteed to impress.

Check out the best BYO restaurants

BYO restaurants are your chance to show off your favourite drop and save your wallet. Head to your favourite Thai restaurant with a bottle of Cape Mentelle’s Chardonnay, or if Italian is more your style, match a hearty bowl of pasta with the Cape Mentelle Cabernet Sauvignon. You won’t be disappointed.

Here is a complete list of Sydney’s Best BYO Restaurants. If you hail from Melbourne, some of our top BYO picks include Mamak, Jinda Thai, Sosta Cucina and Trattoria Emilia.

Go for a rugged up picnic

Nothing says romance like getting out in nature with an assortment of nibbles and drinks. Stock up on your favourite cheeses, cold meats, pickles, condiments plus a fresh loaf of bread. Don’t forget to pack a bottle of Cape Mentelle’s easy drinking Rosé. Get inspired for your next picnic adventure with our Ultimate Picnic Guide.

Book a cosy weekend getaway

For those looking for cosy cabins vibes and keen on embracing the tiny house movement, check out Unyoked, Tiny Away, CABN, and Kindled. With all the essentials taken care of including a bed, shower and camp fire, all you need are some clothes, food and let’s not forget the wine. On the beverage front, bring a bottle of Cape Mentelle Shiraz. Team it with homemade S’mores by the open fire and you’re in for a date to remember.

Do a boozy art class

Popping up over Sydney and Melbourne, these ‘sip and paint’ studios are a great ice-breaking date idea. Get to know each other over a bottle of Cape Mentelle Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, or the Cabernet Merlot. It’s a sure fire way to kick-start those creative juices and produce a masterpiece. Check out Sydney and Melbourne’s top boozy art class studios here.

Go on a camping adventure

Looking for a spot of adventure on your next date? Head on a camping date this winter. With your tent pitched and the camp fire roaring, warm up with Cape Mentelle Shiraz or Cabernet Merlot, perfectly paired with red meats cooked over the open flame.

Our top fire friendly camping spots in NSW include Treachery CampKangaroo Valley Glenmack Park, Newnes Campground and The Basin, to name just a few. In regional VIC, fire friendly camping spots include Great Otway National Park, Longridge Park and Warburton Holiday Park.

This article is proudly presented in partnership with BoozeBud and Cape Mentelle Wines. Thank you for supporting the partners that make Eat Drink Play possible.