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What’s happening this Winter on the South Coast?17 July 2019 – posted in: Winery, Craft Ales, Restaurant, Workshops, Rosie's Tips, Uncategorized

Our tops tips on what is coming up this winter on the South Coast

The locals have known it all along. But now the secret’s out – Winter is one of the best times to be on the South Coast. With gorgeous blue skies and pleasantly cool temperatures, South Coast winters a range of delightful activities, indoors and out for the whole family. So skip the Snow this school holidays and visit the South Coast instead. 

From food, wine and beer events, family festivals, music concerts and delicious dining or drinking wine fireside to exploring the great wave breaks or bush hiking trails. There is plenty to discover on the South Coast in Winter. Here are a few of our top picks: 

Drink Winter Ales  

Cupitt Craft Brewers have been very busy creating a range of Winter Beers including dark ales, wine/beer hybrids, oyster stout and barrel-aged beers. Check out the list of delicious seasonal beers here. Better yet visit the Cellar Door or online store and pick up a few to try.

Enjoy Winter Wine and Cheese

While wine and cheese are wonderful all year round, however, there is something noteworthy about enjoying some bolder wines and cheese in the cooler months. Cupitt’s celebrates the wintertime with new releases including Barbera, Tempranillo and Marsanne. We also asked the Cupitt Team to give some insights on there favourite way to spend the winter on the South Coast and their favourite tipples. Read about it here

Whale Watching and other Marine Life

May to November is peak whale watching season in the Shoalhaven. Species including Humpbacks, Southern Rights, Minkes and Pilots begin their annual migration to their winter breeding and calving grounds in the warmer waters of the Pacific. There is a whale viewing area at the Ulladulla lighthouse known as Warden Head located 5 minutes. During the migration season, it’s often possible to see the whales quite closely from this vantage point so definitely bring your phone along for some awesome Instagram moments. With plenty of walking tracks close by that lead to tall headlands, the surrounding area is also bursting with other fantastic viewpoints. Nearby you can also make your way to Rennies Beach and Bannisters Head which are two other local hotspots.

In addition to whales watching there is Dolphin, Seals, Penguins, Sting Rays all in abundance. Check out this blog from Shoalhaven Tourism for all the inside tips.

Eating at Cupitt’s

Woodfired Pizza are available every lunchtime during the Winter School Holidays. The kids will love running around on the lawn while you enjoy a glass of wine or beer on the lawn or covered deck with your pizza and many other casual menu items. No need to book. Available 12pm – 2.30pm daily during school holidays.

Visit Cupitt’s Kitchen and sample the incredible ‘Garden to Plate’ menu. Check out the new Winter a la carte menu here. 

Jamberoo Music Festival

Jamberoo Music Festival is a boutique, community-driven event. Complete with top quality market stalls, street performers, busking competition and of course, Amazing local and national talent held on Saturday 20 July. All featured in 3 intimate indoor venues. Something for all the family! Visit the Cupitt Wine and Beer Stall to grab your beverages and enjoy some Blues, Roots and a little bit of Country in the quintessential South Coast Village. The festival sits on the doorstep of Kiama, only a 10 minute drive through the green rolling hills and just 90 minutes South of Sydney. Tickets – Adult – $79, Jnr & Concession – $59 and U/12 – Free!

Barleywine Appreciation Session – Saturday 27 July 

Learn about and importantly taste Barleywines at Cupitt’s on Saturday 27th July at 6pm. Barleywine is among the strongest of all beer styles; the style originates from the UK and can be traced back to the 18th century. Barleywines holds a special place in the heart of Cupitt’s Head Brewer Liam because they demonstrate the richness and complexity that beer can carry. A well-cellared barleywine can develop flavours similar in character and intensity to a sherry, think dried fruit and subtle oxidative notes. They are a true sipping beer, and the most majestic of all beer styles (at least in Liam’s opinion!). 

Cupitt Craft Brewers brewed a batch of Barleywine in July last year and it is ready to be released. Liam is hosting a Barleywine Education nights giving you the chance to try 5 different barleywines including Cupitt Craft Brewers Limited Release.  You can purchase tickets to this unique event here

Cupitt Barleywine
Cupitt Craft Brewers Barleywine released in July 2019

Hein Cooper – Milton Theatre – 3 August

We realise this is August but we would hate for you to miss out. 

We like to claim Hein Cooper as one of our own on the South Coast and always anticipate a visit to Milton Theatre when Hein is visiting his family. Hein is touring his second album ‘Underneath It All’. You can hear his new singles  “Like That”, “Hijack”, as well as “Hear My Voice” and “Over Again” and the rest of the new album when Hein returns to Milton Theatre on 3 August, get your tickets quickly, this is sure to sell out very soon. 

Hein Cooper
Hein Cooper performing at Milton Theatre soon

Winter Surf on the South Coast

Surf conditions on the South Coast are consistently good all year round, but there is something special about winter surf and you’ll have more room in the waves. The water temperature is good and the swell is at its best.

Winter on the South Coast is a haven of blue skies and beaches to suit all surf levels. Learning to surf and catching the best breaks is all on offer within a short driving distance of Milton, Mollymook and Ulladulla.

Learn how to Shake like a Pro

Cupitt’s Cocktail making Masterclasses are a fun and interactive workshop with our cocktail Guru Anthony. Sip on bubbles while Anthony takes you step by step through the art of cocktail making – drinking your creations along the way. You’ll learn how to create classic cocktails, make different syrups and how to infuse base spirits with these botanicals to take your cocktails to a new level. Buy for yourself or a gift for someone else. Tickets cost $60 per person. The next class is 24 August at 6pm.

Cocktail Making classes at Cupitts
Learn to Shake like a pro

Revitalise with a Massage or Beauty Treatment

Winter in the Shoalhaven is the perfect time to relax and unwind. After a slow stroll on the beach or a lazy lunch at Cupitt’s,  there are plenty more things to do in August, such as relaxing at one fo the area’s great day spa’s, making time for a massage or a range revitalising treatments on offer.

Choose from many Ayurvedic treatments or a hot stone at Goddess Isis Day Spa.

Or make the most of Bannister’s clifftop location and ocean views for a couples’ massage or a girls’ group session. Bask in the soothing rhythm of the waves as their skilled therapists take care of you.

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