It’s time to celebrate and we are so lucky here in Mount Gambier to be able to do so with the help of wonderful local wines and produce.
This Christmas is all about keeping it local and spending time with the family and friends who are within an easy distance. If you’re planning a feast, here are some of the best producers and stores to help you prepare the perfect holiday table.
Meat and Seafood
Love your prawns on Christmas Day? Want to make your feast a special one?
Sky Seafoods delivers fresh and frozen lobster and fish across South Australia. Order Atlantic salmon, oysters, cooked prawns and more for home delivery from this outlet in Robe.
If you prefer a more traditional roast, an Aussie bbq or a ‘pig on a spit’ extravaganza, you can visit Collins Court Butcher on Jubilee Highway. This local favourite offers a wide selection of cuts of meat, including whole free-range chickens. Try ordering a value bbq pack or a family value pack of meat to get you through Christmas week… and you can also sample some award-winning sausages from this leading local provider.
Festive treats and gifts
Limestone Coast Pantry offers a variety of local wines, honey, cheese, teas, coffee, lentils and grains, organic juice, olive oil, chocolates, soaps and body products. Drop by and you’ll also find jewellery, aprons, tea towels and candles along with eco-friendly beeswax wraps from local producers. Even the artwork on the walls is for sale and produced by well-known local artists. You can find plenty to spread on your Christmas table or choose a hamper to give to friends.
If you’re looking for gifts, Lima & Co has a selection of cards, trees and lovely smelling candles that will bring a feel of Christmas to any home.
Keep your cheese platter local with a delivery from Robe Dairy. Recently reopened, this outlet produces farmhouse cheese, milk and yoghurt, including camembert, brie and a blue ‘Robefort.’
Local cheese from Robe that does mail order.
You can pick up something local and delicious at the weekly Farmer’s Market in Mount Gambier. All produce has travelled less than 200 kilometres to reach this market, which is held every Saturday morning at 9am at Cave Gardens near the library. You’ll find organic fruit, freshly made cider and jam, and lots of other delicious treats to take home for Christmas.
Something to drink…
If you want to enjoy a local drop with your Christmas dinner, Mount Gambier has a selection of wineries and cellar doors, most of which are family-owned businesses. According to southaustralia.com, the Mount Gambier wine region’s red specialties are Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Its whites include Chardonnay, Riesling, Viognier and Sauvignon Blanc.
Seek out your favourite by visiting a few different local wineries or ask your local bottle shop for what’s in stock that’s locally produced.
If you prefer a beer on Christmas day, Loophole Brewing is a brewery that’s close to Mount Gambier. Stock up for Chrissie with a six-pack of Quick Hare Cape Ale, Sly Fox DryPA or another locally brewed creation. Loophole delivers their beer, or you can visit the premises. The beer-drinking room is located at Cape Jaffa Wines: 459 Limestone Coast Road, Wangolina.
Coffee to finish
Brasil Specialty Coffee is a locally run family coffee supplier, with coffee that is roasted in Mount Gambier. The owner Marcos is from Brazil and is very strict about the coffee beans he sources. Shop online or buy a gift card for a friend.
To go with your coffee, choose some gourmet confectionery from Dickins Delights, which produces Australian and International award-winning gluten-free, butter toffees, sauces and jams. All this brand’s products are handcrafted in Mount Gambier and you can find them at She’s Apples on Compton Street.
Talk to us
Mount Gambier has so much to offer in terms of local produce and delicious victuals. If you’re thinking of relocating to the area, contact Complete Real Estate today.