If you’re craving the best of American cooking with a touch of Mexican flavours and a quality glass of pinot noir, head to Austin's Winery this June.
While we might still be hurting from the loss of a permanent Mulita BBQ outpost in North Geelong and their mouth-watering menu of American BBQ with fresh and vibrant Mexican influences, the team have still managed to delight the region since, hitting up various locations on weekends with their trusty food truck.
Now they beloved BBQ business is set to pump the breaks, setting up at Austin’s Winery for a month-long pop-up residency from Fridays to Sundays.
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Kicking off on 9 June and running until 2 July, Mulita BBQ will be serving an incredibly delicious BBQ menu for all the locals, tourists and wine-lovers visiting Austin’s Wine’s new drinking destinations, located on Austin’s family-owned vineyard in Sutherlands Creek. Having only opened in the last year, this only adds to the excitement for anyone checking out the stunning new venue.
Operating each Friday, Saturday and Sunday, you’ll be able to tuck into Mulita’s quality barbecue offerings, including Central Texas Brisket, Pork Ribs, Herb Buttered Chicken, Smoked Sausage and Free Range Pulled Pork, all sliced to order and priced per 200gm. You’ll also be able to load up on their famed sides, including Southern Coleslaw, Potato Salad, Mac N Cheese, brisket beans and rustic cut fries, as well as fresh sliced white bread, sauces and pickles for a real authentic experience.
There is also some vegetarian options, like smoked portobello mushrooms and Texas-style BBQ jackfruit, the most flavoursome and drool-worthy chopped brisket and pulled pork burgers, and a kids menu.
Simply order your food, throw down a rug, grab a glass of wine, and your weekend is looking pretty damn fine if you ask us.
There’s plenty of inside seating and outdoor space available at the venue, with Austin’s Wines transforming one of the property’s original shearing sheds into a state-of-the-art facility complete with an original ceiling and a large bar area for wine tastings with sweeping views of the surrounding countryside. Complete with timber bar tops, a huge custom bar light and elegant decor, it’s a sleek space from the inside out where everything has been considered, to the point of terracotta tiles being used in the bathrooms to represent the rich terroir of the Moorabool Valley.
It might be chilly, but Texas BBQ and local wine feels like the perfect excuse to head on down and make a day of it while supporting two brilliant local businesses.
Mulita BBQ will pop up at the cellar door Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 June to 2 July 2023.
The cellar door is located in Sutherlands Creek, a beautiful but slightly hidden pocket of the world. For more, visit austinswines.com.au